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^And you only need to be 48" tall! This flyer needs one more proofing!

 

I know there must be a typo in this flyer, but back when Spanish Superman la Atracción de Acero opened, the height restriction was 120 cm (48 inches), and it's also a B&M floorless...

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^And you only need to be 48" tall! This flyer needs one more proofing!

 

I know there must be a typo in this flyer, but back when Spanish Superman la Atracción de Acero opened, the height restriction was 120 cm (48 inches), and it's also a B&M floorless...

No. they didn't change the stuff for irat.

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Sorry guys I was in a hurry this morning for today's shoot when I made those edits ! Hope all that attended today's shoot had fun !

No worries Jamie! Sorry to nitpick your stuff, but hopefully it got noticed before too many people with 48" kids signed up!

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I got to ride Iron Rattler (stop counting after 24) today for the Travel Channel shoot. We had a great group of riders today. Everyone stayed on the ride till 5 and everyone was still clapping, hands up and yelling the whole time. I wish I was on the ride right now. Okay, do yourself a flavor and wait till it warms up to get on this coaster.The coaster goes so much faster when its really hot. That first drop is beyond awesome. The little bunny hill after the barrel roll is full of airtime. Irat has made it high on my ranking after so many rides today. I basically sat in each row and I think my favorite is last row, left.

 

Sorry guys I was in a hurry this morning for today's shoot when I made those edits ! Hope all that attended today's shoot had fun !

 

Jamie thanks again for letting me part of the shoot. Tell the whole Iron Rattler crew that they did awesome today. I'm already trying to plan my next trip to come ride it again.

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HUGE thanks to Jaime and the crew again. Today literally was one of the best times of my life. I got to meet a bunch of new people and ride an insanely awesome coaster too many times to count. Overall it was just an incredible day. The ride ops were absolutely fantastic. I know it can be an exhausting task to appease several enthusiasts, especially on a new coaster that's so highly anticipated. By lunch, we hasn't ridden that much, but after the iPads they were filming us use to rate the coaster overheated (it got very hot today), they went straight to filming off ride B-Roll footage with a remote controlled helicopter thing (I'm assuming especially made for filming). Fred Grub made a cameo appearance, and the smile on his face when we all came back into the station each time clapping and cheering was priceless. The Iron Rattler is incredible intense, like Mrlittle said above, back left is the best. The back is where you get all sorts of crazy airtime especially on the first drop, the hill after the barrel roll, and going back down the quarry wall into the tunnel. The group of riders today was excellent; very enthusiastic and not a single person with their hands down. I think it's safe to say the footage filmed today is going to be great! I can't wait for this to air! Whatever number one is on your coater bucket list, just bump everything down one spot and put Iron Rattler in top. It's a must ride!

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So aside from the lights on the lift hill, is there any other lighting being used on Iron Rattler like in the past? Or maybe upgraded to LED???
From CoasterForce's video, you can see there are lights shining up under the first drop and another one on the side that looks like it would be aiming at the "IR" on the structure
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^^^Great review of the day,

 

I got to ride Iron Rattler (stop counting after 24) today for the Travel Channel shoot.

By any chance are you that famous guy I heard about who came all the way from Houston to ride it?

 

Someone asked me that. I think they knew one of the employees of the previous day who heard me say I was from Houston. I guess when the story got to them, I was famous. But enough about me, go ride Iron Rattler now

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Today I headed out to Fiesta Texas to check out the Gold Pass holder's preview for the one and only Iron Rattler and boy, the park was packed with Guest. With that being said, When I got to the queue for I-Rat, The line was still on the ground queue before it even got to the fist step of the ramp But that didn't stop the ride crew from slowing down. I was already up and ready to ride from the end of the line to the boarding gates within 20 mins. The I-Rat Crew did Awesome Job. They were even training other employees for the ride and that didn't slow them down either.

 

As you might of heard from others on this thread, This ride is packed with air time and as Jeffrey says "There is no need for seats because you're butt is hardly ever touching them." I counted 8 times of air time that you get to experience through out the ride. You get air time in on the drop, Double up, over bank on double up, Zero G barrel roll, Air time hill, bunny hop, Free fall Hill And lastly my favorite, The climb to the Brakes produces a awesome amount of air time and lateral G's. The First drop is amazing, In my opinion, The best drop in the world. As you descend down the track shifts to the left to avoid the cliff, producing a nice amount of lateral G's and at the same time, you get air time! The Hairline twist through the bottom of the drop feels insanely fast and with the cliff being right next to you, it feels even faster! Then come the double up which produces some nice air time on the climb and the Overbank #1 (I"m literally off my seat.). Then Comes the overbank "slide" of the quarry wall and into the Zero G Barrel Roll. I have never Felt a Zero G Roll as good as the one on I-rat. I've been on Many B&M twisters and stuff and never had I ever had my butt of my seat on their Zero G Roll. I_Rat's zero G Barrel Roll got my butt off the seat wonderfully. From there The First air time hill creates a nice burst of airtime and to Over bank # 3 & $ (Aka "Funky twist") flows through like butter. From there the small bunny hop creates a nice pop of airtime and the free fall hill gives a great amount of airtime. As you head into the tunnel, the temperature suddenly changes into a nice cool chill which feel refreshing, Even on a hot day. The Lighting and Fog inside the tunnel is really neat and the final approach to the brakes is one pf the most intense endings I have ever seen as you get Air time and a strong amount of laterals G's into the brakes. I was Really REALLY Happy with this ride And I have already placed it on My top 10 as My #1!

 

Special Thanks To Jeffrey and Jamie for the Updates and events they hosted. They are both Great people to have around the park. Without them, I wouldn't have been able to ride the Ride 60+ times.

 

And For those who were riding I-Rat on 5/17/13, I had a blast with them riding the ride over and over and over again. I got to meet a lot of new people that share the same intrest in Coasters and Theme park and riding with them was made the ride experience SOO much better.

 

Enough of me. Heres some pictures! Enjoy!

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Outstanding Entrance.

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Iron Horse Mining Co. Hmmm Where did I hear that from?

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Amazing View!

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Weeeee!!!!

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81 degrees of.........

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AirTime!!!

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SURPRISE!!!

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I Want that Front seat!

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UP SIDE DOWN!!

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Wait A Second!?!?!?

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There They Are! :D

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More WEEEEE

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Yes! It's A win!

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Win, Win Win.

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Lets go again. It's Wagging it's tail!

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EPICNESS!

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Jeffery Doing his "Insane Coaster War" Shoot

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So where's that truck they were supposed to have in the queue area or around the ride area for theming ??

 

Its in the queue line as soon as you walk in its front of you. Then you walk to the left of it. Yesterday the message seemed to be talking about still building the coaster. I wonder if they will change it. I'm referring to the message you get when you call the phone number on the truck. That changed around the queue line a bit as well. They have a new flash pass entrance also. I think the exit now will not take you through the gift shop near by.

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So where's that truck they were supposed to have in the queue area or around the ride area for theming ??

You mean this one?

 

 

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

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Road I-rat twice today. First in the second row, and the second time I was in the third row towards the back. (each time on the left side) Holy cow the back is AMAZING!! That first drop is amazing especially how it turns as you drop. With that said, I will try my best to compare irat with ntag. (Just road ntag exactly two weeks ago in the back). Irat really packs a punch. There is literally no room for you to breathe during this ride at all. The air time is beyond amazing. That ending, although you know what is going to happen, is so sudden it just tosses your body. AMAZING! Overall the advantage of Irat is the diversity in the ride. There are many more different elements then ntag which gives it an upperhand. Ntags advantage is the length of the ride. Ntag is awesome and fun for a longer period of time. Also there is more moments of airtime. However, I believe there are moments where you can sort of relax and take a breath, something Irat does not have. It's a really hard decision, but I'm going to favor Irat on this one! Reasons: First drop, different, diverse elements, quarry wall, air time, barrel roll and the cave!! Overall this is a huge win!

Some side notes. The water effect was not going today although there was fog and lights in the tunnel. I did walk on a section of the line when the floor was shaking (rattler effect), that was cool although I feel a lot of people didn't understand what that effect mean't lol. And I must point out that the line moves quickly!! That impressed me the most! So happy and excited to have this ride in San Antonio! Truly a remarkable ride and definitely worth your trip! ENJOY!

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I think the exit now will not take you through the gift shop near by.

It still will. I saw a blocked of path they have been working on, leading right through there.

 

I'm not sure when I typed not. I meant to type will take you through the gift shop now.

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Went out to the park today and rode IRAT 5 times! It was truely an amazing coaster. So let's compare IRAT and NTAG. Fact: IRAT is taller, faster, and steeper. My favorite parts of the coaster were the first drop, barrel roll, and the tunnel towards the end of the ride. The first drop was crazy! It literally twist all the way down, and you can feel it. After the first drop you get some amazing airtime climbing the wall. Then the turn around drop down the wall was great followed by the awesome barrel roll! Freaking loved that barrel roll. After that there are various airtime moments on the top of the wall, followed by the amazing drop off the wall into the LED tunnel (my favorite part.) them some awesome airtime before hitting the brakes. Listen the ride was amazing, 100 million times better the the old Rattler. This is a must ride! Now as for NTAG, I don't even have to describe that ride cause it's also amazing. The advantage Giant has is that it's much longer then IRAT. I do wish IRAT could have been just a tad bit longer, but oh well, still amazing! I honestly don't know if IRAT is better then NTAG or not. I will say it's very close, and it's stressing me out that I can't decide! Lol if I can't make up my mind then they will probably just both be my #1, is that possible? Lol anyways IRAT is amazing guys. Make sure to check it out this summer!

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I got 7 rides on iRat today and it's AMAZING! Loved the first drop and the different spots of airtime in the ride. Awesome no matter where you sit, but the back is insane going over the first drop. Ntag is longer and I like them both but iRat is my #1 because of its uniqueness being in a quarry and a barrel role. Drop in the tunnel is awesome. The water effects were on in the early part of the day. I was impressed by how quick the line moved and the hard working staff.

It did go down for a little over an hour while they took one train off and in the maintenance area and after that the 4th car was blocked off for both trains. Not sure what happened but after that there were no problems.

Did go by after dark when I got a chance to see what it looked like at night but the lights were already off by 9:40 when I passed by.

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The ride was down for about an hour and 45 minutes today. We waited it out because it kept looking like progress was made but then another one would come up. Staff was great. Even saw the park president on scene watching over and even helping with getting the trains going.

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