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P. 288: New B&M Dive Machine Announced!

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if they didn't already have a Disc-O (Hurricane Force 5, that I just DON'T see leaving the boardwalk), maybe. . . .   but the park won't put in two similar rides (even if one of them is "extreme")

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8 minutes ago, KBrylczyk said:

^ I was making a joke but feel free to take all my posts seriously.  It'll make for some hilarious misconceptions.

I've actually seen similar guesses tho. . . . like the Aquasplash moving from SFOT to SFFT (and yes, they were serious. . LOL).

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On 7/25/2021 at 5:10 PM, bert425 said:

LOL. . and I was just watching some folks lose their minds over a "Bill of Lading" shipment from B&M to SFFT that got leaked.

only to have Jeffrey Siebert pop into the thread and say:  Sorry folks, it's needed replacement parts to have on hand for Superman, NOT the new 2022 ride.


Hah! Sounds like they don't want expectations to be too high. 

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Based on the teaser pic that Mr. Siebert posted to Thrill Seekers United group?  

I'd say odds are it's the Double-heart coaster.


we'll find out tomorrow tho. . formal announcement is tomorrow afternoon!



that middle sign certainly looks like a "layout" sign


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watching the live stream now. . . he's talking about Frightfest stuff (not to the new ride). . but confirmed new Logo for Poltergeist, and that the queue will now have an indoor and AIR-CONDITIONED element.

the theming of the stage is VERY steam-punk circus. . we shall see when they announce!

Forgot to come back and post this:

new Poltergeist logo:



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Six Flags Fiesta Texas has sent us a press release announcing their new B&M Dive Coaster, Doctor Diabolical's Cliffhanger!


Six Flags Fiesta Texas,  The Thrill Capital of South Texas, today unveiled plans to debut the world’s steepest dive roller coaster—Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger. This exhilarating new dive coaster features a cliffhanger hold, which suspends riders as they face straight down a 95-degree, beyond-vertical drop, then releases them moments later into a terrifying 150-foot dive.


“Six Flags Fiesta Texas continues to push the limits of thrill and innovation as we prepare to introduce the world’s steepest dive coaster during our 30th anniversary season,” said Park President Jeffrey Siebert. “Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger joins an already stellar lineup of record-breaking roller coasters, rides, and attractions. With eight intense elements including dramatic inversions and extreme airtime, it will quickly become a fan favorite,” added Siebert.


As guests enter the ride queue, they will be immersed in the story of Dr. Diabolical and her evil quest to create menacing creatures to frighten the world. To give her creations life, Dr. Diabolical constructed a machine to capture the essence of human adrenaline and fear. Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger features three 21-passenger trains that keep the adrenaline flowing as riders reach a height of 15 stories, then pause face-first before diving at 60 mph and flying through a variety of high-thrill experiences.


Key features of Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger include:

  • Three sleek trains with three rows of passengers, seated seven across;
  • 2,501 feet of soaring track;
  • Thrilling anticipation while the ride vehicle pauses in a face-first cliffhanger hold before plummeting 150 feet;
  • Spectacular, beyond-vertical, 95-degree first drop;
  • A second 75-foot, near-vertical drop;
  • An Immelmann inversion, during which riders enter a half-loop, followed by a half twist, then exit the element traveling in the opposite direction making a 180-degree turn;
  • Four intense elements, including an extreme airtime hill, wild-banked turn, high-speed spiral, and 270-degree zero-g roll;
  • Speeds of up to 60 mph;
  • Immersive steampunk theming that tells the story of Dr. Diabolical’s plot to harvest fear; and
  • Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger is a custom-designed roller coaster created by Bolliger & Mabillard.



Riders must meet the 52-inch height requirement. Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger was announced during the FT92 Fan Event, and will debut in the summer of 2022 during the park’s 30th Anniversary season. It will be located in the Crackaxle Canyon Screampunk District.



For more information about Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger, and all the exciting events planned for the 30th Anniversary season at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, visit https://www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas/new-experiences.



Bert is at Six Flags Fiesta Texas today sharing details from the announcement as they are released: 


Will update in a moment. . but it's a B&M dive coaster!   "Doctor Diabolical's Cliffhanger"

Special built with tons of custom elements - and he referred to it as a record breaker.
and also specifically mentioned B&M is doing custom trains (I believe he said 7 across) for this ride.

He showed an animated video. . which I'm sure will be online very quickly, if not officially from TPR. . .but here are some stills from the presentation.

and the host character is "Doctor Diabolical" who wants to harness your terror for her elixir.

Doctor Diabolical:

Name reveal




then Jeffery teased two versions of Dive Coasters. . .each one bigger than the next. . until the final reveal:













SFFT Face First Cliffhanger Hold.jpg

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I love when things like this happen because all the enthusiasts who say things like "Six Flags doesn't build B&Ms" or "no parks in the US will ever build Intamins again" have to put their foot in their mouths.

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1 minute ago, boldikus said:

I love when things like this happen because all the enthusiasts who say things like "Six Flags doesn't build B&Ms" or "no parks in the US will ever build Intamins again" have to put their foot in their mouths.

someone has already referred to it as a "family" coaster, because 150' is not a big enough drop. . .


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So glad Six Flags is back to building a few major attractions each year and not putting cheap rides into every park. 


The ride looks fun, especially the drop, roll, and airtime hill! But why doesn't cliffhanger have the drop off the cliff lol

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Did they forget they have an actual cliff they could have used?!?  I get it, they wanna spread things out lol.  When I first heard about the 7 seating configuration i was as confused as I am now but I guess it makes sense. Can't wait to get down and try it out!

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I wondered that too. . but think they just only had space for it in the center of the park. . the quarry walls are all taken up by Supes, Iron Rattler, and Roadrunner.. so the only option was over on the Boardwalk. . and I'm hoping that area is being "saved" for an eventual out and back woodie? 

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3 minutes ago, ytterbiumanalyst said:

Awesome news! I also love that they hired Bono for this event.

dr. diabolacal.PNG

she closed out the event singing Lady Gaga. . . no really!  

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the ride looks AMAZING . . but I had been expecting something more heavily themed.   Tho I'm sure the station will have a lot of theming.

and then . . . something has been noticed on this picture.



the queue is feeding thru this building. . . . so are we looking at a heavily themed indoor portion of the queue?   

I'll bet we are!   Probably Doctor Diabolical's lab.

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