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But how smooth will it get? Has the type if track used on Texas Giant ever been done before?

 

I like the helix in Rattler, but all the fun of it is all slow acceleration and the roughness of the track and surprise bumps. It's rough, but not too rough. If they put steel track in, that would take all the fun out of it. It would just be 3 huge smooth circles.

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New for 2011!!

 

A new fireworks and laser light show will fill the nighttime sky this spring when Six Flags Fiesta Texas begins its new season March 5.

The theme park announced that its fireworks extravaganza was being revamped Tuesday as it unveiled changes planned for the upcoming season. The park's Zaragoza Theatre also will feature a new show, but the details will not be divulged until next year.

 

The fireworks show, called the Lone Star Spectacular, will include a new storyline and technical enhancements presented on the park's 100-foot quarry walls.

 

Fiesta Texas President Martin Bozer said the spectacular was cutting edge when it opened in 1992. New technologies will make for a “bigger and bolder production that will still pay homage to our great state of Texas,” he said.

 

Also scheduled next year is a return of the Starburst Summer Concert Series presenting well-known country artists, officials said.

 

http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/local/six_flags_to_get_new_fireworks_show_101921778.html

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There is a new name for the show!!

 

Lone Star Spectacular is now Lone Star Nights

 

Coming summer 2011, this spectacular features a new storyline and state-of-the-art special effects displayed against majestic 100-foot quarry walls. Lone Star Nights is a true Texas celebration of new laser technology, music and pyrotechnics to cap your summer evening visit.

 

http://www.sixflags.com/fiestaTexas/tickets/SeasonPass.aspx

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Hmmm, new storyline...

 

I have a feeling Texas will still be a central point to the story, perhaps we will all need to bow down to its greatness even more!

 

I like my title for the show better; "A salute to all states, but mostly Texas"

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A surprise today as Rattler had its second drop into the third hill rehabbed in the off season. THE SURPRISE IS IT IS Rocky Mountain Topper track. Tan in color not red so it blends in. This use to be one of the roughest parts of the ride that created jackhammering. That is no longer the case. It runs very smooth, but still has that wooden feel. I would compare it to a new GCI feel! I would have gotten some pictures, but having only a camera phone and the tan color of the track limits that. I may go out tomorrow with my camera and HEY may even do a TR if I feel up to it hahaha.

 

Now of course I am sure a large round of rumors are going to hit the net about "IT IS THE NEXT CHOSEN ONE" or something. I will just say with what I know I am only aware of this is a cheaper long term alternative. The 2nd drop was going to get retracked regardless this off season. There has been no FINAL go ahead to rehab the whole ride or even furthermore redo the ride. This is a test, but more of a "is this the way we should rehab rides" test. Although if they do like the results enough it may turn into a "LETS REDO THE WHOLE THING" only time will tell.

 

Ryan

 

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NOW WAIT! Don't get to far ahead of yourself. The helix of bordom still exist The ride has some new life but still has a long way to go to get back on any sort of top list. I mean I guess it is the "Best" topper track coaster out there because it is the first to open with it HAHAHA. We can only hope this is the start of something nice!

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This seems like great news! Although, considering this ride's reputation, I am kind of surprised they did not place the track on the whole ride. I hope Six Flags plans to do this on more of their rides in the future.

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This seems like great news! Although, considering this ride's reputation, I am kind of surprised they did not place the track on the whole ride. I hope Six Flags plans to do this on more of their rides in the future.

 

I think everyone is still in wait and see mode regarding the New Texas Giant and this installment of topper track is a test and based on how those 2 things work out the future of some of these woodies will be determined. It might be enough to reprofile some of rattler using topper track instead of the iron horse track.

 

Should be interesting to see how it all turns out and ride Rattler next Saturday. Back to SFOT for me today, though

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OMG YESSSS!!!!!!!! I figured it would come eventually but I wasn't to sure. YES(sorry, I guess you can see how excited I am). This might bring this coaster back to its full potential!!!

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I don't know, to me Rattler was almost as boring as it was painful. The layout doesn't make any since at all: It's huge and in a great location but really does nothing at all. I mean, the new track can't hurt anything, but unless the layout is reprofiled (yet again), I can't really see it becoming a great ride.

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Sounds like good news! I haven't ridden Rattler but it sounds like a terrible coaster with great potential. I know they may not be likely to make it the amazing coaster it once was, but even small improvements should help the experience!

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