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P.. 420: Pirates of Speelunker Cave announced for 2022!

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This is making me more interested in taking a trip to Texas. The new Texas Giant is looking good.

 

I really hope this means more refurbishments. Ghost Rider, please!

 

Ghost Rider will probably need new topper track combined with an exorcism. "Cease all jackhammering! The power of Christ compels you!"

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They are the same lap bars as THBS and i had plenty of room for airtime! It was scary!

Very nice, Big Spins often give me a massive pop of airtime on the very last hop!

 

I considered not reading any reports on the NTG, but I couldn't help myself. Very pleased with what I'm hearing!

 

While the red train isn't my favorite, it does go really nicely with the track!

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Just got 2 more back seat rides on the right side- this is the money seat esp for those crazy overbank turns. Heading back to San Antonio now even though the shoot has an hour or so to go...cant afford to stick around much longer. Thanks to SFOT for the chance to ride such an amazing coaster (=

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Fantastic! Thanks for sharing the pictures and updates!

 

Like another member, I was also wondering about the progress on the catwalks. I figured it would be one of those things that would look more complete when the ride officially opens... I am surprised, though, that they'd still run it with the turn out of the station so exposed to the road like that.

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So were these TPR members able to ride because of a soft opening? Once I saw this update I considered changing my spring break plans last minute, but when I called the park they said the Texas Giant doesn't open until April. Any information is appreciated.

If you follow the thread and read the posts you'll know they were there for a film shoot and the ride opens on April 22nd. Please don't be lazy and READ. All the information you're asking has already been posted.

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So were these TPR members able to ride because of a soft opening? Once I saw this update I considered changing my spring break plans last minute, but when I called the park they said the Texas Giant doesn't open until April. Any information is appreciated.

They are/were filming for a commercial for the NTG, and needed extras to ride the train, so on Tuesday, they posted a casting call on their Facebook page. You had to email in with name/picture and be approved to come up today.

 

 

EDIT: Oh, and regarding legroom...I had no problems, but I'm only an average-height guy...5'9" or so. But it wasn't really that enclosed, and I didn't get any sensation of being cramped, nor did I hear any of the taller riders say anything.

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Yeah, leg room wasnt an issue at all...im a big guy too. The train itself is huge too, with more room in the second row of each car. Lats were slightly present, but this rides about the insane airtime and crazy banking.

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^ Thanks for the information. I read from the page posted to this page, because I thought any information I needed would be covered in that range.

It was posted a few pages before hand (we also FB posted and Tweeted the opening date.)

 

Here's a TPR Forum Tip!

 

In every thread on the forums there is the "Search this topic" box up there on the left hand side. Type in "Texas Giant Opening" and you'll see the date comes right up. Just trying to help you find the information you're looking for better.

 

--Robb

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If you plan on going the day this ride opens, I must say that it is well worth the wait that there is most likely going to be on it! So much airtime, nothing to really compare it to in the entire park. The ride is super smooth and there were only 1 or 2 rough spots on the 5 times I rode it in the 2nd to back row. By far the most airtime I have encountered yet on a coaster yet and the banked turns were just amazing. The drop offers A LOT of airtime, as when you are in the back you're out of your seat for almost the entire drop. Seats are extremely comfortable, but I wouldn't offer advice to try and ride it if you are a larger build. Lap bars are like on Millennium Force, TTD or THBS, I would recommended to push it close to all the way down, as you still get a lot of airtime. Otherwise, great ride and personally rated 5 stars.

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I had my reservations about the trains when I first saw them, and they're still not my favorite, but they do looks better on the track than I was imagining. I can only hope they can get this on Mean Streak and turn that sucker from losing to WINNING. I've always liked the layout and whatnot, but its just too damn rough. Sounds like Rocky Mountain has a big winner in this, lets hope they start rolling out the renovations.

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If you plan on going the day this ride opens, I must say that it is well worth the wait that there is most likely going to be on it! So much airtime, nothing to really compare it to in the entire park. The ride is super smooth and there were only 1 or 2 rough spots on the 5 times I rode it in the 2nd to back row. By far the most airtime I have encountered yet on a coaster yet and the banked turns were just amazing. The drop offers A LOT of airtime, as when you are in the back you're out of your seat for almost the entire drop. Seats are extremely comfortable, but I wouldn't offer advice to try and ride it if you are a larger build. Lap bars are like on Millennium Force, TTD or THBS, I would recommended to push it close to all the way down, as you still get a lot of airtime. Otherwise, great ride and personally rated 5 stars.

 

Did we ride the same New Texas Giant today? It was silky smooth and I didn't notice any rough spots at all (all of my rides were front or very back). Also, your comparison to MF and TTD is nothing but furthest from the truth. These lapbars don't "click" or anything...they lock as every little bit they are lowered down. I'm 6' and 260 lbs and barely fit on MF/TTD but these trains and lapbars are SUPER compatible for larger guests. They lapbars fit nice and snug while still giving plenty of room for airtime because of their design. As soon as they touch your legs snugly the green lights on the train (4 of them located inbetween rows 1 and 2 of each car) light up. I LOVED the trains.

 

Now that I'm home, does anyone want a super detailed revier of the ride? Or is that giving too much away

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I find it ironic that a coaster that was once ranked at the bottom of the best wooden coasters poll may now possibly be ranked close to the top (According to these early reports).

 

Check the early years of the poll.

 

Texas Giant was once a top-10 ride.

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