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p. 416 - Fire and Ice Festival announced!

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^^ Wow thanks for that! This ride is starting to come together (again) and I can't wait to see the finished product. I think this is starting to become one of my most anticipated new rides for the coming year.

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Nitro’s description says that too. Six Flags is just dumb.

Wow, Six Flags. All of those things are really great.   We really are living in a fantasy world...

Six Flags Over Texas Introduces Fire and Ice Winter Festival All-New Shows, $19.61 Admission, and Saturday Fireworks Highlight Special Winter Event through February 28 ARLINGTON, Texas — Jan

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Nothing we don't know already, but heres a short video clip from our local news!! I am really looking forward to this, I'm getting pretty excited!!

 

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Progress-report-Texas-Giant-roller-coaster-97644004.html

 

Awesome. It's great to see video footage of this process. Thanks for sharing the link.

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^Do you mean 90 degree banks like on Voyage being irrelevant? I wouldn't really say that.

 

Anyways BIG NEWS! We have another reprofiled gem in store! Hidden behind and beneath that insane looking double up workers installed new steel ledgers foreshadowing yet another killer air hill before the old block brake! Take a look!

 

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A little illustrative embellishment to show you what you are looking at.

 

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a wider view

 

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Here is what is appears we have in store judging from the remaining structure, but anything is possible it seems!

 

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and just a refresher on what this looked like less than 4 months ago. It's quite remarkable really!

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looking back towards the nearly completed drop

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and one more tid bit of predictive profiling. I did this one in yellow as well because I have no idea what that drop and turn before the newest bunny hill will be for sure.

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and another look back

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^Well since it'll technically be the exact same as before except for the double up, banking and mid course brake run it'll be safe to say just expect the same TG. Layout wise at least.

 

I don't know...they torn down the entire helix. Everything about Giant seems to be changing, it's like they are building a new coaster in honor of Giant, if that makes any sense? Same general ride, but much more extreme. It will be interesting to see what they do with the helix though!

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Well they had to (tear up the helix) in order to do the lift hill, and I really liked that helix albeit it was taken kind of slow recently. So hopefully they keep the helix.

 

What does the helix have to do with the lift hill? The only new thing with the lift is the extra 10 feet at the top as far as I know.

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I don't think I ever liked the helix. It was a very dull portion of an otherwise very wild ride. I'm certain it will be back, but hopefully they will spice it up a bit, like making it drop to the ground and do a low turn after it crosses over the lift, and before coming back over the lift again. I do hope they keep the two turns over the lift. I think that was one of the aesthetic signatures of the ride. It wouldn't look like Giant at all anymore without that.

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Well they had to (tear up the helix) in order to do the lift hill, and I really liked that helix albeit it was taken kind of slow recently. So hopefully they keep the helix.

 

What does the helix have to do with the lift hill? The only new thing with the lift is the extra 10 feet at the top as far as I know.

I was talking about the turns over the lift hill. I think of those as helixes. That's what I was saying. They made the ride look like it did and like Zingoman said, the ride wouldn't be the same without it.

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Well they had to (tear up the helix) in order to do the lift hill, and I really liked that helix albeit it was taken kind of slow recently. So hopefully they keep the helix.

 

What does the helix have to do with the lift hill? The only new thing with the lift is the extra 10 feet at the top as far as I know.

I think what he was referring to was the fact that they had to remove that side of the helix to make the lift accessible for construction. It was in the way so they cut it down until the lift is ready is my take on it.

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Yeah, I get what you mean, but track could probably be placed even with the helix still there. Didn't they tear down the entire helix structure anyways?

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Yeah, I get what you mean, but track could probably be placed even with the helix still there. Didn't they tear down the entire helix structure anyways?

 

They did. But like I said, all we can do is speculate whether it'll make a return or not. Because if it doesn't, the Giant wouldn't be the same even with the retracking.

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this project looks more and more impressive everytime new material is posted. Very excited about it. When I rode Texas Giant back in the mid 90's or so it was my number 1 wood and it's still in my top 5 based on those rides that year. I hope this overhaul returns the ride to its former glory and moves up my top ten list. This could be the only coaster ever to be in a top 10 for both wood and steel.

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