Drop 90 Degrees at 60+ MPH on New Six Flags Coaster Opening This Year
This is one of my favorite topics: Thrill rides and this one looks exhilarating! This ride system will bring ride styles together. The Aquaman: Power Wave is a launch-style coaster that suspends riders at a 90° angle before hurtling them across more than 700 feet of track at 63 miles per hour. The cool part is that this ride will launch you backwards. After reaching a top speed of 63 mph, the water coaster will send riders toward the ultimate massive splash. Check out the concept art of the ride that will be opening this year at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.
FIESTA TEXAS' LATEST THRILL RIDE:
Fiesta Texas has been adding to its ride lineup at a fast pace. The last ride to open at Fiesta Texas was Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger back in July and I had the chance to ride it. It is incredible, the first drop is at 95 degrees. Take a look for yourself...
The Cliffhanger was coined the steepest dive roller-coaster in the world. With that being said, Fiesta, Texas has just announced the world's first single-rail family racing coaster. This will also be the first racing coaster in Texas and will open in 2023! Not only will the new coasters be coming to Fiesta, Texas. Seven waterslides will be added to the waterpark lineup at White Water Bay for 2023 as well! Fiesta, Texas has really upped its ride game in the past few years, including an update of "Poltergeist."
THE DAYS OF ASTROWORLD AND WATERWORLD
Check out some of the iconic rollercoasters that Astrowold brought us:
Who remembers Texas Cyclone? It was an iconic wooden roller coaster that became a symbol of Houston Texas.
X-L-R-8 was the first thrill ride I ever went on. The suspended steel coaster definitely brought up the adrenaline.
TAZ'S TEXAS TORNADO:
This roller coaster didn't open until March 14, 1998, and was renamed Taz Texas Tornado. I still remember Taz in the commercials.
During its run at Six Flags AstroWorld, it featured a tunnel surrounding the first drop. The exterior had a dragon mural although most people mistook it for a Viper. I mean that is the name of the ride.