Rocky Mountain Coasters and Their Iron Horses
Rocky Mountain coasters has created a masterpiece with the New Texas Giant at Six Flags over Texas. What was happening was that the old Texas Giant was a giant wooden coaster. People were complaining that it was an uncomfortable and violent ride. I went on it twice before its resurrection and I can say that it was very rough. Rocky Mountain Coasters was brought in to help renovate the ride. It now has iron track and wood supports. It officially is a steel coaster even with the wood supports. I think Rocky Mountain Coasters calls it an Iron Horse coaster. The New Texas Giant has extreme turns and lots of airtime an is very smooth.
Anyways Rocky Mountain Coasters are building two more coasters in 2013. One of them will be a renovation like with the New Texas Giant. I can come up with a few rides that could use a smoother ride, Son of Beast is the first that comes to mind since it is closed anyway, Rattler and Mean Streak could use it too. The other new coaster will be a completely new ride using the same track style. I have to wonder what crazy elements they will incorporate into the ride now that they don’t have to follow the layout of an existing coaster. I’m thinking inversions, past vertical drops, overbanked turns and of coarse some crazy airtime hills.
I think that these Iron Horses look great. I can only hope that they will be opening more of then around the country and the world.
What do you think? Who do you think should get the next Iron Horse makeover? Please comment. Thanks for reading! 🙂
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