Wednesday, September 22, 2021

New cliffhanger coaster will help celebrate 30th anniversary at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas unveiled plans for a new steep dive roller coaster — Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger. This exhilarating dive coaster features a cliffhanger hold, which suspends riders as they face straight down a 95-degree, beyond-vertical drop, then releases them moments later into a 150-foot dive.

“Six Flags Fiesta Texas continues to push the limits of thrill and innovation as we prepare to introduce the world’s steepest dive coaster during our 30th anniversary season,” said Park President Jeffrey Siebert. “Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger joins an already stellar lineup of record-breaking roller coasters, rides and attractions. With eight intense elements including dramatic inversions and extreme airtime, it will quickly become a fan favorite,” added Siebert.

Image courtesy of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation.

As guests enter the ride queue, they will learn about the story of Dr. Diabolical and her evil quest to create menacing creatures to frighten the world. To give her creations life, Dr. Diabolical constructed a machine to capture the essence of human adrenaline and fear. Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger features three 21-passenger trains that keep the adrenaline flowing as riders reach a height of 15 stories, then pause face-first before diving at 60 mph and flying through a variety of high-thrill experiences.

Images courtesy of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation.

Key features of Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger include:

  • Three sleek trains with three rows of passengers, seated seven across
  • 2,501 feet of track
  • A pause by the ride vehicle in a face-first cliffhanger hold before plummeting 150 feet
  • Beyond-vertical, 95-degree first drop
  • A second 75-foot, near-vertical drop
  • An Immelmann inversion, during which riders enter a half-loop, followed by a half twist, then exit the element traveling in the opposite direction making a 180-degree turn
  • Four intense elements, including an extreme airtime hill, wild-banked turn, high-speed spiral, and 270-degree zero-g roll
  • Speeds of up to 60 mph
  • Immersive steampunk theming that tells the story of Dr. Diabolical’s plot to harvest fear
  • Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger is a custom-designed roller coaster created by Bolliger & Mabillard

Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger was announced during the FT92 Fan Event and will debut in the summer of 2022 during the park’s 30th Anniversary season. It will be located in the Crackaxle Canyon Screampunk District.

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