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Six Flags Over Texas Opens the NEW Texas Giant

Super Hybrid Coaster “Breaks Industry Records”
Arlington, TX, USA /PRNewswire/ — Six Flags Over Texas, celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2011, announced the official launch of the most anticipated ride of the year— the NEW Texas Giant. This super hybrid coaster is all new from the ground up boasting what is said to be the steepest drop of any wooden coaster in the world at 79 degrees; three bank turns at more than 90 degrees and a state-of-the-art steel track that zips riders through an unforgettable, white knuckled 1½ minutes of breathtaking twists and turns from start to finish.

“This is the best ride we’ve ever built… bar none,” said Steve Martindale, Six Flags Over Texas Park President. “We’ve taken the best attribute of a wooden coaster: plenty of air time; and the best of steel: smoothness combined with speed, and created a truly remarkable roller coaster experience. As we like to say in Texas, this ain’t your Daddy’s ride.”

The NEW Texas Giant is Texas through and through. 17-foot-longhorns welcome guests to the ride’s area. Three new trains pay homage to the Lone Star State and the popular 1961 Cadillac Deville; each train has a custom-made “cattle horn” and custom-designed saddle seats. There’s even an oil derrick nestled right in the belly of this wooden beast.

“In true Texas style, we’ve gone BIG!” added Martindale. “From the first breathtaking drop, to the multiple hills and turns with gravity-defying air time, guests will want to saddle up again and again.”

The beloved Texas Giant is back—Bigger, Better and Badder than ever. It opens to the public on Friday, April 22. Go to www.sixflags.com/overtexas for more information. ###

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
 
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Six Flags Over Texas, the company’s flagship location, is celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2011.

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Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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