I haven’t been to Six Flags for a few years, but now I may go just to check out the revamp on the Texas Giant. The roller coater has been closed since summer of 2009 for ‘undislosed reasons’. I’m assuming that they were having to rebuild it due to the wood getting old. From looking at the new pictures coming out of
the park, the structure seems to be entirely metal that’s been made to look like wood…sorta like The Grizzly over at Kings Dominion. Here’s the first POV from one of the test runs:
I’ve ridden that thing I don’t know how many times over the years, but DAMN….they made the drop a little bigger! Other than the changes to the drop, it looks like some of the track layout is different. I also noticed that it’s no where near as shakey as it used to be; another sign that they switched to metal. Depending on how the summer goes, maybe I will get a chance to check it out.