New Texas Giant (Six Flags Over Texas Theme Park) - Front Row Roller Coaster POV Video - RMC I-Box Wooden Coaster

2 years ago
New Texas Giant is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas. It originally opened as Texas Giant, which was the tallest wooden roller coaster in the world when it debuted in 1990. Manufactured by Dinn Corporation and designed by Curtis D. Summers, Texas Giant operated for nearly two decades, ranking first among wooden roller coasters in 1998 and 1999 in the annual Golden Ticket Awards from Amusement Today. Closed in 2009, Texas Giant underwent an 18-month refurbishment by Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC). It reemerged as New Texas Giant in 2011. Much of the original wooden structure was kept, but the wooden track was replaced with steel using RMC's I-Box track technology. The renovated coaster saw an increase in height from 143 to 153 feet and drop length from 137 to 147 feet, as well as a steeper drop angle of 79°. New Texas Giant also features multiple banked turns up to an angle of 115°. Special Thanks to ThomasRosieFan for helping me produce this video.