Posts Tagged ‘Roller coaster’

The Iron Rattler at Fiesta Texas lives up to its bite, with a 171 foot drop at 81 degrees, a top speed of 70 m.p.h., a zero g barrel roll, camel backs, and some really cool over banked turns. I have ridden many coasters and I must say the Iron Rattler makes me feel as if I am on a wild bull. If you are brave and love thrills, the Iron Rattler will meet your needs.

The 171 foot drop at 81 degrees

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The Zero G Barrel Roll

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One of the over-banked turns

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Photos Copyright Albert Moyer, Jr. 2013

Located in San Antonio, Texas is a huge rollercoaster with more camel back humps than one can imagine. The name of this coaster is Steel Eel. This rollercoaster seems to expand almost half the length of SeaWorld. The Steel Eel is three minutes of pure exhilaration! From the acceleration of the first drop, to the last little camel back hump, one will be glad that they are strapped in at the thighs with a lap bar. At the top of every hump, one is thrown up out of their seat, as if being on a saddle of a bucking bronco. Your hair flies in the almost tropical storm force breeze generated by the 65 mp.h. top speed.  With a 15o foot first drop, it is the tallest coaster at any SeaWorld park. If you love coasters, give it a spin.

All photos taken by Albert Moyer, Jr.

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The BoardWalk Bullet is located in Kemah, Texas at the Kemah Boardwalk. With the closure of Astroworld, Houston’s only amusement park, it looked as if we would be a major metropolitan city without a roller coaster. Today, within 26 miles of downtown Houston, we have a wooden beast that is slightly bigger than the old Texas Cyclone at Astroworld. The bullet ratttles and rolls as it hits banked curves, steep drops, a camel back type hills. When looking at the coaster it looks as if there is not much to it, but the wooden beams hide much of the track. Once you are riding it quickly become obvious that you have entered a great coaster. For more information on the Kemah Boardwalk and the many restaurants, rides, and shops visit http://www.kemahboardwalk.com/ 

This great photo was taken by photographer Marc Mckinney.

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At Six Flags Fiesta Texas, in San Antonio, Texas, they have something scarier and wilder than the movie. It is known as Poltergeist. This coaster is INSANE! I have ridden many and this one is right at the top of my adrenaline list. You take off like your on an air craft carrier, and then suddenly you are in an out of control dogfight.

If you are a coaster lover, give it a try. You will be glad you did.

You’ll reach top speed in 3.4 seconds.

There are four inversions hidden in the spaghetti bowl layout.

You’ll experience 55 twists and turns.

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