New Texas Giant Review - Six Flags Over Texas


New Texas Giant

Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, Texas
The one that started the RMC craze is not as daring as their other creations, but still an awesome ride.
New Texas Giant's First Drop.
The main drop and one of the many overbanks during the ride.

Score: ➊ ➋ ➌ ➍ ➎ ➏ ➇ ➈ ➉ 6.60/10

80th Percentile 

Height Requirement: 48" / 122cm
Top Speed: 65mph
Inversions: 0

Where to Sit on New Texas Giant: Back.

Excitement: 7.8/10 What a ride to start your coaster portfolio with! The first major project by RMC, this is probably my least favorite coaster from the Rocky Mountain Construction crew, it still packs a punch and is a ride like no other. Starting off with a powerful double-up hill, the ride continues with a lot of over-banked turns and smaller air-hills. It really says something about RMC when their worst coaster is still so great!
The queue gives some nice views of the ride that you cannot get anywhere else. This double up into an overbanked turn is the first element you will experience.
Pacing: 7.2/10 This ride loses its speed quickly, but the hills get smaller and more pointy as the ride goes on! So even though you may not have as much speed for the second half of the ride, it is just as wild and crazy. The MCBR seems a bit unnecessary as I've never seen the operations keep up with it. I'd rather see another element thrown in the space that it utilizes.

Technicals: 8.3/10 NTG has a good length and is a very smooth coaster that doesn't cause much discomfort. The restraints really pin you to your seat, and the added windows and other gizmos added to the train (after a ride accident) make you feel a bit claustrophobic. The ride does a nice job using the old Texas Giant structure to create an entire new experience. It is not too intense and an older generation may appreciate the less forceful nature of this big ride.

Theming: 2.5/10 There's not much here, a few props and a minimally-themed train. No real interaction with the riders or bystanders, and the surroundings and view from the top of the ride is quite bland. The queue runs near the coaster, it's nice to watch while waiting.
Six Flags Roller Coaster
A glimpse of the ride and its minimal theming.
Uniqueness: 7.2/10 While this ride may have been unique when it opened, it now features the same elements you can find on other RMC's, and doesn't have anything that stands out as original. The use of elements is repetitive and we think the ride would be very different if RMC was put on the job today. It's very re-rideable due to the lower forces and smooth experience, which is always nice.

Score: ➊ ➋ ➌ ➍ ➎ ➏ ➇ ➈ ➉ 6.60/10 

Placement: 80th percentile among all coasters. (Ranked in the top 20% of coasters worldwide.) Not as good as Storm Chaser at Kentucky Kingdom.

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