Six Flags Fiesta Texas ‘Dr. Diabolical’ Will Have the Steepest Drop In the World
Texas sure does love to do things, bigger, better, and more extreme. Six Flag's Fiesta Texas will be opening a dive-style rollercoaster with the steepest drop in the world next year. Six Flags is rating the thrill level at "maximum" Well, I mean, of course.
The device has three 21-passenger trains to lift riders 150 feet in the air, then lock them in a face-first Cliffhanger hold just before dropping them down a 95-degree, beyond-vertical plummet at 60 mph. The machine travels on 2,501 feet of track through an Immelmann inversion, a 270-degree zero-g roll, a 75-foot near-vertical drop, a wild-banked turn, an extreme airtime hill, and a high-speed spiral finale. Once you are exposed to this menacing machine, you shall live forever…IN FEAR!
Dr. Diabolical (who is a lady doctor, btw) will be the latest edition to Six Flags Fiesta Texas "Crackaxle Canyon Screampunk District" which I find as an overall concept to be ridiculously cool. After viewing a beautifully rendered POV video of the coaster, I'm not exactly sure I'm cool enough to ride it.
When I was a kid I would get on literally any ride, but now that I'm older I tend to fear death. Just kidding, I don't, but I do have an irrational fear of yarfing in public. Also, the odds of dying on a coaster are 1 in 750 million. I'll let you decide if you're willing to face the danger. Here's the video:
Dr. Diabolical is being manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard Consulting Engineers out of Switzerland, who are responsible for "several new ride technologies, most notably the inverted roller coaster" They manufactured the legendary Batman: The Ride, the world's first inverted rollercoaster. Batman: The Ride debuted in 1992 at Six Flags Great America and is now at multiple Six Flags locations. It's simply a must-ride for any rollercoaster aficionado.
Luckily for me, I have a few months to work up the nerve for "maximum" thrill.
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