Riding the New Texas Giant

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Take a ride on the new and improved Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.

    This morning, NBCDFW took a live ride on the New Texas Giant, opening Friday, April 22, 2011 at Six Flags Over Texas.

    While we stayed safe and G-force free in the studio, we got a live look at folks riding the ride -- many for the first time -- and even got Rollercoaster! Magazine reporter Tim Baldwin to give us a on-ride commentary of the new coaster. (See the above video for all the action.)

    The new version of the wooden roller coaster uses a new steel track, updated cars, new ride theming, and a huge 79-degree initial drop that makes it the steepest in the world for a wooden coaster.

    Ride the Texas Giant

    [DFW] Ride the Texas Giant
    Take a ride on the new and improved Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.

    We've been covering the Giant renovations since Novemeber 2009, when it was first closed for the $10 million upgrade. See our previous coverage below.

    Previous Coverage:

    "...You Want to Ride This Ride"

    [DFW] "...You Want to Ride This Ride"
    KISS-FM's Big Al Mack, Tiffany Gauntt and Joanne Lovato give their assessment of the new and improved Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas.

    Special thanks to Six Flags Over Texas for the on-board cameras during the ride.