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Iron Rattler Rollercoaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, Texas

Slowing the ride down did little to smoothen the ride out.

Iron Rattler Rollercoaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, Texas

Modifications, tweaks and re-profiles were all tried to no avail.

Iron Rattler Rollercoaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, Texas

Eventually Six Flags came to the conclusion that there was little they could do with the ride besides start over from scratch.

Iron Rattler Rollercoaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, Texas

That is where Rocky Mountain Coasters and designer Alan Shilke came into the picture.  After successfully turning another troubled wooden coaster; namely The Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas, into a smooth crowd pleaser it was pretty obvious that The Rattler was on the short list of coasters to be reborn in steel.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, Texas

That is all we are going to say about the Iron Rattler for now.  Day one of our two day visit was about taking in everything that Six Flags Fiesta Texas has to offer.  A large part of day two had to do with The Iron Rattler including a behind the scenes tour of the ride so we will come back to it a little later in the trip report.  Now on to the rest of what Six Flags Fiesta Texas has to odder.
 


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