Texas is home to some exhilarating theme parks and thrill rides that make even the most avid roller coaster enthusiast catch his breath. The next time you’re in the mood for some excitement, check out one of these top roller coasters in Texas.
New Texas Giant
Formerly known as the Texas Giant, the New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington is the tallest steel hybrid coaster in the world. A hybrid combines the best features of classic wooden coasters with high-tech steel engineering, providing a smoother, high-speed ride.
The New Texas Giant features fast switchbacks, high-banking turns, and tight slopes that give you plenty of airtime. You’ll enjoy the bumps of a classic wooden coaster with the muscle of a modern-day ride, complete with a tear to the finish through misty tunnels and neon lights. The ride lasts three minutes and 25 seconds with its steepest drop clocking in at 79 degrees. It’s designed to turn your stomach inside out!
Batman: The Ride
A thrilling 4D free-fly coaster at both Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Six Flags Over Texas, Batman: The Ride isn’t for the faint of heart. The journey begins at the gates of Gotham City, but when the floor drops from underneath you, you’re in for a ride full of 180-degree turns, drops, dips, six full inversions, and zero-g rolls.
Batman: The Ride boasts a top speed of 50 miles per hour. Thanks to its ultramodern magnetic technology, the ride causes riders to flip head-over-heels to achieve a feeling of weightlessness. Thanks to the ride’s realistic scenery and incredible speeds, you’ll feel like Batman himself gliding over Gotham!
An enormous steel construction that’s so different from classic coasters that it needed its own category, Titan is a hypercoaster with a mind-numbing 255-foot drop. The thrill ride offers two 540-degree spirals, a dramatic drop into an underground tunnel, and a top speed of 85 mph.
Guests have likened Six Flag Over Texas’ hypercoaster to a jet fighter. The slow climb up 25 stories combined with its intense speed makes Titan one unforgettable experience.
MR. FREEZE: Reverse Blast
Another thrill from Six Flags Over Texas, MR. FREEZE is a creepy, ominous adventure that puts you in the mood before you ever get on the coaster. The ride starts inside a dark station and then propels you backward through a tunnel at 70 mph. You’ll immediately find yourself outside hurtling up 90-degree slopes, but you can never see what lies ahead!
Toward the end of the ride, MR. FREEZE has a super-fast launch up a 236-foot tower, allowing you to watch the ground disappear beneath you. Once at the top, you’ll free-fall straight down with gale-force winds blasting in your face. The combination of going backward, upside down, and then experiencing it all again from the other direction creates an intense thrill ride you’ll never forget.
With so many great theme parks in Texas, not to mention chart-topping roller coasters, why wait to get your thrill on? Visit one of these parks today!