48 Inches
Lapbar/Seatbelt Restraints
High Thrill
Flash Pass Attraction
On-Ride Photos

Opened April 22, 2011
Ride Type Hybrid Coaster
Ride Height 153 Feet
Drop Height 147 Feet
Track Length 4,200 Feet
Maximum Speed 65 MPH
Trains 3
Cars Per Train 6
Riders Per Car 4
Ride Manufacturer Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC)
Train Manufacturer Gerstlauer
Track Color Red
Support Color Non-Painted

Golden Ticket Awards

Though Texas Giant opened in 1990, it remained popular throughout the whole decade. In both 1998 and 1999, Texas Giant won the Golden Ticket Award for Best Wooden Coaster. Unfortunately, the coaster experienced a ratings decline through the 2000s.

In 2011, after the extensive construction into a hybrid coaster, New Texas Giant took top honors once more by winning Best New Ride.

Becoming a Hybrid Giant

An aerial view of the original Texas Giant.

On November 1, 2009, the original Texas Giant closed in preparations for its renovation into a hybrid roller coaster. Throughout the 2010 season, extensive construction took place for the ride's reopening in 2011. Texas Giant was the tallest wooden coaster in the world when it opened and Rocky Mountain Construction increased the lift hill height by 10 more feet.

New Texas Giant was given many intense elements. The first drop was steepened to 79 degrees and the rest of the layout also features many over-banked turns ranging from 90 to 115 degrees. The popularity and success of the New Texas Giant has prompted a widespread addition of hybrid roller coasters in many theme parks.

Ride History


  • The Texas Giant undergoes major construction and is transformed into the RMC hybrid roller coaster (steel track, wooden supports) known as New Texas Giant.

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