Six Flags Fiesta Texas closing Rattler
Rattler, the once-record-breaking wooden coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, will close in early August.
officials didn't say what would replace the coaster, which turned 20 in March.
Rattler opened in 1992 with a 166-foot drop down the side of a limestone cliff. Riders blamed the coaster for injuries, leading to numerous lawsuits, so the drop was reprofiled two years later and shortened by 42 feet. The speed decreased from 73 mph to 65 mph. The park denied the lawsuits caused the reprofiling, and a spokeswoman said the lawsuits are not why it is closing.
Rattler's last day of operation will be Aug. 5.
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