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    The Titan is a rollercoaster I have always seen and have always been intrigued to try. It begins by lifting riders up a 245 foot (75 m) hill and then takes a 255-foot (78 m) drop entering a 120-foot (37 m) tunnel, and then taken through a carousel turn. Following the Carousel turn, riders encounter a large camel back. The train subsequently enters an uphill 540 degree helix which leads to the mid-course brake run. Next, trains maneuver an overbanked turn, followed by the 2nd, downhill, 540 degree helix. Afterwards, the trains navigate an over-banked turn to the left and then another to the right. After this, the trains hit the final brake run and reenter the station.

    When the coaster finally arrives back at the station, an awesome cloud of mist can be seen under the train. Giovanola are the company who built and constructed The Titan. They constantly had problems with the coaster as the wheels kept overheating preventing riders from enjoying the experience. So to prevent this, water is sprayed on every wheel assembly on each train after running the course to keep them from overheating.

    There has always been some kind of doubt in my mind to ride this roller coaster. The Titan has been known for causing blackouts round its carousel turn. There have not been any reported deaths, but what experience can you gain from being unconscious. Even riders have experienced migraines and headaches during some of the sections of the track. Because of the number of guests that have complained about the G-force given during the second helix, operators have changed the speed at which the train leaves the mid-course brake run to almost stopping. Operators will not allow adrenaline junkies to get straight back on the ride due to the amount of extreme g force on the carousel turns. People are told to wait five to ten minutes before entering the queue again. Nothing is too mad for me!!

    When The Titan was built, it was the longest rollercoaster at Six Flags park. The steel supports used for The Titan cost 2.8 million pounds. (4.6 million U.S. dollars). The whole ride was built for 15.2 million pounds. (25 million U.S dollars).

    The capacity of The Titan can hold up to 1600 riders per hour running at an insane 4.5 in g-force and if you’re a bit of an elf, you’re not going to have much of a chance riding on this rideas it’s a 4 foot height restriction. (122 cm).

    Quick Info:

    Current Coaster Name: The Titan
    Current Park Name:  Six Flags Park
    Previous Ride Name(s): N/A
    Location: Six Flags Over Texas
    Status: Operating
    Cost: $25 million

    Technical Info:

    Type: Steel
    Opened: April 27th, 2001
    Designer:  Giovanola
    Features:  1 Tunnel
    Height:  245 ft (75 m)
    Max Drop:  255 ft (78 m)
    Max Speed: 85 mph (137 km/h)
    Length: 5,312 ft (1,619 m)
    Acceleration:  N/A
    Inversions:  0
    Duration: 3:30
    Trains:  3
    Capacity: 1600 per hour



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