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The 'World's Steepest' Dive Rollercoaster Is Opening In America Next Year

Simon Catling

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The 'World's Steepest' Dive Rollercoaster Is Opening In America Next Year

Six Flags are already renowned as rollercoaster dons and one of their Texas resorts is about to get even better - with the launch of the 'steepest dive rollercoaster' in the world.

You can watch a conceptualisation of what it will be like to ride the coaster below:


Opening next year Six Flags Fiesta next year, the Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger rollercoaster has a number of drops of 90 degrees or over, meaning you get to experience the sensation of free-falling while still strapped in.

The three-train ride carries 21 riders per train and will lift passengers to 150ft in the air, before dropping them at a 95 degree angle at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour.

If that isn't enough for thrill seekers, there is also a 270 degree zero-g roll as well as a 75ft near-vertical drop along the course, with the circuit totalling 2,501ft of track.

According to the Six Flags website: "Dr. Diabolical proclaims to have an elixir from the fountain of youth that is capable of preserving life.

"She lures unsuspecting visitors to partake, but little do they know that she is using them to fulfill her evil plan to frighten the world with her menacing creatures.

Credit: Six Flags
Credit: Six Flags
Credit: Six Flags
Credit: Six Flags

"Dr. Diabolical built a machine to harvest the essence of human adrenaline and fear in order to nourish her creatures. This machine is called Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger."

Blimey, we're packing a second pair of undies for this already.

The description finished by saying: "Once you are exposed to this menacing machine, you shall live forever...IN FEAR!"

The ride is to open at Six Flags Fiesta in Texas next year to celebrate the park's 30th anniversary.

Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger isn't the only new coaster at the resort, either, with the park also opening up the Dare Devil Dive Flying Machines this year.

Says the site: "Experience the thrills and sensations of weightlessness through aerial banks, loops and dives, all while seated in a retro four-seater steampunk flying machine.

"Sharply turning right side up and upside down, riders break from formation and maneuver into aerobatic dogfights during the barnstorming journey, as they soar nearly five stories above Crackaxle Canyon."

Six Flags Fiesta boasts a number of established rides too, which attract theme park fans globally. At the top of the list and probably the most iconic is Scream.

Credit: Six Flags
Credit: Six Flags

Opened in 1999, it stands at a whopping 205 feet tall and at the time was one of the first combo towers in operation - with three different ways to ride.

Space Shot blasts riders to the top before they bounce down; Turbo Drop lifts punters gradually to the summit, before hanging them there for 10 seconds and dropping them; Combo is a combination of both experiences.

It's been the ultimate thrill ride that the park for more than 20 years, but Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger promises to mount a considerable challenge.

Featured Image Credit: Credit: Six Flags

Topics: US News, Theme Park

Simon Catling
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