Texas Tornado

Six Flags AstroWorld (Houston, Texas, USA)

Removed, Operated from 3/14/1998 to 2000

Roller Coaster · Steel · Sit Down · Extreme

Make: Schwarzkopf

Statistics

Length:3,675 ft
Height:115 ft
Drop:98 ft
Inversions:4
Speed:54 mph
Max Vertical Angle:70°
Elements:91.5 ft tall Loop
80.6 ft tall Loop
56 ft tall Loop
48 ft tall Loop
Capacity:720 riders per hour

Details

Former names:Taz's Texas Tornado (1998)
Former status:SBNO from 2001 to 2002
Operated from 3/14/1998 to 2000
Relocations:Gröna Lund as Thriller
Six Flags AstroWorld as Texas Tornado
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom as Zonga
Isla San Marcos Parque Temático as Tsunami
Designer:Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Trains:5 trains with 6 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.
History:Originally purchased by German showman Oscar Bruch.  It debuted as the Thriller on May 17th, 1986 at the fairground in Freiburg, Germany.  For the next 11 years it mostly traveled the German fair circuit before coming to Six Flags AstroWorld.

Texas Tornado - Six Flags AstroWorld (Houston, Texas, USA)

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Texas Tornado - Six Flags AstroWorld (Houston, Texas, USA)