I loved riding this new incarnation of this Texas roller coaster. The original wood-tracked version was very rough, and it was often slow and dull during the high turns on the cliff wall. Trains were braked almost completely to a stop before entering the tunnel at the ending of the ride, yet the last portions of the coaster were still very rough even after the heavy application of trim brakes. As a steel coaster, Iron Rattler is incredibly smooth yet still maintains its excitement with lots of airtime, four over-banked turns, and this eye-popping upside-down segment.
©2016 Joel A. Rogers.