SAN ANTONIO -

Six Flags Fiesta Texas announced a new ride for 2013 that will replace The Rattler. 

The theme park said the "Iron Rattler" will use The Rattler's wooden support structure with modern track and rails made of steel.
The new ride will also have some changes when compared to the original Rattler:

  • It will have a drop of 171 feet at an angle of 81 degrees.
  • It will reach a speed of 70 miles per hour.
  • It will have four over-banked turns and will feature a completely inverted barrel roll.

    "Six Flags has innovation as part of our DNA and the Iron Rattler will take extreme innovation to a new level with a taller drop, faster speed and steeper banks," park president Martin Bozer said in a statement.  "This cutting-edge coaster truly marries the best of both classic and modern coaster designs to deliver heart-pounding thrills."
    The track is being built by the Rocky Mountan Construction Group.  Work is currently underway and is expected to take eight months to complete.