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Texas sure does love to do things, bigger, better, and more extreme. Six Flag's Fiesta Texas will be opening a dive-style rollercoaster with the steepest drop in the world next year. Six Flags is rating the thrill level at "maximum" Well, I mean, of course.

The device has three 21-passenger trains to lift riders 150 feet in the air, then lock them in a face-first Cliffhanger hold just before dropping them down a 95-degree, beyond-vertical plummet at 60 mph. The machine travels on 2,501 feet of track through an Immelmann inversion, a 270-degree zero-g roll, a 75-foot near-vertical drop, a wild-banked turn, an extreme airtime hill, and a high-speed spiral finale. Once you are exposed to this menacing machine, you shall live forever…IN FEAR!

Dr. Diabolical (who is a lady doctor, btw) will be the latest edition to Six Flags Fiesta Texas "Crackaxle Canyon Screampunk District" which I find as an overall concept to be ridiculously cool. After viewing a beautifully rendered POV video of the coaster, I'm not exactly sure I'm cool enough to ride it.

When I was a kid I would get on literally any ride, but now that I'm older I tend to fear death. Just kidding, I don't, but I do have an irrational fear of yarfing in public. Also, the odds of dying on a coaster are 1 in 750 million. I'll let you decide if you're willing to face the danger. Here's the video:

Dr. Diabolical is being manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard Consulting Engineers out of Switzerland, who are responsible for "several new ride technologies, most notably the inverted roller coaster" They manufactured the legendary Batman: The Ride, the world's first inverted rollercoaster. Batman: The Ride debuted in 1992 at Six Flags Great America and is now at multiple Six Flags locations. It's simply a must-ride for any rollercoaster aficionado.

Luckily for me, I have a few months to work up the nerve for "maximum" thrill.

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