Texas Giant coaster starts year-long rehab

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by WFAA-TV Staff

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Posted on November 17, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 17 at 12:11 PM

ARLINGTON — The Texas Giant rattled into temporary retirement on Monday morning.

The wooden roller coaster at the Six Flags over Texas theme park is being partially demolished and then renovated.

The work marks the beginning of a $10 million reconstruction project of the famous wooden coaster that first delighted thrill-seekers in 1990.

That's nearly double the price tag of the original Texas Giant.

The new coaster will likely keep the same name and will utilize parts from its predecessor.

Park officials say it will take a year to build.

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