Aquaman: Power Wave facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAquaman: Power Wave
|Six Flags Over Texas|
|Type||Steel – Shuttle – Launched|
|Lift/launch system||LSM launch|
|Height||146.3 ft (44.6 m)|
|Length||708.7 ft (216.0 m)|
|Speed||62.1 mph (99.9 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||90°|
|Capacity||731 riders per hour|
|Aquaman: Power Wave at RCDB
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On August 29, 2019, Six Flags Over Texas announced Aquaman: Power Wave for the 2020 season of the park. The roller coaster replaced the former Aquaman Splashdown attraction near the park entrance. Aquaman: Power Wave is considered one of the top 10 new roller coasters anticipated for the 2020 season according to USA Today. Construction of the new roller coaster started and finished in February of 2020.
Due to the growing concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, Six Flags announced a suspension of operations across the company on March 13, 2020. This included all operations at Six Flags Over Texas, including the prep work for the new coaster. The park resumed operations on June 19, 2020, with Aquaman: Power Wave still fenced in for construction. Earlier in April of 2020, Six Flags announced measures for the company to survive the coronavirus pandemic, including deferring capital projects across the company that was slated for the 2020 season. In December 2020, Six Flags Over Texas responded to a user on Twitter questioning the status of Aquaman: Power Wave. The park stated that the coaster will now open in 2022.
Aquaman: Power Wave will be 146.3 feet (44.6 m) in height, reaches a maximum speed of 62.1 miles per hour (99.9 km/h), and a track length of 708.7 feet (216.0 m). The ride will feature just one car, which will seat 20 riders in 5 rows of 4 riders each. The ride will accommodate a maximum of 731 riders per hour.
Once riders are loaded, the train then accelerates backwards over a small hill before travelling through a straight section of track. This straight section of track forms the ride's splashdown pool, which is empty at this point in the ride. The car then travels part of the way up a vertical spike of track before travelling forwards over the hill. The car then launches forward into a second vertical spike and comes back down before entering a third backwards launch. While the car is on the vertical spike at the back end of the ride's layout, the splashdown pool fills with water in approximately six seconds. The car then travels down the spike and enters the splashdown pool, which is now filled with water. This serves to slow the car down before the end of the ride to unload riders.
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