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Iron Shark
Iron Shark front seat on-ride HD POV Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier01:30

Iron Shark front seat on-ride HD POV Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier


Statistics

Park

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Location

Galveston, Texas, USA

Status

Operating

Opened

June 1, 2012

Manufacturer

Gerstlauer

Type

Euro-Fighter

Model

Custom

Riders per train

8

Lift/Launch system

Chain Lift

Height

100 feet (30.5 meters)

Top speed

52 mph (83.7 km/h)

Length

1,246 feet (379.8 meters)

Duration

1:00

Inversions

3

Height Restriction

48 inches

Iron Shark is a Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter roller coaster located at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier in Galveston, Texas. It opened in 2012 as the fifteenth Euro-Fighter in the world and the first of its kind in the state of Texas.

DesignEdit

Elements

Dive Loop
Vertical Loop
Immelmann

Iron Shark begins with a 100 foot (30.5 meter) lift hill. The first drop is beyond vertical, and is followed immediately by an Immelmann and a Dive Loop. After some high-speed turns, the car travels through a Vertical Loop and into the final brake run.

TrainsEdit

The trains have a total of one car, with two rows of four seats across, for a total of eight riders.

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