First Look Real POV for Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger

July 27, 2022, 4:55 PM · Six Flags Fiesta Texas just released its official on-ride POV video for its new Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger, the Bolliger & Mabillard Dive coaster than opens officially on Saturday.

Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger is the first beyond-vertical B&M Dive, with a 95-degree drop angle. With a height of 150 feet and a track length of 2,501 feet, the coaster reaches a top speed of 60 mph, giving its similar stats to Emperor - another B&M Dive that opened earlier this year at SeaWorld San Diego.

Yeah, Six Flags has juiced its official POV with some superfluous audio design, but you can ignore that while you imagine your own vocal reactions to a ride.

In case you missed it, please do read Russell Meyer's trip report that we just posted from Six Flags Fiesta Texas. He makes a strong case for this unique park within the Six Flags chain: A Texas Two-Step Trip Report - Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

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July 27, 2022 at 6:23 PM

Is it my imagination or do all B&G coasters look identical? Go up the hill, make a right turn. down into a diving loop, etc.etc.etc.

July 28, 2022 at 8:57 AM

The MCBR is agonizingly slow, particularly since that second drop isn't anywhere close to 90 degrees.

Other than that, I really like the layout of this dive machine, and hopefully the extra theming SFFT has planned will separate it from the pack of sameness that comes with this type of coaster.

July 28, 2022 at 2:26 PM

I'm higher on B&M Dive Machines than almost any enthusiast I know. I think they're incredibly fun spectacles and while this won't be on par with the giant 200 footers like Valravn, Griffon, and SheiKra, it should still be an excellent complementary coaster to Iron Rattler, Wonder Woman, and Superman Krypton. Would not mind these smaller DMs like Dr. Diabolical and Emperor proliferating around either major regional chain.

July 28, 2022 at 2:26 PM

I'm higher on B&M Dive Machines than almost any enthusiast I know. I think they're incredibly fun spectacles and while this won't be on par with the giant 200 footers like Valravn, Griffon, and SheiKra, it should still be an excellent complementary coaster to Iron Rattler, Wonder Woman, and Superman Krypton. Would not mind these smaller DMs like Dr. Diabolical and Emperor proliferating around either major regional chain.

August 1, 2022 at 3:06 AM

I have a higher opinion of B&M Dive Machines than nearly every enthusiast I know. I find them to be really entertaining spectacles, and while this [https://heardlegame.io/ heardle game] won't compare to the 200-foot huge roller coasters like Griffon, Valravn, and SheiKra, it should still be a great companion ride to Superman Krypton, Wonder Woman, and Iron Rattler.

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