HISTORIC PLEASURE PIER
Park News - (7/26/12) A great new webcam showing off the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier can be found here.
(6/6/12) A great collection of Iron Shark in action photos has been posted to Ride Entertainment Group’s Flickr page. Check it out and see if you don’t love that toothy grin as much as I do.
(5/30/12) A reader has sent us the current list of open attractions at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier: Carousel, Texas Tea Cups, Big Wheelin’, Frog Hopper, Pier PileUp Bumper Cars, Rock N Roll (Himalaya), Sea Dragon (Swing Ship), Sky Shooter, Gulf Glider Swing Carousel, Cyclone and Pirates Plunge (Log Flume).
Four rides are currently still closed: Galaxy Ferris Wheel, Revolution, Texas Star Flyer and the Iron Shark coaster.
(5/17/12) Jump over to Facebook and you can find a picture of the great looking and “toothy” themed Eurofighter trains that will run on the new Iron Shark at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. You will also note that these new trains feature lap-bar only restraints.
(4/10/12) A new picture of the Iron Shark at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier can be found on Facebook.
(2/13/12) The LA Times has posted a nice update on the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier project, including a look at the make and models for each of their new rides.
(2/9/12) Gerstlauer has released a few new details about the Iron Shark coaster going into the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Based on the design of the new lap-bar only restraint system introduced last year on Dare Devil Dive Coaster (Six Flags over Georgia), the new cars for Iron Shark will feature the same restraint system, but in 8 passenger cars seating two rows of 4. (More like the traditional EuroFighter car layout).
Iron Shark will stand 100 feet tall and feature four inversions, all in a very compact footprint. “Instead of using traditional concrete foundations a majority of the ride will rest upon a steel base frame designed and delivered by Gerstlauer. This frame was created to handle hurricane-force winds, but required no penetration into the pier deck, which saved Landry’s considerable construction costs.”
2013 - Nothing is known at this point in time...