The Screaming Serpents is the newest ride in our Galveston park and they are a twisted kind of fun. Here are 13 facts about the Screaming Serpents:
Riders twist around 2.5 times while in the belly of the Serpents. You exit the mouth. We won’t discuss what that means about where you enter.
These are very specifically SERPENTS, not snakes. Don’t call them snakes; it makes them angry.
The Screaming Serpents replaced the F5, which also twisted around and were colored blue and gray.
The Serpents are twins, but not identical. The green serpent is 281.14 feet long, the orange serpent is 280.89 feet long. We think this means the green serpent is the oldest of the twins by a minute.
If you laid out the fiberglass sections they would be as long as 3.4 football fields.
According to the Schlitterbahn vet, the Sea Serpents weigh 13,207 pounds or the same as a fully-grown Tyrannosaurus Rex.
It took over 3,000 bolts to assemble the slide. That’s a lot of righty tighty.
The bolts weighed 430 pounds, or the equivalent of a piano.
The head of each serpent is 8 feet tall. No one has been willing to measure the fangs.
The ride features three cool elements: fog, music and lighting effects.
We had a contest to name the twins. The winning names were Mamba for the green serpent, and Cobra for the orange serpent. Sir Pent and Miss Hiss were a close second.
The orange serpent has a higher angle of descent at the end so some say the ending on that twin is slightly more intense. And the light effects inside the orange one are brighter, so there’s that.
We consider this a “high wedgie factor” ride. You’ve been warned.
Here’s a video of the Screaming Serpents!