This linear induction motor launch coaster is different from anything I had ridden before due to the configuration of the track.   The track is contained within a remarkably compact area, much more so than even the space taken up by a compact twister such as the Coney Island Cyclone.  The ride begins with a launch out of the station from 0 to 60mph and I must say that the launch was a blast. After the launch to just under 80 feet (no, this is not a tall coaster) the train goes through a number of twists and turns within this limited area, so that the rider has the sensation of going around in circles.  The ride features 4 inversions, including a cobra roll, sidewinder, and near the end of the ride, corkscrew.  This was my first time on an inverted coaster without a harness and I decided that it would be good practice for my upcoming ride on Outlaw Run (which has nothing in common with Poltergeist other than a lap bar as the primary restraint).  Of note is that the maximum G force is a whopping 4.5.  Poltergeist is a fun ride with elements that give it novelty value but nothing so exceptional that I would be dying to get back on it.  3 out of 5 stars.  For more information about rides at Six Flags Fiesta, visit www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas

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