Six Flags Magic Mountain, near Valencia, California, will add another world-record roller coaster to their thrill ride lineup in 2013. Full Throttle is the world’s tallest and fastest looping coaster and will take guests on the ride of a lifetime through multi-launches, world-record loops and a special effects tunnel.
“Six Flags is known world-wide as the industry leader in next generation thrills. And, bar none, Six Flags Magic Mountain leads the pack, offering the biggest and the best … always,” said Bonnie Rabjohn, Six Flags Magic Mountain park president. “As we mark our 42nd anniversary of operation, we’re ready to take Southern California by storm, yet again, with the most comprehensive collection of thrilling roller coaster anywhere in the world.”
To begin their Full Throttle experience, riders enter sleek black and silver trains where they suddenly accelerate from zero to 70 miles-per-hour in the first of three launches. The first inversion is a world-record 160-foot tall loop. Riders then enter into a high-banked curve to the right and then to the left as they approach the second inversion, a Dive Loop that drops them rapidly into a special-effects tunnel.
While in the special effects tunnel, the train dramatically decelerates and stops, at which point it is suddenly launched backward up to the high point of the Dive Loop. After a brief pause, the train drops and is magnetically launched a third time, racing out of the tunnel and through a high G-turn to the left. Riders then race up and over a “Top Hat” that traces the outside of the World Record loop. At this point, riders will experience significant air time and a breathtaking view of the park before dropping back down. Rapid deceleration teams with a final 180-degree turn to the left before the train returns to the station.
Full Throttle will be located near the front of the park in a newly themed five-acre section where guests will experience the high-energy thrills, fast-paced imagery, sound and lights of a record-breaking roller coaster. The addition of Full Throttle brings Six Flags Magic Mountain’s roller coaster lineup to a total of 18 roller coasters, more than any other theme park on the planet. Six Flags Magic Mountain offers the likes of mega-coasters such as Tatsu, X2, Apocalypse and Goliath, to name just a few.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is located in Valencia, California, just north of Los Angeles. For more information on Full Throttle, including a video, please visit SixFlags.com/MagicMountain.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company. With 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada, Six Flags has entertained millions of families for more than 50 years. For more information, please visit SixFlags.com.