Friday, December 1, 2023

Premier Rides Designing World’s Tallest and Fastest Looping Coaster for Six Flags

Baltimore, MD, USA (September 28, 2012) — Premier Rides has been selected by Six Flags Magic Mountain to design and build another record-breaking roller coaster for 2013. The Valencia, California theme park chose Premier to create FULL THROTTLE; the world’s tallest and fastest looping coaster. The adrenaline pumping ride will launch riders from zero to 70 miles-per-hour three times with two forward launches and one backward launch. Not only will riders fulfill their need for speed, but they will also get a chance to enjoy a special effects tunnel and the visual of a terrain-following coaster. For the first time riders will also get to experience a rocket launch out of the tunnel, that catapults them up and over a “Top Hat” which outlines the outside of the more than 160 feet loop – the same loop the riders went around the inside of just seconds before. Adding this one-of-a-kind attraction will not only give Magic Mountain the advantage of luring riders in to experience this must-see thrill, but it will also give the park 18 total coasters; more than any other theme park in the world.

Jim Seay, President of Premier Rides, commented, “We are honored to be a part of Six Flags’ formula for success by supplying this one-of-a-kind, record-breaking coaster that is sure to be a crowd pleaser! FULL THROTTLE will incorporate the latest in magnetic launch technology combined with a cutting edge track design resulting in an intense thrill factor.”

After riders board the sleek train, they are filled with anticipation. Suddenly, the train is accelerated from zero to seventy miles per hour as riders experience their first inversion and the thrill of navigating a world record 160ft tall loop! Riders then enter into a high banked curve to the right and then to the left giving them no time to catch their breath as they approach their second inversion – a Dive Loop that drops them deep into a special effects tunnel. While there, the train decelerates and stops for a split second before the riders are launched backwards up to the high point of the Dive Loop. After a momentary pause where the riders can appreciate the height they have reached, the train drops into the station and is again magnetically launched 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. While at the top, guest enjoy significant air time and a breathtaking view of the park before dropping back down, rapidly decelerating, and taking a final 180° turn to the left to return back to the station. It is only when the train comes to a complete stop do the riders gain an understanding of what the term Full Throttle truly means.

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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with over $1.0 billion in revenue and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®.

Premier Rides is best known for its high-tech magnetic launch roller coasters. The company is also a global supplier of traditional roller coasters, observation wheels, towers, water rides and custom designed attractions. Premier’s service division offers engineering support, complete ride and train rehab, and it maintains and offers spare parts supply on a 24-hour emergency basis. The company is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and has additional U.S., European, and Asian offices. 

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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