Saturday, November 27, 2021

Six Flags Magic Mountain Revs Up Newest Coaster to FULL THROTTLE

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Valencia, CA, USA /PRNewswire/ — FULL THROTTLE, the world’s tallest and fastest looping coaster has opened at Six Flags Magic Mountain, bringing the Valencia theme park’s coaster count to a world- record 18 coasters. The new triple-launch coaster takes the coaster experience to the next level as riders face a first-ever launch up and over a “Top Hat” that traces the outside of the world-record loop, towering 160 feet — plus a zero to 70 mile-per-hour acceleration on two forward launches and one backward launch into and out of a tunnel. FULL THROTTLE is located near the front of the park in a newly themed, immersive five-acre area that includes day and nighttime entertainment, two new food locations and new shopping area.

“We are excited to add another world-record coaster to our existing collection of record-breaking attractions,” said Bonnie Rabjohn, Six Flags Magic Mountain park president. “Six Flags is regarded as the industry leader in thrill ride innovation, and Six Flags Magic Mountain, with the most comprehensive collection of thrilling roller coasters anywhere in the world, is proud to build on our status as the Thrill Capital of the World. Guests can now ride the most anticipated new coaster of the summer, and also feel the energy and exhilaration of a Full Throttle lifestyle with our new entertainment experience.”

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To begin their journey through the park’s distinct mountainous terrain, riders are loaded onto sleek black and silver trains, sitting two abreast, and are suddenly accelerated from zero to 70 miles-per-hour in the first of three launches, experiencing their first inversion and thrill of navigating inside a world-record 160-foot tall loop. Riders then soar along the terrain-hugging track before they 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 tunnel. While in the tunnel, the train is dramatically decelerated and stopped, only to be suddenly launched backward up to the high point of the Dive Loop. After a momentary 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, where riders will experience significant air time and a breath-taking view of the park before dropping down rapidly, decelerating and taking the final 180-degree turn left into the station.

FULL THROTTLE is the perfect addition to the park’s coaster collection, joining other adrenaline-pumping coasters, including Tatsu — the tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster in the world, X2 — the world’s first and only 5th dimensional coaster, Apocalypse — the next generation of wooden coasters and Goliath — the “giant among giants” mega coaster.

www.sixflags.com/magicmountain.

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, 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 has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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