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New Revolution

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The New Revolution
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The New Revolution travels through the vertical loop.
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Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Status Operating since May 8, 1976
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Terrain - Virtual reality
Riders per train 20
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height113 feet
Top speed55 mph
Inversions1
Duration2:12
G-force4.9G
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The New Revolution is a Schwarzkopf sit-down roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA.[1] The ride is the first modern roller coaster to feature a vertical loop. It is currently one of the first coasters in the USA to utilise virtual reality.

The ride was designed by Anton Schwarzkopf and built by Intamin. The vertical loop uses a triangular lattice of steel tubes.[2] The only other roller coasters that use this support type are SooperDooperLooper at Hersheypark, and Golden Loop at Gold Reef City.

History[edit]

Riders wearing virtual reality headsets
  • Before the ride opened in 1976, it took a week of testing in order to get the train to complete one circuit because the wheels were too tight.
  • In June 2002, a plaque was erected in front of the ride, marking it as one of the American Coaster Enthusiasts "Coaster Landmarks", for being the first steel roller coaster with a vertical loop.
  • In 2016, the ride was enhanced into The New Revolution. This upgrade included a repaint, new trains and the addition of virtual reality headsets.

Design[edit]

Elements

Trains[edit]

5 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 20 riders per train.

World Records[edit]

First modern roller coaster with a vertical loop.

References[edit]

  1. Six Flags Magic Mountain website information
  2. http://www.joyrides.com/sfmm/revolution3.htm
Tallest roller coaster
May 1976 - 1977
Preceded by
Montaña Rusa
Tallest roller coaster
May 1976 - 1977
Succeeded by
King Kobra
White Lightnin'
Tidal Wave
Tallest complete-circuit roller coaster
May 1976 - April 1978
Preceded by
Montaña Rusa
Tallest complete-circuit roller coaster
May 1976 - April 1978
Succeeded by
Shock Wave