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==History==
 
==History==
 
===Early Years===
 
===Early Years===
The ride originally opened at [[Six Flags Great America]] in 1985 as ''Z-Force''. It operated for three seasons before being moved to [[Six Flags Over Georgia]], where it opened in 1988.<ref>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/92709933@N05/15237359932/in/pool-918436@N22/ Six Flags Over Georgia 1988 pamplet b - Flickr]</ref> It was finally relocated to [[Six Flags Magic Mountain]] under its new name, ''Flashback''.
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The ride originally opened at [[Six Flags Great America]] in 1985 as ''Z-Force''. It operated for three seasons before being moved to [[Six Flags Over Georgia]], where it opened in 1988.<ref>[https://www.flickr.com/photos/92709933@N05/15237359932/in/pool-918436@N22/ Six Flags Over Georgia 1988 pamplet b - Flickr]</ref> After the 1990 season, it was removed form the park. In 1991, it was announced that the coaster would be relocated to [[Six Flags Magic Mountain]] under its new name, ''Flashback''.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1991-12-17-fi-516-story.html|title=Magic Mountain Plans to Add $4-Million Ride|publisher=Los Angeles Times}}</ref>
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===Closure===
 
===Closure===
 
The ride (especially after moving to Six Flags Magic Mountain) was suffering from neglect. The [[track]] was said to be rusted and in poor condition and riders complained that the ride had got much rougher. The ride was making so much noise that the lifeguards at the nearby ''Hurricane Harbor'' were being distracted. So in late 1995, Six Flags announced that Flashback would be closed during the summer because of this. These factors forced the ride's closure in 2003. The entrance was boarded up and power to the site was cut.  
 
The ride (especially after moving to Six Flags Magic Mountain) was suffering from neglect. The [[track]] was said to be rusted and in poor condition and riders complained that the ride had got much rougher. The ride was making so much noise that the lifeguards at the nearby ''Hurricane Harbor'' were being distracted. So in late 1995, Six Flags announced that Flashback would be closed during the summer because of this. These factors forced the ride's closure in 2003. The entrance was boarded up and power to the site was cut.  
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 21:50, 14 February 2020

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Flashback
Flashback (Six Flags Magic Mountain) overhead.jpg
Flashback in 2007.
roller coaster
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Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Status Defunct
Operated April 25, 1992 to 2003
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Six Flags Over Georgia
Location Austell, Georgia, USA
Operated 1988 to 1990
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Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Operated 1985 to 1987
Replaced by Iron Wolf
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel
Model / product Space Diver
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 1,100
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height86 feet
Top speed35 mph
Length1900 feet
Inversions0
Duration1:30
HELP

Flashback was a unique steel roller coaster which operated at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Before it came to Magic Mountain, it operated at two other Six Flags parks. It was designed and built by Intamin and Giovanola.

Design

Elements

The ride features 6 hairpin dives and an upward helix. The harpin dives are supposed to mock a Fighter Jet. This was the only Space Diver to ever be produced.

Trains

3 trains with 4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 5 across in a single row for a total of 20 riders per train. The trains were built by Giovanola.

History

Early Years

The ride originally opened at Six Flags Great America in 1985 as Z-Force. It operated for three seasons before being moved to Six Flags Over Georgia, where it opened in 1988.[1] After the 1990 season, it was removed form the park. In 1991, it was announced that the coaster would be relocated to Six Flags Magic Mountain under its new name, Flashback.[2]

Closure

The ride (especially after moving to Six Flags Magic Mountain) was suffering from neglect. The track was said to be rusted and in poor condition and riders complained that the ride had got much rougher. The ride was making so much noise that the lifeguards at the nearby Hurricane Harbor were being distracted. So in late 1995, Six Flags announced that Flashback would be closed during the summer because of this. These factors forced the ride's closure in 2003. The entrance was boarded up and power to the site was cut.

On Template:Date, a spokeswoman for the park confirmed that both Flashback and Psyclone would be removed.[3] However while Psyclone was demolished the following month, Flashback remained standing until December.

After sitting empty for many years, in circa 2013 the adjacent water park expanded into the plot where Flashback once stood.

Trivia

Flashback was the first roller coaster to feature four-abreast seating, now used on many Bolliger & Mabillard coasters. Citation needed

Photo Gallery

References

External links