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|Flashback in 2007.|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Model / product||Space Diver|
|Riders per train||20|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed35 mph
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[edit | edit source]
Trains[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Early Years[edit | edit source]
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. 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.
Closure[edit | edit source]
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 January 22, 2007, a spokeswoman for the park confirmed that both Flashback and Psyclone would be removed. 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[edit | edit source]
Flashback was the first roller coaster to feature four-abreast seating, now used on many Bolliger & Mabillard coasters. Citation needed
Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
|Roller coasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain|
|Present||Apocalypse • Batman The Ride • Canyon Blaster • Full Throttle • Gold Rusher • Goliath • Magic Flyer • New Revolution • Ninja • Riddler's Revenge • Road Runner Express • Scream! • Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers • Superman: Escape From Krypton • Tatsu • Twisted Colossus • Viper • West Coast Racers • X²|
|Former||Colossus • Déjà Vu • Flashback • Green Lantern: First Flight • Mountain Express • Psyclone • Sarajevo Bobsleds • Shockwave|
|Roller coasters at Six Flags Over Georgia|
|Present||Batman The Ride • Blue Hawk • Dahlonega Mine Train • Dare Devil Dive • Georgia Scorcher • Goliath • Great American Scream Machine • Joker Funhouse Coaster • Mind Bender • Superman Ultimate Flight • Twisted Cyclone|
|Former||Déjà Vu • Georgia Cyclone • Mini Mine Train • Viper • Z-Force|
|Roller coasters at Six Flags Great America|
|Present||American Eagle • Batman The Ride • Dark Knight • Demon • Goliath • Joker • Little Dipper • Maxx Force • Raging Bull • Sprocket Rockets • Superman Ultimate Flight • Vertical Velocity • Viper • Whizzer • X-Flight|
|Former||Déjà Vu • Gulf Coaster • Iron Wolf • Rolling Thunder • ShockWave • Tidal Wave • Ragin' Cajun • Z-Force|