Ninja (Six Flags Magic Mountain)

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Ninja
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Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Status Operating since May 21, 1988
Cost $6,000,000
Height restriction 42 inches (107 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel - Suspended - Terrain
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1600
Propulsion Two chain lift hills
Height 60 feet
Drop 85 feet
Top speed 55 mph
Length 2700 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:30
HELP
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Ninja is an Arrow Dynamics suspended roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA. It is a terrain roller coaster that opened in 1988.

History

On December 9, 1987, Six Flags Magic Mountain announced that Ninja would be added to the park.[1] It opened on May 21, 1988.

Design

The Ninja has a max height of 60 feet, a drop of 85 feet and a max speed of 55 mph.

Trains

3 trains with 7 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.

Incidents

On August 30, 2008, a man was struck by a train after scaling two fences to retrieve a lost hat. He was pronounced dead the following day.[2]

On July 7, 2014, a branch fallen on the track caused the first car to partially derail leaving riders stuck around 25 feet in the air for over an hour. Four riders sustained injuries.[3] The trees surrounding Ninja were inspected, trimmed or cut down and the ride reopened on July 19, 2014. The train which partially derailed has been removed from the track leaving one train still operating.[4]

Photo Gallery

References

External links

  • Ninja on the Roller Coaster DataBase.