Ninja (Six Flags Magic Mountain)

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Ninja
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Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Coordinates 34°25′20″N 118°35′54″W / 34.422152°N 118.598413°W / 34.422152; -118.598413
Park section Samurai Summit
Status Operating since May 21, 1988
Cost $6,000,000
Rider height 42 inch minimum
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Suspended Coaster
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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One of Ninja's trains.

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. The attraction shares its name with Ninja at Six Flags St. Louis, and formerly with Blue Hawk at Six Flags Over Georgia.

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

Elements

Ninja has a max height of 60 feet, a drop of 85 feet, and a max speed of 55 mph. It features two chain lift hills; one at the beginning of the ride, and one after the ride has ended, which enables Ninja's trains to re-enter the station.

Color scheme

Red track and white supports.

Trains

3 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train. Ninja's trains feature over-the-shoulder harnesses.

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 that partially derailed was removed from the track, leaving one train still operating.[4]

Images

References

External links

  • Ninja on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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