New Revolution

Roller coaster in the United States
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The New Revolution
The New Revolution travels through the vertical loop
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Coordinates 34°25′18″N 118°35′47″W / 34.421581°N 118.596308°W / 34.421581; -118.596308
Park section The New Revolution Plaza
Status Operating since May 8, 1976
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Terrain
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 113 feet
Drop 85 feet
Top speed 55 mph
Length 3457 feet
Inversions 1
Duration 2:12
G-Force 4.9
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Schwarzkopf (1976-2015)
Built in-house (2016-present)
Riders per train 20
New Revolution in 2018

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 also one of the first roller coasters in the USA to utilize 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.


Riders wearing virtual reality headsets

Before the ride first 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.

The ride opened on May 8, 1976.[3]

Upon opening, the ride was known as Great American Revolution. This was changed to La Revolución in 1979, then to just Revolution in 1988.[4]

During the 1992 season, the trains would receive new over-the-shoulder restraints.[4]

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.

On September 3, 2015, Six Flags Magic Mountain announced that the ride was enhanced into The New Revolution for the 2016 season.[5] This upgrade included a repaint, new trains without the over-the-shoulder restraints and the addition of virtual reality headsets. Guests must be 13 or older to wear the virtual reality headsets.[6] The VR was removed after the 2017 season.

In November 2018, The New Revolution was renamed Red Sox Revolution temporarily after the park lost a World Series bet to Six Flags New England.[7]



Color scheme

White track and blue supports. The ride used to feature white supports.


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



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Tallest roller coaster
May 1976 - 1977
Preceded by
Montaña Rusa
Screamin' Eagle
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
Screamin' Eagle
Tallest complete-circuit roller coaster
May 1976 - April 1978
Succeeded by
Shock Wave

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