Riddler's Revenge

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Riddler's Revenge
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Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Status Operating since April 4, 1998
Cost $14,000,000 USD
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Stand-Up Coaster
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Stand-Up
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,610
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 156 feet
Drop 146 feet
Top speed 65 mph
Length 4370 feet
Inversions 6
Duration 3:00
G-Force 4.2
HELP
The entrance to Riddler's Revenge in 2018

Riddler's Revenge is a steel stand-up roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA.[1] Opened in 1998, Riddler's Revenge set stand-up coaster records for height, drop, speed, length, and the most inversions on a stand-up coaster.[2] All five of these records surpassed those of Chang (now Green Lantern), which opened at Kentucky Kingdom the year before.

History

Riddler's Revenge is the second stand-up roller coaster to operate at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The first was Shockwave, which operated from 1986 to 1988.[3]

Construction of Riddler's Revenge began in 1997.[4] The ride officially opened to the public on April 4, 1998. The opening of the ride was part of a redevelopment of the Monterey Landing themed area into the 4.9-acre Movie Town themed area. As part of the expansion, the park added new restaurants, retail outlets, and rethemed some existing rides.[5]

In 2017, Riddler's Revenge was repainted to coincide with the opening of Justice League: Battle for Metropolis and the new Metropolis themed area. The track remained green, however, the supports were changed from black to yellow.[6]

Design

Elements

Riddler's Revenge is well known for its interaction with the queue line, making it photogenic from numerous areas. It is currently the only stand-up coaster to have a lift hill that passes through a vertical loop. With six inversions, it holds the record for most on a stand-up coaster.

The music played in the loading station is "Ecuador (Bruce Wayne Mix)" by Sash. (Bruce Wayne is the name of the alter ego of Batman, who the Riddler is a rogue of.)

Trains

3 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 32 riders per train.

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Tallest vertical loop
April 4, 1998 – March 11, 2000
Preceded by
Chang
Tallest vertical loop
April 4, 1998 – March 11, 2000
Succeeded by
Superman Krypton Coaster


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