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
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Stand-Up
Model / product Stand-Up Coaster
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,610
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height156 feet
Drop146 feet
Top speed65 mph
Length4370 feet
Inversions6
Duration3:00
G-force4.2 g
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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. All five of these records surpassed those of Chang (now Green Lantern), which opened at Kentucky Kingdom the year before.

History[edit | edit source]

Construction of Riddler's Revenge began in 1997.[2]

Riddler's Revenge 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.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

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

Facts[edit | edit source]

  • Riddler's Revenge is the second stand-up coaster to be built at Magic Mountain. The first one, known as Shockwave, operated from 1986 to 1988 before being relocated to Six Flags Great Adventure.
  • 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.)
  • Riddler's Revenge received a fresh coat of paint in 2017, when the ride was repainted green with yellow supports. Previously the ride was green with black supports.

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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