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
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. All five of these records surpassed those of Chang (now Green Lantern), which opened at Kentucky Kingdom the year before.

History[edit | edit source]

Riddler's Revenge is the second stand-up roller coaster to operate at the park. Shockwave operated from 1986 to 1988.

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.

In 2017, Riddler's Revenge was repainted to coincide with the opening of Battle for Metropolis and the new Metropolis themed area. The track remains green however the supports were changed from black to yellow.[3]

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 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[edit | edit source]

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.

Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]

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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