Tatsu

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Tatsu
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Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Status Operating since May 13, 2006
Cost $21,000,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Custom Flying Coaster
Onsite construction Valley Iron[1]
Type Steel - Flying - Terrain
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1600
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 170 feet
Drop 111 feet
Top speed 62 mph
Length 3602 feet
Inversions 4
G-Force 4.5
HELP

Tatsu is a Bolliger & Mabillard steel flying terrain roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA. It is the tallest flying coaster in the world (19 feet taller than Flying Dinosaur at Universal Studios Japan) and shares the speed record with Flying Dinosaur, at 62 mph. Its cars allow riders to ride in a face-down position for the ultimate flying experience. It contains a 124 foot tall pretzel loop, the tallest in the world, which exerts 4.5 G's. Tatsu closed in June 2021 and reopened in September 2021. Tatsu formerly had red and yellow track with orange supports. In September 2021, Tatsu closed to be repainted.

History

Tatsu was announced on November 17, 2005.[2] The ride opened on May 13, 2006.[3]

Tatsu closed in September 2021 to be repainted with dark orange track and green supports.[4]

In December 2021, repainting of Tatsu stopped and Tatsu temporarily reopened, as many construction members became sick, but repainting resumed in 2022.[5][6]

On March 12, 2022, Tatsu reopened with dark orange track and green supports.[7]

Design

Elements

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.

Name

Tatsu is a Japanese word that means "Winged Beast".

Images

References

External links

  • Tatsu on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


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