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
Onsite construction Valley Iron[1]
Type Steel - Flying - Terrain
Product Custom Flying Coaster
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
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Tatsu is a Bolliger & Mabillard steel flying terrain roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA. It is the tallest and fastest (tied with Flying Dinosaur at Universal Studios Japan) flying coaster in the world. Its unusual cars allow riders to ride in a face-down position for the ultimate flying experience.

History

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

Design

Elements

Trains

3 trains with 8 cars per train. 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".

Photo Gallery

References

External links

  • Tatsu on the Roller Coaster DataBase.