Roller coaster in the United States
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Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Coordinates 34°25′19″N 118°35′51″W / 34.4220664°N 118.5975657°W / 34.4220664; -118.5975657
Status Operating since May 13, 2006
Cost $21,000,000 USD
Rider height 54 inch minimum
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

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 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] In April 2022, a single-rider queue line was added.[8]




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.


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



  1. Projects - Valley Iron
  2. "Flying Roller Coaster Coming To Six Flags Magic Mountain". Ultimate Rollercoaster.
  3. "Tatsu Flying Roller Coaster Unleashed At Six Flags Magic Mountain". Ultimate Rollercoaster.
  4. "Six Flags Magic Mountain Wonder Woman Construction Update #38 11/15/21 [WWFOC & Tatsu paint update]". Theme Park ERT.
  5. "Bittersweet News". Theme Park ERT.
  6. "Nieuwe kleuren voor Tatsu in Six Flags Magic Mountain".
  7. Manning, Luke (2022-03-12). "Photos: What's New at Six Flags Magic Mountain". Laughing Place. Retrieved 2022-05-17.
  8. MacDonald, Brady (2022-04-15). "Six Flags Magic Mountain adds new single-rider lines to shorten wait times". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved 2023-09-25.

External links

  • Tatsu on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

Articles on Six Flags Magic Mountain