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Viper (Six Flags Magic Mountain)

Viper (Six Flags Magic Mountain)

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roller coaster
Viper
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Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Status Operating since April 7, 1990
Cost $8,000,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel
Model / product Custom Looping Coaster
Riders per train 28
Hourly capacity 1700
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height188 feet
Drop171 feet
Top speed70 mph
Length3830 feet
Inversions7
Duration2:30
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Viper is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA. This ride is the only remaining roller coaster built by Arrow Dynamics with seven inversions. It opened in 1990 as the tallest and fastest looping roller coaster in the world.

Viper was featured in the 2000 film Space Cowboys.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Color scheme[edit | edit source]

Viper has a red track and white supports.

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 trains with 7 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.

Ride Experience[edit | edit source]

After a chain lift, riders drop 171 feet and go through a 144 foot tall vertical loop. The ride sharply turns left before entering 2 vertical loops.

This is then followed by a mid course brake run . Now the ride goes into a boomerang element. This is also known as a batwing. This element consists of a half corkscrew followed by a half loop downwards. This is then repeated but is the opposite as before. The on ride photo is taken during this element. Riders make a sharp right turn before entering into a double corkscrew. This is followed by a flat track with a few turns before hitting the final brakes.

Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Most inversions on a roller coaster (7)
tied with
Goudurix
Great American Scream Machine
Kumba
ShockWave

April 1990 - May 1995
Preceded by
Vortex
Most inversions on a roller coaster (7)
tied with
Goudurix
Great American Scream Machine
Kumba
ShockWave

April 1990 - May 1995
Succeeded by
Dragon Khan