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    Highest Section of World's Tallest Loop Hoisted into Place at Magic Mountain

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    Park's Newest World Record Coaster - FULL THROTTLE -To Change Skyline of Six Flags Magic Mountain

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    VALENCIA, Calif. - April 11, 2013 - Six Flags Magic Mountain today hoisted the final piece of steel onto the world's tallest and fastest looping coaster, FULL THROTTLE, completing the "Top Hat" feature of the ride.
    Unlike traditional coasters, this triple launch coaster will launch riders up and over a first-ever "Top Hat" that traces the outside of the world-record loop, towering 160 feet.

    FULL THROTTLE will be located near the front of the park in a newly themed five-acre section where videos, music and special lighting will extend FULL THROTTLE'S energy and excitement. With this addition, Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Thrill Capital of the World, firmly holds the coveted "Coaster Capital of the World" crown - with a total of 18 roller coasters - more than any other theme park on the planet. FULL THROTTLE will open in early summer.

    To begin their journey through the park's distinct mountainous terrain, riders are loaded onto sleek black and silver trains, sitting two abreast, and are suddenly accelerated from zero to 70 miles-per-hour in the first of three launches, experiencing their first inversion and thrill of navigating inside the world-record 160-foot tall Ioop. Riders then enter into a high-banked curve to the right and then to the left as they approach the second inversion - a Dive Loop that drops them rapidly into a special-effects tunnel. While in the tunnel, the train is dramatically decelerated and stopped, only to be suddenly launched backward up to the high point of the Dive Loop. After a momentary pause, the train drops and is magnetically launched a third time, racing out of the tunnel and through a high G-turn to the left. Riders then race up and over the "Top Hat" that traces the outside of the World Record loop, where riders will experience significant air time and a breathtaking view of the park
    before dropping back down, rapidly decelerating and taking the final 18O-degree turn to the left and returning to the station where riders can catch their breath.

    FULL THROTTLE is the perfect addition to the park's coaster collection, joining other adrenaline-pumping coasters, including Tatsu - the tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster in the world; X2 - the world's first and only 5th dimensional coaster; Apocalypse - the next generation of wooden coasters; and Goliath - the "giant among giants" mega coaster.

    Six Flags Magic Mountain is located at 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, in Valencia, north of Los Angeles off interstate 5 at the Magic Mountain Parkway exit. The park opens daily at 10:30 a.m. For complete operating days and hours, and for more information call (661) 255-4111 or visit us online at www.sixflags.com/magicmountain

    About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park.

    About Full Throttle

    The World's Tallest and Fastest Looping Coaster

    Description:
    Unlike traditional coasters, this unique, one-of-a-kind triple launch coaster will take the coaster experience to the next generation as riders face a never-been done-before launch up and over a Top Hat that traces the outside of a world-record
    160-foot loop - all-while traveling through the Park's distinct mountainous terrain.

    To begin their journey, riders are loaded onto sleek trains and are suddenly accelerated from zero to 70 mph in the first of three launches, experiencing their first inversion and thrill of navigating a world-record 160-foot tall loop. Riders
    then enter into a high-banked curve to the right and then to the left as they approach the second inversion - a Dive Loop that drops them rapidly deep into a special-effects tunnel. While in the tunnel, the train is dramatically decelerated and stopped, before suddenly being launched backwards up to the high point of the Dive Loop. After a momentary pause, the train drops and is magnetically launched a third time, racing out of the tunnel and through a high-G turn to the left. Riders then race up and over a Top Hat that traces the outside of the World Record loop, where riders will experience significant air time and a breathtaking view of the Park before dropping back down, rapidly decelerating and taking the final 18O-degree turn to the left and returning to the station where riders can catch their breath.

    Opening Date:
    Scheduled to launch into action - Summer 2013

    Features:
    Custom built exclusively for Six Flags Magic Mountain, producing a unique, oneof-a-kind, ride experience that launches riders throughout the Park's distinct mountainous terrain.

    • Top Speed - Over 70 mph
    • Height - 160-foot world record loop
    • Track length - 2,200 feet
    • lnversions - two
    • Powered by linear synchronous motors


    Vehicles:
    Two sleek trains specially designed to carry 18 riders per train sitting two abreast

    Height Restriction:
    Must be at least 54" tall

    Safety Systems:
    Computer controlled launch system, fail-safe air brakes and trains with padded lap bar safety restraints ensure proper ride speed and rider comfort at all times

    Location:
    Located near the front of the park in a newly themed five-acre section where guests will experience high-energy thrills through fast-paced imagery, sound and lights.

    Manufacturer:
    Premier Rides - Baltimore, MD

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    Re: Highest Section of World's Tallest Loop Hoisted into Place at Magic Mountain

    It must be the location, or something, but that loop doesn't look like it's 160 feet tall to me. I mean, that's taller than the Matterhorn!
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    Re: Highest Section of World's Tallest Loop Hoisted into Place at Magic Mountain

    This attraction is looking fantastic
    The new Star Wars plot summery:

    Episode 7: Luke discovers that Darth Vader is not his father, and goes on a search for his real father

    Episode 8: Darth Vader is resurrected and goes on Jerry Springer, claiming he is Luke and Leia's father

    Episode 9: Princes Leia is not Luke's sister, making him furious (we all know why...).

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    Re: Highest Section of World's Tallest Loop Hoisted into Place at Magic Mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by Not My Real Name View Post
    It must be the location, or something, but that loop doesn't look like it's 160 feet tall to me. I mean, that's taller than the Matterhorn!
    Keep in mind the Matterhorn has a forced perspective to make it look taller.

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    Re: Highest Section of World's Tallest Loop Hoisted into Place at Magic Mountain

    Trust me, it's HUGE. Pictures don't do it justice.


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