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Six Flags Magic Mountain

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This "Space Diver" roller coaster is one-of-a-kind and advertised as the world's only hairpin drop roller coaster. Flashback's stacked design features six steeply banked vertical 180-degree dives which are entered from the top. This innovative design produces a powerful freefall experience as trains plunge through the turn. Fast steel switchbacks connect the turns just before the trains lunge into a gravity-defying 540-degree upward spiral. To increase the diving sensation the coaster uses trains with four abreast seating expanding the width of the train.

Related: See Flashback Review for pictures.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1992 Steel Space Diver Intamin AG

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Height: 86 feet
  • Length: 1,900 feet
  • Trains: 3 - 20 passenger
  • Ride Time: 2 minutes
  • Top Speed: 35 mph
  • Train Mfg: Giovanola

Flashback Facts & History

1985 – Built and operated at Six Flags Great America under the name Z-Force.

1998 – Relocated to Six Flags Over Georgia where it operated through 1990.

1991 – Z-Force is placed in storage for a year before its move to California.

1992 – Relocated to Six Flags Magic Mountain and renamed Flashback.

2002 – Last year of operation at Six Flags Magic Mountain. It remains standing at the park, but not operating.

January 2007 – The park announces that Flashback will be dismantled and removed to make room for future expansion.

Opening date: April 25, 1992

Estimated cost: $4 million

Train has five cars with one row each, seating four abreast per row.

Ride capacity: 1,100 passengers per hour

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

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