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.
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|1992||Steel||Space Diver||Intamin AG|
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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