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In 1976 Revolution became the world's first modern steel roller coaster to feature a 360-degree vertical loop. Standing atop Valencia Falls and the park's entry plaza, this 90-foot tall inverting element became an instant landmark for Magic Mountain. Designed by Werner Stengel and built by Anton Schwarkopf, Revolution has a terrain layout built along Six Flags Magic Mountain's east-facing hillside. The terrain layout begins with several curving drops through the trees before turning thrill-seekers upside down in the famous vertical loop. Spanning 3,457-feet the steel track of Revolution continues with a fast turn and a terrain hugging drop that leads to a dark tunnel before threading through the vertical loop. Some of the thrill comes from the fact that most of Revolution's layout is well hidden by the mountain's dense foliage and trees.

Related: See Revolution Pictures

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1976 Steel Looping Terrain Schwarzkopf, Intamin

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Drop: 72 feet
  • G-force: 4.9 G's
  • Height: 113 feet
  • Inversions: 1
  • Length: 3,457 feet
  • Trains: 5 - 20 passenger
  • Ride Time: 2 minutes, 45 seconds
  • Top Speed: 55 mph

Revolution Facts & History

Revolution's vertical loop is 90-feet tall and 45-feet in diameter.

Features: 144-foot long tunnel

1993 – Trains modified with the addition of over-the-shoulder restraints.

Opening date: May 8, 1976

Train has five cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

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