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New Revolution

Six Flags Magic Mountain

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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 is an engineering marvel with a terrain layout built along Six Flags Magic Mountain's east-facing hillside. The roller coaster begins with a succession of curving drops through the trees before turning thrill-seekers upside down in the famous vertical loop. Spanning 3,457-feet the steel track continues with a fast turn and a terrain hugging drop that leads to a dark tunnel before threading through the loop. Some of the thrills comes from the fact that most of Revolution's layout is well hidden by the Magic Mountain's dense foliage and trees.

See related: New Revolution Pictures

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1976 Steel Looping Terrain Schwarzkopf, Intamin
  • Height
  • Drop
  • Length
  • Top Speed
    miles per hour
  • Inversions
    upside down elements
  • G-force
  • Ride Time
    2 minutes, 45 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Ride Capacity
    riders per hour
  • Number Of Trains
    5 - 20 passenger

New Revolution Facts & History

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

Features: 144-foot long tunnel

1993 – Trains modified adding over-the-shoulder restraints, in addition to the lapbar.

September 3, 2015 – The park announces that two trains will be rebuilt in-house and the painful, unnecessary over-the-shoulder restraints will be retired.

February 25, 2016 – For the ride's 40th anniversary Revolution was renamed and a virtual reality (VR) experience using Samsung Gear VR headsets was offered. The VR experience was an animation with audio and game synced to the ride. Unfotunately the VR resulted in unbearably long, slow lines.

November 18, 2017 – VR experience changed to Santa's Wild Sleigh Ride for Holiday in the Park.

2018 – The VR experience is retired due to lack of popularity and unmangeable lines

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

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