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Viper

Six Flags Magic Mountain

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One of the largest looping roller coasters in the world. Viper begins with slow ascent up the 18-story tall lift hill. Reaching the apex the train begins the first drop, a 171-foot direction changing descent, with gravity pulling the trains to a top speed of 73 miles-per-hour. What immediately follows is a giant vertical loop, once the world's tallest, followed by consecutive vertical loops, a double inverting boomerang, and finally back-to-back corkscrew inversions before returning to the station. Tallying all those up Viper sends Six Flags Magic Mountain guests upside down a total of seven times!

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Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
1990 Steel Multielement, Double Out and Back Arrow Dynamics
  • Height
    188
    feet
  • Drop
    171
    feet
  • Length
    3,830
    feet
  • Top Speed
    73
    miles per hour
  • Inversions
    7
    upside down elements
  • Ride Time
    2 minutes, 25 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Ride Capacity
    1700
    riders per hour
  • Number Of Trains
    4 - 28 passenger
     

Viper Facts & History

World's tallest vertical loop stands 143-feet tall.

Designed for maximum three train operation.

Inversions: 143-foot Loop, 90-foot Loop, 62-foot Loop, Boomerang, Double Corkscrew

Opening date: April 7, 1990

Estimated cost: $8 million

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

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall

Where to Coast

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