X2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain is a cutting edge one-of-a-kind roller coaster designed to break all the rules! X2 is the world's first 4th dimensional thrill. Unlike traditional coasters where the trains only parallel the track, X2 is pushed to the extreme. For the first time, riders race in prototype vehicles that can spin independently 360-degree forwards or backwards on a separate axis– creating an unprecedented "don't know what to expect next" sensation. Perched on the edge of a massive 20-foot wide wing-shaped vehicle, riders plummet 200 feet to the ground – head-first, face down – and race at 76 mph spinning head-over-heels and performing forward and backward acrobatics through the massive 3,610-foot twisted steel maze. It's no wonder why X2 is one of the most unusual roller coasters in the world and one of the most popular attractions at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
|2001||Steel||4th Dimension, Freeform||Arrow Dynamics|
December 24, 2001 – After long delays, X opens to Six Flags season passholders
January 12, 2002 – The long awaited X roller coaster opens to the public.
February 2007 – Six Flags Magic Mountain announces they've ordered new trains for X from S&S Power.
October 2007 – X closes for the transformation into X2.
May 24, 2008 – X2 opens with three new trains, pyro effects and on-board audio.
Opening date: January 12, 2002
Train has fourteen cars with one row each, seating two abreast per row, on opposite sides of the track.
Ride capacity: 1,600 passengers per hour
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall
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