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November 14, 2002

Magic Mountain Announces Its 16th Roller Coaster

Article written by:
Eric Gieszl, Editor

Valencia, CA -- Six Flags Magic Mountain unveiled plans to build a new roller coaster at its first and only Xtreme Park. The new roller coaster named "Scream!" will be the first "floorless" roller coaster in Southern California.

Scream! Six Flags Magic MountainScream! will be Six Flags Magic Mountain's 16th roller coaster when it opens next Spring. The new Bolliger and Mabillard floorless roller coaster will stand 150 feet tall and its three 32-passenger trains will reach speeds up to 65 mph.

"When it comes to thrills, hands down Six Flags is the industry leader in big thrill ride experiences," said Del Holland, vice president and general manager of Six Flags Magic Mountain. "Xtreme thrills is what our guests expect, and more importantly, want from us."

Scream! will feature a familiar roller coaster layout consisting of a 150-foot first drop, seven inversions and a high-speed finale. What makes it different from traditional roller coasters are the unique "floorless" trains.

Scream! Artwork, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Scream! a new Bolliger and Mabillard floorless roller coaster will open next spring at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California.

Thirty-two passengers will be strapped into the floorless train, seated four-abreast, in eight-rows. The floorless train enhances the ride experience, by placing the rider out in the open, exposing them to the forces of the ride and removing the sense of protection often felt when seated within a roller coaster car.

Scream! will begin by sending riders soaring with a 150-foot first drop at speeds reaching 65 mph into a huge 128-foot vertical loop. Immediately riders will find themselves in another massive inversion, a 96-foot dive loop, that is followed by a heartline spin, the trademark element of nearly every floorless roller coaster.

The excitement doesn't end as the train then rockets into a 78-foot "cobra roll" double inversion, followed by a turn into a 90-degree high speed helix that leads to a speed hill and then the finale, two interlocking corkscrew inversions.

Designed by coaster experts Bolliger & Mabillard of Switzerland, Scream! is the only roller coaster of its kind in Southern California. It will become only the second floorless roller coaster in California, the first being Medusa at Six Flags Marine World in Vallejo.

Scream! will be built in a section of the parking lot and the queue for the ride will start near Colossus. Construction has already begun with track already on site. Six Flags Magic Mountain plans to open the ride next spring.

Scream! Fact Sheet

  • Opening Date: Spring 2003
  • Height: 150 feet
  • Top Speed: 65 mph
  • Track Length: 3,985 feet
  • Vehicles: Three 32-passenger trains, seating passengers four-abreast in eight rows.
  • Inversions: Seven (Vertical Loop, Zero Gravity Roll "Heartline Spin", Cobra Roll, Dive Loop, Interlocking Corkscrews
  • Capacity: 1,600 riders per hour
  • Manufacturer: Bolliger & Mabillard, Monthey, Switzerland

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