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December 19, 2000

X - Fact Sheet

Six Flags Magic Mountain"Experience the Xtreme - It breaks all the rules!"

Cutting edge one-of-a-kind roller coaster designed to break all the rules! X is the world's first 4th dimensional thrill. Unlike traditional coasters where trains only parallel the track, X is pushed to the extreme. For the first time, riders will race in prototype vehicles that can now 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.

Opening: Spring 2001

Ride Features: 1 Sky Dive; 1 Twisting Front Flip; 2 Back Flips, 2 Raven Turns

First Drop: 200 feet

Top Speed: 76 mph

G-Forces: 4.0 G's

Track Length: 3,610 feet

Vehicles: The prototype design allows vehicles to spin 360-degrees forward and backward independent of the train's primary movement. Weighing 5 tons, the vehicle has a unique wing-shaped design that spans an unprecedented 20-feet wide. Each of the three trains carries 28 passengers sitting four abreast.

Safety Systems: Computer controlled fail-safe magnetic brakes and trains with state-of-the-art specially designed seat and shoulder restraints to assure proper ride speed and rider comfort at all times.

Capacity: 1,600 riders per hour

Height Restriction: Minimum 48 Inches

Ride Manufacturer: Arrow Dynamics

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