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X-Flight at Six Flags Great AmericaSubmitted by Nick on Saturday, July 07, 2012 11:07
X-Flight was the second Bolliger & Mabillard Wing Rider roller coaster to open in the United States, following the debut of Wild Eagle at Dollywood earlier in 2012. It sees riders suspended on "wings" on either side of its trains, and replaced the former Iron Wolf coaster in the Country Fair area of Six Flags Great America.
The coaster's circuit features 5 inversions and a number of twists and drops, with riders hitting a top speed of 55 miles per hour. Included among its inversions are a barrel roll and a zero-g roll, while a unique element sees the ride's trains pass through a narrow vertical gap in a mock control tower. Fog effects and water jets are also employed to add to the ride experience.
More information about X-Flight:
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Video: X-Flight roller coaster debuts at Six Flags Great America
Monday, May 14, 2012 07:32
Season passholders at Six Flags Great America have been among the first riders on X-Flight, the park's new "Wing Rider" roller coaster.
Video: X-Flight roller coaster undergoes testing at Six Flags Great America
Monday, April 16, 2012 07:34
Six Flags Great America has released a video of its highly-anticipated X-Flight roller coaster completing a test run, ahead of the ride's opening day on May 16, 2012.
Images: Six Flags Great America's X-Flight roller coaster on track for May 16, 2012 opening
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 08:41
Six Flags Great America has released a number of images showing off progress on the construction of X-Flight, the new roller coaster that will debut at the park in spring 2012.
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