Six Flags Magic Mountain has revealed the name of the family rollercoaster opening at the park in 2010 as Mr Six's DanceCoaster.

Six Flags hopes to open the ride in time for the Memorial Day weekend (May 29-30). The steel coaster was previously located at Six Flags New Orleans, where it was known as Road Runner's Express. The updated theme is based on Mr Six, the fictional senior citizen whose dancing appearances in Six Flags TV advertisements have become infamous.

Mr Six's DanceCoaster will be located close to the Déjà Vu boomerang coaster, in the northwest corner of the park. The new addition will increase the total number of coasters at Magic Mountain to 17, meaning the park now shares the title of "most rollercoasters in a theme park" with Cedar Point in Ohio.

The ride itself is a Vekoma Junior Coaster, standing 28-feet-tall and reaching a top speed of 21mph during 679-feet-long circuit. It will feature trains themed to look like a pair of Mr Six's black, white and red dancing shoes. A video of the ride in action prior to its move can be found at Theme Park Review.

According to RollerCoaster Database, the layout of Mr Six's DanceCoaster will be identical to Gadget Go-Coaster at Disneyland. Similar models are located at theme parks around the world, including two other Six Flags Parks - Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom and Six Flags Mexico.

The coaster's previous home, Six Flags New Orleans, closed following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and has never reopened. Plans to open a Nickelodeon theme park on the site were dropped late last year.

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