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Rumor: Six Flags Magic Mountain to open Full Throttle roller coaster in 2013

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A strong new rumor claims that Six Flags Magic Mountain will open a record-breaking launched roller coaster in 2013, with the ride set to be named Full Throttle.

The LA Times quotes an unnamed source at the park as having leaked details of the coaster, during a discussion with fans at the recent West Coast Bash event at the park. Full Throttle is set to feature the world's tallest vertical loop, as well as at least one launch section.

A new roller coaster is widely expected to be on the cards for Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2013, with the park having removed the Log Jammer water ride to create space for a new addition late last year. At the time, a spokesperson promised that there were "exciting future plans" in place for the site.

Adding an new roller coaster will also see Six Flags Magic Mountain reclaim the "coaster capital of the world" crown, giving it a total of 18 coasters. This would be one more than its nearest rival, Cedar Point, which claimed a share of the crown when Magic Mountain removed the Deja Vu coaster in 2011. However, there are also strong rumors that Cedar Point will install a new roller coaster in 2012.

No official announcements have been made about Full Throttle, although the ride's name was briefly posted to the Six Flags Magic Mountain Facebook page. An official announcement is expected later in 2012.

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