Six Flags Magic Mountain has installed the highest track piece for Full Throttle, the ambitious new roller coaster that is due to debut at the park in summer 2013.
The park has now completed the centerpiece of the coaster - an enormous, 160-foot vertical loop. The loop is notable in that its single spine will have track both on the inside and outside – the outside serving as a top hat element and the ride's last hill. Full Throttle will also boast a number of other elements, including a total of three launch sections.
Full Throttle will be manufactured by Premier Rides, and will make use of a magnetic propulsion system. The first of its launch sections will see riders hit a speed of 70 miles per hour, before racing through the vertical loop. After a banked curve to the right and a dive loop, they will then plunge into an underground tunnel. Inside this, they will then be launched backwards, before being dropped into a third, forwards-facing launch section that will send them over the top hat element. Finally, the train will plummet back towards the ground and into a final bend before returning to the station.
The new coaster will be the centerpiece of a new five-acre section housed close to Six Flags Magic Mountain's entrance. This will feature what the park describes as a "high-energy action" theme, and will boast "fast-paced imagery, sound and lights".
The addition of Full Throttle means that Six Flags Magic Mountain will hang on to its "Coaster Capital of the World" crown for at least one more season, with a total of 18 roller coasters - more than any other park on the planet.
Read more about Six Flags Magic Mountain's new addition in Theme Park Tourist's in-depth preview of Full Throttle.
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