World’s First Looping Coaster Gets Makeover Including Newly Designed
VALENCIA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Six Flags Magic Mountain, the “Thrill Capital of the World,” and voted
by USA TODAY readers as America’s Best Theme Park, today unveiled plans
for 2016 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the world’s
first 360-degree looping coaster. The New Revolution, featuring
newly designed trains, special ride effects and a new look, will
highlight the Valencia theme park’s 45th operating season.
The New Revolution, the beloved steel roller coaster that has
thrilled over 45 million guests in its 40-year reign at the park, will
be repainted a brilliant white and blue color, while newly designed
trains will be fitted with lap and calf bars, and feature Americana red,
white and blue colors with a silver eagle hood adornment. For coaster
fans, the elimination of shoulder harnesses will provide a smoother,
sleeker ride experience with more airtime.
“We are thrilled that one of our signature coasters is getting the
innovative ride updates that Six Flags is known for. With the new trains
and beautiful paint colors, The New Revolution is certain to be around
for many more generations of coaster fans to enjoy,” said park president
With its new trains and makeover, The New Revolution will also
- The world’s first giant loop – 90 feet high and 45 feet in diameter;
- Fast and furious dips and dives, built into the park’s lush hillsides;
- Speeds of 55 mph;
- Two minutes of thrills on 3,457 feet of track.
The original Revolution steel coaster opened on May 8, 1976 as the Great
American Revolution, in honor of the country’s bicentennial celebration.
Its farewell run will occur on September 7, 2015 after which the
transformation will begin. For more information about The New
Revolution (including artwork), visit www.sixflags.com/magicmountain.
For more information about upcoming 2016 Six Flags rides and
attractions, including a video highlighting the new rides, visit www.sixflags.com/2016news.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is also announcing the start of 2016 Season
Pass sales with its special Flash Sale through Labor Day weekend
featuring the best deal of the year – savings up to 65% off on 2016
Passes! September 3 through September 7, guests will receive a free
upgrade to a Gold Season Pass with every Pass purchased. Gold Season
Passes include admission to both Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane
Harbor, and any other Six Flags theme park, as well as free parking and
special admission for friends. 2016 Season Passes provide unlimited
visits to Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park® at
Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2015 and all of 2016.
Passholders may also purchase a Gold Season Dining Pass, which includes
a lunch, dinner, and snack during every park visit, plus they will
receive a 2016 All Season Sport Bottle for unlimited drink refills. Gold
Season Dining Passes may be used at any Six Flags theme park.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional
theme park company with $1.2 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the
United States, Mexico and Canada. For 54 years, Six Flags has
entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed
rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more
information, visit www.sixflags.com.
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