Full Throttle Opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s newest coaster, Full Throttle, opened this past weekend. The launched Premier coaster now holds the title as the world’s tallest and fastest looping roller coaster.


Full Throttle riders face a zero-to-70 mph launch up and over a “Top Hat” that traces the outside of the world-record loop, towering 160 feet. In total, riders launch forward twice and backwards once.

The coaster is situated near the front of the park in a newly themed five-acre area that includes day and nighttime entertainment, two new food locations and new gift shop.


Six Flags Magic Mountain describes the Full Throttle ride experience:

“To begin their journey through the park’s distinct mountainous terrain, riders are loaded onto sleek black and silver trains, sitting two abreast, and are suddenly accelerated from zero to 70 miles-per-hour in the first of three launches, experiencing their first inversion and thrill of navigating inside a world-record 160-foot tall loop. Riders then soar along the terrain-hugging track before they enter into a high-banked curve to the right and then to the left as they approach the second inversion – a Dive Loop that drops them rapidly into a tunnel. While in the tunnel, the train is dramatically decelerated and stopped, only to be suddenly launched backward up to the high point of the Dive Loop. After a momentary pause, the train drops and is magnetically launched a third time, racing out of the tunnel and through a high G-turn to the left. Riders then race up and over a “Top Hat” that traces the outside of the world record loop, where riders will experience significant air time and a breath-taking view of the park before dropping down rapidly, decelerating and taking the final 180-degree turn left into the station.”


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Watch an on-ride video of Full Throttle below:

Full Throttle is Six Flags Magic Mountain’s 18th roller coaster.

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