Six Flags Magic Mountain Revolution Receiving New Trains in 2016

Six Flags Magic Mountain announced today that it is replacing trains on its historic Revolution coaster and enhancing the ride’s apperance, renaming it “The New Revolution” when it reopens in 2016.


A statement from the park reads:

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the world’s first looping coaster, we’re refurbishing the coaster with new trains, special ride effects, and a new look. The New Revolution train will feature red, white, and blue colors with a silver eagle hood adornment on the cars.

The new trains will also feature lap and calf bars, a likely improvement over the current over-the-shoulder restraints:

Newly designed trains will be fitted with lap and calf bars. The elimination of shoulder harnesses will give you a faster, smoother, sleeker ride with more airtime than you’ve ever experienced before.

The coaster’s track will receive a new paint job featuring “brilliant white and blue color.”

The New Revolution will also feature:

  • 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
  • A top speed of 55 mph
  • 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.

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