Full Throttle — billed as the world's tallest and fastest looping roller coaster — opened to the public Saturday at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
The amusement park is located in Valencia about 10 miles north of a small brush fire that caused the shutdown of I-5 freeway lanes Saturday afternoon; It was one of a number of region-wide slowdowns due in part to a parade in Hollywood, construction and traffic accidents.
Motion sickness was not reserved to the roadways, however. Six Flags released a "What to Expect" for those looking to ride the new roller coaster (SPOILER ALERT):
- 70 mph on the first (of three) launches
- 160-foot loop (a world-record, according to park officials)
- High-banked curve to the right and then to the left
- Second inversion
- Dive loop
- Drops rapidly into a tunnel
- Decelerates and stops in the tunnel
- Suddenly launches backward
- High point of the dive loop
- A momentary pause
- Magnetically launches a third time
- Races out of the tunnel
- High G-turn to the left
But wait, there's more:
Riders then race up and over a "top hat" that traces the outside of the world record loop, before dropping down rapidly, decelerating and taking the final 180-degree turn left into the station.
Full Throttle is located near the front of the park in a newly themed, five-acre area that includes day and nighttime entertainment, two new food locations and a new shopping area.
Full Throttle is the 18th roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain, more than any other theme park in the world, according to park officials.