On August 28, 2012, Six Flags Magic Mountain officially announced Full Throttle. [3] Construction of Full Throttle started shortly after the Log Jammer log flume was closed on October 31, 2011. [19] There is also a stage where dance parties are often held featuring a DJ, drum player, and "Full Throttle dancers. [1] Later that year in November, seat belts were installed on both Full Throttle and Goliath. In late 2012 Baltimore-based roller coaster manufacturer Premier Rides was announced as the builder of the coaster. [13], The train is launched from 0 to 70 miles per hour (110 km/h) using one of the three linear synchronous motor out of the station into the record-breaking 160-foot-tall (49 m) vertical loop. https://coasterpedia.net/w/index.php?title=Full_Throttle&oldid=141152, Roller coasters manufactured by Premier Rides. However, Full Throttle's loop remains the tallest loop in North America. It was built by Premier Rides and features two forward launches and a backward launch. [2][14] Riders then enter into a high-banked curve to the right and then another to the left as they approach the second inversion, a dive loop. It featured the tallest vertical loop when it opened though it was surpassed by Hyper Coaster at Land of Legends Theme Park. [4][5] In March 2012, details of a launched roller coaster named Full Throttle were leaked to the Los Angeles Times. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 18 riders per train. The ride featured the world's tallest vertical loop at 160 feet (49 m) when it opened, a record surpassed on January 1, 2016 when Flash opened at Lewa Adventure in Xianyang, China. It took the place of the former log flume, Log Jammer, which was removed after Halloween 2011. ", Upon its building, Full Throttle received positive reviews from critics. (restaurant) and Warner Bros. [6] On April 4, 2012, Six Flags trademarked the name Full Throttle.[7]. The train is then slowed to a stop and launched backwards. This page was last modified on 21 November 2020, at 19:50. It was built by Premier Rides and features two forward launches and a backward launch. Full Throttle's features the world's third tallest vertical loop at 160 ft. Full Throttle is a steel launched roller coaster located in Six Flags Plaza at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. [2]It was designed and manufactured by Premier Rides, and opened on June 22, 2013.[2]. [2], Full Throttle's station was once open aired, but shade has since been placed over the station. Upon debut, Full Throttle surpassed Superman: Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas for the tallest vertical loop on a roller coaster. Here it is, the latest in a long history of world records set at Six Flags Magic Mountain: Full Throttle. [15] This inversion drops down into a tunnel previously used for the park's monorail system, where the train comes to a halt. [17] Riders then go up the top hat that is located on top of the loop. Its theme is unlike other coasters in the park. G-force 4 g. HELP. The train uses the loop twice for the ride. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 18 riders per train. Riders then enter into a high-banked curve to the right and then another to the left as they approach the second inversion, a dive loop. [6] In January 2016 the record was conceded to Mack-manufactured Flash at Lewa Adventure amusement park located in China. The ride starts by launching riders forward into the 127.1 feet diameter 160 feet tall vertical loop. 2 trains with 3 cars. Brady MacDonald of the Los Angeles Times states, "you ride Full Throttle and there's only one reaction: wow". The train is launched from 0 to 70 miles per hour (110 km/h) using one of the three linear synchronous motor out of the station into the record-breaking 160-foot-tall (49 m) vertical loop. This inversion drops down into a tunnel previously used for the park's monorailsystem, where the train comes to a halt. 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The number one tallest and fastest looping roller coaster in the world. Duration 1:30. In front of the station is a dining area and gift shop in a building with "Full Throttle" badging. [18] Riders drop from the hill and reach the brake run before entering a 180-degree turn to the left back into the station. In mid-November 2012, construction walls went up, blocking off the construction site in Six Flags Plaza. From Coasterpedia, The Roller Coaster Wiki - 8,888 articles since August 2009. It features the largest vertical loop, with a height of 160 feet. [14] As of 2020 no other looping roller-coaster has this type of top hat.[21][22]. This page was last edited on 21 November 2020, at 15:49. It has the first top hat attached directly on top of the vertical loop. Kids' Club (theater) were demolished before the construction walls went up. This drop inverts. The train is then launched backwards out of the tunnel and partially up the dive lo… [15] Duration of the 2,200 foot (670 m) ride is under one minute. MacDonald criticized the activation of the brakes as the train descends the top hat.[20]. Full Throttle is a steel launched roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA. [8] Along with Full Throttle there would be a new themed section to host the new coaster. [16] The train is then launched backwards out of the tunnel and partially up the dive loop. It is also the first roller coaster to feature a top-hat element on top of a vertical loop. Length: 2200 ft; Height: 164 ft; Speed: 70 mph; Inversions: 2; Duration: 1:30; Elements: LSM Launch 127.1 ft diameter 160 ft tall Loop Dive Drop LSM Launch (multi-pass) [9] For the new themed section, What the Fried? [2][14] The roller coaster configuration makes the capacity of 800 riders per hour. [10] In late February, Full Throttle started to become vertical until April 12, 2013 when it was complete. MacDonald claims the ride starts "silky smooth and whisper quiet" and launches as a "rocket-fast launch". You are riding the best of the best and it can’t be topped. After making it only partway up the loop, the train rolls forwards through the tunnel again and is launched forward once more, entering the 160 feet "top hat" before dropping into the final brake run. This record was later matched by Flash at Lewa Adventure. [11][12], Six Flags Magic Mountain confirmed on Twitter that Full Throttle would open on June 22, 2013. Once it loses its backward momentum, the train returns forward into the tunnel and is launched out of the tunnel and straight into a high-G turn to the left. [9] By mid-December, the first pieces of Full Throttle's track had arrived on site. Next, the train goes through a banked turn and enters a sharp curved drop into the tunnel. [2][14], The train is configured in a 2 trains with 3 cars per train layout. Full Throttle is a steel launched roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA.