Revolution Front Row POV Six Flags Magic Mountain


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This is a POV of the Great American Revolution roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California. POV filmed and edited by The Coaster Views.

Length: 3457′
Height: 113′
Inversions: 1
Speed: 55 mph
Duration: 2:12

The Revolution, formerly known as Great American Revolution and La Revolución, is a steel roller coaster manufactured by Anton Schwarzkopf of Germany and designed by Werner Stengel. The coaster is located in the Baja Ridge area of Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. It opened on May 8, 1976 and was the world’s first modern roller coaster to feature a vertical loop. It is an ACE Coaster Landmark.

The coaster was named after the American Revolution, which began in 1776, 200 years before the ride opened. Unlike almost all of the previous attempts to create looping roller coasters in the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, Revolution’s loop was clothoid loop-shaped instead of a completely circular. Eight days later, Corkscrew opened at Cedar Point on May 15, 1976 with a vertical loop and two corkscrews for a total of three inversions.

Magic Mountain developed the loop coaster with designer Anton Schwarzkopf to be the first true loop coaster since the Loop the Loop at the Coney Island amusements. Before the ride opened, it took a week of testing to just get the train to complete one circuit because of wheels being too tight. When the ride opened, the ride staff were outfitted with Continental Army style uniforms to match the American Revolutionary War of 1776 theme. The ride was later changed to a Mexican Revolution theme and called La Revolución when Six Flags purchased Magic Mountain in 1979. Later, in 1988, the ride’s name was changed to Revolution. In June 2002, a plaque was erected in front of the ride, marking it as one of the American Coaster Enthusiasts „Coaster Landmarks“, for being the first steel looping roller coaster.

During the construction of Six Flags Magic Mountain’s roller coaster Tatsu in 2005, parts of Revolution had to be dismantled to make way for the new ride; it reopened along with Tatsu on Tatsu Media Day on May 11, 2006.


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