West Coast Racers debuts
After significant delays, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California, has debuted the latest addition to its coaster arsenal, West Coast Racers. It is the park’s 20th roller coaster, which is more than any other theme park.
From Premier Rides, this quasi möbius layout is the world’s first single track quadruple racing coaster. Unlike traditional coasters, this one-of-a-kind racing coaster features two side-by-side tracks with four individual high-speed LSM launches. The immersive journey on the unique terrain-hugging track has riders sitting two abreast while racing head to head with the other cars on the twin track. The ride experience includes two complete laps, multiple airtime hills, extreme high-banked turns and exhilarating over/under near misses.
“We are thrilled to add yet another unique, record-breaking coaster to our second-to-none collection of world-class attractions. West Coast Racers absolutely delivers, living up to Six Flags Magic Mountain’s unprecedented thrill DNA,” said Park President Neal Thurman. “With a broad appeal, this coaster is the center-piece of the newly themed area, The Underground, featuring new dining and retail opportunities.”
West Coast Racers is located in the new LA centric urban-themed area, The Underground, where guests experience a high-energy street vibe along with new dining and retail locations, including Twin Charged Tacos, Chicken Coupe, Snack Trax, Speed Shop and Six Gear. The area also includes the park’s popular wooden coaster, Apocalypse, and soon-to-open refurbished go karts, Pacific Speedway.
The three-minute ride is 4,000 feet (1,219 m) long, with a maximum height of only 67 feet (20 m). Features include a record-breaking four magnetic launches, including a side-by-side first and second race launch. There are four total inversions, including three zero G rolls and a zero G stall. Riders experience 14 track crossovers and a high-five, where riders can almost high-five guests riding the opposing train, for a total of 30 train interactions, or 15 per lap. There are side-by-side airtime hills and over banked turns, and speeds up to 55 mph (89 kph) as riders cross the finish line.