Tatsu (roller coaster)
Tatsu (Dragon) is a steel rollercoaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, United States. It was opened (people could go on it) on May 13, 2006. It is one of the coasters considered to be Six Flags Magic Mountain's signature roller coaster. The roller coaster is located in the Samurai Summit section of the park. It is a flying type coaster, which means it is suspended below the track, with riders secured so that their backs are parallel to the track. The maximum speed of the ride is 62 mph and it also broke records with a 124-foot (38 m) pretzel loop. It is also the only flying type to feature a Zero-gravity roll.
|Six Flags Magic Mountain|
|Location||Six Flags Magic Mountain|
|Park section||Samurai Summit|
|Coordinates||34°25′19″N 118°35′51″W / 34.42194°N 118.59750°WCoordinates: 34°25′19″N 118°35′51″W / 34.42194°N 118.59750°W|
|Opening date||May 13, 2006|
|Type||Steel – Flying|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Lift/launch system||Chain Lift|
|Height||170 ft (52 m)|
|Drop||111 ft (34 m)|
|Length||3,602 ft (1,098 m)|
|Speed||62 mph (100 km/h)|
|Capacity||1,600 riders per hour|
|Height restriction||54 in (137 cm)|
|Trains||3 trains with 8 cars. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.|
Flash Pass available
Must transfer from wheelchair
|Tatsu at RCDB|
Pictures of Tatsu at RCDB
Tatsu has been featured on three different shows:
- The show Who Wants To Be A Superhero which makes use of Tatsu for season two's third episode.
- The MTV series Parental Control which featured footage of two contestants riding Tatsu.
- Discovery Channel program Mega Builders which dedicated an episode to the construction of Tatsu.