Los Angeles Theme Park ... to Xtreme Park The Thrilling Transformation
(Copyright (c) 2001, PR Newswire)
Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Opening Date For
'2nd' Xtreme Coaster This Year
The World's Tallest, Fastest, Suspended Looping
Boomerang Roller Coaster to Open Saturday, August 25
VALENCIA, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags, Inc. announces
the unveiling of yet another prototype, record setting thrill ride in
Los Angeles -- Deja Vu -- the world's tallest, fastest suspended
looping boomerang roller coaster is scheduled to open Saturday, August
25, 2001. Deja Vu is the "second" of an unprecedented three new Xtreme
roller coasters scheduled to open this year at Six Flags Magic
Mountain -- a stunning capital expansion transforming the Los
Angeles-based theme park into the world's first-and-only Xtreme Park
with more coasters than anywhere on the Planet!
"Six Flags is known world-wide as the industry leader in quality
thrill ride innovation, and bar none, Six Flags Magic Mountain leads
the pack always adding the biggest and the best," noted Gary Story,
president of Six Flags, Inc. "There's no better way to commemorate Six
Flags' 40th anniversary then to put the 'icing on the cake' in Los
Angeles ... the Park that truly exemplifies the powerful Six Flags
"This year marks a very important milestone for Six Flags Magic
Mountain, capturing the 'coveted crown' and staking our claim as the
number one Thrill Park in the world," stated Del Holland, vice
president and general manager of Six Flags California. "With Southern
California's rapidly changing theme park climate, it's the perfect
opportunity to redefine the park -- requiring not one, not two, but
three new coasters this year -- news that's not only stunning our
market but echoing across the country."
Known world-wide as a thrill ride haven, the addition of three roller
coasters puts Six Flags Magic Mountain in a league of its own ...
transforming the noted Thrill Park from "theme park" ... to "The
Xtreme Park!" With an unmatched world-class coaster collection soon to
total 15, the new Xtreme Park will set a Guinness Book World record
for more coasters than anywhere else on the Planet.
"Three coasters in one year is simply unprecedented in this
competitive business. And Six Flags Magic Mountain will do it with
such style ... Deja Vu alone is yet another one for the record books,"
said Paul Ruben, North American Editor of Park World Magazine and
noted roller coaster historian. "Deja Vu is the perfect complement to
the park's record breaking coaster collection -- it's pure fast and
furious coaster e***ment ... only this time you get to do it
forwards and backwards!"
Think you've experienced it before, think again. Strapped into sleek
ski-lift style chairs suspended from the track above, Deja Vu sends
riders dangling face-down out of the station and up the first striking
blue tower ... to then ... simply ... drop into a complete vertical
20-story free-fall reaching speeds of 65 miles-per-hour before racing
head-over-heels on the outside of a 102 foot-tall vertical loop
followed by an enormous 110-foot-tall butterfly turn ... before
rocketing up the second 200-foot-tall tower -- only this time riders
are on their back with nothing but the sky above. The heart-pounding
rush accelerates as the entire thrill is experienced again ... only
this time backwards! It's Deja Vu!
"When our guests think of thrills, they think of Six Flags Magic
Mountain ... hands down. Following the giant success of Goliath, we're
delivering not only another record breaking ride but a record breaking
year that's sure to bring Southern California thrill seekers to their
knees!" added Del Holland. "Deja Vu is Xtreme coaster e***ment at
Designed and engineered exclusively for Six Flags by Vekoma of
Vlodrop, Netherlands, Deja Vu marks the theme park's 14th roller
coaster addition to its world-class collection.