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Magic Mountain Kicks Off Summer Season With Two Backwards Coasters


Six Flags Magic Mountain opened for daily operation on Saturday, and guests will have the chance to ride Colossus and Batman The Ride backwards for a limited time only. 

Six Flags Magic Mountain is kicking off their summer season with two limited time thrills, a chance to ride two roller coasters backwards.

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Batman The Ride

Magic Mountain, which is only open Friday through Sunday during the school year, opened for daily operation on Saturday.

This spring, guests have the chance to ride Batman The Ride and Colossus backwards.

Magic Mountain now has three rides that run backwards, including Superman: Escape from Krypton, said Sue Carpenter, spokeswoman for the park.

Colossus and Batman will only be available to ride backwards for three months.

Colossus is a classic wooden roller coaster that travels up to 60 miles per hour and has two drops higher than 100 feet.

Batman is a suspended coaster with inverted loops and corkscrew turns, rated for a maximum thrill level.


“(Guests) actually love it,” Carpenter said, referring to Batman Backwards. “It is a totally different experience for them.”

Early spring is one of the best times to visit Magic Mountain, Carpenter said, after daily operation has begun but schools have not let our for summer vacation.

Hurricane Harbor is also preparing new thrills for its Summer 2014 season.

The water park opens on Saturday, May 24 and guests will get the chance to try out a freefall water slide, the Bonzai Pipelines.

The Bonzai Pipelines will “deliver free-fall excitement when the floor drops out from side by side launching capsules,” according to the website.

For more information about rides and attractions at Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor this season, click here.

Bonzai Pipelines

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Magic Mountain Kicks Off Summer Season With Two Backwards Coasters

Article: Magic Mountain Kicks Off Summer Season With Two Backwards Coasters
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Allison Pari