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Riddler’s Revenge

February 23, 2011

Riddler’s Revenge is a stand up coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain. From 1996 to 1998 there were three consecutive years where stand up coasters were getting taller and Faster. It started with Mantis at Cedar Point in 1996, Then in 1997 it was Chang at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, and finally Riddler’s Revenge in 1998.

It sits in the back of the park thundering around the track waiting for us to climb into its cars for a ride. We wonder if our legs will be crushed throughout the intensity of the ride since we are standing. It starts up the  156 foot tall lift hill and you get some time to look around at the rest of Magic Mountain. The ride starts out with a swooping drop down to the ground. We start up again to navigate the loop that surrounds the lift, we get a bit of hang-time up here which is always fun. Next we swoop through two, back to back, dive loops and through the inclined loop. This is kind of like a loop that is tilted about 30 degrees to the side so that when we are at the top we are at approximately 150 Degrees instead of 180. Up onto the trim-brakes and into the second half we go as we flip through two corkscrews and over the waiting line. Finally we turn onto the final brake run and head back into the station. We are happy that our legs weren’t crushed during it.

Riddler’s Revenge was good but for, some reason, standing up when you go on a coaster just isn’t as fun as sitting. I am Giving it a 7 out of 10.

Have you been on the Riddler? What do you think? Please comment. Thanks for reading. 🙂

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