A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. And this journey of four inversions compressed into a half-mile pile of twisted steel begins with a launch—a very fast launch. Poltergeist’s cutting edge linear induction motor launch system will get you from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than 3.5 seconds. That’ll get your spirit moving!
That blazing fast launch also means you won’t need to climb up any long lift hills to get into the action. You will simply be pulsed into the middle of the excitement pretty much instantly, so try to brace yourself for this one-of-a-kind maximum twist experience before you even plunk down in your seat.
Poltergeist is laid out in a rare and wonderful “spaghetti bowl” design. The track is literally draped and piled on top of itself with such dense complexity you won’t believe they can fit a roller coaster train through there, let alone one moving at 60 mph—but Poltergeist will make a believer out of you.
Without any pauses or braking, you’ll blast through a cobra roll, a sidewinder loop, a downward spiral, a corkscrew, and countless swift reversals in between. Spaghetti bowl is right—this course is a mouthful. In fact, it’s the most complex roadmap you’ll find in all of Six Flags. But don’t let that spook you, because this is a must-ride for any serious roller coastering resume.