Opening on May 8, 1976, it was originally named the Great American Revolution in honor of the country’s bicentennial celebration. This white steel track coaster is built into the park’s lush hillsides and features a fast and furious series of steep, daring dips and dives inspired by those experienced on old-fashioned wooden coasters.
In 2016 to commemorate the 40th anniversary, The New Revolution was reopened with newly designed trains, special ride effects, and a new look. The beloved steel roller coaster that has thrilled over 45 million guests in its 40-year reign at the park, has been repainted a brilliant white and blue color, while the newly designed trains have been fitted with lap and calf bars, and features Americana red, white and blue colors with a silver eagle hood adornment. For coaster fans, the elimination of shoulder harnesses provide a smoother, sleeker ride experience with more airtime.
Over the years, Revolution has had many cameo appearances in popular television shows and movies, most famously in the 1983 classic National Lampoon’s Vacation.