West Coast Racers Launches into the New Year with Highly-Anticipated Debut
Six Flags Magic Mountain Introduces World’s First Single Track Quadruple Racing Coaster, Designed in Partnership with World Famous West Coast Customs
Six Flags Magic Mountain, the undisputed “Thrill Capital of the World,” today debuted the latest addition to its unparalleled coaster dynasty— West Coast Racers, the world’s first single track quadruple racing coaster. Unlike traditional coasters, this one-of-a-kind racing coaster features two side-by-side tracks with four individual high-speed launches. The immersive journey on the unique terrain-hugging track has riders sitting two abreast while racing head to head with the other cars on the twin track. The ride experience includes two complete laps, multiple airtime hills, extreme high-banked turns and exhilarating over/under near misses.
In an unprecedented move, Six Flags Magic Mountain brought two world-famous brands together in partnering with Burbank-based West Coast Customs. Utilizing their unparalleled craftsmanship and expertise in designing and building one-of-a-kind car customizations, they created and built the sleek coaster cars for West Coast Racers. Additionally, a unique “pit stop” experience, narrated by West Coast Customs Founder and CEO, Ryan Friedlinghaus, occurs between the two laps and provides riders an inside look into the West Coast Customs shop.
“We are thrilled to add yet another unique, record-breaking coaster to our second-to-none collection of world-class attractions. West Coast Racers absolutely delivers, living up to Six Flags Magic Mountain’s unprecedented thrill DNA,” said Park President, Neal Thurman. “With a broad appeal, this coaster is the centerpiece of the newly themed area, The Underground, featuring new dining and retail opportunities.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Six Flags Magic Mountain to create this unprecedented new ride,” said Ryan Friedlinghaus. “Throughout my career, I have always thought outside of the box and I love being challenged to build things others can’t. It was amazing to be part of every aspect of West Coast Racers, from designing the coaster cars, to the overall look and feel of the entire ride. Six Flags Magic Mountain allowed us to be completely hands-on. This truly is an authentic West Coast Customs experience from the moment you get in line for the ride until you get off the coaster. Hope fans LOVE it!”
West Coast Racers is located in the new LA centric urban-themed area, The Underground, where guests experience a high-energy street vibe along with new dining and retail locations, including Twin Charged Tacos, Chicken Coupe, Snack Trax, Speed Shop and Six Gear. The area also includes the park’s popular wooden coaster, Apocalypse, and soon-to-open refurbished go karts, Pacific Speedway.
Ride features include:
- A record-breaking four magnetic launches, including a side-by-side first and second race launch;
- Four total inversions, including three zero G rolls and a zero G stall;
- 14 track crossovers and a high-five (where riders can almost high-five guests riding the opposing train), for a total of 30 train interactions (15 per lap);
- Side-by-side airtime hills and overbanked turns; and
- Speeds up to 55 miles-per-hour as riders cross the finish line.
For more information about West Coast Racers, visit www.sixflags.com/magicmountain
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