X2 was once known as “X”, the name change took place in the year 2007, it also had a nice paint job to make this awesome coaster look as good as it feels to ride! The X2 is located and operating in the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park which is in Valencia, California, USA. The X2 is well know as its the worlds first 4th Dimension Roller Coaster, it was also to be the very last coast to be designed and installed by Arrow Dynamics.
On December 2nd, 2007 the ride closed for a little while so the Six Flags crew could shed a new lease of life to this monster, The X transformed into the X2 and whilst doing so it received a brand new paint job, third generation vehicles and some new features that include a pair of flame throwers for some extra style. Once all the new upgrades were completed and tested the park re-opened the X2 on May 24, 2008.
The ride is extreme and very unique simply because the trains pitch 360 degrees forward and reverse independently from the main chassis. This simply scare the rider out of his own skin, for example, climbing to such a large heigh while facing the wrong direction is bad enough, but then falling in reverse is simply madness that should provide a thrilling rush of adrenalin. The X2 is considered to be the one of the signature rides at the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park.
X2′s lift-hill climbs 175 feet (53 m) into the sky with the ride’s tallest point above ground at 190 feet (58 m). The first drop is 215 feet (65.5 m) and is sloped at 88.8 degrees, causing the train to reach a maximum speed of 76 mph (122 km/h) faster than X, at about 70 mph). The 3,610-foot (1100 m) long layout features two inversions including a skydive, two “raven turns”, one back flip, and a twisting front flip.
Type: Steel – 4th Dimension Opened: Operating since 2001 Designer:Arrow Dynamics Features: Rotating Trains, Themed, Vertical Height: 175 ft (53 m) Max Drop: 215 ft (66 m) Max Speed: 76 mph (122 km/h) Length: 3,610 ft (1,100 m) Max G-Force: 4.5 Inversions: 2 Duration: 2:00 Trains: 3 Capacity: 1,600 riders per hour