Six Flags Magic Mountain's Revolution roller coaster losing the shoulder restraints

Posted Thursday, September 3, 2015 9:48 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Six Flags Magic Mountain will remove the universally despised over-the-shoulder restraints on the Revolution roller coaster and replace them with modern snug-fitting lap bars in 2016. In honor of Revolution’s 40th anniversary, the Valencia amusement park will give the track a new paint job, update the aging station, install new trains on the existing coaster chassis and add new restraints similar to the ones used on Full Throttle and Twisted Colossus.

Read more from The LA Times.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 11:15 AM

I hope the new trains keep the same look at the original ones. That model Schwarzkopf train was rare. The only other coaster I have seen with it was the one that burned at Phantasialand.

Hershey put new trains on Sooperdooperlooper and that 38 year old ride runs as smooth as glass. It's amazing how good Schwarzkopf rides still ride.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 11:37 AM
janfrederick's avatar

Thank the coaster gods!


"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Thursday, September 3, 2015 11:55 AM
rollergator's avatar

When I saw the new trains at Hershey, my hopes began to soar. It's been a long time coming, but we will soon have a full set of four awesome "terrainy" Antons (Hershey, SFoG, SFoT, and SFMM)...


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:28 PM
CarolinaNick15's avatar

Nerd question: Who's making the new trains for revolution?

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:48 PM
Rick_UK's avatar

Gerstlauer made the SDL ones, but I'm not sure they're best of friends with SF at the moment.


Nothing to see here. Move along.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:56 PM

rollergator said:

When I saw the new trains at Hershey, my hopes began to soar. It's been a long time coming, but we will soon have a full set of four awesome "terrainy" Antons (Hershey, SFoG, SFoT, and SFMM)...

Er, and I guess the Lisebergbanan was built by Pinfari...?


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Thursday, September 3, 2015 1:20 PM
rollergator's avatar

Not at ALL, Richard, and I desperately hope to ride Lisebergbanan someday....it's one of those "bucket list" rides - and parks!

The inscrutable "we" in my comment meant those of us in the US.


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Friday, September 4, 2015 12:43 PM
Rick_UK's avatar

"In honor of Revolution’s 40th anniversary, the Valencia amusement park will give the track a new paint job, update the aging station, install new trains on the existing coaster chassis and add new restraints similar to the ones used on Full Throttle and Twisted Colossus."

latimes.com


Nothing to see here. Move along.

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Saturday, September 5, 2015 10:49 AM

Interesting that there is no info on who will be doing the trains. I'm guessing they are keeping the original chassis and bringing in a third party to rebuild around it.

This is just so cool to finally ride Revolution so much closers to how it was intended. My absolute favorite of the SF announcements.

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Saturday, September 5, 2015 9:26 PM

The article suggests that they are using the current chassis and replacing the bodies.

Full Throttle is directly mentioned as a comparison point; I wonder if Premier will be involved...they did build the replacement trains on Hershey's Trailblazer. If the park were getting totally new trains I would expect them to come from Gerstlauer, although I wonder if Six Flags and Gerstlauer are actually on speaking terms at the moment...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Monday, September 7, 2015 11:10 AM

Update: a report on Facebook serving as a billboard for thecoasterguy.com indicates that the park is having steel frames fabricated locally using the original Schwarzkopf plans and is doing the new 'Glas work in-house.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 11:39 AM

I rode the Revolution when it was new, managed to get a few rides in it's original state before the unfortunate Galaxyland incident had insurance companies demanding OSTR's be installed on Schwarzkopf loopers. I rode it a couple of times after that but gave up on it. This is refreshing news.

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