Tatsu specifications released

Thursday, November 17, 2005 3:56 AM
What: Tatsu; B&M custom Flying coaster

Where: Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia, CA)

When: Spring 2006

Height: 170-feet

First Drop: 111-feet

Top Speed: 62 mph

Track length: 3,602-feet

Inversions: 4

- 124' tall pretzel loop

- 96' tall zero-gravity roll

- 103' long flatspin

- 360 degree inline roll

Duration: 3 minutes

Capacity: 1,600 pph

Source: http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_3224424

*** Edited 11/17/2005 10:17:54 AM UTC by kRaXLeRidAh***

Thursday, November 17, 2005 5:11 AM
Sounds Great. Not to mention that it is LAUNCHED. What get's me is i think Six Flags actually knowns about the hatred of the park in online forums...look

For coaster fans, the coming ride has generated some subdued online buzz - perhaps optimism - about the direction of a beloved theme park they believe is hampered by weak management, with corporate ownership in flux, Niles said. Oklahoma City-based Six Flags Inc. is up for sale, with Dan Snyder, owner of the NFL's Washington Redskins, angling to take over.

"Fans are willing to forgive and forget if you deliver a really great ride," Niles said.

^ That last sentance pretty funny, but i guess perhaps it is true in many ways.

Congradulations SFMM.:) Tatsu look's to be amazing.

Thursday, November 17, 2005 5:12 AM
/\ The coaster isn't launched. The editor just chose the wrong wording for "take." ;)
Thursday, November 17, 2005 7:35 AM
That's it? ;)
Thursday, November 17, 2005 9:07 AM
"Fans are willing to forgive and forget if you deliver a really great ride,"

Which is part of the reason that SFI as a whole and esp. SFMM is in the terrible shape it is in. Give me better Cust. Service, a Cleaner Park, and All the rides open before you go and build me a new ride, not only will I visit, but I may just buy a season pass...

Thursday, November 17, 2005 9:11 AM
That's exactly the thinking that has sunk the company into the deep, deep red.

"Let's just saturate the park with rides!"

The fact of the matter is that you need substance to the park. You need atmosphere and you need good services to keep people happy.

The problem with that is that I don't think you'll ever know when you're succeeding with it because you keep your customers in a constant state of happiness, so they don't even have to think or say "oh wow, this is really nice."

Just keeping them happy and keeping everything really nice is it's reward because although it isn't always spoken or recognized, it will be with repeat customers and high park reviews. It's hard for me to explain, but I think someone walking through a park happy all day because of the atmosphere has a much larger impact than someone getting 2 minutes of a thrill every couple of hours. *** Edited 11/17/2005 2:12:32 PM UTC by MForce2k***

Thursday, November 17, 2005 9:28 AM
I'm so glad and relived they didn't overload this coaster with inversions. Looks like we'll get some awesome flying moments.

This sounds like a "next level" flyer if ever there was one. Kinda of like what B&M did with Montu, Raptor and Riddler's Revenge.

People will be watching now, this ride is an attention getter. Hopefully the coughcough*newowners*cough will recognize this.

Thursday, November 17, 2005 9:55 AM
I want to see pics, animations, etc. Press releases do nothing for me.

A launching flyer DOES sound yummy, though. :-P


*** Edited 11/17/2005 2:55:55 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

Thursday, November 17, 2005 10:08 AM
Everything for Tatsu is now on Six Flags.com

I was thinking this coaster was going to follow the ground alot more. It actually spends most of the ride pretty high in the air.

Looks better then the Superman Clones though.

Thursday, November 17, 2005 10:12 AM
Wow! I'm impressed. That looks awesome. From the original specs I was guessing that the total elevation change was going to be the 170 feet...but its actually 263 feet! And the pretzel loop looks to be more towards the middle/end of the ride. Should be a lot better paced than the Superman clones.
Thursday, November 17, 2005 10:19 AM
It's great that the Pretzel loop is more toward the middle...on the Superman ride's after the Pretzel loop the ride tends to feel over with.

Is B&M starting a new trend with Flat Spin's and Zero G rolls as the first few elements now...first Hydra now for Tatsu. Gotta like that they are changing how things have generally always been done.

Thursday, November 17, 2005 10:45 AM
Thursday, November 17, 2005 10:46 AM

Paul Ruben said-
“Six Flags Magic Mountain exemplifies the powerful Six Flags thrill brand,” stated Paul Ruben, North American editor of Park World magazine and noted roller coaster historian. ”Besides strapping yourself onto a jet fighter, no where else can you experience this unique acrobatic flying experience. Tatsu is a tremendous addition to this renown thrill park and the missing link to their remarkable world-class coaster collection.”

Can't he just stop? Del Holland is an idiot, as he shows in the Press release, as well as the way he runs his park. Paul Ruben is not someone that needs to be quoted.

Just another day in the Six Flags Gutter...

Thursday, November 17, 2005 10:48 AM
I'm so Impressed with this design. Those cars are nicely designed as if they were intended for Universal Islands of adventures. I'm excited to see that the signiture flyer loop (Pretzel Loop) has made it and the fact that it is diving in and out of those trees makes it even better. I love it!
Thursday, November 17, 2005 10:53 AM
It's big! It's orange! It's Satsuma!!

-Jimvy! :p

Thursday, November 17, 2005 11:03 AM
yeah another day in the six flags gutter... please! its called press, someone with a known name is saying something nice about the new addition to the park to hype the ride up. get over it.
Thursday, November 17, 2005 11:12 AM
Well I for one am ESTATIC that Magic Mountain opted for a customed designed flying coaster as opposed to the three Supermen flyers in its brother parks. I dont exactly like the color scheme but again using the terrain to add to the ride is sheer genius. It worked for Revolution and Ninja, didnt it? And unlike SCREAM, there is a theme to this ride. So all you Doubting Thomases need to lighten up and give the park a break. I will definitely be makin the 1900 mile trek to Magic Mountain next year for their Odyssey Party(Gay Pride at SFMM) so I can ride it at night with less crowds!!
Thursday, November 17, 2005 11:14 AM

Ride It said:
someone with a known name is saying something nice

Known? Known by who? Roller coaster dorks on message boards? And only half of them at best? I mean really.

In other news...Tatsu looks good enough to drag me back to Cali all by itself. Quote me on that. I'm KNOWN. *cough*


*** Edited 11/17/2005 4:16:15 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***

Thursday, November 17, 2005 11:24 AM
It's Going To Be An Stellar Season !!!
Six Flags Magic Mountain's Tatsu is going to be the crown jewel of this amazing thrill park! Looks like 2006 will be the season to get out and tour some of the USA's most awesome theme/amsuement parks!
Everyone needs to be happy for Six Flags Magic Mountain. The addition of Tatsu may very well launch a whole new beginning for the park and its future. All For Air In 2006 !!!
Thursday, November 17, 2005 11:30 AM

coasterqueenTRN said:
I want to see pics, animations, etc. Press releases do nothing for me.



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