The Magnum XL-200. Its name alone strikes excitement among roller coaster enthusiasts worldwide. And for good reason. Introduced in 1989, this record-breaking ride has one of the tallest hills (205 feet) and delivers one of the fastest rids (72 mph) anywhere. Last summer Magnum was voted the number one roller coaster in the world by readers of Inside Track, an international publication that covers amusement park news and trends around the world.
In 1993 alone, this sleek steel machine gave more than 2.2 million rides, making it one of the top three rides of the season. Since 1989, Magnum has given more than 10 million rides (through the 1993 season).
|Track Length:||5,106 feet|
|Lift Height:||205 feet|
|Second Hill Height:||157 feet|
|Third Hill Height:||80 feet|
|Structure:||Steel tubular track|
|Features:||First hill drop of 60 degrees (one of the steepest in
Lap bar restraints
Three tunnels with special effects
|Coaches:||Six-passenger coasches on each train|
Three 36-passenger trains running continuously
|Design:||Fiberglass coaches with lap bar and nylon wheels|
|Ride Capacity:||2,000 rides per hour|
|$8.0 million||Disaster Transport special effects and construction|
|Ride Manufacturer||Arrow Dynamics, Clearfield, Utah|
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