The Riddler’s Revenge is a Bolliger & Mabillard stand-up roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The ride is situated in The Movie Town area of the park and was the park’s eleventh roller coaster. It was also the park’s single biggest investment on an attraction, to date, costing US$14 million.
Upon opening in 1998, The Riddler’s Revenge set world records for this type of coaster in height, drop, speed, length and number of inversions. The previous record holder was Chang at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. The Riddler’s Revenge stands 156 feet (48 m) tall and features a top speed of 65 miles per hour (105 km/h). The 4,370-foot-long (1,330 m) ride features six inversions and a duration of approximately three minutes.
Length: 4,370 ft
Height: 156 ft
Drop: 146 ft
Speed: 65 mph
Elements: Chain Lift Hill, 124 ft tall Loop, Dive Loop, Dive Loop, Inclined Loop, Block Brake, Corkscrew, Corkscrew
Capacity: 1,610 riders per hour
The ride begins with a right turn out of the station. Once the train ascends the 156-foot-tall (48 m) chain lift hill it goes through a small pre-drop, before dropping 146 feet (45 m) on a banked left turn. It then enters the 124-foot-tall (38 m) vertical loop which wraps around the lift hill. Two dive loops follow, the second of which also wraps around the lift hill. An inclined loop is followed by two right turns that lead up and into the mid-course brake run. After dropping out of the brake run, the train immediately enters a corkscrew to the left. A series of direction and elevation changes lead into a second corkscrew, the inverted part of which is just above a portion of the queue line. The track then turns to the right and enters the final brake run before returning to the station.