Get ready to fly at the speed of fear next year...Today, Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced their long anticipated flying coaster, Tatsu. In true Magic Mountain tradition, this coaster is the worlds tallest, fastest, and longest flying coaster. The ride comes from renounced designers Bolliger and Malibillard as the "X-treme" park's seventeenth thrill ride, making the park once again, coaster capital. Tatsu will take riders on an epic layout as the coaster takes riders soaring over 170 feet in the air as the tallest flying coaster on Earth. Then, riders are dropped down 111 feet and reach speeds of sixty-two miles per hour for the fastest speed on a flying coaster. As soon as riders emerge from the station on to the lift hill, they journey across 3,602 feet of track. On that journey, riders will encounter four mind-blowing inversions. Including a 124 foot Pretzel Knot/Loop, 103 foot Flat Spin, ninety-six foot tall Zero-G roll, and a 360 degree inline twist over the park's famous Revolution coaster. These ingredients would make this ride three minutes no rider would ever forget.Tatsu, which is the Japanese word for Dragon, will open in the park's Samurai Summit area for the 2006 season. Tatsu will mark the park's 35th anniversary.
Thrill-seekers will have the opportunity to visit Cedar Point at a discount from 2005 prices before hopping on the park's newest thrill-ride, the $6 million Skyhawk.Cedar Point has confirmed that the Sandusky, Ohio park will receive the fourth "Screamin' Swing" ride from S&S Power for 2006, and that it will be placed in Frontiertown beside the Snake River Falls splashdown ride.Along with the new ride - which will not be an upcharge attraction like its older counterparts - Cedar Point will be reducing general admission rates by $5 to
$39.95 while senior and junior tickets will remain at the end-of-year special offered in 2005 of $9.95. This comes after recent concerns of overpriced tickets.The park is touting its 40-passenger version of the increasingly-popular ride as the largest of its kind in the world, and according to official announcements, it will stand exactly three feet higher than sister park Valleyfair's Xtreme Swing next year, but swing to the same height - 125 feet - at up to 60 miles per hour.The announcement confirms that the five acres of land left unoccupied after the removal of White Water Landing will be used for another future expansion, likely a major ride if Cedar Point's history speaks for the future.