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Tatsu is a steel flying roller coaster designed by Bolliger & Mabillard located in Samurai Summit at Six Flags Magic Mountain. It is the world's tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster, the only flying roller coaster to feature a zero-gravity roll, and has the world's highest pretzel loop.

History

Rumors of a new roller coaster being built at Six Flags Magic Mountain first emerged in the summer of 2004.[1]

Land clearing in Samurai Summit began in mid-2005 with track for the new roller coaster soon later beginning arriving from Ohio.

Construction permits filed by Six Flags Magic Mountain and a trademark for the name Tatsu (filed on August 23, 2005) were later found by the public.[1][2][3]

Tatsu was officially announced to the public on November 17, 2005.[4][5]

Both Revolution and Roaring Rapids were temporarily closed in order for the roller coaster to be built.[2]

After construction and testing was complete, Tatsu opened to the public on May 13, 2006.[6]

Tatsu broke several records upon its opening. The roller coaster is the world's tallest, fastest, and longest flying roller coaster. The roller coaster also holds the record for the highest pretzel loop which is high and is currently the only Flying roller coaster to have a zero-gravity roll.[7][8][9][10][11]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Six Flags Magic Mountain
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tatsu
  3. Tatsu
  4. The newest Six Flags "Species of Fear" revealed
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  7. Roller Coaster Search Results — Flying coasters, sorted by height
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  9. Roller Coaster Search Results — Flying coasters, sorted by speed
  10. Roller Coaster Search Results — Flying coasters with zero-G roll
  11. Roller Coaster Search Results — Flying coasters with Pretzel Loop, sorted by height

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