In this Ride Review we’re looking at the King of all Stand-Up Coasters, the almighty record breaker. Riddler’s Revenge is the world’s tallest, fastest, and longest Stand-Up Coaster, it also features the most inversions on any Stand-Up coaster in the world. In conclusion, a beast!
Let’s get right into it! Riders will approach the ride when they enter the Movie District, and walk on the Riddler’s Revenge Plaza. You can’t miss the ride since it is both huge, and loud. The roar of the trains rolling over the B&M track is to be heard from everywhere in the park! Anyways, once riders have entered the plaza their is a (grey by day, green by night) sign saying “?The Riddler’s Revenge”, of course this is where the line starts, and riders will enter here.
The line exists out of some straight pathways that are covered with sun-screens and over a back-stage view of the Batman Theater. Once the line forms to become a downwards slope, riders will see the last inversion, a corkscrew, over their heads. They will get to the only switchbacks in line, where a Flash-pass employee will send you up to the station in small parties. Once riders are send up, they will walk up a set of stairs, with question-marks everywhere. They will then walk into one of the weirdest stations around. The station is diagonal, in comparison with the train. So their will be a long switchback-like line for the front row, but 4 people hardly fit in the line for last row! The station used to have question-mark lasers go through the station, with some awesome music, the music played in the loading station is “Ecuador – Bruce Wayne Edit” by Sash. Sadly, the lasers don’t work any longer, and sometimes one of the many is turned on.
Riders will board the Stand-Up trains, and once the seats lock and the ‘clear-go’ signal has been given, the train leaves the station. The train will make a slight turn to the right before approaching the lift-hill. Once the train has passed through the Loop up the 156 ft lift-hill, it will start it’s way down. It will descent down a 146 ft. drop with an approximate 230′ degree turn before it shoots into the giant 124 ft. tall loop that wraps around the lift-hill. The train will now make one of the, arguably, coolest movements in the world. It will fly up to the left into a Dive Loop/Reversed Immelman, once it’s back down it will immediately do the same thing again, but this time to the right. If you thought that was crazy enough, the train will speed up and spiral into a left Inclined Loop! The train will then make a sudden 90′ turn to the right before spiraling up to the mid-course brake-run.
The brake-run barely slows the train down so it will keep its speed. The train will then dive down, and will then shoot into the first corkscrew on the ride. This corkscrew has an alternative ending, in which the train will continue to go down before it makes a quick turn. The quick turn passes by a set of scenery buildings. The train will then fly over an ‘air-time’ hill. Which feels amazing by the way, being in a stand-up position causes all forces to feel stronger than they would be if it were to be a sit-down, making an ‘air-time’ hill a nice feature for a non-hyper B&M coaster! The ride will then spiral through a helix before descending down once again. Before you know it, the train will dive into, perhaps, the most forceful element of ’em all. The train will dive into the last corkscrew, quickly inverting over the line. After that it will turn a 180′ degrees to the ride, and the train will hit the final brake-run.
Once you’ve reached the station, the seats will unlock, jumping up. The riders will then exit the train and station on the left side. They will take the stairs down, and walk the best exit path in the world. (Maybe not the best, but a really good one for coaster-enthusiasts). The riders will pass under the entire ride as the walk the long exit path catching many more glimpses before reaching the plaza once again!
The line for Riddler’s Revenge can get really long in the summer, and also in the winter since they mostly operated only one train in the winter the last couple of year. Luckily the 3rd train has returned from Six Flags Great Adventure, so Riddler’s can run 2 trains this winter! Anyways, the lines won’t start to form ’til about noon, since it is the ride that’s the least easily accessible from the front side of the park. Later on in the day the lines can get to be an hour, depending on how crowded the park is. The line moves pretty quick and Riddler’s has a nice capacity so don’t let the line scare you away.
So next time you’re at Six Flags Magic Mountain, ride the world’s tallest, fastest, longest and most inversional (we know that’s not a word) Stand-Up Coaster! And if you want to see Riddler’s Revenge in full action, watch our Riddler’s Revenge Off-Ride video below!