Today, Six Flags made their announcements for 2019, and perhaps the most notable new coaster opening next year is Maxx Force at Six Flags Great America. Themed to a formula one car, the coaster will feature a 78 mile-per-hour launch and five inversions.
The ride begins by launching from 0–78 miles per hour in 2 seconds—making it the fastest-accelerating roller coaster in North America. Gimmicky marketing superlative? Without a doubt, but that’s not to take away from a great looking launch section.
Reaching a height of 175 feet, the train will then roll through two inversions high above the park. Sweeping back to the ground, the coaster will take on a zero-g roll while still clipping along at 60 miles per hour. Now that sounds like a fun element.
From there, the train will maneuver through what appears to be a half-twist followed by a dive loop finale. Watch the ride’s trailer below:
The ride layout looks to be short but sweet, and it should be a perfect addition to Six Flags Great America. Maxx Force almost looks like an oversized Sky Rocket II model with a Top Thrill Dragster theme, and that’s by no means a bad thing. With a launch and five inversions, this coaster is sure to pack some forces. I’m curious to find out which manufacturer designed the ride. Update: Looks like it’s from S&S, as they’ve been the primary developers of air-powered launch coasters.
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