Tatsu (Japanese for " dragon " ) in Six Flags Magic Mountain ( Valencia, California, USA) is a steel roller coaster from the model flying coaster manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard, which opened on 13 May 2006.
The layout is not as in the three sister parks Over Georgia, Great Adventure and the Great America Superman Layout, but was designed specifically for Magic Mountain. The Pretzel Loop is 17 meters higher than the Pretzel Loops on the other Flying Coaster manufacturer with its height of 38 m.
After the passengers were strapped in, the cars are rotated by 90 ° so that the person lying on his belly look towards the floor. In this position, the passengers of the whole trip. The 1098 m long route leads over four areas of the park and has a height difference of 80 meters. The train has a top speed of 100 km / h and broke with its 38 m high Pretzel Loop the world record for the highest Pretzel Loop.
The ride on Tatsu takes 3.5 minutes, of which slightly more than a minute in flying position and has a capacity of 1600 people per hour. It is possible to load two trains at the same time passengers. Just as Kingda Ka at Six Flags Great Adventure course at the beginning and at the end of the station were also fitted with Tatsu. The base station has a special design which movable floors are no longer needed, how they found use in older B & M Flying Coaster. The soil under each seat is recessed, which makes it possible to turn the car around 90 ° with enough space for the feet of the passengers. The ground between the individual car, however, is the same height as the rest of the station making it very easy for the passengers to sit in the seat.
- The show Who Wants To Be A Superhero? made use of in the third episode of the second season.
- Mega Builders Discovery Channel showed a documentary about the construction of Tatsu.
Tatsu has three trains with eight cars. In each car four people can (a series à four people) take place. Passengers must be at least 1.37 m tall to ride allowed.