X2 (roller coaster)

X ² at Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia, California, USA) is a steel roller coaster model from 4th Dimension manufacturer Arrow Dynamics, which opened under the name X in 2002. Since 2008 she is named X ².

She was the prototype of the 4th Dimension Coaster by Arrow Dynamics and was until 2006 the only roller coaster world of type.


The roller coaster opened on 12 January 2002 under the name X. For owners of season tickets, the railway was opened on 24 December 2001. Due to technical problems the railway between 5 June 2002 and August 12, 2002 did not work. In November 2007, Six Flags announced that the train gets new trains and new visual and audio effects. Since 2008 she sailed under the new name X ².


When boarding the passenger sitting opposite the first direction and is rotated after completing the loading on the back. This is done by an adjustable rail below the actual tracks. Now the passenger is therefore face up in the seat and rolls head first to the lift hill. On the lift hill, the individual cars are slightly rotated so that the people sitting horizontally. When the train arrived at 53 m height, the passengers expected a small Predrop before the first drop. At its apex, the seats rotate forward 180 degrees, so that the passenger with the face down the 66 m high departure crashes into the depth ( see picture above right). Just before the train goes back to the horizontal, the seats make a 360 ° roll forward so that the high g - forces of 4 g not act on the head. The other route involves two inversions and two innovative driving elements, known as Raven -turns. On the whole rest of the route the cars are always different degrees rotated.

X ² has three trains, each with seven cars. In each car four people can (a series à four people) take place. They are 6.1 m wide wing-like prototype vehicles. The rotation of the individual pairs is controlled by a seat mounted below the slide rail guide bar. Thus, they are not stored as is often claimed independent and free to rotate, but are rotated at certain sections through this same guide rail.

Passengers must be at least 1.22 m tall to ride allowed.