Six Flags Magic Mountain announces West Coast Racers for 2019 - Now the ONLY park with two "High Five" elements
World’s First Racing Launch Coaster, West Coast Racers,
Debuting at Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2019
20th Coaster Designed With World Famous West Coast Customs
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — August 30, 2018 — Six Flags Magic Mountain, today announced the
latest addition to its unparalleled coaster dynasty — West Coast Racers, the world’s first racing
launch coaster — slated to open in 2019. Unlike traditional coasters, this one-of-a-kind racing
coaster will feature two side-by-side tracks with four individual high-speed launches. The race
covers two complete laps, multiple airtime hills, extreme high-banked turns and exhilarating
over/under near misses. A highlight of the ride is an immersive real time “pit stop” designed and
produced by world famous West Coast Customs that will provide riders with a racing experience
unlike any other.
“Six Flags leads the industry in thrill ride innovation; it is part of our DNA, and we are taking thrills
to the next level with the new West Coast Racers,” said Park President, Neal Thurman. “Six
Flags Magic Mountain is the undisputed ‘Thrill Capital of the World’ and with this newest coaster,
strengthens our position as the ‘Coaster Capital of the World’ with a total of 20 roller coasters --
more than any other theme park on the planet.”
To begin their three-minute journey on the unique terrain-hugging track, riders sitting two abreast
are loaded onto sleek West Coast Customs-designed coaster cars. Launching around the first
lap, riders will experience head-to-head racing with the other cars on the twin track. The first of
its kind “pit stop” experience, narrated by West Coast Customs Founder and CEO, Ryan
Friedlinghaus, occurs between the two laps and provides riders an exclusive inside look into the
West Coast Customs shop.
“We are thrilled to partner with Six Flags Magic Mountain to create this unprecedented new ride,”
said Ryan Friedlinghaus, founder and CEO West Coast Customs. "Throughout my career, I
have always thought outside of the box and I love being challenged to build things others can't.
Talk about the ultimate outside of the box challenge — a West Coast Customs-style roller
Ride features include:
• A record-breaking four magnetic launches, including a side-by-side first and second race
• Four total inversions, including three zero G rolls and a zero G stall;
• 14 track crossovers and a high-five (where riders can almost high-five guests riding the
opposing train), for a total of 30 train interactions (15 per lap);
• Side-by-side airtime hills and overbanked turns; and
• Speeds up to 55 miles-per-hour as riders cross the finish line.
West Coast Racers will be located in a new LA centric urban-themed area where guests will
enjoy a high-energy street vibe. Currently located in this area is the popular wooden coaster,
Apocalypse, and the Cyclone 500 Go Karts, which will undergo re-theming. New dining, games
and retail locations will be added to complete the extensive area renovation.
For more information about West Coast Racers and next season at Six Flags Magic Mountain,
Six Flags Magic Mountain is also announcing the start of 2019 Season Pass sales with its
special Flash Sale through Labor Day weekend featuring the best deal of the year — savings up
to 70% off on a 2019 Pass.
August 30 through September 3, guests will receive a free upgrade to a Gold Season Pass with
every Pass purchased. Gold Season Passes include admission to Six Flags Magic Mountain,
Hurricane Harbor-Los Angeles, Wet ‘n’ Wild-Phoenix, and any other Six Flags theme park, as
well as free parking and special admission offers for friends.
During the Flash Sale, guests can also join the Six Flags Membership program for 50% off the
full Season Membership price and receive three free bonus months. Six Flags Membership
includes all of the benefits of Season Pass plus, includes over 50 additional benefits such as
unlimited soft drinks, preferred parking, walk-on passes for rides, and exclusive waterpark
seating. Members can also participate in Six Flags Membership Rewards, a new loyalty program
that allows guests to earn valuable prizes just for riding rides, seeing shows, and having a great
time at the park.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest
operator of waterparks in North America, with $1.4 billion in revenue and 25 parks across the United
States, Mexico and Canada. For 57 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class
coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information,
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About West Coast Customs
Founded in 1993 by Ryan Friedlinghaus, West Coast Customs, is the premiere vehicle modification shop,
internationally recognized for its original designs, beyond your imagination concepts, impeccable
quality, cutting-edge technology and unparalleled craftsmanship. Recognized as the game-changing car
customization phenomenon that was MTV's Pimp My Ride, West Coast Customs' pop culture status and
appeal has catapulted worldwide with state-of-the-art West Coast Customs franchises negotiated for Dubai,
Mexico, Germany, Malaysia, Russia, China and Japan. The West Coast Customs flagship 60,000 square
foot facility is headquartered in Burbank, California and features 12 leading-edge departments offering a range of extraordinary custom services for projects of any size, scope or budget.