Six Flags Great America announces new triple-record breaking roller coaster
GURNEE, Ill. (CBS 58)— Six Flags Great America announced a new triple-record breaking roller coaster coming to the park in 2019. Maxx Force will be the fastest launch coaster in North America, and feature the fastest inversion and highest double inversion of any roller coaster in the world.
“Six Flags reigns supreme for record-breaking, one-of-a-kind rides and world-class thrills,” said Six Flags Great America Park President Hank Salemi. “The new Maxx Force coaster is in a class all by itself, launching riders from 0 to 78 miles per hour in under two seconds. No other coaster in the country accelerates at that blistering speed.”
Maxx Force highlights include:
- A unique air-powered launching system propelling guests forward at record speeds
- The world’s highest double inversion at 175 feet above the ground
- The fastest inversion on any roller coaster in the world with a 60 miles-per-hour zero-G roll
- Five high-speed inversions
- One-of-a-kind custom coaster trains modeled after Formula One racing cars
Maxx Force will be the park’s 17th roller coaster and is scheduled to debut in summer 2019 in the Carousel Plaza area of the park.