Monday, January 21, 2019

Six Flags Great America Releases new Maxx Force POV Virtual Ride

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While the original announcement of Maxx Force, an extreme launched roller coaster opening at Six Flags Great America in 2019, included plenty of animation it did not feature a full start to finish point of view ride animation.

This past weekend the park changed that when they released this video, showing riders just what a spin on Maxx Force will be like:

Maxx Force's intense layout will be covered in about 20 seconds from launch to brakes, and the ride will be North America's fastest launch coaster according to the park, hitting 78 miles per hour in less than 2 seconds.

The launch will be intense, and easily the most exciting part of the ride and it's main feature.  Maxx Force is being created by S&S Sansei Technologies, which has a long history of making intense compressed air-launch rides.  (Everyone remember Hypersonic XLC at Kings Dominion's launch?)  After the launch the trains will soar up into a pair of twisted inversions at 175 feet above the park.  The next inversion is said to be the fastest on any ride anywhere, and looks like an extended heartline/corkscrew roll.  A fake-out dive loop follows, and will lead downward into the final brakes.

Maxx Force is currently under construction at the park, with the first supports said to have recently gone up.  Once the park releases more coverage of the ride going up, we'll be sure to check in again.