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Mindbender

A Mindbender logo

THE OVERVIEW
 
The first triple-loop roller coaster in North America.

The Mindbender is a one-of-a-kind thrill ride. Each train, holding 28 passengers, catupults through three loops (two vertical) and travels up to 50 mph. The Mindbender hurtles along 400,000 lbs. of steel, through loops 56 feet in height.

Mindbender with Batman: The Ride in the background

RIDE DETAILS

Rule
Track Type Year Designer/Manufacturer
Steel Looping 1978 Anton Schwarzkopf/Werner Stengel

RIDE STATISTICS
 
INTRODUCED...March 1978

HEIGHT...97 feet
 
MAXIMUM DROP...80 feet 

LENGTH...3,253 feet

TOP SPEED...50 mph

INVERSIONS...2 (2 56-foot tall vertical loops)

RIDE DURATION...2:33

NUMBER OF TRAINS...2 trains

PASSENGERS PER TRAIN...28 passengers

RIDER CAPACITY...1,200 riders per hour

HEIGHT RESTRICITON...Must be at least 42'' tall

COLOR... Green

RESTRAINS...Individual lap bars
 
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RIDE EXPERIENCE
 
ARRANGEMENT: 2 trains with 7 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train
 
STRUCTURE: All track and supports are green--The Mindbender is made up of 400,000 lbs. of steel structure
 
ELEMENTS (in order): Slanted turn, 80-foot drop, 56-foot tall vertical loop, speed spiral, inclined loop, swooping drop into inclined helix, 56 foot tall vertical loop, speed spiral, brakes into station
 
FEATURES: A short tunnel after first loop--One of only a few rides at Six Flags over Georgia you can see from the interstate (I-20)
 
HISTORY/NOTES: This site agrees with Six Flags Inc. that Mindbender is the first triple loop roller coaster in North America. A loop does not have to be an inversion, and Mindbender includes two inverted loops and an inclined loop. Therefore, it is the first triple loop roller coaster in North America, not the first triple inversion coaster--Painted green (was brown) in 1997 to match new Gotham City section of the park--Arguably, the best Schwarzkopf looper in history

This ride uses Lo-Q

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MINDBENDER'S RATING (as of 7.18.02)
 
LOOK...7.5
 
LAYOUT...7.5
 
THEME...6
 
ELEMENTS/INVERSIONS...8.5
 
QUEUE LINE...6
 
RIDE...9
 
ROUGNESS FACTOR...No
 
OVERALL...8
 
~THIS COASTER IS STILL BEING REVIEWED~