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Is the Viper Roller Coaster Getting Scrapped at Six Flags Magic Mountain?
According to a rumor submitted to Screamscape earlier this week, the Viper roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain may be getting scrapped within the next year to make way for a new roller coaster coming in 2018. This is not the first time I’ve heard this rumor. For the last couple of years, Viper has been rumored to be on the short list of possible rides at Magic Mountain slated for demolition. Fortunately, for those of us who still like this ride, they’ve only been rumors.
Viper is the very last of the Arrow Dynamics mega-loopers, with a whopping seven inversions, built way back in 1990. It sits in the Baja Ridge area of the park, next to its famous Arrow cousin X2:
At 26 years old, from a company that no longer exists, Viper is definitely living on borrowed time. It’s a rough ride, isn’t quite as thrilling as some of the newer, taller, and faster coasters, and I’m sure it’s hard to get parts for. It also sits on a decent sized piece of land that could easily accommodate a newer, more thrilling roller coaster:
What do you think? Do you think the rumors are true and they’ll pull out Viper this next year? If so, what do you think they’ll replace it with? What would you like to see them replace it with? Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts!