Following an incredible laser light and fireworks show as the park patrons were leaving the park, hundreds of Coastermaniacs lined up for a night-time ERT on Magnum XL-200 (1989) – Arrow Hyper-Coaster.
What a ride! That first drop… wow!
It’s a frightening feeling to crest the top of the 205 foot lift hill and not be able to see the track below you. That incredible 60 degree drop is followed by another 157 foot hill and the thrills don’t let up from there. The tunnels during the day-time ride are disorienting, but at night you get totally lost.
They took the brakes off for the ERT and the Coastermanicas loved it. This coaster is so incredibly fast – up to 72 mph! Air time was great even during normal running, but with the brakes off, there were times on the hills back to the station it seemed like I spent more time out of my seat than in it. I sure appreciated the lap bars as I’m sure without them, this coaster would have ejected me right out of the car. All in all, a great coaster experience that you don’t want to miss!