The New Revolution - Classic
The Revolution was the world’s first 360-degree looping coaster.
Opening on May 8, 1976, it was originally named the Great American Revolution in honor of the country’s bicentennial celebration. This white steel track coaster is built into the park's lush hillsides and features a fast and furious series of steep, daring dips and dives inspired by those experienced on old-fashioned wooden coasters. Revolution reaches speeds of 55mph over the 3,457 feet of track. One of the most famous and iconic looping roller coasters in the world – and the very first roller coaster to ever feature a full vertical loop, Revolution has remained everybody’s favorite classic ride for a reason.
In 2016 to commemorate the 40th anniversary, The New Revolution was reopened with newly designed trains, special ride effects, and a new look. The beloved steel roller coaster that has thrilled over 45 million guests in its 40-year reign at the park, has been repainted a brilliant white and blue color, while the newly designed trains have been fitted with lap and calf bars, and features Americana red, white and blue colors with a silver eagle hood adornment. For coaster fans, the elimination of shoulder harnesses provide a smoother, sleeker ride experience with more airtime.
Over the years, Revolution has had many cameo appearances in popular television shows and movies, most famously in the 1983 classic National Lampoon’s Vacation.
Lonely, frustrated, and bitter — for reasons nobody can explain — the demons are on a mission to bring others into the fountain pit of misery they call home.
These demons claim to have been disrupted by the construction of the Valencia Falls at the turn of the century roller coaster in 1976. From the back seat, they reach out. The vehicle twists and careens on the track, tossing riders at every turn.
What drives these lost and crazed spirits? Perhaps, the thrill of new residents makes their horrible world more bearable. Maybe, we’ll never know…
Minimum height for this ride is 48″.
The New Revolution Plaza