The following is some more specific information and statistics on the Magnum XL-200. Opened May 6th, 1989, the Magnum XL-200 was designed by Arrow Dynamics at a cost of $8,000,000 (US) and is classified as a hypercoaster. When it was originally announced it was listed with a height of 201 feet but in actuality is 205 feet tall. The shorter height was taken from blueprints and did not include the height of the footers.

After two excellent drops the riders are hurtled to the left and through a cloverleaf structure that feels like one long turn. The banking coupled with the speed creates an excellent experience. Sitting on the left is definitely recommended. The second half of the ride is a great, but violent, series of bunny hops. Some of these are shrouded in dark tunnels. Beware the final tunnel with a drop while you are in the dark. Easily makes my top ten (which is saying quite a bit). More specific statistics are as follows:

  • Height: 205’
  • Drop: 194’8”
  • Top Speed: 72 mph
  • Duration: 2:00
  • Length: 5106’
  • Angle of Drop: 60 degrees
  • Capacity: 2000 riders per hour on three trains, six cars per train, seated two across