X-Flight’s ‘Test Flight’ Video

Roller Coaster News

Six Flags Great America has posted a test video of X-Flight. My pick for the most anticipated new roller coaster is looking pretty good.

It’ll be cool to see how this ride all comes together once the flight tower, fog, and water canons have been integrated. It looks a little slow, but larger trains often look a lot slower than they are. Also, those inversions don’t need a lot of speed to be fun. I think they’ll actually be more fun if you have a chance to get a little bit of a hang during them.

X-Flight Layout - Six Flags Great America Roller Coaster

I received an invite for X-Flight’s media day, but I’m not sure that I’ll be able to make it. Either way I’m looking forward to seeing this ride open next month. Read why I picked X-Flight as my top new coaster for 2012.

Visit Six Flags Great America’s X-Flight page.

What’s Your Take?
How do you think X-Flight looks? Leave a comment below.

Founder of CoasterCritic.com. My favorite coasters are B&M hypers and gigas. I’m also a huge fan of terrain roller coasters.


  1. It looks nice and smooth, but just like The Swarm, it seems quite slow and not very forceful. If this is what all wing coasters are going to be like, I think I'll prefer inverts every time. Those things are compact and pack a punch.
    It's very nice to look at though 🙂

    • I think due to their size, the wing riders look slower in video than they are in reality. I experienced that on The Swarm.

  2. This…ride…looks…amazing…

  3. These rides will get more intense, they just have to. If they don't they will die.

  4. Hopefully it speeds up once it breaks in and the weather gets warmer cause it seems a bit slower than Wild Eagle, which I've heard good things about, and more on par with the Swarm, which I've heard a lot of people expressing dissapointment in. It still looks fun though, just not very forceful.


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