Six Flags announces record-breaking roller coaster

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Six Flags Great America announced it's getting a new, record-breaking roller coaster.

The amusement park said the Maxx Force roller coaster will open in 2019 at its Illinois park.

The roller coaster is supposed to break three records.

“In the category of record-breaking, one-of-a-kind rides and attractions, Six Flags reigns supreme,” said Six Flags Great America Park President Hank Salemi in a statement. “We continue to build upon our arsenal of world-class thrills and Maxx Force is in a class all by itself, launching riders from 0 to 78 miles per hour in under two seconds. We cannot wait for our guests to experience this high-intensity ride.”

At 175 feet above the ground, it will also feature the highest double inversion in the world as well as the fastest inversion. Riders will "cork roll" at 60 miles per hour.

The Maxx Force will be Six Flags Great America's 17th roller coaster.

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