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Tatsu features
Operating
United States
Bolliger & Mabillard
Steel
Flying
Chain lift hill
Flying restraint
2006
Reviews  108
  • Joel Simon
    Joel Simon 1 month ago

    Fun Layout Duration

    This flying coaster really gives you the feeling of flying over the park. Its very smooth, has a nice layout, a fun pretzel loop and some rolls. One of the better B&M rides. Thrill: 3.5/5

  • Kommi
    Kommi 4 months ago

    Location Fun Smoothness

    The pretzel loop feels like an African bush elephant is trying to step on you and it's the most intense element on the West Coast arguably. Other than that, Tatsu is the smoothest B&M flyer I've been on barring my last ride which had a considerable rattle.

  • Klaus Quinonez
    Klaus Quinonez 4 months ago

    Inversions Location Comfort

    Just the pretzel loop make this ride deserving of 5 stars. But everything else is great about it too, flying through the mountains is such a fun experience, and the ride is very smooth.

  • Element 115
    Element 115 7 months ago

    Location Intensity Smoothness Capacity

    Great sense of scale from hilltop, nice smooth twisty layout and a pretzel loop that tries to kill you, really disorientating at night.

  • Nathan F
    Nathan F 8 months ago

    Inversions Masterpiece Intensity

    Tatsu is an extraordinary coaster. The ride is intense from start to finish. Every inversion is spectacular. You really get the flying sensation. And then the pretzel loop. Wow! That pretzel loop takes an already intense ride and kicks it up a million notches. Fantastic ride. The one downside is that it is painfully obvious where people have vomited on the brake run over the years, as those sections are visibly more corroded than the rest of the metal platform.

  • Erik C.
    Erik C. 10 months ago

    Location Fun Intensity

    This is one of those coasters where I was truly blown away the first time I rode it. I don't even know where to start... The location of this coaster is perfect. You are on top of the "mountain", and the entire layout is suspended 100 ft in the air. That combined with the flying position gives you the closest feeling on any flying coaster to actually soaring through the air on your own. You fly over trees and walkways, twisting towards the sky as well, not being able to see the track or train that holds you. Flying Dinosaur may have a better layout of elements, but that ride can't give you the true feeling of soaring hundreds of feet in the air like Tatsu can. The positive forces, along with the airtime you get on the Zero-G rolls, are perfect. Then the climax comes in form of the worlds largest pretzel loop. There are insane positive Gs on this, compounded by the laying position which makes it even more great. At the end of every ride, I just wish it went on longer. That's the only negative thing I have to say about this ride. This used to be my #1 in the park (even over Twisted Colossus) when my priorities for what a coaster should have were different. This could be your #1 if you are looking for a specific type of ride, and I wouldn't blame you.

  • Upbeat Coasters
    Upbeat Coasters 11 months ago

    Inversions Intensity Smoothness

    Tatsu was great! The pretzel loop was very intense. I felt like it was gonna crush my chest! (It was a good feeling though)

  • Evangelion Martini

    Nice surprise! Intensity Smoothness Harness

    The smoothness and grace of this ride for the first 90% of the track cannot be overstated. I've never ridden a flying coaster quite as smooth as this one, providing an experience that's actually quite serene. However, this makes the pretzel roll hit like an absolute truck if you're not prepared. Be ready to have your world rocked in the best way by it (and also be ready to be hung uncomfortably over a platform of puke for agonizing stretches of time once you return to the platform).

  • Dave Scott
    Dave Scott 1 year ago

    Location Masterpiece Layout

    Most flying coasters built to date have been plonked out on flat, open land. Not so, with Tatsu, which makes excellent use of the hills on "Samurai Summit". Much of the ride's "outside facing" time is spent at high altitude, cleverly interspersed with dives at speed into the woods. I loved Air when it opened (one of the few that did!), and it has of course been completely superceded now, but Tatsu is something else entirely. 2nd best coaster at Magic Mountain IMO.

  • Jake Williams
    Jake Williams 3 years ago

    Inversions Fun Smoothness Dead spots

    Tatsu is a great coaster and a perfect fit to SFMM. People always seem to dislike flyers for whatever reason, people on the american east coast in particular, and I really don't see that. I've done two flyers so far, (Tatsu and SFGADV'S Superman) and by far Tatsu is better. Unlike those people on the east coast however, i've ridden both and can safely assume B&M Flyers are excellent rides. Anyways, after you pass by all the Takis ads, get ready to conquer the dragon. Go up the lifthill and crest into this fun, twisting drop. You feel just like a bird when you do that front row and I love it every time. Soar into thi GIANT overbank around the sky tower and go through the first of many inversions. Now this inversion isn't too intense like an invert's but i can forgive it since it's a flyer and not supposed to be amazingly intense until you know what element. Do more of these types of inversions and such, each being really fun and then... it's here. The PRETZEL LOOP! This element is just INSANE and the G's rain down on you like Oregon in the Springtime. After that, this next spot is a little dead as it slows down out of that insanity a few seconds ago. Do another inversion and bank over the park entrance which is really neat. Dip down once more, aaaannnd brakes. And then you are in amazement. If you're an east coaster you think "WOAH! Flyers ARE good!" (hopefully). Overall, Tatsu is truly a fun and graceful ride that gets overhated by east coasters. If you're in town, ride this and just maybe you'll appreciate flyers more.

  • Jeremy Cole
    Jeremy Cole 20 hours ago
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    A.j. Hummel 1 day ago
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    Luka Psyduck 27 days ago
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    Ashton Hefley 1 month ago
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    Alexandre CF 2 months ago

    Location Masterpiece Smoothness

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    twigy _22 2 months ago
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    Joseph Bricout 4 months ago
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    Noah Maertens 5 months ago
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    Coaster Hour 5 months ago
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    Andrew E. 5 months ago

    Location Intensity Smoothness

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    Ryan S. 5 months ago
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    Samuel c. 5 months ago
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    Alexandre Clt 5 months ago
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    Coaster_TYSTYS 6 months ago
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    Scott Spark 7 months ago
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    Nyargleblargle 7 months ago
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    Coaster Cool 7 months ago
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    Jeffrey E. 7 months ago

    Location Intensity Discomfort

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    Rémy D. 7 months ago
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    Sean 8 months ago

    Location Intensity Smoothness Capacity Discomfort

  • Tyler Bunnow
    Tyler Bunnow 9 months ago

    Inversions Fun Intensity Capacity

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    matthew p. 9 months ago
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    Griffin Eldred 9 months ago
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    Jordan H. 9 months ago
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    Jeff T. 9 months ago
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    Adam L 11 months ago
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    Nicolas L. 11 months ago
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    Wang Tony 11 months ago
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    Jimmy P. 1 year ago
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    Warren Duke 1 year ago
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    Michael W. 1 year ago
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    Jacob Selleck 1 year ago
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    Andre Brown 1 year ago
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    手取Fishland 1 year ago

    Pace

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    Tristen Blatt 1 year ago
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    Maxime Alix 1 year ago
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    Sam Dbart 1 year ago
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    ttn846 1 year ago
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    james 1 year ago
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    Steve N. 1 year ago
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    Manuel G. 1 year ago
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  • Sean P.
    Sean P. 1 year ago

    Nice surprise! Smoothness Layout Reliability

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    Julien Simon 1 year ago
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    Andrew Lepire 1 year ago
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    olivier kapoun 1 year ago
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    Xabi L. 1 year ago
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    Chris Cronrath 1 year ago
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    Chris C. 1 year ago
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    James Cook 1 year ago
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    Location Smoothness Layout Airtimes

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    chase s. 1 year ago
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    Thibault M. 1 year ago
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    S 1 year ago
  • Kyle Broxton
    Kyle Broxton 1 year ago

    Pace Intensity Layout

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    Usa t. 1 year ago
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    Tilen B. 1 year ago
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    Maxime Huguel 1 year ago

    Location Comfort Layout

  • Timothée Pons
    Timothée Pons 1 year ago

    Location Intensity Layout Capacity

  • Daniel W.
    Daniel W. 1 year ago
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    Dan Pianini 2 years ago

    Masterpiece Harness Smoothness Capacity

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    tbarnesarc 2 years ago
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    Scott Pecqueux 2 years ago
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    Jaiden M. 2 years ago
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    iac17 2 years ago
  • Paul Casalis
    Paul Casalis 2 years ago

    Comfort Intensity Smoothness Theming

  • Arnaud Boussu
    Arnaud Boussu 2 years ago

    Nice surprise! Intensity Smoothness

  • Sven Popelier
    Sven Popelier 2 years ago
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  • Damien R.
    Damien R. 2 years ago

    Location Comfort Intensity Capacity

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    Corentin L. 2 years ago
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    Katun GagaLefou 2 years ago
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    Benjamin R. 2 years ago

    Location Masterpiece Intensity Capacity

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    Florian Blond 2 years ago

    Location Masterpiece Smoothness Capacity

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    JB T 2 years ago
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    Bart R. 2 years ago
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    damientravel 2 years ago

    Masterpiece Capacity

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    Victor Humbert 2 years ago
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    Romain LABAT 2 years ago
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    Antho Bour 2 years ago
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    Cyril Barbier 2 years ago
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    Mehdi Valentin 2 years ago

    Fun Masterpiece Layout Theming Capacity

  • Julien A.
    Julien A. 3 years ago

    Masterpiece Smoothness

  • Dan Hood
    Dan Hood 3 years ago
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    Frédéric Beck 3 years ago

    Location

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    Joris B. 3 years ago
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    Adam Karas 3 years ago

    Capacity Inversions Smoothness

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    Sebastian L. 3 years ago
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    Etienne Sainton 3 years ago
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