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You Say You Want a Revolution? Magic Mountain's Turns 34 Today

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You've probably been riding roller coasters since you were a kid, and one such thrill ride that was a first of its kind is celebrating a birthday today.

On May 8, 1976, Revolution made its debut at Magic Mountain, and it happens to have been the first steel roller coaster that includes a vertical loop.

With Magic Mountain just a couple of weeks shy of its fifth birthday as a theme park in Valencia (and 3 years before it became a Six Flags venture), Revolution welcomed passengers, 20 at a time, on its 12-story, 55 mph run, for the first time 34 years ago today.

Here's some trivia about the ride: