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Justice League - Battle for Metropolis SFMM Hardhat Tour

PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:49 pm
by fatdaddy
We were invited to take a hardhat tour of SFMM's new "Justice League - Battle for Metropolis" dark ride. Not much in terms of the actual ride has been installed, but the ride building is up and the surrounding area is being transformed. Gas station and climbing wall are gone, and the area for the beer garden is being prepared. Much of the area will remain the same, with new theming and landscape changes to fit the Metropolis re-theme. Okay, pictures...

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When they say "hardhat tour"...THEY MEAN IT!

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Yes, I've got a helmet on for this tour, that's how excited I am!

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When you see this guy, there is sure to be everybody's favorite...footers and dirt!

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Footer, as promised!

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This area remans mostly the same with some landscaping.

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Queue goes over there.

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Rock wall gone.

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Gift shop goes here, I think, pretty sure it does...

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Ride goes in here.

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This building is quite large.

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Hard at work.

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You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out...no, really he's pointing at the square on the floor where the ride thing goes.

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There it is! This is the path of the ride vehicle.

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I need all this trash to finish building my go-cart!

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Tools, very important for building rides.

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All sort of fasteners...FACINATING!


More to come...

Re: Justice League - Battle for Metropolis SFMM Hardhat Tour

PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:09 pm
by fatdaddy
And here's more...

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This is why we needed the hardhats.

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Boxes of construction crap.

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Tuby things.

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Not sure how this works, but there's a marking on the floor next to it, so it must be important!

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Queue up here.

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Electrical looking stuff.

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Outside, electrical looking stuff.

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Connie parked her truck here.

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All this should get a facelift.

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Beer garden somewhere back here.

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Roller coaster.

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Beer.

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Behind the scenes, really, cause it's the back of the building.

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Then beer garden area seems like it will be a decent size. Now about those beer prices?

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Full frontal.

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No more gas station.

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Roller coaster over there, might get paint.


And that's all I got! I did however take along Jennifer (berryfarm) to help taking pictures and I will be posting those after a break.

Re: Justice League - Battle for Metropolis SFMM Hardhat Tour

PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:37 pm
by fatdaddy
As promised, more pictures! Now in no particular order, and courtesy of "berryfarm"...

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Thanks Six Flags Magic Mountain for inviting us!



Possibly a few more.

Re: Justice League - Battle for Metropolis SFMM Hardhat Tour

PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:30 pm
by Nrthwnd
Thanks for all the great construction tour photos, Caesar! It's looking good.

I also think, that they should consider adding the fake green Astro Turf, as shown in the art concept!
It would make the surrounding area so surreal/comix-like for the show building, itself. IMhO. :smile:

Re: Justice League - Battle for Metropolis SFMM Hardhat Tour

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:37 am
by cfc
Thanks for the report Caesar. I'm looking forward to riding Battle for Metropolis (here or elsewhere). Magic Mountain has always been lacking when it comes to dark rides.

Re: Justice League - Battle for Metropolis SFMM Hardhat Tour

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:07 pm
by thrillseeker4552
cfc wrote:Thanks for the report Caesar. I'm looking forward to riding Battle for Metropolis (here or elsewhere). Magic Mountain has always been lacking when it comes to dark rides.


Agreed. I've never been much of a dark ride person, but the park desperately needed an indoor ride with AC that the whole family could enjoy.

Interesting to see the RR will be painted green and yellow. I was honestly expecting them to paint it green and purple and call it Joker lol

Re: Justice League - Battle for Metropolis SFMM Hardhat Tour

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:47 pm
by buck funny
I hope those trucks are haunt props and not an indication of how they treat their maintenance vehicles.

Re: Justice League - Battle for Metropolis SFMM Hardhat Tour

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:27 pm
by cfc
buck funny wrote:I hope those trucks are haunt props and not an indication of how they treat their maintenance vehicles.


Could be both. ;)

Re: Justice League - Battle for Metropolis SFMM Hardhat Tour

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:08 pm
by MagicMountainMan
buck funny wrote:I hope those trucks are haunt props and not an indication of how they treat their maintenance vehicles.

That's not even the worst of them, they have some truly deplorable trucks they drive around. You should see what auto shop drives.... :lmao:

Re: Justice League - Battle for Metropolis SFMM Hardhat Tour

PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:44 pm
by tanthonyam
Thank god they got rid of that ugly looking gas station thing, whatever. Was sitting there for years. What was it for?