The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Top Thrill Dragster » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:47 pm

Jew wrote:. Not sure how they wouldn't be predicting a busy day, with a cheer competition AND free friend day...



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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:58 pm

Joey went and did a quick update at the park today. Here's what he saw...
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Hey look! Venom Drop is GONE!
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The front gate is getting a re-model. New turnstiles and stuff, I guess.
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Almost into March and we are still using 2013 park guides??? It would be one thing if they didn't have a date on them, but handing out 2013 maps in 2014, I dunno, just looks bad.
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Mooseburger (or whatever it's going to be) getting new paint.
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Looks like the sign for Bugs Bunny World will go here.
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Dirt. Lots of dirt. Eventually this will be a roller coaster or something...
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Damn, that's a LONG line for Road Runner Express! lol
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Tweety Bird cages are almost back in action!
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No signs of the new show yet.
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Still in pieces.
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Batman closed. Assuming it's getting ready for Namtab.
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Woah! It was a pretty busy day today!
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Coaster porn!
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It was HOT, too. Busy day + Hot Day + Closed Water Rides = Sad Panda. :(
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More coaster porn!
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Also in pieces.
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Still think it's funny they use a mix of those really old bumper cars and the somewhat new ones.
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Like I said, there was a GOOD crowd there today!
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A quick look inside the new MooseWhateverBurger shows some progress has been made.
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And a bit more coaster porn...
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...and we'll close this update with some patriotic coaster porn!

Thanks for the pics, Joey!

If you are heading out to SFMM, and what to do an update for us, please let us know!
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby NAMTABSFGAm » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:06 pm

Why did they remove Venom Drop?

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Gnome » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:13 pm

NAMTABSFGAm wrote:Why did they remove Venom Drop?

I agree why? I must admit it got my jimmies rustled ever so slightly
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby bostonlva » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:25 pm

NAMTABSFGAm wrote:Why did they remove Venom Drop?


I'm going to miss it.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby rustyinpeace » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:33 pm

I'm assuming one of the Bonzai Pipelines will be taking it's place. As much as I loved the Venom Drop, I think it was time for it to go. The slide did scrape your back pretty bad. It will be missed. :(
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:43 pm

rustyinpeace wrote:I'm assuming one of the Bonzai Pipelines will be taking it's place. As much as I loved the Venom Drop, I think it was time for it to go. The slide did scrape your back pretty bad. It will be missed. :(

Also, if I remember right, wasn't it the least popular slide on that complex? Every time I went up that tower, people were always doing the twisty slides and no one really wanted to do the straight down drop.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby SFMMGeek27 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:06 pm

It was the first free friend day of the year, and it was PACKED! Probably the busiest day so far this year. Every line was at least an hour and the line for parking stretched all the way to the 5. The parking lot was full and half the dirt lot was full as well. In the end, park hours were extended to 7PM!
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Due to half the turnstiles being reomoved, Six Flags Plaza opened at about 9:55 this morning. All the shops in the area were open, but there were two blockades: one near Revolution in Bája Ridge, and one near YOLOcoaster pictured here.
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They didn't forget about the Gold Passholders though! Both blockades had separate lines for them, and boy were they long! But the opened around 10:15.
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Another pic of the barricade...
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After riding YOLOcoaster I got to Tatsu around 10:35 and this was the line already! (And X2 opened on time!)
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Half of the turnstiles have been removed in order to install biometric finger scanners for all of the passholders. This will eliminate the need for photos and hopefully shorten processing lines in the future.
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The new Bugs Bunny World entrance is almost complete, and it is free to walk on now.
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Another pic of the new entrance...
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Another angle, taken later in the day.
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The location of the new coaster is still behind a fence and there's still a lot of dirt!
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A view inside the construction site.
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Another view.
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The walkways were busy today!
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There was a cheer and dance competition today in the Golden Bear.
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One of the Colossus backwards trains was moved to the other transfer! Getting ready for the bug day (Mar. 22nd)
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Another Colossus pic (which had a long wait... BOTH station queues were in use with only one track running with a line all the way to the entrance!)
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There were long lines all over the park! This was LLDOD. 90 minutes. Even the bumper cars had a full queue.
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Road Runner Express had a huge line!!! I guess the park is reaching out to families! Both of the rides in Whistlestop park had full queues too!
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This was X2's line all day! Only took 80 minutes though due to an OUTSTANDING crew!
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Another view of the crowded midway and the YOLOcoaster Sports Bar and Grill!
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Some painting has begun at the Sports Bar as well.
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This is the longest queue for Ninja I have ever seen!
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And it continued all the way over here!!!!!!!!
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Tatsu didn't quite have a full queue at 5PM, but it was close, and both stations were running.
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Revolution was still across the bridge as well around 5PM! Busy busy!

Thanks for reading this report! I hope you enjoyed it, and be sure to ask questions if you have any!

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby rustyinpeace » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:08 pm

robbalvey wrote:
rustyinpeace wrote:I'm assuming one of the Bonzai Pipelines will be taking it's place. As much as I loved the Venom Drop, I think it was time for it to go. The slide did scrape your back pretty bad. It will be missed. :(

Also, if I remember right, wasn't it the least popular slide on that complex? Every time I went up that tower, people were always doing the twisty slides and no one really wanted to do the straight down drop.


From my observations it was. But I think it was mainly because the GP were basically being the GP and were intimidated by it. Other than that, it did attract a decent amount of sliders in the afternoon. I wouldn't be the one to know though, I've only been to HH a couple of times.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Xmeister » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:23 pm

I'm assuming that Twisted Fang and Coiled Cobra are next? Two of the most visually stunning water slides I've ever seen, but man do they beat you up!

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