The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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

Postby coasterking2981 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:51 am

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Postby Sir Clinksalot » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:36 am

My theory as to why Psyclone didn't fare so well in the Earthquake:

Because God was mad they got rid of Spillikin Corners. ;)

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Postby OldJJman » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:54 am

Sir Clinksalot wrote:Because God was mad they got rid of Spillikin Corners. ;)


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Postby MagicMountainMan » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:23 pm

EBL wrote:^ Colossus was built on a section of the original parking lot. Like with Scream!, you could see painted lines underneath it for years. :lol:

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

Postby chickenbowl » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:08 pm

I have an idea. Magic Mountain should reprofile Collossus and have them race again. If the Texas Giant remodel is a success, it would be smart for SFMM to invest in a RMC remodel or something along those lines to have the trains race. Even just track re-profiling could do the coaster good. It could increase lost popularity for the ride and show that SFMM wants to mantain their classic coasters.
Is this idea even plausible?
If not, a maverick type ride could be sweet for SFMM in the future too.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby Mechanic » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:39 pm

Tim Burkhart has answered the question about Colossus ever being reprofiled to its former glory at past WCB events and has indicated that it wouldn't be changing back. That was before this current conversion of Texas Giant though. I wouldn't be surprised if the question comes up again, particularly since there's a new variable in the equation now.
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Postby CreditCrazy » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:29 pm

I don't think there's much you can do with Colossus, other than having it race again. The ride has such a basic layout that smooth track, higher bangked turns, etc. wouldn't really work or change anything.

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Postby austinlee » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:22 pm

I have thought that having Colossus run backwards all the time would be a good draw to get people to want to ride it again. It would give the ride a unique element, especially now that the park has another wooden coaster which is much better. When I rode it backwards it made the ride much more exciting.

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

Postby ebl » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:59 pm

Back in 1984 and 1985, Colossus did run one side forward and one side backward all year long. But at the time, they ran trains of four three-bench trains, and the ride was only about six or seven years old and not as rough. Also, running it backwards all year would take away one unique feature of Fright Fest.

The way it is now makes it sort of a training ground for newer riders for their first experience on a big wooden coaster.

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

Postby AWill961 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:08 pm

Anyone know when will be the best time to go to the park around the time frame of March 22 - April 9?

I was initially going to go sometime next week (March 26), which I think would be a good time, but some of the guys I'm going with can't make it then.

I'm definitely going to avoid March 29 - April 2 as that is spring break for LA Unified.

However, the week of April 5- April 9 sounds pretty good to me now. I'm not sure of all the colleges, school districts that have that as a spring break week aside from CSUN and Fresno (not worried about Fresno though).

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