The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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

Postby Yubstep101 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:18 pm

scooterdoug wrote: X2 has a broken part (according to guest services) and is waiting on that.



Any idea on when the part will arrive? A week? Two weeks?
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby southpuddle » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:19 pm

What makes you think the park would divulge such information?

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

Postby scooterdoug » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:37 pm

Yubstep101 wrote:
scooterdoug wrote: X2 has a broken part (according to guest services) and is waiting on that.



Any idea on when the part will arrive? A week? Two weeks?

I didn’t even bother asking. If it gets fixed within a month, consider it a bona fire miracle.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:48 pm

^It's peak summer season. When else would SFMM do essential maintenance on their coasters? In the off-season? LOL.

In all seriousness, I am heading to the park this Sunday for the last time until November or December. I have no expectations of X2 being open or Twisted Colossus running three trains, but I'm still looking forward to a good time. I'm mostly excited to check out West Coast Racers construction.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:59 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:^It's peak summer season. When else would SFMM do essential maintenance on their coasters? In the off-season? LOL.

In all seriousness, I am heading to the park this Sunday for the last time until November or December. I have no expectations of X2 being open or Twisted Colossus running three trains, but I'm still looking forward to a good time. I'm mostly excited to check out West Coast Racers construction.


As I am sure you all know, I'd be the first one to call out SFMM for anything...but it's not like they planned for it to be down during summer season.

Since a lot of roller coaster parts are expensive and specialized, no park keeps an inventory of EVERYTHING they need. They will keep a stock of all the commonly used items and some of the other items that they feel might need replacement, but not much else. If the part that is now broken is expensive and was expected to last longer, I don't fault the park at all. It would be a dumb business decision for any park to sit on millions of dollars in parts inventory that has very little chance of being needed before its mandated to be replaced.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby TatsuXtreme » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:14 pm

I just hope that while they're waiting on the part, they take the time to give the trains the refurbishment they need, buuut, I don't have my hopes too high on that one. Also I saw on Sunday that the orange train on Twisted Colossus was taken off the tracks which means it's off to refurbishment and we should see the green train back any day now. What's weird to me though is Scream got it's third train back from a huge refurbishment a couple months ago, yet they're still running one train operations on it.

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

Postby Kylis » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:57 am

I wonder if they are trying to get some of the refurbishment out of the way right now so all the rides are tip top when WCR opens later in the year.

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

Postby coasterbill » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:19 am

Kylis wrote:I wonder if they are trying to get some of the refurbishment out of the way right now so all the rides are tip top when WCR opens later in the year.


:lol: Yeah, no.

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

Postby Superbatboy » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:52 pm

So we looking at a Fright Fest opening for WCR??
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:53 pm

I'm going Holiday in the Park

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