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The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:07 pm
by bostonlva
SFMM has announced it’s opening on January 9 2020. Sneak previews start tomorrow.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6UD4txl7Ac/?igshid=324wvs0hk1yn


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

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:13 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ Well... it's only a week and a bit after the year it was supposed to open. :wink:

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

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:37 pm
by Kylis
bostonlva wrote:SFMM has announced it’s opening on January 9 2020. Sneak previews start tomorrow.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6UD4txl7Ac/?igshid=324wvs0hk1yn


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Wonder what they are doing with it the 6-8th

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

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:42 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Kylis wrote:Wonder what they are doing with it the 6-8th


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

PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:00 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ Oh, of course! Sure. ;)

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

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:16 am
by coasternut
Today is the day for members to ride West Coast Racers! I can't wait to hear the reviews... :lmao:
I wish I was there.

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

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:50 pm
by FireandBlood91
I don't want to spoil anything and I'll let an official Theme Park review person post the review, but I just got off the ride and it is awesome! Like, seriously awesome!

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

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:25 pm
by Superbatboy
Looks like they did a really good job on the Underground area from various pics and vids.

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

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:43 pm
by coasterlvr
I had an early morning, and really cold, appointment with The Underground and the new for 2019/2020 West Coast Racers! :br

Theme Park Review was invited for a special sneak peak to ride West Coast Racers before the Membership previews kicked off today.

A number of coaster nerds congregated at the front gate early at 9am sharp. Any later, and you'd be left outside! Once inside, the great public relations person, Connie Lujan, escorted us back to The Underground. We made our way into the WCR queue, and waited for some test runs to finish then it was our turn to ride. Some of the West Coast Customs guys rode first, so when I got on, they would be our train's first race. We smoked them. lol

So the ride is A LOT of FUN! Don't go expecting a crazy intense roller coaster. This ride is all about fun, imo. It's made to race 100% of the time. Sure, there's some extended waiting from time to time, but for the most part, it didn't seem too long. From what I could time, the waiting varied from about a minute to two minutes.

I'm no fan of the comfort collars. But, they do seem faster to deal with than a seatbelt. I believe that was one of the reasons they are there and not seatbelts like YOLO coaster. There are also only 12 seats to check, helping out with quicker time to get the next race going. I got thrown around a bit in the seat in some of the elements, but i'd say the coaster is pretty smooth. The launch out of the station is very gradual. The 2nd and 4th launches feel a bit stronger. I slammed my head back into the seat on both of my rides. The interaction with the other train is very good in a few spots.

Height requirement is 54". That's too bad because I think it would be a great coaster for those just joining the 48" height. Overall, I think this is going to be a big hit at the park, and have a solid queue line when it finally opens on January 9th.

The whole area is looking great. New asphalt, lines mimicking a street. The newly painted buildings look excellent. Twin Charged Tacos had a good line coming out of the door all day selling tacos and some Holiday in the Park food. The candy store is all new. They completely gutted it and started out fresh, and it came out great. Nice and bright inside and fully stocked to satisfy your sweet tooth. The candy making side is still under construction and will open "soon". ;)

Now on to some pictures!


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The side of the station and where you enter through the door.

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Outside queue area

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Train returning from it's two races.

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Front of the station. More details and signage to come.

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The line got really long.

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Really like this picture frame. I have one of Outlaw Run that's similar in construction.

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The Underground!

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Technical Rehearsal aka don't bitch if it goes down now and then.

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Park President Neal not paying attention and texting.

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Dueling! Or is it racing?

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Can't fake that expression. Well, you probably can, but doubt they knew i was taking their picture. :)

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Ready to race!

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

PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:33 am
by coasterbill
Great photos! So what exactly takes place during the “pit stop”. Do you just sit there awkwardly or is there some basic theming?