The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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

Postby ebl » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:06 pm

I wasn't aware that you saved 5% throughout the park with the Discover card---I just thought it was admission.

A Ferris wheel would make a nice attraction at SFMM. Their old Galaxy (where Buccaneer and Swashbuckler are now) was a good ride, though it often didn't run because it was troublesome. A good drop tower makes sense to add because it would fall in line with the thrill factor at the park.

However, because SFMM has become known for its coaster collection, I can't see them adding many non-coaster attractions in the near future. Ferris wheels are slow loading, so they're not going to get the capacity.

I hope Bonnie walks through the park on occasion. The only thing is, though, that oftentimes Jay or Neal would greet people and ask how their day was going only to get little or no answer. Many guests weren't sure what to say next because they weren't used to having people in a shirt and tie greeting them.

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

Postby gforce532 » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:14 pm

Though the chances of the park getting a ferris wheel are extremely slim. I had always thought a good place for a 100 ft odd wheel was to have it on the hill in between superman and gotham city's front plaza, behind where the basketball game and the character greet is.

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

Postby ebl » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:51 pm

The site of the old Eagles Flight station on the hill is a good spot for a ride with a view---drop tower, Ferris wheel, whatever.

Strangely, one thing I miss from the mountain is the tower with the neon that lit up. That was put up there when the Magic Pagoda was open, and I believe was removed when Ninja opened. It wasn't an "attraction," but just something cool.

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

Postby Fire2box » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:54 pm

BLOCKEDSITE wrote:
Montumba wrote:A question for all you regulars with Discover cards --probably a stupid question, but how exactly does the Discover cardholder line work?


It's an awesome perk. I usually get in a bit before the main gate opens, allowing you a great head start to wherever you're heading. They've always just looked at my card and made sure the name matched my pass. Not sure about a group size.


My dad showed his discover card when we went late last June. He got himself, his girlfriend and me in though that line despite me nor her having discover cards of our own. Of course, the attendant could of just ignored rules/protocol. But I assume unless your group is like more then 4, it should be fine. As always getting there early helps and getting there later, well it won't really matter then most of the time.

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

Postby TheCoasterGuy » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:10 am

Did everyone see the Superman testing today with the water dummies?
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby Nisshoku » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:13 am

Seems to have gotten very high with water dummies. Is this a good sign?
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby Tmcdllr » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:26 am

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Omg no, they painted the brakes! Another "Knott's" accident waiting to happen!...lol
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby ebl » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:56 am

^ Did one of the dummies in the front seat fall out? :shockr:

And those brakes look more like anti-rollbacks than brakes...but I'm sure they're not.

Does each row sit higher than the one in front of it like in the old cars or are they all level. I ask because I'm wondering about the view you'll have while riding.

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

Postby Sean Menefee » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:00 am

So who was it that shot that ultra exclusive photo? :P
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby Tmcdllr » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:29 am

That dummy didn't fall out, it was just too scared to ride!
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