The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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

Postby PortugePunk » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:25 am

when the rumors started flying about a SFMM drop tower, I KNEW this was coming. SICK!!

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Postby Lady Gaga » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:45 am

I'm glad it's nothing "gimmicky" (tilting seats, stand-up seats, etc..)
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Postby Gav » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:39 am

picknyourseat wrote:Any chance this could be an up-charge ride to help with potential capacity issues?

Giant Drop at Dreamworld tends to suffer capacity issues...I kind of wonder if it would be possible to make the drop car more akin to this: http://www.zamperla.com/en/product/103/sky-drop.html?category_id=8
Obviously the cantilevered seats would need to be pretty strong, but its a means of getting around only being able to use the sides of the tower.

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Postby snoflake15 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:42 am

I foresee 20 pages complaining about capacity............

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Postby cosmic hearse » Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:55 am


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

Postby Hhappy » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:00 am

Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces
LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom


The World’s Tallest Vertical Drop Ride!

Another one for the history books, Six Flags Magic Mountain, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, announced today the world’s tallest vertical drop ride, LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom, will make its debut for the 2012 season. Named after one of DC Comics’ most dangerously intelligent super-villains and Superman’s greatest enemy,
LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom will be an engineering phenomenon, attached to both sides of the iconic SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton tower. Soaring at a sky-scraping 400 feet,
LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom is slated for a spring 2012 launch.

Fearless riders will be seated inside floorless gondolas on two vertical tracks flanking each side of the SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton tower. Passengers on the gondolas will be pulled to the top of the tower, experience a brief pause before being released and dropped at speeds of up to 85 miles-per-hour. After five seconds of freefall, the gondola will be stopped by a sophisticated magnetic braking system just a few feet from the ground.

“Six Flags is known world-wide as the industry leader in delivering world-class thrills, and
Six Flags Magic Mountain is proud to be at the head of the pack, offering guests the biggest and the best,” said Bonnie Rabjohn, Six Flags Magic Mountain Park President. “We are excited to add another world record to our collection of record-breaking, first-on-the-planet attractions.”

Changing Magic Mountain’s legendary skyline, LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom will offer riders breathtaking panoramic views as they are lifted to the top of the tallest vertical drop ride ever built. Sitting eight abreast, riders will plummet 40 stories at an extreme speed before coming to a stop, all while the SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton cars are blasted to the top of the same structure.

“Six Flags Magic Mountain continues to deliver powerful thrills to our guests year after year,” said Jim Reid-Anderson, Chairman, President and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation.
“LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom is a tremendous addition and brings a new dimension of excitement to the park’s already remarkable collection of thrill rides.”

LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom is being manufactured exclusively for Six Flags Magic Mountain by Intamin AG of Switzerland.


Source:
http://news.sixflags.com/2012news/2011/08/26/lexluthordropofdoom/

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

Postby Jerrykoala2112 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:25 am

Oy, that thing is so stall! I love drop towers and all, but I am so scared of heights. If I were to pee my pants on that thing, it would probably evaporate before it would touch the ground!
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby Commando » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:30 am

Wait. Its going on the side of super man? Thats awesome!

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

Postby coasterdude2011 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:40 am

I love drop towers so much but this one makes me a bit nervous even. At Cedar Point the GP has enough trouble getting on a 301ft Windseeker, a 415ft drop tower would scare the crud out of most people. I love the idea of it, but it should be interesting to see how many people go on it when it opens.

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

Postby AJClarke0912 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:52 am

This looks absolutely amazing! Perfect addition! That would be so scary but awesome.
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