The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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

Postby coasternut » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:40 am

Interesting!!! I know this is an artist conception video, but the trains look very strange. This should be a great addition to the mountain.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby Tmcdllr » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:40 am

The top hat at 160 feet on the outside of the loop, pretty interesting, nobody has ever thought of doing this before? I just hope not too many people are let down since a lot were expecting more but in the end it's going to be a really fun ride, that's all that matters to me anyway and it will draw the crowds, which is what matters to the park. I think it's unique, and thrilling and fun and I just don't think people should be upset about it. Yeah maybe it should have been longer and it would have been better with several airtime hills but this is what they are putting in. The front of the park is going to look really cool with Revolution's, Tatsu's, and now YOLOcoaster's loops right there.

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

Postby RCT3Bross » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:48 am

But it looks like in the back you could have three times of hanging time. Going through the Diveloop forwards and backwards are 1 and 2 and the 3th is the Top-Hat. But what's with the YOLO in the start? Come on SFMM your better then that. ;) Kinda like the idea of showing Revolution in the announcement has some sort of thought in it.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby BDG » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:10 am

A 160ft. drop into a brake run. :lmao:

Love everything else though. Beautiful loop.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby robbalvey » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:13 am

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YOLOcoaster: The World’s Tallest and Fastest Looping Coaster

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In 2013 Six Flags Magic Mountain is going YOLOcoaster with another world-record: the tallest, fastest looping roller coaster in the world! Unlike traditional coasters, this unique, one-of-a-kind triple launch coaster will take the coaster experience to the next generation with a never-been-done-before launch up and over a “Top Hat” that traces the outside of a world-record 160-foot loop — plus a zero to 70 miles-per-hour acceleration on two forward launches and one backward launch into and out of an underground tunnel.

Your record-breaking adventure will take place through the park’s distinctive mountainous terrain onboard sleek trains that suddenly accelerate from zero to 70 miles-per-hour in the first of three launches, sending you blasting through the first inversion, the inside of the world-record 160-foot tall loop. You’ll then enter into a high-banked curve to the right and then to the left as you approach the second gut-wrenching inversion — a Dive Loop that rapidly drops you into a dark underground tunnel. After a brief stop, you’ll suddenly be launched backwards up to the high point of the Dive Loop where you’ll be dropped and magnetically launched a third time, racing out of the tunnel and through a high G-turn to the left. You’ll then shoot up and over the outside of the World Record loop, where you’ll experience significant air time and a breath-taking view of the park as you drop back down to Earth, rapidly decelerating and taking the final 180-degree turn to the left, returning to the station where you can catch your breath.

YOLOcoaster will be located near the front of the park in a newly themed five-acre section where guests will experience high-energy action through fast-paced imagery, sound and lights. With this addition, Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Thrill Capital of the World, firmly holds the coveted “Coaster Capital of the World” crown — with a total of 18 roller coasters — more than any other theme park on the planet.

“Six Flags is known world-wide as the industry leader in next generation thrills. And, bar none, Six Flags Magic Mountain leads the pack, offering the biggest and the best … always,” said Bonnie Rabjohn, Six Flags Magic Mountain park president. “As we mark our 42nd anniversary of operation, we’re ready to take Southern California by storm, yet again, with the most comprehensive collection of thrilling roller coasters anywhere in the world.”

YOLOcoaster is the perfect addition to the park’s coaster collection, joining other adrenaline-pumping coasters, including Tatsu — the tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster in the world; X2 — the world’s first and only 5th dimensional coaster; Apocalypse — the next generation of wooden coasters; and Goliath — the “giant among giants” mega coaster.

EDIT: The following was announced during the 2013 Six Flags conference call:

"No rides are planned to be closed during the construction of YOLOcoaster"

"YOLOcoaster will run two trains with 18 riders each."
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby Top Thrill Dragster » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:17 am

Glad I kept my expectations low.

Looks like a fun ride, but I just don't see this ride being the ride that changes the "run to X2/Tatsu first" mentality of the GP.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby Arkhamar » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:19 am

I'm stoked! :b This ride looks like pure adrenaline! The coasters themselves look pretty sleek and the top hat looks to pull some serious airtime! Capacity (18 seater) may not be that bad, seeing how quickly the next coaster is launched as shown in the last part of the video. Great addition to the 'thrill park' lineup, but still have hope for that all elusive giga (most airtime hills and longest coaster) to complete the park. ;)

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

Postby BeemerBoy » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:20 am

They lost me at "YOLO."
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby Schotcher » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:21 am

Looks like a huge waste of momentum, but other than that, seems pretty cool. The only thing I truely hate is how the ride ends right after the top hat. A helix or something would've been cool. At least people can stop complaining about "No airtime". :P

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

Postby SLUSHIE » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:24 am

I don't know whether to love (because its funny) or hate the corny tagline and logo.

"Live it. Be it. Ride it."

Lol. This ride is trying to somehow communicate with people in the 80s.

On a side note, normal Season passes are only $65, pretty cool. The gold pass is $115, so that went up and the normal pass went down. $50 extra seems like a lot for free parking unless you go all the time and don't know a better place to park...
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