The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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

Postby Lareson » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:36 am

I think what you mentioned for Colossus is all for refurbishment, more closer to coming back from refurbishment. The black train could of just been painted for its refurbishment, hence why it didn't have a logo and it looks new. I think at this point, purchasing anything new would be for nothing if this coaster is indeed next on the list for the I-Box track replacement.

This one train operations is sounding terrible... I understand that its the "off season" and that they think that not many people are going to the park, but man, they could at least start putting more trains in operation since its getting closer to March, especially if they're all ready to go.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Aceattack52 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:58 am

Wes wrote:Gotta wonder if they put a couple monitors in the stairwell and station with a animatic video of how to situate the restraints, that might help the situation?

That sounds pretty good, but I think the people jumping up and down in the seats are entertaining themselves and I don't think it's that they don't know what to do. I have never been on Riddler's Revenge, but I have been on a few other B&M stand ups. Vortex at Carowinds has really strong springs in their seats, so it is really hard to push them down and I have never seen anyone playing with the seats. But the one thing that does hold everything up is that they lock the seats and then when the attendants walk around to check the seats, they make sure everyone is sanding and with closed toe shoes on. If you don't meet either of those requirements, they have to unlock the whole row and the process starts over again. Most people don't want to stand and instead want to squat or ride without their feet touching the floor, so usually most of the rows have to be unlocked and reset. That's why it takes almost 5 minutes to dispatch a train on Vortex.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Wes » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:56 pm

Lareson wrote:This one train operations is sounding terrible... I understand that its the "off season" and that they think that not many people are going to the park, but man, they could at least start putting more trains in operation since its getting closer to March, especially if they're all ready to go.


I'd give them a pass now, this is obviously their off-season even if they are open on weekends. Once spring break rolls around and they're running one train on Apocalypse, then we can complain as usual.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Musketeer » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:09 pm

Had a great day at the park today! Got to ride the left side of Superman and they were using the far side of Tatsu's station! Crowds were light all day. Practically walked right on to X2. Lots of new footers put in for YOLOcoaster.
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Footers around the tunnel
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Looking at the mess around Goldrusher
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Line: The Ride wasn't so busy today! Walk on!
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Footers surrounding the tunnel
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Looking at the YOLOcoaster from the sky
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Gertrude was out and about
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And I leave you today with something I haven't been able to do since I started frequenting the park about two years ago. The Left Side of Superman!
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Randomman295 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:33 am

SFMMGeek27 wrote:I saw something interesting at colossus. It looks like they put a new train on the transfer track. It is black and looks like the previous trains except it doesn't have the Colossus logo on it. There was also one car without its outside chassis and just had the metal and the lap bars. In addition, there was another car (single car, just 2 rows) sitting on the right track (the one that hasn't been used for about a year. I wonder if they are trying to switch tracks or if they are trying something out.

That black train was there when I was last at SFMM back in October. Are you sure it's new?

Also, on the same trip I asked one of the Colossus ride ops what happened to the second track, and they said it was "being remodled". This isn't official yet, but I'm hoping for a chance of a Rocky Mountian Refurb on one track while keeping the other classic.

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

Postby SFMMGeek27 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:14 am

^Yes. They took off the black train that they have been using recently and the black train that they haven't used since last August is still sitting on the transfer. In addition, there is a new black train sitting on a different location on the transfer.

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

Postby Jive » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:18 am

Here comes a "when's the best time to go" question.

I'm looking at the last week of Aug, weekends in Sept or it looks like their open on Friday's in Oct (I would be going during the day to avoid the Haunt crowds).

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

Postby SharkTums » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:56 am

I would choose last week in August or Friday's in October during the day.

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

Postby WFChris » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:55 pm

Now that the footers have been poured and we are seeing a better scale of the actual ride, it appears to me that they kept the footprint to YOLO as minimal as possible. This keeps me optimistic for the future, as there is still a very large, wooded, hilly area that could sustain another coaster. Pistachio Park station? Hmmm?
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby JJ728 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:20 pm

WFChris wrote:Now that the footers have been poured and we are seeing a better scale of the actual ride, it appears to me that they kept the footprint to YOLO as minimal as possible. This keeps me optimistic for the future, as there is still a very large, wooded, hilly area that could sustain another coaster. Pistachio Park station? Hmmm?

I was thinking the same thing. The footers are tucked along the hill well, and the hill space on the back near Superman was dead space anyway.

[Edit]: And then if they ripped out Whistlestop park....

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