New Revolution*UPDATE!!! 3/25/16*-Six Flags Magic Mountain!

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Re: New Revolution Hard Hat Tour - Six Flags Magic Mountain!

Postby AirMBTB » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:47 pm

New Revolution is looking great. I'm still beside myself they are actually doing this... the news of the decade in my book. The perfect coaster for first timers, and Schwarzkopf freaks like me :lmao:

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Re: New Revolution Hard Hat Tour!

Postby 805Andrew » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:21 pm

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The Helpful Honda Express


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Because the Honda Express isn't enough :lmao:

Now what would be a helpful Honda Express if the had a Honda that drove people up the mountain from the backside of the park.
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Re: New Revolution Hard Hat Tour - Six Flags Magic Mountain!

Postby mattnz » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:12 am

Great to see the progress. Big kudos to Six Flags from me for putting in the effort to revamp a classic in need of some love. Will definitely re-visit Magic Mountain in the next year for a ride.
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Re: New Revolution Hard Hat Tour - Six Flags Magic Moutain!

Postby linearinduction » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:22 pm

Jew wrote:I'll just leave it at this: I consider it to be nitpicking because you are ASSUMING it's a cost cutting move when you actually have no idea it is. If you were the contractor and knew for a fact they decided to do this because it was the lower bid vs. keeping the existing set up, then you would have a point. You don't even know how the final landscape design will look, so it's a little premature to bash them at this point. "Drought resistant" landscaping can look fantastic or terrible and cheap. Wait until you see the final product before assuming.

I'm also not trying to take anything away from their marketing plan. It works. Can't fault them. But if the discussion is going to be about them being cheap, it is worth noting that it is YEARS of being cheap that led to the ride needing a major refurbishment in the first place. Six Flags tried so hard to spin them not taking care of Revolution to the point where Tim Burkhart flat out lied about it being a state regulation as to the reason they couldn't modify the ride.
Gotta love East Coast peeps who know nothing about what a severe drought is, until they start paying more for food from California, that is, if it there's water for irrigation left. I'm sure they think the Colorado River looks like the Mississippi River flowing into the Ocean, when it's dried up.

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Re: New Revolution Hard Hat Tour - Six Flags Magic Mountain!

Postby Jew » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:01 pm

AirMBTB wrote:New Revolution is looking great. I'm still beside myself they are actually doing this... the news of the decade in my book. The perfect coaster for first timers, and Schwarzkopf freaks like me :lmao:

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Unless they change the braking profile, the ride will only end up being marginally better...because you're not bashed to hell anymore. But the trimming most certainly was not Anton's original design that people may have rightfully got excited about.
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Re: New Revolution Hard Hat Tour - Six Flags Magic Mountain!

Postby Zingoman » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:06 am

What trimming? Why does everyone act like this ride is trimmed to death?? It only trims twice and the only place it really affects the ride is from after the tunnel through the last helix. That is an absurdly slow ending to what was originally a very swift finale, but the whole ride is not trimmed.
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Re: New Revolution Hard Hat Tour - Six Flags Magic Moutain!

Postby DoubleDown » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:28 am

linearinduction wrote:]Gotta love East Coast peeps who know nothing about what a severe drought is, until they start paying more for food from California, that is, if it there's water for irrigation left. I'm sure they think the Colorado River looks like the Mississippi River flowing into the Ocean, when it's dried up.


What. The hell. Are you talking about? This reads like something Charlie from It's Always Sunny would post.


Moving on: As far as Revolution...why do they have to keep the trims? This day and age there's Twisted Colossus. Revolutions days are numbered even after this refurb. Sure I get block brakes, but let it run hog wild as it was meant to! Schwarzkopf would be TURNING IN HIS GRAAAAAAVE!!!!

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Re: New Revolution Hard Hat Tour - Six Flags Magic Mountain!

Postby linearinduction » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:42 am

DoubleDown wrote:
linearinduction wrote:]Gotta love East Coast peeps who know nothing about what a severe drought is, until they start paying more for food from California, that is, if it there's water for irrigation left. I'm sure they think the Colorado River looks like the Mississippi River flowing into the Ocean, when it's dried up.


What. The hell. Are you talking about? This reads like something Charlie from It's Always Sunny would post.


Moving on: As far as Revolution...why do they have to keep the trims? This day and age there's Twisted Colossus. Revolutions days are numbered even after this refurb. Sure I get block brakes, but let it run hog wild as it was meant to! Schwarzkopf would be TURNING IN HIS GRAAAAAAVE!!!!

Apparently people still don't understand a decades old drought and/or watch PBS and/or know anything about rivers or the History of the West and it's water use. *Sigh*

Haven't been on Revolution, but if it pulls as many Gs as Fire Dragon, I can understand why there are Trims, as it cuts down on worn congruent silicone wheels and stress on the wheel housings, which means less wear and tear and a longer service life.
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New Revolution Train Reveal, VR Goggle and Chinese Food

Postby fatdaddy » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:05 am

Today, not only did Six Flags announce that they would be adding a Virtual Reality experience to many of it's coasters, but one of those coasters, New Revolution, had it's brand new trains revealed! Now, the trains are basically a copy of the original design with minor updates. OTSR's have been replaced with lap bars, yes there appears to be seatbelts, but it's a small compromise to get rid of the head banging over the shoulder restraints. Testing has begun and there will be an opportunity or season pass holders to join in a technical rehearsal starting the 26th, you will need to visit their website to be assigned a time, and space will be limited. They will run this for about a month or until all bugs are worked out of the new trains, depending on how well that goes, they will announce a date for its opening to the public. Eventually there will be two trains, no word on when that will happen.

Now, VR goggles...very cool! Not just a simple movie in front of your face while you ride, but you are able to look up, down, side to side...everywhere! You also have the ability to shoot at targets...very cool. Okay, the goggles themselves are put on over your head and then strapped under your chin. There will be help putting these on in the station, so you will be outfitted and then sent to a seat. The little room in the station will now be a charging and storage room for the VR goggles. These were tested on Batman, because obviously New Revolution is not running yet, and they wanted to really test the safety of the goggles. So, if they didn't fly off on Batman, they won't likely fall off on New Revolution. The VR experience is completely optional and completely free...no upcharge! As to the obvious question of how sanitary these are, they will be wiped down and disinfected after each use, they have ordered tons of wipes specifically for this task. Not only that but there will be a lot of goggles, so they will have a surplus in order to keep them charged, clean and ready or riders.

So, then there was food! Chop Six will be the new Chinese restaurant opening in the location of the old Panda Express. All food recipes were developed in house and I have to admit the food was awesome! All the classic Chinese dishes you would expect will be available, from orange chicken, to broccoli beef, and even egg rolls. They will also offer a vegetarian option featuring tofu, along with wonton tacos, and Asian donuts. There will be a preview event for season dining pass members on the 5th and 6th, if you have a dining pass go check it out. One last food item was the Berry whatever (can't remember the name) funnel cake, available for pass members when World Famous Funnel Cake Factory opens on the 12th. Very good, but I couldn't finish it because I was in a food coma following Chop Six. Anyway good stuff, go eat it!

And, pictures...


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From a distance, not complete, but it's on the track and testing.

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The blue paint looks a little darker, nice!

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Landscaping here.

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Very clean looking trains.

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Towels to keep the seats from getting scratched during testing.

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Eagle goes here.

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Revolution got back! Or this is the back anyway.

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For the shins.

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Brakes!

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Do I spy seatbelts?

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Put cover on when done!! Done doing what, I have no idea.

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I think they were playing rock, paper, scissors.

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New Revolution, coming this spring! No, not that spring, spring like...nevermind.

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So awesome even the seat covers want rides.

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Just like your crazy uncle's toupee it has a chin strap.

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Okay, I got to say, it looks a little goofy sitting with goggles on looking all over the place at imaginary stuff only you can see, but I assume it'll be different onride.

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Ain't no Revolution like the New Revoluton, cause the New Revolution don't stop! Except at the end, and then they kick you off, but until then...

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Water wise!
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To put up a fence to keep me out, or to keep mother nature in...wait what?


Okay, taking a break, still working, food coming up!
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Re: New Revolution Hard Hat Tour - Six Flags Magic Mountain!

Postby fatdaddy » Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:17 am

And food, and some other junk, but mostly food...

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Lighting for the new signage, plus a facelift.

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Chop...SIX! Ha! I can't stop laughing, instead of "sticks" it's "six! OMG!

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Read it!

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Some custom woks.

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Woking is good exercise...HA!

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Broccoli beef and orange chicken, both very good.

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The bottom is tofu, which surprisingly was my favorite. The top is some sort of spicy chicken maybe, I don't remember, but it all was good.

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Rice and noodle, if i had to pick I'd go noodles, but why pick one, when I can eat both?!

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I don't think I got any of this because my plate was overlowing, but everything else was spot on, so I'm a little bummed I didn't try it.

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Party foul! You know who you are!

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Asian donut, tastes a lot like a churro if you concentrated it in to a ball of pure evil. Really I could only handle one, dispite the fact it was awesome!

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Okay, this is a special funnel cake for season pass holders that will be available when the World Famous Funnel Cake Factory opens. What's it called, um Berry something or other...okay I forgot. Just ask or it when it opens on the 12th.

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Rasberry, blueberry, cream cheese icing, red velvet, whipped cream...no, I still don't remember the name! This was just a sample by the way.

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Hey, I got an idea...paint it blue!

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Blue? Of course it's blue!

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Completely new lighting to really make that blue pop.

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New credit?


And that's all I got, that and a stomach ache from too much food. Thanks for looking, leave a comment!
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