The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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Postby Jew » Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:01 pm

^Yeah. Me too. They must have left for "greener pastures." :b

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Postby kraxleRIDAH » Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:05 pm

After years and years of being a SFMM supporter and defendant, I have come to full realization how much I actually hate the park now. Maybe buying a 2006 season pass was a bad idea. Over the past few months I got to see everything about the park --- and there's more bad than good. The park is a complete disgrace to itself and what it used to be.

L.A. Times has something to say about that too:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/edi ... editorials

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Postby arrowfanman » Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:10 pm

^ Yea, I read that too today. Thought he did a pretty good job of summing up the park.

Thanks for the link.

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Postby Mr.Six » Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:00 pm

Sorry, I must strongly disagree with him. First off, there 'is' rowdy teens. But they don't overun the park. And perhaps he would like to of been burned by the "motionless teacups".Which close often due to safety. Sorry this seems just like another jerk who does little research before posting a 'bitching' artical.
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Postby almightyfire » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:15 pm

I was there last year and didnt see any of the things that people are saying. I think that management is looking for support on closing and filling our heads with nonsense. I didnt see any rowdyness at all. I went to Great Adventure this year and this is totally what Shapiro is saying about MM. That park was the worse i have ever encountered. Graffit, old paint, one car operation or no operation, rowdy ghetto teens oh I can go on. Now why dont I hear anything about this park. Great Adventure is foremost worse than any park I have been to. if MM is dirty than clean it. If it is ragedy than fix it point blank. It is all about money. I am a share holder in Six Flags and I dont think that this park should be closed at all because it is the best one. Magic Mounhtain and Cedar Point are the only 2 extreme parks we have and if Cedar Point is all coasters and it is profitable why cant MM be the same, It was 5 yrs ago. I still say I see hundreds of families waiting in line for coasters. Not only does Ward and June Clever spend money but other people do too. The Brady Bunch doesnt exist anymore and stop discriminating against the average worker who spends far more money in our economy because there are more of them.

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Postby socalMAN123 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:22 pm

After all of the bad things people have said about SFMM, I have never had a bad day there. The staff is usually OK, operations were good, and the park was pretty clean. But still, I find it hard to believe all of these horror stories from this park. Same thing goes for Knott's.
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Postby wrs28330 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:29 pm

I agree. It is a very fair and true representation of what the park has become.

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Lets start w/placekeeping
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It's worth mentioning that signs with sponsor names have infiltrated every nook and cranny of the park. Picture taken at 1:00pm on Saturday. A high traffic ODV cart closed? Makes sense.
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After being repainted 6 months ago, the upper facade of Wascal's finally gets its name back.
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Speaking of signs...
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...they are all over the midway...
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...it is an interesting way of trying to get people not to run...
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... "For your saftey, if you are going to run, be sure to watch where you are going. You might go head first into one of our very strategically placed signs, right in the middle of the walkways to obsruct your traveling trough our park.
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I mean, its one thing to take away all the other forms of transportation in the park, ( the metro, orient express), but its another thing to obstruct the only way of getting around.
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"Crash the Backlot" in Golden Bear Plaza Fri, Sat, and Sun.
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Just in case you didn't see the any of the other signs advertising.
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"I'm Batman!" ...
yeah, and I'm the Penguine.
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The National Guard has now replaced the Santa Clarity police as the new securityafter seeing Photo TRs on a popular website named Theme Park Review.
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Backing up the National Guard are these well qualified security personel.
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"Wait why are there two paths?"
"Like, is it like that spinny ride, where you like, go on both sides of the track?"
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A short section of closed attractions...IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY....ON A SATURDAY!!!"
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If you are going to have paint ball in the park, you better make sure that they stay at the kiosk.
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...because nobody wants playpass anymore?
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Topiaries? It's a small world is 80 miles away.
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You can always count on all the midway games open. Hey, why don't you train some of these games people on some of the flat rides. Nah, that would never work.

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Postby arrowfanman » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:41 pm

Sorry, I must strongly disagree with him. First off, there 'is' rowdy teens. But they don't overun the park. And perhaps he would like to of been burned by the "motionless teacups".Which close often due to safety. Sorry this seems just like another jerk who does little research before posting a 'bitching' artical.
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Now now Mike. Dont take this as a personal attack. :wink:

Firstly, that's exactly what he said--the teens don't overrun the park. His argument is that it is in fact the park that has run-itself down. Not the teens which management prefer to use as a scapegoat.

Secondly, I understand that there is a "reason" why the Cups are down. But when you pay $59.99 to get into a park, it isn't the responsiblity of the guest to "understand" the reason behind the closure. As far as I'm concerned, for 60 bucks, this is a problem that "they" (the park) should have looked at when they built the ride in the first place! You can't expect the guests to be sympathetic when they are in the process of being financially raped.

And in my expirence with early Scrambler closures (also for "hot seats"), most of the time its merely supervisors searching for a lame excuse for not having to staff a ride. :wink:

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Postby wrs28330 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:59 pm

Well, YOUR experience is first-hand, as far as reporting to said Sups, right?

It is sad, but i can believe it.

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Postby colossus » Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:20 am

When your staffing sucks and you must depend on foriegn workers to run the park it cant be good.Honestly i think if six flags did not have that program more then half of the rides would be closed daily.

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