The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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Postby coastershark » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:18 am

eltorobaby wrote:^^I'm pretty sure he/she was taking in consideration that SFOG's Deja-vu is going to get torned down during the "off-season".



I know I have been out of the loop for a while, but are you sure it is getting torn down?

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Postby Swimace » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:31 am

^Yes, it's actually been officially announced by the park. Thomas Town is coming to fill up the space.

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Postby eltorobaby » Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:14 pm

^And it really sucks that it is being torned down because i'm going to be in atlanta for a week visiting my cousins next year, and of course, i'm going to Sfog and this was one of the roller coasters i was looking forward to going on, since i haven't been on a giant inverted boomerang before. Oh well, their's always goliath.


Back on-topic. Whatever magic mountain does, from the reviews i've read, they need to clean up some existing areas before they add any big sized attraction. They'll probably add a bunch of family rides before they add any thrill ride, although, when Sfgadv added El-Toro it was meant for both thrills and families. So maybe SFMM will add a coaster like that and my bets are on a dark-knight wild mouse coaster or a THBS (Tony Hawk's Big Spin) to come into the park.

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Postby PURE » Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:46 am

I don't see a Thomas land OR Tony Hawk ride being installed at SFMM because it just wouldn't look right in the park. Both of those attractions look like cheap solutions to "family" theming, something that wouldn't last for more than 2 years at Magic Mountain.

Maybe nothing will happen in 2008 while the new GM gets his feet on the ground. i don't have a problem with that.
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Postby kraxleRIDAH » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:06 pm

Press Release via PRNewswire --

Six Flags Announces Historic Capital Expansion Plan for 2008 Season



-New Roller Coasters, Special Events and Family Entertainment Headline 2008
Lineup-

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Reinforcing the company's
position as the premier family entertainment destination, Six Flags, Inc.
(NYSE: SIX) announced today a sweeping capital expansion plan for the 2008 operating season, one of the largest capital investments in the company's 47-year history.

As part of the company-wide program, Six Flags parks will introduce new
thrill and family rides -- featuring the industry's most innovative and
exciting attractions -- as well as new special events to offer guests of
all ages world class entertainment and more reasons to make Six Flags part of their vacation or day trip plans.

"In 2006 our capital efforts were focused on cleaning up the parks --
improving guest service and restoring the image of the Six Flags brand,"
said Mark Shapiro, Six Flags President and CEO. "Last season we made great strides in balancing the parks' rides and attractions by adding family
offerings like Wiggles World and Thomas Town(TM). In 2008, we round out the revitalization of the company with the unprecedented introduction of seven coasters and new thrill attractions that will equally appeal to teens and families."

Highlights of the new Six Flags 2008 lineup include:

The Dark Knight Coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Great
America and Six Flags New England. Based on Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming movie "The Dark Knight," this indoor dark coaster features DC Comics' characters Batman and The Joker. The Dark Knight Coaster will transform guests into citizens of Gotham City, where they find themselves caught in the middle of a city under siege and torn apart by The Joker. Venturing through demented hallways of twists, turns and hallucinatory images, riders speed through six 180-degree hairpin turns, climb unseen hills, plunge into pitch darkness and dip into unforeseen danger.

The Evel Knievel Wooden Roller Coaster at Six Flags St. Louis. A
daredevil's dream, Evel Knievel boasts a 2,700 ft. track with an 80 ft.
first drop, answered with a 55 ft. double down drop. The ultimate thrill
seeker himself, Knievel said of the partnership: "I've been thrilling
people all my life with death defying stunts. What better way to create a
new generation of Evel Knievel fans than by partnering with Six Flags for
this exciting attraction." In addition, the queue line will feature rare
video footage of many of Knievel's record-setting moments and breath-taking
crashes.

Tony Hawk's Big Spin at Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Discovery
Kingdom. A proven winner with teens and families, this unique spinning
coaster gives riders the opportunity to defy gravity just like the
skateboarding legend himself. With random and unpredictable twists and
spins at each dip and turn, this coaster offers a unique ride experience
every time.

Goliath -- The Ultimate Inverted Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
Adding a powerful new dimension of thrill technology to an already
impressive coaster line-up, Goliath will feature a unique radiating blue
steel track and high-speed yellow, blue and orange trains that suspend
riders from the coaster track. Once aboard the suspended 28-passenger
trains, the bottom drops out from beneath the riders and they soar out of
the station four abreast to experience spine-tingling gravitational forces
and the sensation of racing at 50 mph with nothing beneath their feet but
earth and sky.

The Wiggles World at Six Flags Great Escape. A huge success in 2007,
Wiggles World is designed to leverage The Wiggles' world-wide recognition
and status among children ages 2-6, featuring rides, shows and attractions
the entire family can enjoy. The new children's area will include
specially- themed Wiggles rides, including The Big Red Car and The Big Red Plane rides, as well as a new retail location and a Yummy Yummy Cafe. In addition, The Wiggles are scheduled to appear at the park on a
to-be-announced date in 2008. The Great Escape also will debut a thrilling
new waterslide, Wild Wedgie, in its Splashwater Kingdom water park.

Thomas the Tank Engine(TM) at Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags
Magic Mountain.
Another hit from 2007, this attraction entertains children of all ages, offering families a train ride through Thomas' mythical home on the Island of Sodor, Thomas-themed play areas, and appearances by Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway, who will pose for photos and greet visitors. A Thomas & Friends(TM) store located within the areas will feature an assortment of merchandise.

Glow in the Park Parade at Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Mexico. Six Flags is taking the parade concept to a new level as drummers, puppeteers, singers, dancers and kinetic stilt walkers bring the park streets to life with an unparalleled nighttime fantasyland of sound, light and motion. Glow in the Park features the latest parade technology, state-of-the-art floats and special effects with thousands of sparkling lights adorning every element of this uniquely themed parade.

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Postby MagicMountainMan » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:18 pm

Now I wonder where they are going to put it...

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Postby astroworldfan1 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:25 pm

Hello, i'm new! Deja Vu is going to be removed, and Thomas Town is going where Deja Vu was (this may not be true). But I don't understand, why don't they just put Thomas Town at American Adventures, a park geared towards young children? Does anybody agree? I and im going next week and I hope Deja Vu is open! I think its leaving because Sharpio wants to eliminate all coasters that are too costly to maintain.

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Postby asr » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:32 pm

astroworldfan1 wrote:Hello, i'm new! Deja Vu is going to be removed, and Thomas Town is going where Deja Vu was (this may not be true). But I don't understand, why don't they just put Thomas Town at American Adventures, a park geared towards young children? Does anybody agree? I and im going next week and I hope Deja Vu is open! I think its leaving because Sharpio wants to eliminate all coasters that are too costly to maintain.


This is the topic for SFMM's Thomas Town. The SFOG topic is somewhere else.

Also, I heard speculation that the area would go in place of Psyclone.

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Postby astroworldfan1 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:35 pm

Well I meant If SFoG's Deja Vu is leaving, maybe SFMM's, and SFGAm's might be leaving too. If one's leaving they might be all leaving.

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Postby DBJ » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:56 pm

The more likely location is by the petting zoo and replacement of Granny Gran Prix, as first mentioned by arrowfanman, on page 178 of the SFMM thread on page 3. There are even pictures of the site where the attraction will end up. Great location, creates 2nd themed "land" for the kids.

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