The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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Postby SFGAm Shock Wave » Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:43 pm

^ and ^^

That is not an E-Stop. That is a Tower 2 miscatch. The loop brakes stay closed until the train reaches the top of the tower. (Same idea regarding Tower 1 and the Boomerang brakes)

If those brakes did not stop it there, there is a possibility that the train could make it through the loop and valley between the loop and boomerang. If that happened, they would have to evac, and the ride would be down for days instead of 15 - 30 minutes

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Postby Deadnight Warrior » Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:44 pm

Zero One wrote:I dont understand... why are there brakes on the loop?

I could be wrong but I believe it's to keep the train from clearing the loop during a valley and getting stuck between the cobra and loop which would make it a lot harder to evacuate riders.

I wonder if Deja still has it's almost daily over/under shoots.

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Postby robbalvey » Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:03 pm

Just got in some photos of the Flashback demolition progress courtesy of Six Flags Magic Mountain.

I for one am certainly pleased to see the park removing the old ride, and I'm looking forward to what may replace it!
The steel dives are no more!
There used to be an airtime hill here.
One day this view will hopefully be of something bigger and better!
Everything beyond where the station was looks cleared.
While I never found Flashback as bad as some others, I'm looking forward to what this land may be used for.
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Postby astroworldfan1 » Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:46 pm

Thanks Robb for the pictures, o well it least its getting replaced with something. (knock on wood) Maybe SFMM will replace it with another coaster, who knows?

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Postby DATman » Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:49 pm

Nice pics Robb!

My hope is for some kind of family flat ride (but one of the large ones) or even a gropu of smaller flats.

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Postby winningfreak » Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:55 pm

I hope that they make a new coaster here seeing as Psyclones spot is going to thomas land or what ever... this should be kept for thrill seekers xD

I also like how Six Flags released photos! most parks try to take thing out without people noticing :-) Props to six flags (they seem to be turning around :o)

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Postby smallish » Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:56 pm

HH expansion all the way!
(Unless they can fit an Intamin Pre-Fab in that tiny footprint).
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Postby FLIPDUDE » Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:58 pm

Hopefully they'll replace it with a modern day intamin. A fun, well themed one. I think that's one of the only things that can better the park that comes to mind, that can fit in that spot.

So long Flashback...

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Postby DATman » Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:58 pm

^^Psyclone's spot is remaining untouched. Thomas Town is going by where Granny Grand Prix used to be.