The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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Postby AllenA07 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:39 pm

Sad to hear about Freefall, I always found that to be one of the better flat rides in the park. However I am glad to hear that Jet Stream is getting some rehab, I was worried for a while that its days might be numbered.

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Postby ebl » Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:52 pm

^ Freefall is still a flat ride---it's just been flattened even further!

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Postby Jayjay719 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:27 pm

Question, why doesn't Collosuss race? Are both sides even open?
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Postby Top Thrill Dragster » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:47 pm

^Six Flags would have to pay for more operators. Also one track is usually in rehab at all times except for October when both are in operation.
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Postby PURE » Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:12 pm

Colossus raced back in the 70's and 80's because there was a need for it. With only the option of 1 or 2 other coasters in the park, Colossus was the e-ticket attraction in the park. With 2-3 hour lines that'd wind up the county fair walkway, racing Colossus helped with capacity.

Nowadays Colossus may hit a 1 hour line, on a busy day. And the waits not consistent, so there's no need to run 2 sides. Overall, its one less track side, and less trains for mechanics to check in the morning.

I'm very sad to hear about Freefall, it definitely was one of my favorites back when I was younger, mostly because how tech it was. However as of late it was so rough, it slammed a lot and I'm sure this put wear and tear on the structure. In this day and age, a ride like this just wasn't made to last as long as it has.

RIP Freefall.

I think the perfect replacement would be the worlds tallest launched S&S tower. It'd be different from SS at Knotts, and it'd fit perfectly.
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Postby robbalvey » Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:37 pm

It’s been a couple of months since we’ve had a “general” SFMM update (meaning other than the new for 2008 stuff) and I know Jahan has been busy. I had wanted to do a lap yesterday but I didn’t have much time after the awesome X2 backstage tour (thanks again to Tim & Neal!)

Anyway, I went back to the park today and took a lap. There is quite a bit of new stuff going on and I pretty much did a photo tour of the day.

So why am I still typing? I’m not sure. Do you want to read any more? Of course not! So let’s look at some pictures:

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Before even getting in the park you can see work being done. The “lollipop sign” is getting new paint and all the broken lights have been fixed.

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Ack! The park is being taken over by the French!

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If you are caught being bad at the park, you go in here.

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I forget…did it used to be an Exxon or Cheveron?

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I miss Hurricane Harbor. Is it just me or does anyone thing this water park is very under-rated? I love the twisty black slides of death that are attached to this tower.

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Universal Studios trams cira 1979. (BTW – anyone else notice that the new sound system on the tram actually WORKS? You can finally hear the recorded message as it heads up to the front gate.

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Well, we know we are at “Six Flags” but will we ever be told again that we’re in California?

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Leaves are dead. Gloomy Sky. This really makes me miss east coast winters!

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You know, we used to rip on these trash cans so much when they first appeared….oddly enough though…the park IS cleaner now!

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A lot of closed rides. Although, to be fair…. Sky Tower, yeah that one is a bummer; Free Fall…heh, yeah, it’s ‘closed today’ ; Tidal Wave was actually OPEN; Ninja…stupid weather, Metro…well…that hasn’t been opened in years, Goliath JR is closed because of Thomas Town, Déjà vu is down for it’s annual rehab, and X2 is closed because it’s undergoing an Ex change operation.

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So the characters were AWESOME today. In fact, this Sylvester and Tweety were some of the best character interaction I’ve seen since the “Bugs and Sylvester stole Tex’ shoes” in Kentucky Kingdom incident!

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KidTums is LOVING it!

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“Thanks for babysitting guys…I’ll be back at 4:00!”

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Mmm…funnel cake sounds GOOD!

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Oy! Stop reading that magazine! I NEED FUNNEL CAKE BADLY!!!

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So apparently between rainy weather and Super Bowl Sunday…the park is EMPTY!

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These always make me laugh.

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Much better!

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“Today the part of Thomas Town will be played by a sexy blue wall.”

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“Welcome to my new themed land….”

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“Mike Thomas Town….the Mike part is being added later.”

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This fountain is lacking some character.

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The long awaited sequel to Animal House.

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“We see you old Wizards castle from the troll days!”

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No Vault ICEE! LAME!!!!

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Hello Sierra Twist…

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…how are things on death row?

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*giggle*

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NOTED!

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OMG! They didn’t just take out Circus Wheel they like REALLY took out Circus Wheel!!!

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Hmm…you know, if they paved over that walk way too that’s a fairly HUGE plot of land to work with… Please begin speculation now. It entertains the rest of us! =)

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OMG! OMG! Orange Markers!!! What could it be for?!?!

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“We see you last remaining troll in the park!”

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Yay! Free Fall is still standing! Maybe the governor called and granted a pardon.

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Oh, wait a second…what is that I see?

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Nope. No pardon for Free Fall. In fact, it would appear it was execution by guillotine!

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Last week Free Fall looked like this….

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This week it’s more like shredded beef!

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Munch Mobile says “I’ll take credit for that, thank you!”

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“Don’t laugh pal! You’re next!”

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The last time Riddler’s will ever need to bunny hop over Free Fall!

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“To ensure your future enjoyment for years to come, this bench is closed today while we perform routine annual maintenance work. We invite you to enjoy another bench.”

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Random shot of Tatsu because I love you all so dearly.

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NOTED!

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Kranky?

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No Vault ICEE. FAIL!!!

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“We see you old Dragon station!”

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“Come get a massage...AND…sign up for the Marines?”

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I feel lonely.

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For those of you “open gate” losers – have a boner. Get a box of tissues. Go shower.

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I know it’s been gone for a while now, but it’s just still SO AWESOME to see!

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Ok, ok…so to make up for the boner comment, here’s another photo of Tatsu.

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Vault ICEE! YAY!!!!!!

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It just looks so pretty.

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OMG! What the hell is going on here?!?!?

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I think all Arrow coasters should be painted red.

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NOTED!

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Hand puppet snake guy has the day off today.

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Old Skool.

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New Hotness.

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Hey Cedar Fair…this is an “acceptable amount of trash cans!”

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“YOUR SPLEEN IS MINE!!!!”

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The park WAS actually open today, right?

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Yay! X2 goodness! If you haven’t seen the update we did on the new X2 trains, click here:
http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/vi ... hp?t=41602

Anyway, as you can see there is a LOT going on at the park. Overall some great improvements and I think 2008 looks very promising. For those of you who are coming out for West Coast Bash on March 9th I think you’ll see for yourself. And if you’re not coming out for West Coast Bash, WHY AREN’T YOU!?!?

Download the West Coast Bash flyer here:
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Hope you guys all liked the update!

--Robb

ps. Just because making fun of Mike is awesome...anyone else think the caption should be more like....
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"Sorry folks! The park is closed. The moose out front should have told you!"

Ok, Mike, you can kill me now! :D

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Postby Jayjay719 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:48 pm

Great update Robb! I wish I could go to West Coast Bash but my surgery on the 27th this month has prevented me from doing so. Oh well, I'll live.[/list]
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Postby 24 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:55 pm

That was a great update.

The park looks much cleaner when everyone is gone.
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Postby astroworldfan1 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:17 pm

Thanks for the photos, Robb! Too bad MM can't be like SFoG and do thier flat ride replacement like SFoG did. But, change is good!

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Postby arrowfanman » Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:23 pm

Great update Robb! Thanks for shooting it!

I love the shot of KT with the Toons.


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