The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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Postby iamscottevil » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:27 am

I hope it's well protected, that stuff is one of a kind. Is the only reason the lower level is closed, because people can throw stuff out the gratings, or is it staffing?

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Postby PURE » Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:48 am

^I don't know why they couldn't turn the bottom section into something that's very similar to the top, I don't think the staffing matters, all that's in that bottom section are emergency spotlights in case the park blacks out.

I believe it was closed down due to people throwing stuff out, there's a couple open grates up there where you can even poke your head out and look straight down. It's very cool being on that bottom section though, just because at 400 feet, you get to feel the wind and all that.

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Postby Sticky Nicky » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:08 am

I wonder what event is within these two weeks? Hmmmmmmmm.

Mr Stratosphere wrote:Its hard to find construction pictures of the tower. I was thinking does anyone have pictures of MM while the park itself was under construction??


Here is one of the Sky Tower under construction, but it also shows the park around it under construction as well. So here is one photo for your two questions.

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Postby montezooma » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:47 am

nagro5 wrote:^^ I have a feeling that this is going to be a huge hit because, for the older visitors, it will bring back memories, but the younger ones can have some fun learning about how the park evolved. They will have a new reason to visit Sky Tower (besides the view) for a very small cost. I know that I'll have a great time up there when I visit on Easter Sunday.

Wait a minute...they are charging to get up into the museum? How much? This doesn't sound like a good idea to me. I mean as an huge fan of Magic Mountain I would pay the price but I doubt your average joe blow that goes to the park will
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Postby wrs28330 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:53 am

No there is no charge to go up to see the museum. I believe the post was just worded incorrectly.

Brandon, the Operations Supervisor said in the video that the Magic of the Mountain Exhibit cost very little to create.

Again, there is no extra cost to see the museum!

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Postby vedved82491 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:20 pm

When was the lower level of Skytower closed anyways? If the opening gratings are the problem, then why not close them up too? And 300 people up there? Sounds a bit crowded...

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Postby wrs28330 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:14 pm

X2 complete its first drop with the new train at approximately 6pm. Here are a few pictures.


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Postby vjgx » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:04 pm

Thanks for the pictures... Looks like great progress is being made.

Any word on how the train performed?

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Postby nagro5 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:07 pm

I cant belive that they are already testing! It seems like yesterday that they were just starting to repaint it. My little X ummmm, I mean X2 is growing up so fast :Pr . I can't wait until opening day!

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Postby rct3-lover12 » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:57 pm

wow X2 is coming fast! agh i was supposed to go 2 six flags mm on sunday but my dad needs to go to bakersfield :( so yea hopefully scream will have good audio!