Photo TR - Six Flags Mexico and La Feria Chapultepec Magico

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Photo TR - Six Flags Mexico and La Feria Chapultepec Magico

Postby CreativeForce » Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:29 pm

So one of the perks from my job is that sometimes I do shows near parks. I was down in Mexico City doing a job, and after 4 days of about 16 hours each I deceided to move my flight back and credit whore myself around Mexico City in about 5 hours.

First up was Six Flags Mexico. I wasn't expecting much and was actually pleasently surprised. The park was clean and fun. Typical Six Flags operations though with only one train running on each coaster, so I was only able to get one ride on each. They also had a good variety of flats and a couple of dark rides as well. If I'm ever in Mexico City again, I'll be sure to make a visit.

La Feria Chapultepec Magico is a little park that sits at the top of a hill. I only had about 45 minutes in the park so it was just the coasters there, but if I ever return, I'll be sure to check out some of the other stuff they have there.

Enough rambling, let's get to the pictures!
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Here's the Set and Lighting Design I was working with.
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I can even make the Millennium Falcon on my phone go into hyperspace. I'm such a dork.
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Enough with work! On to the parks!
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Ahh, Six Flags Mexico. It's gotta be better than SFMM, right?
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Sweet, my US annual pass works south of the boarder!
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I got there in time for the opening parade, dance thingy.
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This would be the only time that I saw live characters in the park.
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Hey, it looks pretty deserted, that's a good sign.
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I've only got 2 1/2 hours here, where to first?
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To the Morgan Hyper of course!
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This is the que?
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It's actually themed.
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Here are Lois, Jimmy, and Clark's offices.
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Is this really a Six Flags? In Mexico?
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Line jumpers beware: we have rabid chiuahahs that will eat you over the course of 100 years. (Loosely translated)
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One train operation. Now THIS is more like the Six Flags I know.
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Superman is mostly on the side of the park so you can't get any really good pictures.
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It's a great ride. Nice first drop and some good moments of floater air. Mmmm...floater air....
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Had I known what the rest of the day would be like, I would've just marathoned this.
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Bye Superman, until we meet again.
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There was a Discovery Channel crew there who picked me to do a quick interview after my ride. There must be something about me that screams weird coaster enthusiast.
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Cheesy dark ride? I'm so there!
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La Llorona is some scary Mexican legend about a woman doomed to walk the earth lamenting the loss of her children.
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"Ay...Mis Hijos!" This apparently excites some people. (See wall for example.)
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There was a SpongeBob dark ride too, but I didn't have time to do it.
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Because I had more coasters to get to.
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Hmm, a Zierer family coaster. Am I that much of a credit whore?
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You Bet! Cha-ching!
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There were LOTS of school groups in the park, I think I was the oldest person in the park. Now I know how Jeff Johnson feels everyday.
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Next up was Batman The Ride. Time for some B&M goodness!
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What the...? No B&M in Mexico, here's it's a Vekoma SLC.
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Doesn't it look graceful?
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As it rises majestically into the air?
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The screams are of joy and happiness not pain and tourture.
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Oh, who are we kidding, it's the crappiest ride on the planet!
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Next up, Boomerang. Another Vekoma classic.
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After the hang and bang, one ride on the boomerang was more than enough!
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The only vertical loop in the whole park. Hope you enjoy it Derek!
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I found Elvis! Sure he's got a bird on his head and he's in Polynesian land, but he's alive!
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Their frontier land actually looks like a old western town.
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Next up Medusa, I was really looking forward to this CCI woodie.
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Wait a minute, why is the door to the station closed? What's that sign?
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It's not my fault! It was closed when I got there! I only took one picture!
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Bummer, no Medusa for me. I'll just have to settle for torturing some goats. Bahh, ole!
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Last credit in the park, Roller. They couldn't afford the skater part.
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Another Vekoma. This should be called Vekomaland south.
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One of the few things that Vekoma actually does really well!
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Good bye Six Flags Mexico, enjoy your 45th anniversary!
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About 35 minutes away is La Feia Chapultec Magico.
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Home of Montana Rusa, my third mobius woodie.
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It was a fun ride, with a moment of ejector air that I wasn't expecting.
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Next up was Raton Loco.
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Mandatory lift hill shot.
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It was your typical spinning wild mouse. Elissa would have loved it.
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They held all the cars in the station and dispatched them all at once when they were loaded. Weird.
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Next up was Cascabel, a Schwarzkopf shuttle loop.
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Do I make you horny, Derek?
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I actually go my driver to take a picture of me while I was riding.
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Hey look, it another Schwarzkopf! Joe, are you jelous yet?
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Let's get one thing straight, It's not done yet. I didn't break it.
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I was told they still had some testing to do and they hope to have it open by the new year. I didn't break it.
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Of course, now that I've taken all these pictures it may never open.
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Hmm, I wonder which park this used to be in?
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Goodbye to La Feria and Mexico, I'm heading home to L.A.

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Postby Shockwave » Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:11 pm

Well done on breaking two rides John! :P

Both parks look reasonable, and they're only a fairly short flight from LA, so they maybe worth checking out in the future. Did you have a driver laid on as part of business, or was that just a precaution?

I always thought that Six Flags Mexico got a bum rap with its Vekoma Boomerang and Batman SLC as two of the the main rides (until Superman was finally built), but it actually looks better than Magic Mountain!

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Postby WillMontu » Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:15 pm

I enjoyed your pictures. So how many rides DID you break? If you caused the Runaway Mine Train at Alton Towers to crash, I'm sure you can cause just as much havoc in Mexico.

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Postby ginzo » Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:19 pm

Thanks for the pictures. That place doesn't look too bad. I bet it's better than SFKK.

It's a shame Medusa was closed. The pics of it look rather nice, especially with the mountains on the horizon. It looks almost like a GCII, as it has a bit of a twister thing going on with it. I bet it tracks like hell though. Six Flags woodie + Gerstlauer trains + Mexican maintenance dept. = doesn't sound good to me.

http://www.rcdb.com/id2829.htm

Superman el Último Escape was intended to be a 2002 attraction. Construction started and then halted due to a dispute between Six Flags and the Mexican government. It took about two years to resolve these issues and construction has resumed in 2004 and the roller coaster opened in late 2004.


Sounds like Six Flags went a little light on their obligatory bribe to the Mexican government, thus delaying construction a few years.

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Postby dandaman » Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:25 pm

Dude, you killed half the Schwarzkopfs in Mexico! Joe's gonna be so mad! :P
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Postby mmousefan » Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:32 pm

The only time Ive been on SFM was 6 years ago, actually the third day after opening. Before it was changed into SF it was called "Reino Aventura" -Adventure Kingdom- and its was quite the same layout and theming. And also there lived Keiko, the killer whale that was Willy on the "Free Willy" 1 movie. We all loved him here in Mexico and we were sad when he was taken to Canada to free him, but also happy that we has going to get back to sea. Of course he died not long after he was free.
Also as a fact, that Boomerang you rode is the first Boomerag ever to shake and hurt human heads!!! :vekoma: Yes it is DA FIRST ONE!!!
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Postby Homer » Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:35 pm

Wow, I always wanted to see some SFM pictures, bonus awesome points for taking pictures of an obscure SF park.

Two fatalities... JOHN!! :x
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Postby CreativeForce » Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:04 pm

I didn't kill them!

They're just a little tramatized. :Pr
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Postby CreativeForce » Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:48 am

Shockwave wrote:Well done on breaking two rides John! :P

Both parks look reasonable, and they're only a fairly short flight from LA, so they maybe worth checking out in the future. Did you have a driver laid on as part of business, or was that just a precaution?


Hey Tom. I got a driver since I was limited in time and I didn't feel like risking my life in Mexico City with a rental car. (They drive like crazy there!) It was the same price as a couple of taxi fares and I didn't have to wait around wasting time.

As far as checking the parks out. It's a three hour flight from LA to Mexico City and as you can see, I pretty much conquered both parks in about 5 hours and that was with the horrendous traffic they have there. I'm glas I got to do the parks, but I wouldn't make a special trip just for them.
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Postby bgwfreak » Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:50 pm

That poor Schwarzkopf will never be the same again.

Gee thanks.

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