The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby cfc » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:45 am

It does sound like Magic Mountain is doing some backsliding after a few years of improvement. The museum in the Sky Tower was a nice touch--I guess they just didn't want to dedicate any staff time to maintaining it?

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby gisco » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:34 am

Thrillseeker321 wrote:I recently checked The Coaster Guy and he posted a picture of the Magic of the Mountain museum being gone can anyone confirm that is is officially gone? If so why would they remove it?

That would be a bummer if true. All the little improvements over the last few years are slowly going away.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby Meteornotes » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:30 am

Only got to see the museum one time, but it was really cool and was a well done display. Not surprised to hear it's gone, since current SFMM management seems to be returning the park to it's old ways. Ah well...

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby Sir Clinksalot » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:53 am

^ Yup.

We didn't have passes from 2006-2008 and when we returned in 2009 it was really evident that the park was on the right path and doing a lot of really great things. It was more about the little touches.

Sadly now I'm starting to see many area's of the park reverting back to that 2002-2006 feeling and only concentrating on whatever is new.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby Wes » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:24 am

So a focus on adding a big new thrill ride every couple of years while ignoring and getting rid of almost everything else? Yep, sounds like SFMM to me!

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby Reuschini » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:19 pm

Mechanic wrote:I can't help but wonder if one train operations at seemingly illogical times have anything to do with encouraging Flash Pass sales.

Yup, I've been saying this for years.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby spinning man » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:35 pm

This is a first for me. A helicopter used to help build a ride.


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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby UrbanLegend » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:41 pm

From Screamscape:
Several SFMM locals have reported over at CoasterFusion about receiving an e-mail survey to get their opinion on the name “YOLOcoaster” for a future park attraction. One very very interesting question in the survey seems to give away a possible major spoiler for the ride experience. “Lets’s say that at some point in themiddle of the YOLOcoaster themed ride there is some kind of tunnel. During this ride you’d shoot into the tunnel at 500 miles per hour, stop short, wait a few moments and then fly out of the tunnel backwards the way you came in. What kind of experience would you want to have in the tunnel? Keep in mind that the ride is only going to be in the tunnel for several seconds before they shoot back out backwards. What should they experience?”
Wow… while the 500mph bit is complete over-hype… the basic concept here sounds very interesting experience may be planned for the former monorail tunnel inside the mountain itself.

Personally, I'm a little bit sad that it might not be a complete circuit; I would take a full-circuit coaster over a shuttle any day (disclaimer: I have not ridden a Schwarzkopf shuttle loop since 1999 :roll: )
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby jzoole » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:44 pm

^ I would take a Mr. Freeze over a Poltergeist/Joker'sJonx/FoF any day. Just sayin.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby CoasterKings908 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:44 pm

What?!? I thought those questions were confidential?
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