The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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

Postby Nyteowl » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:51 pm

Unfortunately, I'm leaving the day it opens for a week long vacation, so I won't be able to get a ride in until the following week after :(.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby DBru » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:55 pm

I don't really understand why Colossus would get a Rocky Mountain treatment...it may not have much in terms of forces, but it's butter smooth. Seriously.

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

Postby Nyteowl » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:01 pm

From the SFMM Facebook page:
Watch a live webcast of the media launch of Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom, tomorrow @ 11am, before it opens to the public this Saturday. Click here for the details: http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=87953

Good idea to live stream the media event for those who can't make it. I'll be watching it for sure :)
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby cfc » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:21 pm

DBru wrote:I don't really understand why Colossus would get a Rocky Mountain treatment...it may not have much in terms of forces, but it's butter smooth. Seriously.


But does "butter smooth" necessarily equal "exciting"?
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby Xceleratorfan96 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:10 pm

Nyteowl wrote:From the SFMM Facebook page:
Watch a live webcast of the media launch of Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom, tomorrow @ 11am, before it opens to the public this Saturday. Click here for the details: http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=87953

Good idea to live stream the media event for those who can't make it. I'll be watching it for sure :)


Awesome! Thanks! :D I'll be doing that.

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

Postby DBru » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:04 pm

cfc wrote:
DBru wrote:I don't really understand why Colossus would get a Rocky Mountain treatment...it may not have much in terms of forces, but it's butter smooth. Seriously.


But does "butter smooth" necessarily equal "exciting"?


Not at all. But it is definitely "fun." It just seems strange to me that a park would dump a ton of cash into a classic wooden coaster that is already fun and running like a gem.

Not that I'm against it. I'm all for thrills and airtime and upkeep and blah blah blah. I'm just not really sure why it makes sense in THIS case.

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

Postby bostonlva » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:08 pm

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http://www.facebook.com/SixFlagsMagicMountain?filter=2

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

Postby cal1br3tto » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:21 pm

^Hopefully...and if not, then they should. :devil:
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby Sir Clinksalot » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:44 pm

DBru wrote:I don't really understand why Colossus would get a Rocky Mountain treatment...it may not have much in terms of forces, but it's butter smooth. Seriously.


Not to sound like a jerk, but you are 18. You never rode Colossus when it was actually a good ride. Yes, it's "ride-able" now compared to what it was in the early 00's but it's not "butter smooth" by any stretch of the imagination.

Anything that can be done to get the ride even close to what it was in the late 70's/80's is a good thing.

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

Postby Jew » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:54 pm

It's the highest capacity ride in the park with all 6 trains: anything to get people to actually go ride the ride again is good for the park!
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