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  1. Six flags has a corporate engineering department with offices on site at magic mountain. The park also has staff engineers. There is a bidding process and feedback during the whole thing. It's not a "here's the plans, do you like me y/n?"
  2. I just noticed the designer at RMC is back from the Arrow days, he designed X according to RCDB. This is welcome news! This enticed me into a season pass. That and how good fur trottle is.
  3. Stopped into the park to process my new pass. Colossus is already undergoing work, two crew were on the lift hill taking a saw to the railings. Little piles of debris along the access road, but still looks intact, nothing major yet. Pics for your viewing pleasure.
  4. What? Kingdom of the dinosaurs is gone? At least I still have the haunted shack, the corkscrew, the parachutes, the wacky soap box racers and the shooting gallery.
  5. Wow, so many memories. I was around later though. I remember the Wacky Soap Box Racers and being scared of them with the explosive fireworks factory. I remember the shopping cart sound of the windjammer. I was there with a ymca group one time when they had their POG tournament, and everyone else punched out their sheet of pogs but me, I kept mine in the cardboard. Loved kingdom of the dinosaurs. "You've gone BACK in time one MILLION years! How will I EVER get you BACK?" I miss old knotts. Last time I was their It felt claustrophobic with so many coasters overhead. I was kinda lost trying to get around. At least the candy store was still pretty cool. I guess we all have to grow up.
  6. Fine, I guess you're right. In that case, thank you SF for putting in a new coaster, a new wooden coaster and doing it this year so we can ride it like our 401k's. Maybe it will bring the numbers up in the park and we can have Kingda Ka II: Kingda Ka-er or whatever thrill is appropriate. Wait. I can't even tell if i'm being sarcastic anymore or wrapped all the way back to genuine. Either way, (little kid comes out) yay! new roller coaster! (must be feeling better today) (DAMN! just realized the perfect theme: 401K the RIDE!) oh god i'm poor
  7. Well, you're right ^ Rather than keep on the waambulance I have questions instead. How much of that land do they own back there? I heard it wasn't as much as it seems. How will the Magic Mountain Parkway extension affect the park and this ride, and are they putting houses up against the park or commercial?
  8. Saying quit complaining to an internet forum like beating a dog for not doing your calculus homework. Might make you feel better, but it's not really fair to expect anything. I still think it's weird to have the 'choo choo' millienium flyer train design have "TERMINATOR" across the front. Thomas the tank engine would have been better branding for those cars. And we've begged before: The more retheming spillikin/bay gets the better. Take a jackhammer to all the buildings coaster girls through xtreme zone and leave it mid-construction. Instant apocalypse.
  9. Gary Goddard productions designed the show back then, and AVG Inc. built the animatronics for them. http://www.a-v-g.com/index1.html Click Projects. They built a lot of stuff you know. The Bullwinkle Restaurant, a KIA Transformer, etc.
  10. That's probably a good deal since the lines after that will be 4+ hours long. Good luck you ya'll. still trying to work my connections to get invited to media day. (Yeah right). Happy camping.
  11. I always wanted to work at magic mountain cause I live 3 miles away, but never found an excuse to apply. Maybe if things go bad this summer, I can use the extra money.
  12. I was always afraid of upside down coasters because of what I thought it would feel like, I missed dozens of coasters over the years and would only ride woodies, (colossus rocks) but then I got talked into batman because it only had one loop so I stood in the queue line and realized it had two but by then I was kinda committed so I figured if I didn't think about it I would survive, even if I didn't like it I wouldn't have to ride more. Well I got off and I was a little light headed cause batman is a smaller loop and tighter but It wasn't like I feared, instead of 'hanging' I found it you feel pushed into the seat, so it's actually opposite of what I thought and was a lot of fun. Just don't think about it looping, just think of ice cream or the girl/guy in front of you that's cute, and sit in an inside seat your first time and you'll have fun. Strangely enough, start with scream, it's the most fun without being painful at all. If it's too frightening get batman, but the loops are tighter and smaller so it'll make you a bit dizzier for a minute or two, just remember at the top of the lift hill take some deep breeaths because if I don't I get a headache, just concentrate on breathing and you'll be better than fine, you'll be a coaster rider.
  13. Hmm, dead thread? never got some answers? could you hide them in the wrong color or something? Also what do you mean sky tower was for playboy chicago? it was built at the park. The tower museum has pictures of it under construction. And what olympic training was done at rapids? Answers: Transportation rides: Funicular?/Orient Express, Dragon, Sky Tower, Metro(monorail), grand centennial train, eagle's flight both sides, plus misc little kids rides. The dolphin show was where batman was right? and the mystic lake was up front replaced by hurricane harbor? I think that's right. Did el bumpo get replaced by the dolphin show or were they there at the same time? El bumpo was in that water behind "waterfront", the gazebo is still there. Did somebody say those are the same boats as the ones over at Mountasia or are they lying to me? It was Atom Smasher, after Subway after Himalaya. What were all the stores in spillikin bay? I know glass blower, candy, candleshop, I'm not sure if the sign guy was there back then. Anyone have a good map from then? Plus where exactly was the nightclub, what places served alcohol, and Before mooseburger lodge was Timbermill, and before that was Das Alpenhaus. Can anyone help me with some of these?
  14. ^I've only seen it next to tatsu at soda shack, sometimes it's at surfside grill when it's open, but I can't think of anywhere else. Maybe in bunny world somewhere?
  15. I'm in the minority here, I thought it was a nice gesture to locals and long time fans, it wasn't really an advetised policy more of a in the know thing. But nobody is into nice gestures in companies anymore. Does anyone think it'll make that big a difference? I never see last years bottles. Isn't it just to cut ties with the past/make a small number of people really angry when they go for their drink? I guess I'll take the museum as an apology, Can't wait for it to open.
  16. This wasn't really a 'six flags' thing, more a magic mountain one, an employee suggested it, there's a video on the daily news website.
  17. It was fine for kids, which is the audience they're going for for newton. Now for CSI I have to say the first thing that I thought was "a clue a clue" so I guess I wasn't alone. Apparently it has taped info but I really can't imagine how you take an adult drama about frankly disgusting things and turn it into family friendly fare without it being patently ridiculous. I don't want to be negative, they always do a fair job, but you're not competing with podunk middle of nowhere, were IN LA, it should have better production values than the local Canyon Theater Guild and that would take a bit of work and money. Maybe corporate level involvement will help but I'm really on the fence here, guess i'll have to wait and give them a chance before I go off and review it prematurely?
  18. someone told me magic momments since golden bear is for the concert series and batman is returning to the old dolphin theater. What's it called now, batman action theater or something else?
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