Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by coasterking2981

  1. ^^ I can't say for Outlaw Run, but as for this, Full Throttle is replacing one of the park's most beloved attractions. As unique as this ride looks, and as fun as I'm sure we'll all have on it, I do think it's a bit justified to have expected a better layout than this.
  2. ^ When the question of airtime comes up at Six Flags Magic Mountain. MM's response:
  3. Just out of curiosity, wouldn't the backward's launch of Full Throttle add some extra airtime/hangtime? Oh wait, this is Magic Mountain we're talking about...
  4. Think of a traditional loop, like Scream's after the drop, and then add track to the outside of it like Xcelerator's top hat hill, only without the 90 degree twists on both sides. Edit: ^Beat me to it
  5. ^We'll be lucky if it's anything like Manta. That little coaster has more airtime than any ride at Magic Mountain
  6. Is it at all possible for this thread to at least go ten pages without a fight of some sort? Man God forbid an honest question gets asked and not turned into a complaint of some sort....
  7. ^Well, that's largely dependent on the exact design they choose. An inversion-less ZacSpin isn't the greatest idea, but an inversion-less launched coaster isn't such a bad idea. Edit: Haha
  8. ^How does one incident make all hydraulic launches sketchy? Stuff just happens in life. And what the park really needs to do, if it is a launched coaster, is launch into a large hill, not inversions. It needs more of the former for airtime than it does the latter :/.
  9. ^Even so, Full Throttle doesn't exactly sound like the name I'd give a Funtime Slingshot. But, it is Six Flags after all...
  10. ^ I would imagine Thrill Shot's former area would be where they would put a new upcharge, unless it will be too large (i assume they come in different sizes-what is the biggest version of this particular upcharge btw?) That's ok dude just wanted to know if we are seeing the return of train wrapping. Probably just for the summer. And I apologize if my reply was a little uncalled for.
  11. ^I didn't take any pictures. As far as I could see it's decal, but it could be wrap-I honestly wouldn't know the difference really (and admittedly wouldn't care to), but it did make the train look a little more interesting. Colossus also had something similar for The Great Escape.
  12. Took a short trip to the park since I got off work early. Spent most of the time riding Lex Luther (got in at least seven rides), and man was this ride much needed at the park, even with the amount of downtime it's been having (which is obviously expected of a new ride). Needless to say, it's very reridable and lived up to its hype. Apocalypse has some new decals on the trains promoting the sci-fi show Falling Skies on TNT. They also had some ads for the show along the walls of the line with a graffiti-esque look. I've never cared for the show myself, but I thought the advertising at the park was worth mentioning.
  13. Now watch, Full Throttle will turn out to be a clone of SFDK's Superman: Ultimate Flight.
  14. Just because X2 and Apocalypse have/had issues with onboard audio doesn't make it a bad idea-those two rides aren't designed for it. Any number of Disney's and Universal's attractions stand to prove you wrong, and this is because the audio is used correctly, as a means to enhance the entire experience rather than just the lift hill and brake run. Indiana Jones and Revenge of the Mummy are good examples where the onboard audio is needed (in fact they are almost entirely reliant upon it) because their respective scores give the feeling of urgency, danger, and the need to escape from the perceived threats each ride's story has-Mara and Imhotep respectively. Thus, the onboard audio adds to the experience to what would have been otherwise an extremely elaborate carnival horror ride and indoor roller coaster, respectively. Besides, give Six Flags some credit, they at least tried for a time to be a much better park. As far as stupid ideas go, onboard audio on X2 hardly qualifies, and there are far worse ideas out there, some of which probably are too dumbfounding to describe-like letting Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg make a bunch of movies and call them comedies/spoofs.
  15. From Screamscape- Even though it's highly unlikely SFMM got it, just out of curiosity, what are the chances of Chiller fitting in LJ's spot?
  16. For some reason I thought they added the extra covering this year, not last year *facepalm*.
  17. Speaking of Superman, wasn't the park going to enclose the back end of Superman, behind the station, while they were working on Lex?
  18. It doesn't really matter. People most of the people who go to Magic Mountain probably have never been to nor ever will go to Cedar Point. The two parks aren't even competitors, they've just been one uping each other for a record that any park could take. But in the event that such a rumor proves true, Six Flags could just market Magic Mountain has having the most coasters on the West Coast, and that would be enough of a 'record' to keep people coming. Going back to the current discussion about Lex Luthor, why are people so up in arms about the apparent lack of construction? There's probably a lot going on that the park isn't divulging any information on. Maybe this will have some sort of pre-show and they're waiting for the final elements of it to be ready. Maybe not, who knows. Yeah, it'll suck for people decided to fly over on vacation, hoping that Lex and Superman would be open by May or earlier, but it is what it is. It'll open when they're ready to open it.
  19. ^Congratulations. Tell me again why a Johnny Rockets replacement is really that important? I mean, it's great that the park is putting something in that spot that isn't a generic food stand, but come on...
  20. To the best of my understanding they don't mostly because most of their attractions are built in house, allowing them to set their own height restrictions.
  21. Both Mr Chillers and Speed: The Ride were 200ft+ tall. Superman: Ultimate Flight at Discovery Kingdom will be 150ft.
  22. Went down to the park today to purchase my season pass and have a fun day out of the house after a long hard week's work. The crowds were a little heavier than I anticipated-I think throughout all of March schools are having their spring breaks-so I only got in a few rides on Goliath (twice), Colossus, Batman, X2, and Apocalypse. There has been no visible progress done on Superman and LJ's site. The site really is quite big and definitely begs the question just how big whatever attraction they have planned really is. Thrill Shot is completely gone, and only the covered line of Deja Vu remains on the former coaster's site. All in all, it was a pretty good day all things considering.
  23. There are no worthy substitutes for WCB! But it is what it is, and if a nice profit is gained from it that leads to a new attraction, then good for the park. Ah! Keep the around the clock updates, I love it! I'll try to. As luck has it, my job often has me driving up and down the I-5, so I (safely) take a look at the park to see if there are any noticeable changes to the park, and in particular any Lex Luthor construction.
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/