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Oddly enough, nobody ever brings up how it's the most expensive ride, short of water rides (pumps), to have operating on any given day. Granted all the work that's been done on it since 2010 has helped a bit with that, but it's still in a league of its own amongest non-aquatic rides.

 

From a guest service standpoint, that's a bullsh*t reason to close a ride. But for the new Six Flags, it is business as usual. Construction= convenient excuse to cut that cost for the quarter. Smart from a strictly business point of view...

 

And yes, PiccolloPete, he is correct. Superman requires its own feed off the main power grid, while the rest of the parks rides/buildings/shops/restaurants are able to share feeds within an area.

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I just don't understand this park. I know that they must have a master plan that included LLDOD, and Full Throttle, at least in the planning process when they were updating Superman. It just seems like a waste to spend millions of dollar on this "new" ride, only for it to be closed for construction already twice now. I don't understand why SFMM couldn't have waited to install LLDOD and Full Throttle first, then do the Superman renovation. Unless the Superman renovation was rushed after they saw Tower of Terror do it in Australia.

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^ There's probably a hundred variables with budgets, time, manufacturer's schedule etc. that led to how the order of what was built. I don't really think you can fault the park in that regard. It seems like there's no real reason Superman HAS to be closed for FT construction, though.

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^Looking at a different side though, although I do not disagree with you at all:

 

- It did end up raining a lot over the holiday, and we know Superman closes when there's a drop of water on the track.

- It did end up being very windy when there was no rain, even causing Lex Luthor to have problems/close.

- It was freezing cold, and correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't Superman have problems in extreme cold (by SoCal standards) weather?

 

But yes, I agree. They should have waiting for weekend only operation to do the work that needed to be done over the Superman plaza. However, they were kind of lucky that they could get the work done when the ride would likely be having operating problems anyways.

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At this point we don't really know if it is possible or not. Depends on how much they are tearing up in and around the area. But until they are ready to pour those footers, there's no reason to keep the ride down except to save money. But like I said, that's their business model and it works well for them financially.

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^^ I disagree with you on the closure of Superman. I've been to the mountain a lot the past 2 weeks. There is a lot of construction, and workers in Superman plaza. They're making the rebar in the area along side the Apocalypse lift hill. Then they've then got to move it up the hill on the walkway up to Samurai Summit just past Gold Rusher. Lot's of cranes and other machinery all over. This would be too dangerous having the GP walking around. I'll deny ever defending Magic Mountain scheduling. I must be off my medication.

 

I do agree, they could've waited until next week when the park is only open weekends.

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^ Who knows perhaps they looked at a temporally path upwards the hill, but ended up failing. Just guessing here. But then the park shouldn't have said they will keep it open, but instead said they where looking at a way to keep it open. Oh well I'm happy to see there actually busy now.

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From a guest service standpoint, that's a bullsh*t reason to close a ride. But for the new Six Flags, it is business as usual. Construction= convenient excuse to cut that cost for the quarter. Smart from a strictly business point of view...

 

They know it's a BS reason. That's why you won't read that reason in any PR. Problem is conditions like construction are too good for them to willingly pass up the chance to cut that particular cost, and they know people (GP) will believe them without question.

 

 

For those interested, while I used to work for SFMM, I'm now working for a local aerospace corporation. You could say my career has really taken off.

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Holy crap! I just noticed that we've already had nearly 6,000 people look at that last update we did!

 

If there are any other So Cal locals who are heading to SFMM and are interested in doing regular YOLOcoaster or even general SFMM updates, please let me know! Your pictures would certainly get seen by a lot of people!

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Well compared to Gatekeeper, construction on YOLO is moving much faster!

 

That's because it only has three pieces! ...

 

Haha! One of the funniest posts I've read in a long time.

 

I honestly don't see the big deal about Superman being closed. People have suggested any number of plausible (albeit lazy on the park's part) reasons why the ride closed when it did. And plus, considering new rides at most parks elsewhere in the country are only open May-October, SFMM seems to have ground to close the ride for a while.

 

As much as I like new rides, am I the only one who thinks the park needs some money put into general upkeep / repair? In addition to some paint jobs (e.g. Tatsu), I can't believe that they still hasn't cleaned up the ex-Deja Vu area.

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Holy crap! I just noticed that we've already had nearly 6,000 people look at that last update we did!

 

If there are any other So Cal locals who are heading to SFMM and are interested in doing regular YOLOcoaster or even general SFMM updates, please let me know! Your pictures would certainly get seen by a lot of people!

 

Wow that's insane! I can't believe the photos I took got almost 6,000 views! Thanks everyone! Be sure to give me feedback about the updates (eg. What else to include, etc.)! Thanks again! Totally unexpected!

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I honestly don't see the big deal about Superman being closed. People have suggested any number of plausible (albeit lazy on the park's part) reasons why the ride closed when it did. And plus, considering new rides at most parks elsewhere in the country are only open May-October, SFMM seems to have ground to close the ride for a while.

 

It's no big deal - the park probably just shouldn't have announced it would remain open is all. DCA set a high standard in terms of limiting the impact of construction on guests, particularly with regard to managing people's expectations.

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Just got back from the park. Longest wait is season pass processing with 3 1/2 hours of waiting. X2 and Tatsu were both walk-on for me. Got there at 1 and left at 3:45 and got on everything except Riddler and Colossus. Really really REALLY dead day at the park.

 

The processing line takes up the entire entrance plaza and actually made the open up the other processing center in the old Flashback queue building.

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