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Hello everyone,

 

Never been to this park and will be coming all the way from Baltimore the first week of April. Here at Six Flags America you can not take bags up on the platform for almost all coasters at the park. Does this park have this same policy? I figure it does but I keep hearing rumors the park does not enforce it.

 

Thank you

 

 

Every time I've gone they've enforced the rule pretty intensely. Either pocket everything or bring lots of quarters. Oh and have fun on your first visit!

 

Thank you Shawn!

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I feel like anyone could throw a souvenir item up and hit the track or train. It's probably just the viewpoint of the photograph though.

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I feel like anyone could throw a souvenir item up and hit the track or train. It's probably just the viewpoint of the photograph though.

I mean, someone could also do that on Revolution and it's not been an issue since 1976.

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I feel like anyone could throw a souvenir item up and hit the track or train. It's probably just the viewpoint of the photograph though.

I mean, someone could also do that on Revolution and it's not been an issue since 1976.

 

I agree!

 

"YOLOCoaster is going to be down all day and possibly longer due to a souvenir item an unruly guest tossed up into the track which caused major damage to the ride"..... LOL!!!

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I'm certain the park will do something to keep the coaster safe, as well as the spectators watching it from below. The Cedar Point corkscrew goes right over the midway, and I always felt I could actually touch the track if I jumped up high enough, but I knew I really couldn't. It'll be interesting to see what they'll do, though!

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Just catching up to the thread - I'm surprised there was so much talk about Revo and it's noodles with no mention of the "Restore Revolution" page. For what's it worth (and it risk of getting my hand slapped or getting a reply with a horse being hit, after death): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Restore-Revolution/388480361172971

 

And here is the petition: https://www.change.org/petitions/restore-revolution-roller-coaster-at-six-flags-magic-mountain

 

I guess signing a petition or liking a page beats complaining and complaining about it? Some mentioned the ride would still suck, even with just lap bars. Revolution was never a high intensity ride, it was always great for kids - and daring grandmas well! If the shoulder bars were gone, I would think they would brake it less (weren't the brakes tightened from headbanging after the shoulder bars were put in?) I believe in them (and I believe in Colossus - think of the Rocky Mountain prospects!)

 

YOLOcoaster is looking GREAT! How cool that it will go over the Superman walkway, I didn't catch that before. Did Premier work out the knee-clearance issues with those trains?

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My concern would be kids my age or a little older try to jump up and touch the track. Hopefully they will fence off the area that is so close to the Superman Plaza midway.

 

I guarantee that while it might be low enough to be able to throw something at the train, it's not low enough to be able to be touched by someone in the plaza.

 

Also, let's be honest - how many rides in the world come within throwing distance of onlookers? Probably the vast majority of them.. How often do we hear stories about people throwing things at the train from the ground??

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I wonder about clearance issues as well; Magic Mountain always seemed one of the bigger magnets to ... how to describe... "bad behavior." I figure all parks are; the higher attendance the higher the likelihood someone will do something stupid. I'm curious how much one cycle on Full Throttle will cost.

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The track is not going to be anywhere close for somebody to jump up and touch it. That I can pretty much guarantee.

 

As for people throwing stuff on the ride, there are plenty of other rides at SFMM where this is a possibility and it's never happened that I've heard. Most rides exits or entrances go over a portion of track at some point. I've never heard of somebody throwing something down on Apocalypse's track when it goes under the exit ramp. Or on X2's track when it goes under the walk way. Or all the years Revolution's last turn has been so close to the carousel and it's never happened.

 

Sure some of SFMM's clientele may not be the brightest, but I honestly don't think this is going to be an issue. That said, I still wouldn't be surprised to see some kind of netting under the track. I really hope not because it looks really cool.

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The Matterhorn Bobsleds come super close to the midway, they don't have issues.

California Screamin's track comes within a foot and a half of the exit path, they don't have issues.

As Robb said, Revolutions track comes right along the fence during the helix and that hasn't been an issue.

 

I think the large gauge of the track makes it appear more 'dangerous' or whatever than it actually is. I can probably throw a souvenir bottle and hit track/train on any roller coaster in Southern California.

 

The ride looks great, and I'm pretty psyched that some life will be added to the Superman Plaza! Maybe this will encourage them to open the Laughing Nothing!

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This is no problem. For those who have been to Knott's, Boomerang has extremely close encounters with the walkway to the right of the cobra roll. The track is literally a few feet away from my fingers.

 

I'll be at SFMM this weekend to check things out.

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