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nice video Giga! I laughed when I heard the perfect example of the YOLOcrowd while you were on the back of the mountain, "and this is what's called the afternoon workout" followed closely with " I NEED AN ESCALATOR!!!" Haha classic.

 

I don't think I'm going to be able to make WCB this year as much as I want to but I'm hoping to get out there around fright fest or maybe a little after. I'm actually somewhat excited to give this thing a spin.

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Just got back from the midnight event for Full Throttle. Let me start out by saying that was one of the funnest rides I have ever been on. Funny thing happened. We were next to ride and a roll back happened. Took about 10 mins to test and everything was good. We get on and we rolled back. Our first ride was in the second to back (very back was closed according to their head tech there was a restraint issue) and when we rolled back I thought we just barley missed it. When we came back to the station we were told we only went up about a 3rd which at that point the nerves started kicking in meaning there was a lot more of that GIANT loop. Finally we get on and what an awesome ride! Watching the launch it doesn't look fast but when your on it packs a nice punch and the hang time in that loop is INCREDIBLE (someone said before it feels like forever even though its a second that is a GREAT way of explaining it). Now I don't know if its not set up, but when you get in the tunnel theres a red light flashing outside and nothing going on inside. The backwards launch is nice and being in the back you are hanging through that inversion for a good 1.5 seconds then its full speed ahead up the top hat (pretty good airtime) and drop to the VERY SMOOTH brakes. Everyone there seemed to like it. Our final (second) ride was in the very front. Its good in the front but hands down the back is the best seat on the ride no doubt. I heard rumblings that the station may receive a cover, or they may take down what they have and get a new structure for a tent like roof (like the entrance). There are temporary switchbacks under the huge entrance "tent" but I don't see how that plus the ramp to the station will be remotely enough for the big summer crowds. Hopefully they have a plan.

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The loop seen from the ticket booth

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The line to get in. They said they only sold about 200 tickets. I'd say there were about 300 people total there (the sold tickets plus the people that won from Kroq)

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The dance stage to the left of the entrance

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The rides entrance.

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This was awesome. Fog coming up from the ground in the new Full Throttle plaza

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Another shot of the entrance. Notice the temporary queue line. I wonder why they dont put in a permanent one?

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Inside the actual queue/tent.

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Once your done with that queue/tent you walk up a little bit more (while walking right under the launch) and make a right up the ramp to the station

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Words cant even describe how big the loop truly is!

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Some chairs and umbrellas added between the stage and FT entrance

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We went with the wings. I got the parmesan garlic and they were VERY good!

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How many from TPR are/were at the event?

Two members of TPR were there to cover it. We'll have a report with photos and videos soon. I'm working on it from Taiwan while on another tour, while another is also working in So Cal. We'll have some stuff up soon...

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Thanks Robb! Looks like a fun ride for it's size and layout. Probably not the best capacity choice for a park like SFMM, but I'm sure a lot of people will really enjoy it! It's a cool concept that I'd love to see other parks expand upon.

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So, it appears to nearly stall going over the loop, and there also appears to be little to no airtime going over the top hat.

 

While I'm sure Magic Mountain's guests will enjoy it, can someone please remind me why this ride was given permission to be built?

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So, it appears to nearly stall going over the loop, and there also appears to be little to no airtime going over the top hat.

 

While I'm sure Magic Mountain's guests will enjoy it, can someone please remind me why this ride was given permission to be built?

 

I think you answered your own question. Because SFMM's guests will like it.

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So, it appears to nearly stall going over the loop, and there also appears to be little to no airtime going over the top hat.

 

While I'm sure Magic Mountain's guests will enjoy it, can someone please remind me why this ride was given permission to be built?

 

 

Every review/reaction I have read to this point has been positive. I think there are many, myself included, who don't see the loop stall as being a negative - quite the opposite in fact. And you literally answered your own question right before you asked it. That being said, can someone please remind me why I even responded to this?

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So, it appears to nearly stall going over the loop, and there also appears to be little to no airtime going over the top hat.

 

While I'm sure Magic Mountain's guests will enjoy it, can someone please remind me why this ride was given permission to be built?

 

AJ that is the fun of the ride. As I said on my report (couple pages back) we rolled back and only went a 3rd of the way through the loop (we felt we went half way, so that tells you how big it actually is). Going all the way through and barley making it provides an experience I have never felt before on any coaster. Sitting in the back hanging on that second inversion (after doing the backwards launch) was also incredible! There is decent hangtime over the top hat and its better in the back than the front (not just for the tophat but overall). I was along the majority when they announced this I was not happy and thought they could have done way more. After riding it I regret having those negative feelings and very happy they put this at one of my home parks!

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The negativity around this ( unique and well reviewed) ride is crazy. Short rides are a fact of life, especially when they're composed of huge and expensive elements. It doesn't mean it's a bad ride.

 

Edit: beating a dead horse, didnt see this page.

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I'm really pleased to hear all of the positive reviews of this ride. It sounds like FuII Throttle has exceeded everyone's expectations. When I get off of work this evening, I'll be making the drive to Santa Clarita to join the long line on this thing. I'll be having those garlic wings to satisfy me while waiting. Haha.

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