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SFMM goers... Question for you. I saw on a Facebook page I recently started following (page creators are SFMM goers) about X2's closure and a fancy sign they went and printed out for it.

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I had asked about Pocky/Apocalypse and they mentioned that it's running again but with a single train (and fire working too!). Has anyone been to the park lately and able to confirm this?

 

I found it a bit humorous that they felt like X2 could open next weekend...nope not happening

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^Memberships are monthly payments. You just continually get billed for them until you stop the membership.

 

Was at the park this morning. Apocalypse is open but only running one train, the other was indeed damaged I guess. The park wasn't that busy, as Tatsu only had an hour wait even with X2 closed.

 

^ Apparently it is indeed open again.

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^^ There are multiple X2 signs like that around the park, and they also covered up the X2 signage in the Flash Pass office. I know that what you hear from employees should be taken with a grain of salt, but multiple employees I talked to on Saturday at the front gate and in the sky tower told me X2 would be down for "a long time". It's also worth noting that I didn't ask about it, they just volunteered that information.

 

^ I did witness Apocalypse running on Saturday. I heard Friday was it's first day back running. Pretty good operations around most of the park Sat, everything was running two trains except for Scream, Tatsu used both sides of the station although not simultaneously. They used the west side of the station in the morning and the east side of the station in the afternoon..it was just oppressively hot that day so if they did that to have the guests wait in the shade, much appreciated.

 

The one terrible operation on Saturday was S:EFK. Even with FP it was over an hour wait after being checked in..completely ridiculous how slow the dispatches were. It looked like they were training a new person to operate the ride, maybe they should find a better time to do that than mid afternoon on Saturday of Labor Day weekend.

 

YOLOCoaster had long lines throughout the day which was expected since X2 is down. I got there early enough to sneak in with a 15 min wait in the morning when the gates opened but by the time I got off it was up to 90 mins and never got below 45 the rest of the day. If it was cooler I'd have waited 45 mins for a second ride but in that heat I decided one lap was enough, I'll be back in spring for backman and get a couple more Yolo rides then.

 

Oh, one more bit of news from the Flash Pass office - since YOLOCoaster is now the platinum upcharge ride, Lex Luthor has been permanently placed in the regular flash pass set, it no longer requires an upcharge at all. On a related note, even though YOLOCoaster is normally a Platinum only upgrade, on Saturday they were offering it to Gold FP holders as well..dont know if it was just because it was a busy day or what, but if youre getting gold any time soon it might be worth asking.

 

EDIT: Apocalypse was the one other coaster running one train, reportedly due to damage to the other train.

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^^ There are multiple X2 signs like that around the park, and they also covered up the X2 signage in the Flash Pass office. I know that what you hear from employees should be taken with a grain of salt, but multiple employees I talked to on Saturday at the front gate and in the sky tower told me X2 would be down for "a long time". It's also worth noting that I didn't ask about it, they just volunteered that information.

 

^ I did witness Apocalypse running on Saturday. I heard Friday was it's first day back running. Pretty good operations around most of the park Sat, everything was running two trains except for Scream, Tatsu used both sides of the station although not simultaneously. They used the west side of the station in the morning and the east side of the station in the afternoon..it was just oppressively hot that day so if they did that to have the guests wait in the shade, much appreciated.

 

The one terrible operation on Saturday was S:EFK. Even with FP it was over an hour wait after being checked in..completely ridiculous how slow the dispatches were. It looked like they were training a new person to operate the ride, maybe they should find a better time to do that than mid afternoon on Saturday of Labor Day weekend.

 

YOLOCoaster had long lines throughout the day which was expected since X2 is down. I got there early enough to sneak in with a 15 min wait in the morning when the gates opened but by the time I got off it was up to 90 mins and never got below 45 the rest of the day. If it was cooler I'd have waited 45 mins for a second ride but in that heat I decided one lap was enough, I'll be back in spring for backman and get a couple more Yolo rides then.

 

Oh, one more bit of news from the Flash Pass office - since YOLOCoaster is now the platinum upcharge ride, Lex Luthor has been permanently placed in the regular flash pass set, it no longer requires an upcharge at all. On a related note, even though YOLOCoaster is normally a Platinum only upgrade, on Saturday they were offering it to Gold FP holders as well..dont know if it was just because it was a busy day or what, but if youre getting gold any time soon it might be worth asking.

 

About the give the review myself as well. YOLOcoaster was fun, but very short (as expected). I wouldn't wait more than 30 minutes on this ride, IMHO. I'll probably won't do Green Lantern ever again, if not for a long time. Our car was unbalanced, and we were facing the ground on the way up, so you know how crazy the ride was like. I'm a short person, so I was flung around like a rag doll non stop. By the time the ride was over, my shoulders have been killing me. I felt like I was Tina Turner and the Green Lantern was Ike. Like singemfrc said, it was close to 100 degrees that day, and it was humid. Even though we could have ridden everything, we didn't. We had to leave the park a few hours before closing because we were meeting a friend for dinner. Superman was just ridiculous to wait for an hour, even with a FP. And they were training someone--seriously? What park training someone during peak time on a major holiday? Rode Tatsu a few times and saw a broad in front of us lose her shoe on the ride. Oh, and the Sky Tower was open and while waiting people on Tatsu were spitting on us. While singemfrc, was on Golaith, he dealt with middle school kids that were on drugs and acting stupid throughout the ride (flipping the camera off, flashing on the ride, etc.) Kinda reminded me of this Onion Article http://www.theonion.com/articles/six-flags-employee-sick-of-talking-visitors-down-f,33541/

 

Overall, it was fun and can't wait to go to SFMM again in either March or April when they make the changes. Hopefully, X2 will be up and running. Everytime I go to SFMM X2 is never up, so I'm thinking it's an urban legend.

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LA Times Brady MacDonald has gotten more information on the kiddie coaster...

 

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/themeparks/la-trb-six-flags-magic-mountain-2014-09201302,0,7842045.story?track=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=70653

 

Rather than a big new ride for 2014, Six Flags Magic Mountain will unveil several smaller attractions throughout the year.

 

The Valencia amusement park will run a couple of coasters backward in the spring, add a kiddie coaster and a pair of water slides in the summer and expand its Halloween offerings in the fall.

 

After introducing the Full Throttle looping launch coaster this year at Magic Mountain, it makes sense that Six Flags would spread the wealth to other locations in the amusement park chain in 2014.

 

Magic Mountain's biggest addition for 2014 is a small coaster in the park's Bugs Bunny World kiddie land. Known as a Family Gravity Coaster, the Zamperla ride will get a name and theme inspired by an as-yet-unannounced Warner Bros. cartoon character.

 

Similar to the park's existing Canyon Blaster coaster, the new kiddie ride will feature a 280-foot-long track with an oval layout and a mid-course helix.

 

With a top speed of 16 mph, the 14-foot-tall coaster certainly won't quicken the pulses of ride enthusiasts but it will raise Magic Mountain's coaster count to an impressive 19, more than any other amusement park in the world.

 

That's bad news for Cedar Point. The Ohio park recently ceded the title of Roller Coaster Capital of the World to Magic Mountain and won’t be reclaiming the crown any time soon. Cedar Point's loyal and vocal fans will tell you their beloved park's coaster collection is far superior to Magic Mountain's and point out that the California park pads its numbers with four kiddie coasters. But that doesn't change the current score: Magic Mountain 19 and Cedar Point 16.

 

Magic Mountain's Hurricane Harbor water park will also add a pair of Bonzai Pipeline slides in 2014 featuring enclosed capsules with trap doors that drop riders into a high-speed free fall. Similar capsule slides have been recently added at Six Flags water parks in Massachusetts, Missouri and Maryland.

 

In Fall 2014, Magic Mountain plans to add a large new haunted maze to its Fright Fest lineup that will be similar in scope and size to Aftermath, which featured post-apocalyptic scenes of overturned vehicles, hovering helicopters and fireball explosions in the former Batman stunt show arena.

 

In recent years, Magic Mountain has trailed behind Universal Studios Hollywood and Knott's Berry Farm when it comes to Halloween-themed events. The Six Flags park hopes to catch up to the Halloween heavyweights this year and next with the addition of more monsters, new mazes and longer hours.

 

In the Spring, Magic Mountain will introduce a fun gimmick that's proven popular at other Six Flags parks: Backward coasters. For a limited time starting around Spring Break, the 1994 Batman inverted steel coaster and the 1978 Colossus twin-track wooden coaster will operate with trains running backward.

 

It remains to be seen if this marks the beginning of an extended farewell promotion for the classic Colossus coaster.

 

Recently Six Flags converted two old wooden coasters - the 1990 Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas and the 1992 Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas - into wood-steel hybrids that combine a steel track with a wooden structure.

 

The hybrid conversions, both handled by Idaho-based Rocky Mountain Construction, simultaneously extended the lives of the maintenance-prone rides and turned them into buzz-worthy "new" attractions. Medusa at Six Flags Mexico will get the same treatment in 2014 along with the introduction of multiple looping inversions.

 

Colossus would be an obvious candidate for a Rocky Mountain makeover, but only time will tell if 2015 is the year of the Iron Colossus.

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So here's my take on everything new for next year...

 

- I am extremely excited for backwards batman since it's my third favorite coaster in the park already.

- Running Colossus backwards hopefully shows that the park is giving it's last hoorah before closing it for RMC makeover.

- Adding another kid coaster is just their way of keeping the coaster crown. Since this will be the nineteenth coaster, the park can make a huge deal about their hopefully huge twentieth coaster in a couple years. And from the article description, it sounds like this could be it. http://rcdb.com/568.htm/url]

- I am very happy to hear about the new slides for Hurricane Harbor, but I don't think they should remove anything to install the new ones.

- As far as placement, I was personally hoping they would put the watersides on the Flashback area and then squeeze the new kid coaster somewhere else.

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It's just my opinion, but I don't think the backwards Colossus has anything to do with a "last hoorah"..I think they were already planning on doing backwards Batman with the touring chassis and figured since they already have cars that can run backwards on Colossus why not do both at the same time and make a bigger promotion out of it since it doesn't cost anything more and could potentially bring more guests in.

 

If they could run both sides of Colossus (one forwards one backwards) that would really be impressive. I would really love to see a backwards and forward side running simultaneously, that would really add to the ride for me. I don't know when the last time they've run the right side was, but I took a close look at it when I was riding the left side Saturday and it looks extremely weathered. The rails look like long abandoned train tracks (they basically are), you can tell just by looking at them that no wheels have touched them for quite a while, and the lift chain is bone dry and appears rusted. I don't know how much work would be required to get it up and running, and I wonder if there is a reason why they've avoided using it for so long (such as it had a mechanical/structural problem and they figured easier to just use the left side than fix the right, better than nothing)

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Blackout dates attached to the cheapest level season pass is a new thing this year, correct?

 

Asking because we bought regular 2013 passes in Sept. 2012 and are intending to return on Sat Oct. 5 this year. I recall there were only 3 levels when we purchased, not 4, and saw nothing about blackout dates.

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If the park is making the effort to put out signage, I think it is safe to assume X2 won't be back in action anytime soon.

 

Hopefully they put something up on the SFMM site so potential park goers can known the ride is closed before they get to the park.... (did they do that the last time a ride was closed long term?)

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^^It doesn't matter if they do or not because the Six Flags websites are always wrong. For instance, right now if you click on rides, then click on the specific ride, it tells you that Apocalypse and X2 are both closed. We know from people visiting the park that Apocalypse has been open at least a couple of days now.

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SFMM goers... Question for you. I saw on a Facebook page I recently started following (page creators are SFMM goers) about X2's closure and a fancy sign they went and printed out for it.

 

I had asked about Pocky/Apocalypse and they mentioned that it's running again but with a single train (and fire working too!). Has anyone been to the park lately and able to confirm this?

 

I found it a bit humorous that they felt like X2 could open next weekend...nope not happening

 

Yes, "Pocky" is running again with 1 train. The other is in on the maintenance track. Fire was working yesterday (Sunday), but not this morning.

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Does anyone have an idea why X2 will be closed for so long? I must have missed something...

 

Backwards Batman I'm meh about because I love the ride as is and backwards will probably be fun I'm just having a hard time introducing myself to the concept of backwards rides. They should do one train forwards and one trains backwards, or something idk.

 

Colossus backwards would be cool if they did do one track backwards one forwards. I'm the same hesitant way about running it completely backwards.

 

And it does make a lot of since for them to add another kiddie coaster in order to set it up so their 20th is a huge coaster. Whoever made that post up there, your link to the hint to what the 20th coaster would be is bad^^^

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^ That would make sense. Maybe they save up for a few years, don't add anything major, clean up the park a bit hopefully, and then unveil a huge coaster for their 20th. Maybe a giga from where Deja Vu used to be? But if they do this, then Iron Colossus seems unlikely in the next few years as well. We'll just have to wait and see.

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If the park is making the effort to put out signage, I think it is safe to assume X2 won't be back in action anytime soon.

 

Hopefully they put something up on the SFMM site so potential park goers can known the ride is closed before they get to the park.... (did they do that the last time a ride was closed long term?)

The website does indicate that X2 is closed, it has since last week. I guess it wrongly indicates Apocalypse is still closed, but better that than not indicating X2 is closed. I will give the park credit they are definitely making an effort to let people know it's down - it's on the website, its on the ticket booth outside, there's a big sign at the front gate and at guest relations and also obviously near the bridge as well as the Flash Pass office.

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^ The point that Elissa was making is that you can't always count on the parks website to be up to date. Apocalypse is open, website still says it's closed. Even IF X2 were to open the site probably wouldn't be accurate for a few days. You are going to get more accurate information on a fan site than on the parks site.

 

And STOP calling it POCKY. Pocky isn't a coaster, it's a chocolate covered biscuit stick!!!

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