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(1/6/14) According to a Screamscape reader who contacted Six Flags Magic Mountain about the status of X2, the email sent back said that they were hoping to have X2 reopen in the next couple of weeks, so hopefully before the end of the month. Given the number of delays we’ve seen already, I’m just going to have a wait-and-see attitude about this one.
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2015 - Rumor - Iron Colossus - (1/6/14) At this point I’m fairly confident that we’ll see Colossus close sometime in 2014 in order to get transformed and upgraded into a new experience for the 2015 season, but the real question is the timeline. Has anyone heard anything more about when Colossus’ last days will be?

With “Colossus Backwards” promoted as a “limited time” 2014 attraction starting in Spring 2014, it remains to be seen if they will be able to continue to run Colossus throughout the Summer or if it will close down at the end of the backwards run promotion before the start of Summer. Anyone know more?

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2015 - Rumor - Iron Colossus - (1/6/14) At this point I’m fairly confident that we’ll see Colossus close sometime in 2014 in order to get transformed and upgraded into a new experience for the 2015 season, but the real question is the timeline. Has anyone heard anything more about when Colossus’ last days will be?

With “Colossus Backwards” promoted as a “limited time” 2014 attraction starting in Spring 2014, it remains to be seen if they will be able to continue to run Colossus throughout the Summer or if it will close down at the end of the backwards run promotion before the start of Summer. Anyone know more?

 

Unless Iron Colossus isn't really happening. Isn't it all just speculation at this point?

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2015 - Rumor - Iron Colossus - (1/6/14) At this point I’m fairly confident that we’ll see Colossus close sometime in 2014 in order to get transformed and upgraded into a new experience for the 2015 season, but the real question is the timeline. Has anyone heard anything more about when Colossus’ last days will be?

With “Colossus Backwards” promoted as a “limited time” 2014 attraction starting in Spring 2014, it remains to be seen if they will be able to continue to run Colossus throughout the Summer or if it will close down at the end of the backwards run promotion before the start of Summer. Anyone know more?

 

 

 

Assuming this is true, we have to remember we are talking about SFMM. They could close Colossus on July 4th, and RMC not come to start work until Jan 2!

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Even if the park closed Sky Tower, they would just leave it standing there. Not tear it down. As far as Colossus goes, if the transformation happens I feel like they would still keep it through Fright Fest to run backwards before closing it.

 

 

That sounds logical, but I would not be surprised if it is closed at least by Labor Day. (Again, strictly speculation at this point)

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Even if the park closed Sky Tower, they would just leave it standing there. Not tear it down. As far as Colossus goes, if the transformation happens I feel like they would still keep it through Fright Fest to run backwards before closing it.

 

I agree. Too much of a hassle to tear it down. They would just leave it as a memorial so to speak.

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Unless Iron Colossus isn't really happening. Isn't it all just speculation at this point?

 

It has been speculation since NTAG was a sketch on a dinner napkin.

 

Though its totally just speculation, its reasonable ti think it will happen. The company is going through and doing this to a lot of their coasters. It just has to happen! LOL

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I had forgotten that they actually shuttered the tower for SIX years. Incredible. Looking back, the photos of both the tower and Tatsu being FRESHLY painted certainly do strike a contrast to their states now, some 8 years later!

 

The views from there were a bit different, as well, back then:

 

(all images are TPRs, from this media day report in '06: http://www.themeparkreview.com/skytower/skytower1.htm )

 

 

It's always been interesting to me to picture the sky tower AS The Playboy Club in Chicago - I think it all worked out the way it needed to, as I can't imagine the City Of Chicago being too happy with that thing still sitting on a plot of land somewhere in the city! So crazy to imagine Hugh deciding to abandon the tower, and Newhall picking it up for their Magic Mountain park....I wonder if they had any idea of just how much of a landmark it would become?

 

 

(photo credit to "montezooma" / Shane from this "Attic" thread post: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=534278 )

 

I wonder what the lifespan of the tower was designed to be? Did they ever have to do any after-the-fact earthquake retrofits, or were the steps they took with the foundation acceptable even after the state started going crazy with the regulations? In any case, I'm sure there's a decent cost to simply maintain it year-to-year (even without occupancy) so it seems strange that they would (and did!) shut it down for that long.

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