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^ Further proof that Six Flags should never bother with onboard audio. It's just a mashup of random audio clips from pop songs and movies that makes no sense at all.

I'm sorry you expected some sort of story. I think the audio makes the ride a lot more fun. Hopefully they can get it up and running again soon, I understand that they have someone full-time who works on the audio.

 

The ride is amazing with the audio, really enhances the experience. That being said, the last time I rode X2 the speakers were cracking and cutting in a out, very weird.

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At the least, it really is cool to have on the lift hill. I still don't see why Magic Mountain (and Great Adventure) don't just line the lift with speakers - significantly cheaper, and guests still get the music to entertain them (or the movie quote mash-up). Seems like a win-win for your typical, cheap Six Flags.

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I was at the park today and Bonzai Pipeline had water running. I was also able to get a ride in on X2, Revolution, Tatsu, Goliath and Lex Luther (Thanks single rider line!) before my 5:00 class. It was amazing what I could do in three hours.

 

do they test water slides with water dummies?

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I was at the park today and Bonzai Pipeline had water running. I was also able to get a ride in on X2, Revolution, Tatsu, Goliath and Lex Luther (Thanks single rider line!) before my 5:00 class. It was amazing what I could do in three hours.

 

do they test water slides with water dummies?

 

I did in RCT3

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I was at the park today and Bonzai Pipeline had water running. I was also able to get a ride in on X2, Revolution, Tatsu, Goliath and Lex Luther (Thanks single rider line!) before my 5:00 class. It was amazing what I could do in three hours.

 

do they test water slides with water dummies?

 

I did in RCT3

Ha! I was going to reply the same.

 

Actually, they were testing some dummies on the slide. I saw them pull out the people out of lines that were making statements like "Goliath needs more flips" and "Viper is the tallest coaster in da world" and used them to test the ride.

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Here's the TR from my day spent here on my West Coast trip a few weeks ago! I went with my cousin Brittany, her husband Paul, and their roommate Brett who live in Vegas. I was visiting them for the week and we decided to spend two days in LA since my cousin and her husband used to live there.

 

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First stop on our 4-hour journey to LA was Dunkin' Donuts. Nabbed a selfie here because I'm from Dayton and Dayton don't run on Dunkin'.

 

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The desert landscape is cool for the first two hours and then just gets boring.

 

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Road trip!

 

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Desperado was closed when we drove past it.

 

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I need to know the origin of this street name...

 

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And we're here!

 

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Hello, thrill capital of the world!

 

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First ride of the day was YOLOcoaster. There was some dispute over ride lineup because my cousin refused to knock out all of the big rides first in fear that it would make the rest of them look lame. It was weird because I thought they would operate like enthusiasts when visiting a park and they didn't, but I just went with it. I did want to do YOLO first, though, as it was right at the front and seemed like a good warmup ride. I told Brittany it wasn't generally regarded as a flagship ride so we decided to do it first, expecting just a nice, fun warmup ride. It TOTALLY blew my expectations away! The launch is relatively strong, the hangtime at the top of that gargantuan loop is terrifying, the turn is somewhat intense, the dive loop is awesome, and the tunnel is cool-looking. But it's the second half of the ride that makes it. It shoots you backwards, you come out of your seat suspended on the dive loop, and roll back through only to be launched into the loop, get some airtime, fall back to your seat, only to be pulled back out at a pretty steep angle before the brakes. This ride is awesome! I had my hands up the whole time bar the inside of the loop screaming in amusement. Personally I find it to be really underrated, this is a top-notch coaster in my book.

 

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Orient Express was next to get to Tatsu and Ninja. It seemed pretty dated but it saved us a backbreaking walk up the mountain. If they could renovate it and maybe add some air conditioning it would make it much better. But still, being spared that walk is being spared that walk and I'd have been fine even if it was just an escalator.

 

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Next was Ninja, which is now my favorite Arrow Suspended. It rode like The Bat and Iron Dragon had a baby, soaring at high speeds through intense turns and transitions through the trees. Love all the snap in this one!

 

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After Ninja was, as the ride op called it, Tat-SOOOOO!!! I'm still a tad scared of being held at vertical angles so I was nervous, but I was still excited.

 

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What a fun ride! I liked Full Throttle better but this was fun soaring around the mountain, and that pretzel loop! I liked it a lot and it's now my favorite flying coaster by a long shot, but I felt like it was going a tad slow most of the time, bar the pretzel loop. I did like the terrain interaction and the minimal theming found around it.

 

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It's photogenic, too...

 

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Goliath was next. Like the rest of the dead park, everything, including Goliath was a walk-on, but I put a mile or two on my feet just walking through the queue. I did like the queue, though. The jungle foliage and themed walkways into the station were quite nice, even though it felt like it would never end. The ride was worth it, though. I rode in the back and the end was so intense, I thought I would grey out. I was somewhat disappointed by the lack of airtime I got but I feel like it's supposed to be more intensity focused than airtime focused. Nice, solid coaster, I really liked it.

 

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DC Comics Universe was next. I went to Green Lantern only for the stabilizing mechanism to break while I was in line, so I decided to get out of line until they fixed it. After that, I went to Batman to brave it backwards. Got one ride in in the back and I have to admit, it was awesome. Such an intense coaster, and even though I've recreated it in RCT3 and somewhat knew the layout, I still had no idea what was coming! My legs were tingling a bit going around some of the turns around the far end.

 

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I went back to Green Lantern and found that it was back in action, so I took my first spin on a Zacspin. All I can say, WOW!!!!! This is such an intense coaster! I only flipped once on it but falling face-first and then being yanked back up into your restraint was absolutely nuts and I hit the brakes out of breath. These Zacspins pack quite a punch and had I had more time, I would have liked to see how different the ride can become.

 

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Colossus and Scream were next. Colossus was fun because I was in the front, but the ejector with those tiny Morgan lapbars was SOOO painful! Put mini B&M clamshells on it and it could be one of the best woodies out there. The texture was smooth, the restraints were painful. Kind of sad, really, as I probably would have found it to be one of my favorite wooden coasters with wider lap bars, even PTC ones. After that I met my cousin and we did Scream, and personally, I was disappointed. It's by far the ugliest coaster ever built, and it was full of headbanging. If Dominator is anything like it I'm almost glad I was spited on it.

 

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Speaking of spited, S:EFK was down. I heard them run it a few times that day but it didn't ever fully open. Missed credit #2

 

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On the subject of spites, Revolution was down too... #3

 

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But X2 was not only open, but a walk-on! This has to be one of the most insane things I've ridden. That thing is so psychological, and that drop holding you face-first with just that vest is horrifying! Those restraints feel like you could just slip out the bottom and even though I knew I wasn't going to, it didn't exactly take away from the shear terror that is X2! I would have to say my favorite part was the half zero-g roll, but I loved all of it! That was the first time I've been genuinely scared on a roller coaster in a while! Best ride there and my new fifth favorite overall! However, I had two complaints about it. First, the rack and pinion assembly felt a tad loose for the job it was supposed to do and it was bucking by about three degrees whenever it was doing a major flip. Second, I know it was an expensive ride as is but I felt it was short. But all in all, great ride! If they could maybe make a third? generation of the 4D coaster and give more spread out layouts like B&M's wing coasters (something more similar to S&S's new launchers like Extreme Rusher) and while I don't know much about the rack and pinion assembly but here assuming it's just a simple rack and pinion, maybe adding a new pitch/yaw mechanism that could be a bit tighter (rattling between the runner and upstop wheels on the flipping rails was another theory I had for what could cause the bucking) using a spring to pull the rack back could make them a bit smoother. I really like this 4D coaster and I'd like to ride Eejanaika and Dinoconda but I feel like a few improvements could turn these good rides into great rides. Just my opinion, though.

 

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Next was Viper. I personally found it to be the best Arrow megalooper made (much better than Vortex) but my cousin had other opinions. She was so small she kept getting jostled around in the seat...and her facial expression is awesome!

 

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Apocalypse was next, and while it wasn't better than Thunderhead, I still really liked it. It just lacked the insane and unpredictable element Thunderhead had. I did like the queue theming, though. I'd like to see Six Flags theme more of their coasters like that, a direction they seem to be moving in. We hit Gold Rusher afterwards and while I liked just how terrainy it was compared to other Arrow mine trains, I'd still rank Adventure Express above it. It is my second favorite mine train, though, and I like how it's painted a color that isn't brown.

 

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My final credit of the day (97) was Riddler's Revenge. They were running just one train and there was actually a bit of a line and I wasn't walking on it like I was the rest of the rides.

 

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For what it was, I loved it! I don't typically like how standups suck all the blood to your feet and hurt your ankles, but this was pretty fun! I think I've mastered the art of riding a standup without pain, too! Maybe B&M could start making these again with the new floaty style they seem to have for GateKeeper and Oziris, because I might not mind a floaty standup.

 

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We went to check on S:EFK only to find them operating it on and off as it kept breaking down at various times. There was no way we were getting on it, but hey, it provides a good viewing point for Full Throttle!

 

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Such a great view...

 

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Final ride of the day was YOLO! #stationselfie

 

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Hangtime!

 

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Whoosh!

 

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We all agreed that this plaza was a little too much. Loud dubstep and lights and a jumbotron that shows...people doing dangerous sports? Full Throttle is a FUN ride, danger and insanity is X2's thing. And even X2 wasn't loud and obnoxious with the way it was branded! This just screamed, "Hey, give THIS ride attention!"If they had gone more in the "the ride of your life" direction than the "YOLO" "SENSORY OVERLOAD" "LIFE LIFE FULL THROTTLE" direction they took, I feel like everybody, me included, might take it a bit more seriously.

 

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Gift shopping at Six Flags!

 

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It was a good day. I love this park, it looks nice and has an awesome ride lineup. However, I had trouble enjoying it because A. I had a few issues with operations, B. I noticed that a lot of the clientele wasn't very...mature, to put things in respectful terms. Definitely the crowd you would expect to be purchasing "COME AT ME BRO" t-shirts. And finally, C. the food was OUTRAGEOUSLY priced, I was starving and I would ordinarily have paid park food price for something at YOLO Sports Bar, but when I saw the menu I walked right out of there. I get that part of crappy theme park food is that it's expensive, but that was a little less expensive than this nice upscale restaurant we have in Dayton that serves ostrich steak...for crappy theme park food. I couldn't do that to my wallet, I'm sorry.

 

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After the park we did the LA thing and got IN-N-Out Burger. It was my first time having it and I thought it was just okay. Nothing bad but nothing amazing, I'm still a Smashburger guy.

 

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But with my level of hunger, I'd have taken anything! All I had to eat that day was a decent-sized breakfast at Dunkin' Donuts and $15 pizza and a drink from SFMM.

 

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Good night, Six Flags!

 

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And I really liked our hotel for some reason...

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Great Report! I'm glad you had a good time. I like Magic Mountain, probably because I go there very infrequently and always spend the day running around trying to ride everything and not stopping to notice the general crapiness of the place that's always brought up here.

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As of this morning, Revolution is back up and running!

And no unfortunately they did not remove the OTSRs

 

I can also add that it was running last night for SFMM's Gradnite. I took two rides on it, front and back, seemed a little bit smoother than I remembered but is still completely ruined by the OTSR's and the extreme trimming.

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When we went to the full throttle midnight event last year I asked the gentleman next to Bonnie (who seemed to be a pretty higher up maybe right below her) if for the following year they'd consider redoing revolutions trains by removing the otsr especially now they have the world's tallest loop with just a Lap bar. He said they were added due to too many riders trying to stand up. I think that could easily be stopped by adding lap bars with shin guards but Idk if the company thats now making those coaster trains would do that.

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^I'm sorry for asking, but I don't really know why they were added in the first place or when.

 

 

I believe 91 (The same year they took away Colossus's double dip for a Braking system) and I would guess to lower insurance costs or OSHA wanted OTSR's or something.

 

Do not remember them when I used to go back in the early 90's. So I'm guessing after 92

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When we went to the YOLOcoaster midnight event last year I asked the gentleman next to Bonnie (who seemed to be a pretty higher up maybe right below her) if for the following year they'd consider redoing revolutions trains by removing the otsr especially now they have the world's tallest loop with just a Lap bar. He said they were added due to too many riders trying to stand up. I think that could easily be stopped by adding lap bars with shin guards but Idk if the company thats now making those coaster trains would do that.
Schwarzkopf Lap bars already have Shin/Foot bars
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For the 8,000,000th time: OSHA has never mandated OTSR's on Revolution.

 

That's because I did it! I did it, and I'm glad I did it! Do you hear me? Glad! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

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Colossus was fun because I was in the front, but the ejector with those tiny Morgan lapbars was SOOO painful! Put mini B&M clamshells on it and it could be one of the best woodies out there. The texture was smooth, the restraints were painful. Kind of sad, really, as I probably would have found it to be one of my favorite wooden coasters with wider lap bars, even PTC ones.

 

I'm curious, I'm assuming you rode Colossus Backwards? If so, you may not have known that those trains were actually built by B&M, and are the only wooden coaster trains the company ever made.

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I was at the Mountain again today. Waiting in line to get in, I spoke with Neil Thurman about the new finger scan entry system. I asked why the hand held scanners that worked so well last season needed to be replaced. He said it speeds up processing of the season passes. To quote him, it took sometimes 3 hours to process season passes. Now it's done at the entry gate. I thought to myself now it inconveniences everyone getting through the gate, not just the season pass people. He also said that's why they open early - because of the delay. Once you get in, there is a special line for gold pass members. The GP is held until 10:30.

 

I got on the second train of the day on YOLO. That early in the morning the mechanics were still working on train #2 with water dummies still in the seats. I left after 6pm and train #2 was in the same position. Needless to say the line was unreal. Goliath was running 2 trains only so long lines there too.

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I was there this past Thursday and had a great time. It was my first time at the park and I really wish I can go back again someday. I will post a photo TR later this week, but until then, I have some notes on my visit.

 

X2 is now one of my favorite coasters anywhere. I wanted to get a ride early in the day, and I ended up waiting about 45 minutes. I returned a half hour before closing and was able to get three straight rides. The rotating seats was extremely disorienting and I didn't find the ride overly bumpy.

 

Full Throttle was excellent. While the one train line made the wait almost an hour, the ride delivered by combining great air-time and powerful launches.

 

Tatsu really showed what a B&M flyer can do. I love the Superman clones, so I was excited for Tatsu and it didn't let me down. The ride is extremely forceful and feels much higher than it actually is thanks to its location on the mountain.

 

Riddler's Revenge was a disappointment. They were only running one train and when combined with painstaking slow loading, the line was easily an hour. The ride itself was awful. I didn't enjoy the other two B&M stand-ups I've been on (Apocalypse and Green Lantern) and was hoping this one would be different. There was a ton of headbanging throughout the course and I found the ride too uncomfortable to be enjoyable.

 

Lex Luthor was amazing. I haven't been that scared for a ride in quite some time. The drop is very suspenseful and it delivers. There is some decent floater air at the start of the descent and then the remainder of the plunge is a major rush.

 

Goliath and Apocalypse were two very fun coasters. I ran into a TPR member on Goliath. Both coasters were relentless from start to finish and very underrated in my opinion.

 

My lone complaint with the park were the number of breakdowns. I got on every major coaster except Batman, as Batman kept breaking down. The first time I tried to ride, the train got stuck on the lift hill. When I returned later in the day, the ride broke down while I was in line. Lex Luthor and Riddler's Revenge were also closed at points during my visit.

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I was there this past Thursday and had a great time. It was my first time at the park and I really wish I can go back again someday. I will post a photo TR later this week, but until then, I have some notes on my visit.

 

X2 is now one of my favorite coasters anywhere. I wanted to get a ride early in the day, and I ended up waiting about 45 minutes. I returned a half hour before closing and was able to get three straight rides. The rotating seats was extremely disorienting and I didn't find the ride overly bumpy.

 

YOLOcoaster was excellent. While the one train line made the wait almost an hour, the ride delivered by combining great air-time and powerful launches.

 

Tatsu really showed what a B&M flyer can do. I love the Superman clones, so I was excited for Tatsu and it didn't let me down. The ride is extremely forceful and feels much higher than it actually is thanks to its location on the mountain.

 

Riddler's Revenge was a disappointment. They were only running one train and when combined with painstaking slow loading, the line was easily an hour. The ride itself was awful. I didn't enjoy the other two B&M stand-ups I've been on (Apocalypse and Green Lantern) and was hoping this one would be different. There was a ton of headbanging throughout the course and I found the ride too uncomfortable to be enjoyable.

 

Lex Luthor was amazing. I haven't been that scared for a ride in quite some time. The drop is very suspenseful and it delivers. There is some decent floater air at the start of the descent and then the remainder of the plunge is a major rush.

 

Goliath and Apocalypse were two very fun coasters. I ran into a TPR member on Goliath. Both coasters were relentless from start to finish and very underrated in my opinion.

 

My lone complaint with the park were the number of breakdowns. I got on every major coaster except Batman, as Batman kept breaking down. The first time I tried to ride, the train got stuck on the lift hill. When I returned later in the day, the ride broke down while I was in line. Lex Luthor and Riddler's Revenge were also closed at points during my visit.

Glad u had fun!! Apocalypse is very underrated IMO, true there isn't much airtime but the laterals more than make up for it
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