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If anything. MM needs some in park transportation for sure.

 

LEAKED PHOTO OF THE NEW FLEET!

That's not a thing is it?

 

 

...and it turns out it is for something completely different granted. How oddly appropriate for California to have a county named Yolo though (even if the etymology is different).

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There used to be a monorail, but all that's left are a couple supports and the ruins of an old station. Currently all they have in the way of transportation is the Oriental Express, a two way funicular that shuttles you up and down the steep mountain. On really hot days it becomes my favorite ride in the park.

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There used to be a monorail, but all that's left are a couple supports and the ruins of an old station. Currently all they have in the way of transportation is the Oriental Express, a two way funicular that shuttles you up and down the steep mountain. On really hot days it becomes my favorite ride in the park.

Right, Metro; I remember reading about it here and seeing the pictures of the trains in rather sorry states. Makes me wonder why they took it out.

 

At least they have a funicular.

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Back in the day, there was also a SkyWay where Superman currently stands (station is still visible behind Superman gift kiosk and restroom area).

 

And (besides the already discussed metro and Orient Express), there was another weird transport that went from Jetstream to Ninja's current station. If you think the station layout is weird, it's because it used to be home to a large circular platform that cycled cars up and down the hill. Unfortunately I'm not familiar at all with this ride, and if anybody has pictures, it would be great to see! The lower station for that ride is currently standing to the left of Jet Stream's entrance and Ninja's final lift hill.

 

For a park SFMM's size, it is a little weird that it doesn't have a better park-wide transportation system. Personally, being the 'thrill capital of the world,' I would love to see a launch coaster type ride, circling the park and having 3 or 4 stations. Of course its a pipe dream, but in my head, it's a good pipe dream!

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This is true. They closed one side down. Even when I first started going I. The late eighties. It was only one side. But I've seen old maps, and if you look at the google map you can still see the upper building with its two exits for both skyways

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Back in the day, there was also a SkyWay where Superman currently stands (station is still visible behind Superman gift kiosk and restroom area).

 

And (besides the already discussed metro and Orient Express), there was another weird transport that went from Jetstream to Ninja's current station. If you think the station layout is weird, it's because it used to be home to a large circular platform that cycled cars up and down the hill. Unfortunately I'm not familiar at all with this ride, and if anybody has pictures, it would be great to see! The lower station for that ride is currently standing to the left of Jet Stream's entrance and Ninja's final lift hill.

 

For a park SFMM's size, it is a little weird that it doesn't have a better park-wide transportation system. Personally, being the 'thrill capital of the world,' I would love to see a launch coaster type ride, circling the park and having 3 or 4 stations. Of course its a pipe dream, but in my head, it's a good pipe dream!

You do mention launched coasters, and while it might be a pipe dream, Bombardier makes a LIM powered metro, so there's that. Not sure if it would work for amusement park applications since it seems a bit big for that.

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And (besides the already discussed metro and Orient Express), there was another weird transport that went from Jetstream to Ninja's current station. If you think the station layout is weird, it's because it used to be home to a large circular platform that cycled cars up and down the hill. Unfortunately I'm not familiar at all with this ride, and if anybody has pictures, it would be great to see! The lower station for that ride is currently standing to the left of Jet Stream's entrance and Ninja's final lift hill.

 

The dragon.

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Topic change, but I came across this video from CBS with an unterview with CEO Jim Reid Anderson about Twisted Colossus. What's interesting is that the video was taken while the Classic Colossus was still open. He told the plans about TC to the reporter while on the original ride, with others sitting right behind them. I guess CBS has known about this for a few weeks? Hmm that's interesting.

 

Here's the link to it: http://youtu.be/UHe6mPp-2PI

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Does anyone else think the craziest moment of airtime on this ride looks like it'll be that hill towards the end of the blue side where it dives underneath the green side right before entering the second lift? The shaping of it reminds me of Toro's rolling thunder hill, PLUS it's outwardly banked. It looks absolutely batshit bonkers.

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Does anyone else think the craziest moment of airtime on this ride looks like it'll be that hill towards the end of the blue side where it dives underneath the green side right before entering the second lift? The shaping of it reminds me of Toro's rolling thunder hill, PLUS it's outwardly banked. It looks absolutely batshit bonkers.

 

that part does look pretty good. i'm also looking at the second half right after the high 5. that double down looks like it will have some good pop.

 

going back to the goldrusher-superman hill...i used to take the metro to the tunnel, then walk up half the stairs. but when they added superman, they ditched the stairs. i at least thought the stairs were an easier climb than the hill going around.

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Topic change, but I came across this video from CBS with an unterview with CEO Jim Reid Anderson about Twisted Colossus. What's interesting is that the video was taken while the Classic Colossus was still open. He told the plans about TC to the reporter while on the original ride, with others sitting right behind them. I guess CBS has known about this for a few weeks? Hmm that's interesting.

 

Here's the link to it: http://youtu.be/UHe6mPp-2PI

 

Leaking it would have cost them their jobs and gained them a lawsuit from Six Flags. Many people have known about the ride for almost year...but they also enjoy their professional relationships and jobs so they know better than to blab about it. Or at the very least only blab to people they can trust to keep it quiet!

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^ Yeah. Businesses won't say anything because they signed an agreement not to say anything until after the 8/28 embargo date. But what was interesting to me was how he was yelling about TC details on the coaster with seemingly regular guests in the row behind him. I wonder if they were employees or if they also signed some kind of NDR.

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