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There is no NDA.


And "this dude" obeys the Six Flags policy of no cell phones while on the clock. It's automatic termination. The track is also in an area you can't really see unless you looked to the left while on Scream's brake run.


But there is track on site, so be excited!


Jesus F Christ, automatic termination? That seems a bit harsh. At Whole Foods, you just get written up.

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I would need so many sets of hands to count the number of times I've seen some ride op on their cellphone at SFMM.


Seriously. I remember one trip to the Mountain, we had delays in getting dispatched on several rides because someone was going through their phone at every other ride. Cant say an auto-termination is extreme considering we are putting our safety in these employees hands. One time on Ninja, a girl forgot to check my restraints because she got a text and pulled her phone out, turned around to read it and put her thumb up. I had to get her attention and remind her to do her job.

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The cell phone policy is supposedly chain wide although I believe it's up to specific parks as to the severity of how they enforce it.


Honestly, I understand the policy and why it's implemented. I remember a few years back when we used to post photos on this very thread of various employees using their cell phones at work. It was a huge problem. I don't necessarily agree that it should be no cell phones at all, (I think they could be used sparingly backstage out of sight of guests) but I understand that for most people it's all or nothing. Give an employee an inch, they'll go 5 miles. So in order to squash something that has been a huge problem in the past, Six Flags went zero tolerance with no leeway, and I applaud them for that.


Anyone have any construction photo updates?


There really isn't anything to photograph right now without breaking rules.

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Photo Update from Sunday 8/31/14


For being the middle of a holiday weekend, the park was not crowded at all, at least in the morning. We got there a couple mins early, and I have to say, the finger scanners are doing much better! I processed my pass that I got online at the gate and the process took no more than 30 seconds! People just scanning their pass for entry were in in less than 10 seconds!


First, we headed up to Tatsu. They were not open yet, but they were letting people into the queue. Five minutes later, they are open and we are on the second train of the day.


Next we head up the hill to Log Jammer, where even with one train we walked right onto the front row. A much different ride without all the trees. (Did I say Log Jammer? Oops, meant Ninja!)


Then we walked onto Superman, left side only open, no wait. Both sides were open later in the day, as were both stations on Tatsu.


After Superman, we headed over to Apocalypse. It was running amazingly! We rode on Train 1 twice in a row and it felt almost as smooth as when it opened! It was super pleasant, better than it has been in a couple years!


Then we walked onto Riddler and Batman, both with no wait. Batman still has SFOT's trains is is super quiet and smooth with them!


Next, I headed down Back Alley for some Colossus construction photos and to catch a ride on Scream! The ride was experiencing a delay so I didn't ride, but it was back open later!


I headed up to LLDOD (10 min wait) and then Goliath (20 min wait). Hit up Throttle after this with only a 25 min wait, not even under the canopy! Then headed up to Revolution for a quick ride, running pretty smooth! Then waited 10 min for Viper and it was terrible! A worse ride than usual!


Now it was time to ride X2. The wait could be seen from the entrance but it still only took 45 min thanks to the amazing crews! By the time I left the wait was down to 20 min. or so.


Solid day at the park! But enough with the words, onto the pictures!


Welcome to Six Flags Magic Mountain... In case you forgot where you were at! This update is brought to you by my iPhone 5s. Didn't have my other camera with me.


Now to Colossus... THE TRACK IS GONEEEEE! You can kind of make it out in this photo, but the track ends right before the brake run and is completely gone all the way through the station!


This was in the middle of the day, like 1:30 PM! With no Colossus nobody comes down here! Back Alley here we come!


Something that can't be seen in New Jersey! Thanks, State of California, at least you did SOMETHING right!


Looks like a spill near Center Ring Games... Six Flags' Solution!


Up on Samurai Summit there are some crates with stuff for the Willoughby's Garden of Darkness Fright Fest Maze!


The A/C was freezing and there was no line! Awesome!


Also no line for Riddler!


The "Colossus County Fair" Restrooms are apparently closed for renovations. No signs or anything. I just needed to go to the restroom and as I was walking in I ran into this... Haha


The right side track is also all gone all the way to the lift! Supports and all! It was impossible to get a picture of the rest but you could see it from Goliath. The track on the lift is also cut into segments so it can easily be removed this week.


Short line for YOLO! Awesome!!!!


Throttle again! Why? Cuz YOLO! Thanks for reading this update and let me know if you have any questions! Let me know if you want anymore updates soon!


Chupacabra maze being worked on early! Hopefully there are some new surprises here this year!


Over at X2 Plaza there are some lights being set up for Fright Fest!


The Boxtrolls so they are called were out for pictures with people all day in front of the Golden Bear!


I felt uncomfortable around them! Interesting movie choice...


Seriously, these things CREEP me out!

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Something that can't be seen in New Jersey! Thanks, State of California, at least you did SOMETHING right!


If Lex Luthor happened to be (somehow) built on the front side of the Superman tower, we would probably be sharing the same problems as Zumanjaro. So, don't give California that much credit.

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^ Apocalypse was running great on Sunday. Rode it 3 times in a row with no wait


I was amazed! It was closed all day when I was there a couple weeks ago so I wonder if they were doing some track work or what? The track looked more "greased" to me since last time. It felt like we were floating above it more than riding on it. Much less friction and square wheels. It was great! I only went twice, but I could've stayed on all day!


those pictures of trolls.....


I'm glad someone feels the same way

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There is no NDA.


And "this dude" obeys the Six Flags policy of no cell phones while on the clock. It's automatic termination. The track is also in an area you can't really see unless you looked to the left while on Scream's brake run.


But there is track on site, so be excited!


Unless things have changed, one of the things you sign as part of your paperwork is a media policy---which is essentially an NDA.

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Photo Update from Sunday 8/31/14


Hey man, just some constructive criticism. I know you said the photos were from your phone, but the iPhone 5 has a way better camera than you're allowing it to be. It looks like you might need to wipe the lens off to reduce all of that excess glare. Also make sure you don't have the sun eating half of your photo like those Yolo and X2 photos. For comparison take a look at some of my TRs from the past year or two. All of those photos were taken from my Samsung Galaxy Note 2, a phone that's a year older than yours.


I appreciate the update and I'm not trying to bring you down, I'm just saying you can do much better with that camera if you practice some better framing and keep the lens clean.

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I think those Boxtrolls would fit more at Universal, but I suppose they can't be advertised there since i'm sure the film is produced by Focus films again like the last 2 movies (coraline, paranorman) the animation studio has done.


I was going to say when I saw the TR that I thought it was odd that the Boxtrolls characters were at SFMM when I saw them at Universal a couple of weeks ago! It makes sense to reach out and market where they can, but it's still odd! To me that would be like seeing Bugs Bunny meeting guests at Knott's (which I realize would never happen under current contracts/rights)!

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