Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

P. 2201: The West Coast Customs Cruis’n the Park Car Show

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 55k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Jew

    1375

  • ebl

    1160

  • robbalvey

    1146

  • Tmcdllr

    1072

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

On Saturday 11/21, Theme Park Review was invited to see the Six Flags Magic Mountain Holiday in the Park Drive-thru Experience. It’s rare for park patrons to get to drive through a theme park, so this

There are other jobs available.  Not even close to a fair comparison.  And I’m someone who is a causality of this nonsense. The rational argument you should be making is how if the goal is to kee

Looks like the 2021ish coaster for SFMM was conditionally approved by the city https://epicla.lacounty.gov/SelfService/#/permit/3f44c971-a566-49fc-95c9-7ae34f7382fd Here is the second request th

Posted Images

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.

My IPhone 5 takes amazing pictures.

image.jpg.15d440a6e0709047b7ffc6e3d9c3fb83.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Actually, I was going to post something similar. I'm constantly wiping the lens of my iPhone because I know how dirty it can get, being in your pocket, being out all the time, and just around the elements. You'll see it makes a HUGE difference in your photos making sure your lens is clean.

 

--Robb "Just want to make sure you post the best photos you can!" Alvey

Link to post
Share on other sites
Am I the only one who doesn't like the two different colors? Although I am happy to know RMC isn't like a model-T (you can have your track in any color you like, as long as it's red) I just wish they did the whole ride in one color...

Nah, I like that they are different colors. It has more of a racing aspect in the way, IMO. But, the colors remind of a Mardi Gras sort of theme.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Lol. Well ok then!

 

I do have to say I do like the saturation of the track in the pictures...too bad it won't last with the Cali sun!

 

with that avatar you're saying you don't like the colors? lol

Link to post
Share on other sites
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: [youtu_be]http://youtu.be/UHe6mPp-2PI[/youtu_be]

Happens all the time. We often get press releases or ride videos early that we are embargoed on until a certain date. The reasoning should be self-explanatory by this video. CBS wanted to do a piece on the new ride while riding the old ride, well, obviously they couldn't do that after the new ride was announced, so they were allowed to film and talk about it, but were strictly embargoed on releasing the information until after the embargo date.

Edited by robbalvey
Link to post
Share on other sites

I think others, and I agree, are a bit surprised that some of the public that was in the station/on the coaster didn't over hear what they were talking about - and/or didn't head to social media to blab about it. Then again, I guess anyone within earshot could have been actual park employees, and not the general public. Obviously it makes sense that media, traditional and new, are given information and asked to hold it for a certain date....it's just that I, too, was surprised at the amount of people there were in all those different shots where they were talking specifics.

 

I also agree on the park update/hazy photos....appreciate park updates like that, and considering you have a pretty substantial camera in that phone, let it work for you!

Link to post
Share on other sites
I think others, and I agree, are a bit surprised that some of the public that was in the station/on the coaster didn't over hear what they were talking about - and/or didn't head to social media to blab about it. Then again, I guess anyone within earshot could have been actual park employees, and not the general public. it's just that I, too, was surprised at the amount of people there were in all those different shots where they were talking specifics.!

 

Your first clue to that the general public was not in the train or in the station, might be the shadows and the lack of any cars (25 second mark) in the 1st or 2nd row of the parking lot and the parking lot host just standing watching the train go up the lift. so just with that I would say that no guests had even cleared the toll plaza as of yet. And then later they interviewed those 3 old guys (3:10 mark) and I don't recall seeing any guests in any of those shots. While riding on the train I'm sure anyone in the know might recognize some of those guests as they sure don't look like normal SFMM guests. I could be wrong as I do go to Vegas way to much... but not likely.

Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Actually, I was going to post something similar. I'm constantly wiping the lens of my iPhone because I know how dirty it can get, being in your pocket, being out all the time, and just around the elements.

 

--Robb "Just want to make sure you post the best photos you can!" Alvey

 

This! My trip report of Californias Great America was done using my iPhone 5s. You'll see it makes a HUGE difference in your photos making sure your lens is clean. If you can't take a picture with the sun at your back find a shaded angle and use your HDR feature to improve the contrast (it will give the photo a nice back-lit look).

 

It's great to see I-box track in those colors!

 

Agreed. Imagine how drab it would look if it came with the red/orange colored track contrasted with Goliaths color in the background.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

How many trains are going to be on the track? If I have seen this anywhere I have forgotten about it, there has to be at least 3 trains to keep two on the circuit, and one to join the one that's leaving the racing portion, but it it 3 or 4 trains.....I didn't see an answer at RCDB either.....

 

Just curious, thanx!

Link to post
Share on other sites
How many trains are going to be on the track? If I have seen this anywhere I have forgotten about it, there has to be at least 3 trains to keep two on the circuit, and one to join the one that's leaving the racing portion, but it it 3 or 4 trains.....I didn't see an answer at RCDB either.....

 

Just curious, thanx!

 

Just checked the video, and I think it's 3 or 4 trains. Two at a time race, while one's heading through the breaks and another getting loaded. That's just a guess, though.

 

But I'm fully expecting Magic Mountain to be down to two trains a month or two after TC opens.

Link to post
Share on other sites
How many trains are going to be on the track? If I have seen this anywhere I have forgotten about it, there has to be at least 3 trains to keep two on the circuit, and one to join the one that's leaving the racing portion, but it it 3 or 4 trains.....I didn't see an answer at RCDB either.....

 

Just curious, thanx!

If they use duel station like Maverick, I'm guessing 4 trains. If not, I think 3 trains would already be pretty stressful for SFMM.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Twisted Colossus will eventually very rarely run with more than two trains, no matter if there's dual loading stations or what. It'll be an extremely rare sight to ever see two trains go up/down the lift hill together, high-five together, fly over each other, etc. Sure it's not what we'd like to see, but in all likelihood it's going to happen. Will it kill the ride? No. People will still come to ride it because it will be an AWESOME ride regardless.

 

So the sooner people accept this, the sooner we can stop analyzing some concept art video as if it were the be all, end all authority on exactly what will happen, down to the last nanosecond, on Twisted Colossus.

Link to post
Share on other sites

^Agreed. Yea sure RMC will ship 4 trains and the park will operate all 4 trains for opening summer. (I'm being optimistic, I know)

Then the 4th train will quickly become a parts donor and then there will always be a train in rehab so that takes it down to 2 trains around September 2015......

 

I sure hope I am wrong, though.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/