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We call her the ice queen because she's so cool?

 

She's so cool, she was to cool to stop to say hi to my VIP group. Asked the tour guide if we/I'd get some meet and greet with the park's manager. She pointed out that we walked right past her.

 

First time I go to SFMM I got snubbed by batman (no high five). On a VIP tour get snubbed by park's president. Classic SFMM it seems.

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We call her the ice queen because she's so cool?

 

She's so cool, she was to cool to stop to say hi to my VIP group. Asked the tour guide if we/I'd get some meet and greet with the park's manager. She pointed out that we walked right past her.

 

First time I go to SFMM I got snubbed by batman (no high five). On a VIP tour get snubbed by park's president. Classic SFMM it seems.

 

Uhm...I don't really think there is a VIP tour at ANY park that involves a meet & greet with a park president/GM.

 

I very much dislike SFMM, but the "ice queen" nickname is seriously one of the dumbest things that has come across this thread.

 

Also, Tim Burkhart is VP of Maintenance and Construction for all of Six Flags now.

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We call her the ice queen because she's so cool?

 

She's so cool, she was to cool to stop to say hi to my VIP group. Asked the tour guide if we/I'd get some meet and greet with the park's manager. She pointed out that we walked right past her.

 

First time I go to SFMM I got snubbed by batman (no high five). On a VIP tour get snubbed by park's president. Classic SFMM it seems.

 

Uhm...I don't really think there is a VIP tour at ANY park that involves a meet & greet with a park president/GM.

 

I very much dislike SFMM, but the "ice queen" nickname is seriously one of the dumbest things that has come across this thread.

 

Also, Tim Burkhart is VP of Maintenance and Construction for all of Six Flags now.

 

Can't agree more, I hate the entire ice queen nickname. I'm not sure where the reputation comes from, and the expectation that she would go around greeting every group in the park is absurd. It's like me going to McDonalds and expecting Ray Kroc (ignoring that he has been dead for like 30 years) to come sit with me and ask how my burger is.

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Can't agree more, I hate the entire ice queen nickname. I'm not sure where the reputation comes from, and the expectation that she would go around greeting every group in the park is absurd. It's like me going to McDonalds and expecting Ray Kroc (ignoring that he has been dead for like 30 years) to come sit with me and ask how my burger is.

I think its mainly from comparison to the previous park president who did try and shake hands and meet with everyone. In contrast she seems standoffish but she doesn't mean to be that way. I've known people that have bumped into Bonnie at the park and she's always been very friendly and open to talking. I think maybe she just doesn't like the spotlight, some people are that way. I'd probably be the same way if I had her job.

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I really wonder how much longer SFMM will keep Ninja around?

 

We visited the park last year for the first time in over a decade and after Tatsu, Apocalypse and Batman, Ninja was our favorite ride in the park. I love it's proximity to the trees and the water and the unique layout it has which is a breath of fresh air in a Six Flags park.

 

I hope Six Flags never removes this ride... but they probably will because it's Six Flags.

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Hey everyone, I have embedded my NoLimits 2 re-creation of Ninja at SFMM, please enjoy!!

 

It is not 100% accurate, but I believe it gives a good look and feel of the real ride, transfer table, storage tracks and all!

 

 

nice job!

 

i actually like Ninja a decent amount. like it more than Top Gun/The Bat, Big Bad Wolf, and Iron Dragon. Mostly because of the use of the terrain. Big Bad Wolf was great cause of it's length, and I liked the final drop. The Bat is pretty intense, but I want more swing action.

 

Also, Ninja is great for up and coming riders with it's 42" height limit.

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Hey everyone, I have embedded my NoLimits 2 re-creation of Ninja at SFMM, please enjoy!!

 

It is not 100% accurate, but I believe it gives a good look and feel of the real ride, transfer table, storage tracks and all!

 

 

Looks good! Where can we download track?

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Hey everyone, I have embedded my NoLimits 2 re-creation of Ninja at SFMM, please enjoy!!

 

It is not 100% accurate, but I believe it gives a good look and feel of the real ride, transfer table, storage tracks and all!

 

 

Looks good! Where can we download track?

 

I haven't made it available yet as I still want to make some changes to the track and ride itself.

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I really wonder how much longer SFMM will keep Ninja around?

 

We visited the park last year for the first time in over a decade and after Tatsu, Apocalypse and Batman, Ninja was our favorite ride in the park. I love it's proximity to the trees and the water and the unique layout it has which is a breath of fresh air in a Six Flags park.

 

Totally agree; I think it's probably the best ride they have there right now as well.

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Ok so I know that this is a long way out but my family is planning a trip to California in late May. We will probably go to Magic Mountain on the 26th or 27th (Tuesday or Wednesday). I think a lot of schools are out already but hopefully not. Anyway I'm hoping to ride all of the coasters (not kiddie coasters) at least once. And also try out Lex Luthor. Without a flash pass, is this idea realistic or ridiculous? 15 rides if you include Twisted Colossus which may or may not be completed by then.

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Hey everyone, I have embedded my NoLimits 2 re-creation of Ninja at SFMM, please enjoy!!

 

It is not 100% accurate, but I believe it gives a good look and feel of the real ride, transfer table, storage tracks and all!

 

 

Is this your first NoLimits recreation? It's pretty good, better than I can do at this point. There are definitely some things I can see that need changes, but it's a great start.

 

I really wonder how much longer SFMM will keep Ninja around?

 

I think whether or not a second train returns to service next year will be pretty telling. If the train comes back, I'd say the ride is safe for some time. If not, I doubt it's got more than a couple years left. I could see the ride removed, but without also removing Jetstream there wouldn't be much space for a replacement and if Ninja left there would be nothing worthwhile outside the kids area for children under 48". However, I'm thinking SFMM will keep Ninja for some time, and I could see it becoming the last suspended coaster in North America years down the road.

 

Ok so I know that this is a long way out but my family is planning a trip to California in late May. We will probably go to Magic Mountain on the 26th or 27th (Tuesday or Wednesday). I think a lot of schools are out already but hopefully not. Anyway I'm hoping to ride all of the coasters (not kiddie coasters) at least once. And also try out Lex Luthor. Without a flash pass, is this idea realistic or ridiculous? 15 rides if you include Twisted Colossus which may or may not be completed by then.

 

As that is after Memorial Day, some schools will be out by then but a lot of So Cal schools don't get out until June. It should definitely be possible to get on all the coasters and Lex Luthor without a Flash Pass, but you will probably not have time for many re-rides. It is possible that Twisted Colossus will be open by then, but given SFMM's recent history I'm guessing a late June opening is more likely.

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Ok so I know that this is a long way out but my family is planning a trip to California in late May. We will probably go to Magic Mountain on the 26th or 27th (Tuesday or Wednesday). I think a lot of schools are out already but hopefully not. Anyway I'm hoping to ride all of the coasters (not kiddie coasters) at least once. And also try out Lex Luthor. Without a flash pass, is this idea realistic or ridiculous? 15 rides if you include Twisted Colossus which may or may not be completed by then.

 

As that is after Memorial Day, some schools will be out by then but a lot of So Cal schools don't get out until June. It should definitely be possible to get on all the coasters and Lex Luthor without a Flash Pass, but you will probably not have time for many re-rides. It is possible that Twisted Colossus will be open by then, but given SFMM's recent history I'm guessing a late June opening is more likely.

 

Alright sweet! Plus I'm expecting at least 1 or 2 rides down for the day, so hopefully I can get a lot of rides in on one day!

 

I'm just praying that it isn't like the time I went to Cedar Point. It rained off and on the majority of the day. Luckily I got on MF in the morning and then TTF finally opened up at night so I got a ride on that. Maverick was the only coaster closed all day though. And it was the one I was looking forward to the most.

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The oldest coasters in the park now are Goldrusher, Ninja, Revolution, and Viper. I don't think Goldrusher is going anywhere due to its appeal to families and I doubt Revolution will go anywhere since they can forever advertise it at the world's first vertical loop or whatever.

 

What does that leave for the other two? Both are Arrow Dynamics creations. Ninja too appeals to families and has a unique layout on the hillside terrain. Viper however is now nearing 25 years of age. I can see both sides of the argument. It's becoming older and more rough, especially those awful OTSR's designed for midgets. The plot of land is also conveniently flat for the most part. On the other hand, I believe it can also spit out a decent amount of riders per hour (correct me if I'm wrong).

 

None of these coasters are particularly problematic mechanically either like X2 might be or like Deja Vu was. I'm not concerned with how much land SFMM has left either. I'm just curious what's next on the chopping block when the time comes.

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The oldest coasters in the park now are Goldrusher, Ninja, Revolution, and Viper. I don't think Goldrusher is going anywhere due to its appeal to families and I doubt Revolution will go anywhere since they can forever advertise it at the world's first vertical loop or whatever.

 

What does that leave for the other two? Both are Arrow Dynamics creations. Ninja too appeals to families and has a unique layout on the hillside terrain. Viper however is now nearing 25 years of age. I can see both sides of the argument. It's becoming older and more rough, especially those awful OTSR's designed for midgets. The plot of land is also conveniently flat for the most part. On the other hand, I believe it can also spit out a decent amount of riders per hour (correct me if I'm wrong).

 

None of these coasters are particularly problematic mechanically either like X2 might be or like Deja Vu was. I'm not concerned with how much land SFMM has left either. I'm just curious what's next on the chopping block when the time comes.

 

My understanding is that Viper is still a popular ride that is fairly reliable. No reason for the park to consider removal. Same goes for Ninja. The ride is safe until the cost to maintain it exceeds the rides ability to be profitable.

 

I would be curious to know how the profitability of a coaster is determined long term. Initial season or two I'm sure this is easy enough. Not sure how you would do it for a twenty year old ride.

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Scream is just in an unenjoyable portion of the park. I just visualize concrete, run down uninteresting buildings, walls, and the hot hot Valencia heat. Just making the day oh so bland. Ehhh

 

Rather stick to more fun areas of the park

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