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As with any business, capital budgeting is more a function of proper timing rather than simple wants and needs. There's a huge decision-making process behind that timing, all during which plans can/will be changed.

 

The poler coaster idea is a neat idea, but more wishful thinking than anything. There would have to be a ton of structural modification done that could send the idea into cost-prohibitive land real quick. At this point it would probably take an outside company agreeing to sponsor the Sky Tower and cover the costs of restoring & maintaining it for it to be open regularly.

 

I could see Sky Tower getting turned into a giant ad. That would be a very Six Flags thing to do!

 

Whatever the case may be, I just wish the thing was open.

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hmmmmmmmmmm......

 

Our Mountain

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We're pretty excited that Scream will receive a new paint job... will that include all-around theming and tuneup? I guess we'll have to wait and see! — at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

 

FB user:- Do you know if its still keeping these colors? I love the cool color scheme

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Our Mountain @ Facebookuser ...Probably not, when we hear or see something we'll post it.

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=841268019249772&set=a.265502966826283.63864.100000997444553&type=1

 

 

Wait... Is "Our Mountain" run by a SF employee?

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Has anyone attempted to do a sit down with the park president/GM etc? It seems impossible that it's 2015 and everyone is theorizing about what is going on with the tower. Would there be a specific reason why a higher up at the park wouldn't just answer that question directly? It just seems like a strange thing to be in such a gray area....

 

How 'bout the fella that just transferred to Fiesta Texas? Isn't he friendly with this board (or enthusiasts in general)? Might he be able to shed some light/gameplan?

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Has anyone attempted to do a sit down with the park president/GM etc? It seems impossible that it's 2015 and everyone is theorizing about what is going on with the tower. Would there be a specific reason why a higher up at the park wouldn't just answer that question directly? It just seems like a strange thing to be in such a gray area....

 

How 'bout the fella that just transferred to Fiesta Texas? Isn't he friendly with this board (or enthusiasts in general)? Might he be able to shed some light/gameplan?

The information that I've given is from such a sit down. I don't think it was with Bonnie, but this person, who runs a competing theme park website, went and sat down with park management and asked them about it..what I have said is what they were willing to say. There can be many reasons the park doesn't want to share information about ongoing projects or lack thereof. Just because they aren't sharing doesn't mean they don't know more. I have no doubt that they know exactly what it would take to reopen the tower and why they haven't done it, but it's their prerogative to not share that with us.
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So I visited Knott's yesterday (it was awesome!) and I noticed that they didn't have metal detectors before you enter the park like Magic Mountain does. I was wondering if anyone knew when/why Magic decided to put in metal detectors? I'm guessing they weren't around when the park originally opened.

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So I visited Knott's yesterday (it was awesome!) and I noticed that they didn't have metal detectors before you enter the park like Magic Mountain does. I was wondering if anyone knew when/why Magic decided to put in metal detectors? I'm guessing they weren't around when the park originally opened.

 

Before going into Haunt, Knott's security will perform a non-invasive pat down and waive a metal detector wand on all guests. This has never happened to me at SFMM. I've not seen a metal detector wand or a metal detector arch at Disneyland, despite how that park often has bigger crowds than Knott's and SFMM combined. Different parks simply have different security measures.

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Park metal detectors are no longer uncommon. I have even heard that at Great Adventure they pat you down. Also, Kennywood's metal detectors are so sensitive, they will go off if you have a few coins in your pocket. (Which I was actually glad to see, considering that Kennywood is not in the best area).

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Park metal detectors are no longer uncommon. I have even heard that at Great Adventure they pat you down. Also, Kennywood's metal detectors are so sensitive, they will go off if you have a few coins in your pocket. (Which I was actually glad to see, considering that Kennywood is not in the best area).

 

GADV has had metal detectors for years but I have never been or seen anyone else be pat down. The metal detectors are annoying since they slow your entry into the park but in the long run, they make the park safer. Even employees must enter through a metal detector.

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Park metal detectors are no longer uncommon. I have even heard that at Great Adventure they pat you down. Also, Kennywood's metal detectors are so sensitive, they will go off if you have a few coins in your pocket. (Which I was actually glad to see, considering that Kennywood is not in the best area).

Back when Kennywood was pay-per-ride with free admission, the clientele became pretty seedy in the 80's. After what was either a shooting or stabbing inside of the park, the metal detectors went up (as well as requiring an admission fee). To my knowledge, they were one of the first parks to install them (if not THE first).

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So I visited Knott's yesterday (it was awesome!) and I noticed that they didn't have metal detectors before you enter the park like Magic Mountain does. I was wondering if anyone knew when/why Magic decided to put in metal detectors? I'm guessing they weren't around when the park originally opened.[/quote

 

It was for all the thugs and misfits. SFMM at one time was horrible to visit. I was at the park when TLC performed and a riot broke out. Since that day MM started to go down hill!

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I think the answer to your question (SFMM compared to KBF) is the difference in the crowd each park attracts. KBF attracts more families than SFMM and probably has less issues with fights and weapons. SFMM, attracts more teenagers and people more likely to bring weapons into a park, so it became more of a necessity for them, and as VCXFreak points out it used to be a lot worse than it is now.

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Hey all,

 

So, I don't go to theme parks often, and the last time I was at SFMM was a few years back for the West Cost Bash.

My friend is visiting, is a coaster lover, and has flat out asked me to take him to Magic Mountain - which I'm certainly not opposed to.

In fact, I'm relatively hopeful about shorter lines since we are definitely in the off-season.

 

The reason I am posting, however, has to do with me. And if this isn't the right place for this post, let me know...

But, anyhow - I'm a big guy. Not ginormous, I'm about 6' 3" 300 lbs. I remember clearly, last time I was at SFMM, there were at lest two rides I sat in line for, got in the seat, and couldn't ride due to the harness not accommodating my... size.

 

I figured if anything you guys could let me know which rides at SFMM a big guy like me would be unable to fit in, and thus may make my friend skip or ride solo....

 

Thanks!

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Hey all,

 

So, I don't go to theme parks often, and the last time I was at SFMM was a few years back for the West Cost Bash.

My friend is visiting, is a coaster lover, and has flat out asked me to take him to Magic Mountain - which I'm certainly not opposed to.

In fact, I'm relatively hopeful about shorter lines since we are definitely in the off-season.

 

The reason I am posting, however, has to do with me. And if this isn't the right place for this post, let me know...

But, anyhow - I'm a big guy. Not ginormous, I'm about 6' 3" 300 lbs. I remember clearly, last time I was at SFMM, there were at lest two rides I sat in line for, got in the seat, and couldn't ride due to the harness not accommodating my... size.

 

I figured if anything you guys could let me know which rides at SFMM a big guy like me would be unable to fit in, and thus may make my friend skip or ride solo....

 

Thanks!

I would definitely avoid Gold Rusher, thats the only one I can think of that can be difficult to squeeze into especially for anyone over 6 foot.
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I think the answer to your question (SFMM compared to KBF) is the difference in the crowd each park attracts. KBF attracts more families than SFMM and probably has less issues with fights and weapons. SFMM, attracts more teenagers and people more likely to bring weapons into a park, so it became more of a necessity for them, and as VCXFreak points out it used to be a lot worse than it is now.

Exactly it just depends on the area mostly. Both SFDK & CGA have had them installed but I noticed about 2 years ago CGA stopped using them, even during the Haunt they only had wands I believe. Comparing the area around Silicon Valley to Vallejo, which is really bad in some areas, I see why SFDK has continued to use them although I haven't been for a year. SFDK handles way more crowds as well, as CGA can be almost empty on weekdays and it's mostly full of young teens. I personally never seen anything above childish shenanigans at CGA but SFDK I've seen quite a bit, even security tackling this huge dude who was a second away from landing on a baby walking behind. I do think GCA looks way more inviting without them but I understand the need.

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Hey all,

 

But, anyhow - I'm a big guy. Not ginormous, I'm about 6' 3" 300 lbs. I remember clearly, last time I was at SFMM, there were at lest two rides I sat in line for, got in the seat, and couldn't ride due to the harness not accommodating my... size.

 

I figured if anything you guys could let me know which rides at SFMM a big guy like me would be unable to fit in, and thus may make my friend skip or ride solo....

 

Thanks!

 

My husband used to be about 290 and is 6'2". He definitely could not ride Batman, he's lost weight and tried again and still didn't fit. If you have a large upper chest area the restraint just doesn't come down right.

 

I'd say avoid Green Lantern and possibly X2 as well.

 

Good luck, have fun!

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Hey all,

 

So, I don't go to theme parks often, and the last time I was at SFMM was a few years back for the West Cost Bash.

My friend is visiting, is a coaster lover, and has flat out asked me to take him to Magic Mountain - which I'm certainly not opposed to.

In fact, I'm relatively hopeful about shorter lines since we are definitely in the off-season.

 

The reason I am posting, however, has to do with me. And if this isn't the right place for this post, let me know...

But, anyhow - I'm a big guy. Not ginormous, I'm about 6' 3" 300 lbs. I remember clearly, last time I was at SFMM, there were at lest two rides I sat in line for, got in the seat, and couldn't ride due to the harness not accommodating my... size.

 

I figured if anything you guys could let me know which rides at SFMM a big guy like me would be unable to fit in, and thus may make my friend skip or ride solo....

 

Thanks!

 

 

I'm a little smaller than you but I'll tell you that batman would be a tough ride to fit on. Same with superman, Tatsu and riddlers. Now this is just a generalization, it really depends on how you're built. But those rides are a tight squeeze for me.

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So, at the rate they're going, when do you guys think Twisted Colossus' track will be complete? My guess is maybe sometime in April or May as long as there aren't any big setbacks, but I really have no idea.

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So, at the rate they're going, when do you guys think Twisted Colossus' track will be complete? My guess is maybe sometime in April or May as long as there aren't any big setbacks, but I really have no idea.

 

You just answered your own question.

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