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I can confirm that it is all new wood that is used for Twisted Colossus(why would someone even ask that kinda question?)

Because Six Flags is known for cutting corners to save money, the idea of using old wood might seem ghetto but it's SIX FLAGS.

 

Good to know new lumber is going in though

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First-time poster, long-time lurker here! I am visiting this park next Wednesday, and it will be my first time! I hail all the way from Nebraska, so pretty excited. I just have a few questions...

1. I have heard that Scream was getting a new paintjob back in February, has it been finished and is it open?

2. Where is the best place to ride on X2?

3. Is the Gold or Platinum Flash pass worth the extra $$$ if the park is crowded next week? I know it is in the middle of the week in March but Spring Break is upon us.

Thank you to those who answer these noob's questions

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Because Six Flags is known for cutting corners to save money, the idea of using old wood might seem ghetto but it's SIX FLAGS.

 

Good to know new lumber is going in though

 

It isn't SIX FLAGS at all. It is the engineering and construction firms (RMC in this case) that provide the safe and competent design, materials and structure. SIX FLAGS has no say in what makes up those elements.

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First-time poster, long-time lurker here! I am visiting this park next Wednesday, and it will be my first time! I hail all the way from Nebraska, so pretty excited. I just have a few questions...

1. I have heard that Scream was getting a new paintjob back in February, has it been finished and is it open?

2. Where is the best place to ride on X2?

3. Is the Gold or Platinum Flash pass worth the extra $$$ if the park is crowded next week? I know it is in the middle of the week in March but Spring Break is upon us.

Thank you to those who answer these noob's questions

Scream's paint is mostly done with the exception of the station, but it isn't open yet. Its likely to stay closed while the screampunk district is under construction.

 

For the smoothest ride on X2, ride on the inside seat with someone heavier on the outside. For the best view, the front row is what appears as the back row when you're in the station (Since the train goes up the lift hill with the riders facing backwards down the hill)

 

Yeah the park has been getting busier lately, but as you're going on a Wednesday, it may not be necessary. You may want to wait until you get there to see how busy it is and if you want to pay for it.

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First-time poster, long-time lurker here! I am visiting this park next Wednesday, and it will be my first time! I hail all the way from Nebraska, so pretty excited. I just have a few questions...

1. I have heard that Scream was getting a new paintjob back in February, has it been finished and is it open?

2. Where is the best place to ride on X2?

3. Is the Gold or Platinum Flash pass worth the extra $$$ if the park is crowded next week? I know it is in the middle of the week in March but Spring Break is upon us.

Thank you to those who answer these noob's questions

Scream's paint is mostly done with the exception of the station, but it isn't open yet. Its likely to stay closed while the screampunk district is under construction.

 

For the smoothest ride on X2, ride on the inside seat with someone heavier on the outside. For the best view, the front row is what appears as the back row when you're in the station (Since the train goes up the lift hill with the riders facing backwards down the hill)

 

Yeah the park has been getting busier lately, but as you're going on a Wednesday, it may not be necessary. You may want to wait until you get there to see how busy it is and if you want to pay for it.

 

Ok thank you very much! Concise and to the point

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Not to keep the wood subject alive, but I would be curious how much of the original structure does get replaced in one of these RMC projects. I'm sure a lot of the original structure (of which I guess I would also be curious how much wood on that coaster dated back to 1978 before RMC even touched the ride) is coming towards the end of it's usable life.

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Debating whether or not RMC are Reusing old wood in construction? and people thought discussing the mathematics behind airtime was the low point of the off season.

 

While I agree, if you want to really see the low point of the off season, you should check out some of the other threads, particularly from parks that are closed all winter. Yikes.

 

I'm really excited to see this "top-gun" get put together. The idea of racing with train that's upside down and directly above you is one of the most interesting elements of this ride, IMO.

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Not to keep the wood subject alive, but I would be curious how much of the original structure does get replaced in one of these RMC projects. I'm sure a lot of the original structure (of which I guess I would also be curious how much wood on that coaster dated back to 1978 before RMC even touched the ride) is coming towards the end of it's usable life.

 

I think that just varies greatly depending on the wood obviously. in one of the videos, they are talking about needing to replace a lot of the wood on the lift hill anyway. then, the different elements might need different bracing, so that of course would be new.

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Not to keep the wood subject alive, but I would be curious how much of the original structure does get replaced in one of these RMC projects. I'm sure a lot of the original structure (of which I guess I would also be curious how much wood on that coaster dated back to 1978 before RMC even touched the ride) is coming towards the end of it's usable life.

 

I'm sure they survey the structure and determine what's salvageable and what should be replaced. The lift hill, for example, is something they didn't need to replace, especially since there's significantly less stress on the lift hill structure as opposed to any other part of the ride where the forces of the train wear and tear on the structure.

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Anyone want to take a stab at what day this week will be the lightest?

 

it's bring-a-friend-free day everyday this week.

 

I'm thinking Tuesday or Wednesday would be ideal?

 

OR, should one wait until April when the next BAFF week is? (I assume it'll be busier then)

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It's been a couple years since SFMM was my home park, but mid week is always a good bet. People like to make long weekends that will start on a Thursday or end later on a Monday. In my opinion, Wednesday seems like the safest bet.

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I'm new here but I read this often. I actually come here so see what people think about the park. I work at sfmm in the ride ops sector. I know I'm not suppose to leak information about the park but there's not much to leak with my knowledge anyways there aren't a lot of secrets its pretty straight forward. I can help give an inside perspective and talk about some ride closers and openings and explain how the park operates from a ride op perspective. so if you have any questions ill be happy to answer them. There are a lot of misconceptions about the park. Some things you may not realize is not up to the sfmm management. Like the TC construction. I'm not here to stick up for the park or talk trash. Let me know what you wanna know.

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I'm new here but I read this often. I actually come here so see what people think about the park. I work at sfmm in the ride ops sector. I know I'm not suppose to leak information about the park but there's not much to leak with my knowledge anyways there aren't a lot of secrets its pretty straight forward. I can help give an inside perspective and talk about some ride closers and openings and explain how the park operates from a ride op perspective. so if you have any questions ill be happy to answer them. There are a lot of misconceptions about the park. Some things you may not realize is not up to the sfmm management. Like the TC construction. I'm not here to stick up for the park or talk trash. Let me know what you wanna know.

 

Welcome to the website. I admit I too was looking at the site for a year daily before I decided to register.

 

I'm curious how long you have worked there and based on that when is the best time to go? How was Superbowl Sunday?

How much time is spent opening the rides? (Turning on testing ect.)

How often do people use the VIP program?

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I'm new here but I read this often. I actually come here so see what people think about the park. I work at sfmm in the ride ops sector. I know I'm not suppose to leak information about the park but there's not much to leak with my knowledge anyways there aren't a lot of secrets its pretty straight forward. I can help give an inside perspective and talk about some ride closers and openings and explain how the park operates from a ride op perspective. so if you have any questions ill be happy to answer them. There are a lot of misconceptions about the park. Some things you may not realize is not up to the sfmm management. Like the TC construction. I'm not here to stick up for the park or talk trash. Let me know what you wanna know.

 

Just be careful what you say and post. Management actually does pay attention to this forum and if you give out information they will find out. Just a heads up.

 

Otherwise, welcome and glad to see a fellow Magic Mountain worker.

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I'm new here but I read this often. I actually come here so see what people think about the park. I work at sfmm in the ride ops sector. I know I'm not suppose to leak information about the park but there's not much to leak with my knowledge anyways there aren't a lot of secrets its pretty straight forward. I can help give an inside perspective and talk about some ride closers and openings and explain how the park operates from a ride op perspective. so if you have any questions ill be happy to answer them. There are a lot of misconceptions about the park. Some things you may not realize is not up to the sfmm management. Like the TC construction. I'm not here to stick up for the park or talk trash. Let me know what you wanna know.

 

I'm just curious who exactly decides on the color scheme for the coasters.......curious if that persons favorite color is orange?

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