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Alan was indeed at Twisted Colossus today and the orange train was at the bottom of the lift hill last I saw. I'm really excited to see this thing run!

 

it seems like they have more structural stuff to do with all the wood i see in some pics. but maybe they can run it anyway. WC definitely isn't done with painting, but i'm not sure on all the structural stuff. my guess with alan being there means something good.

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As far as I can tell, when you tag Six Flags Magic Mountain, it doesn't even show up on their page. So instead of just doing updates themselves and engaging their fans directly, they rely on other media outlets to do it, tag them, and then they have to share it.

 

It's hard to completely fault them, since this is by far the most construction tours for any project they've ever offered. However, at the end of the day it really does come of as an old school marketing/PR person still trying to figure out how to use Facebook, twitter, instagram, etc. They're missing a HUGE opportunity to better engage their fans online.

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Alan was indeed at Twisted Colossus today and the orange train was at the bottom of the lift hill last I saw. I'm really excited to see this thing run!

 

Was the entire train there or just the first couple cars? When I visited last week the first two cars were at the base of the blue lift and the rest of the orange train (along with the blue and purple trains) was on the transfer. If it's just the first couple cars, they are likely doing a pull through (or something similar) so we're probably still several days (or more) from testing. If the entire train is indeed down there, then testing is likely to begin very soon (possibly even tomorrow).

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Alan was indeed at Twisted Colossus today and the orange train was at the bottom of the lift hill last I saw. I'm really excited to see this thing run!

 

I would geek out so much if I saw him in person, I hope someone interviews him again soon. Love listening to him talk

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Alan was indeed at Twisted Colossus today and the orange train was at the bottom of the lift hill last I saw. I'm really excited to see this thing run!

 

Was the entire train there or just the first couple cars? When I visited last week the first two cars were at the base of the blue lift and the rest of the orange train (along with the blue and purple trains) was on the transfer. If it's just the first couple cars, they are likely doing a pull through (or something similar) so we're probably still several days (or more) from testing. If the entire train is indeed down there, then testing is likely to begin very soon (possibly even tomorrow).

 

It's the whole train. First run was pushed back to tomorrow morning.

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They're missing a HUGE opportunity to better engage their fans online.

 

EXACTLY!!! I think their (relatively minimal) efforts would be greatly rewarded by engaging with their fans online. Construction interviews, tidbits from Magic Mountain employees, backstage tours during the weekdays during off-season, etc.

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Here's the full orange train at the bottom of the lift. Testing should still be happening this morning, but it could be later today as well. Cross your fingers guys!

Edit: photo credit - CoasterCrazy88

 

Thank you, Jeremy, for posting the picture! For some reason, I couldn't post anything (even a reply) from my phone this morning.

 

DJeXel, yes! It is very exciting. Jeremy and I have been tracking the construction of this coaster from the beginning. It's so cool to see it coming together so nicely. I definitely think it will test this week.

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As far as I can tell, when you tag Six Flags Magic Mountain, it doesn't even show up on their page. So instead of just doing updates themselves and engaging their fans directly, they rely on other media outlets to do it, tag them, and then they have to share it.

 

It's hard to completely fault them, since this is by far the most construction tours for any project they've ever offered. However, at the end of the day it really does come of as an old school marketing/PR person still trying to figure out how to use Facebook, twitter, instagram, etc. They're missing a HUGE opportunity to better engage their fans online.

I'm a marketing major, and from everything I have studied and watched (both in and out of class), there's A LOT of companies that are still floundering around with social media. Which sucks, because a fun thing like SFMM could really take advantage of all the social media platforms and run with it, especially since their guest demographic is primarily teens and young adults, and are the sole users of the platforms.

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As far as I can tell, when you tag Six Flags Magic Mountain, it doesn't even show up on their page. So instead of just doing updates themselves and engaging their fans directly, they rely on other media outlets to do it, tag them, and then they have to share it.

 

It's hard to completely fault them, since this is by far the most construction tours for any project they've ever offered. However, at the end of the day it really does come of as an old school marketing/PR person still trying to figure out how to use Facebook, twitter, instagram, etc. They're missing a HUGE opportunity to better engage their fans online.

I'm a marketing major, and from everything I have studied and watched (both in and out of class), there's A LOT of companies that are still floundering around with social media. Which sucks, because a fun thing like SFMM could really take advantage of all the social media platforms and run with it, especially since their guest demographic is primarily teens and young adults, and are the sole users of the platforms.

 

This is true. Many places still have that "old school" mentality. I'd say theme parks are one of the worst industries as far as that is concerned.

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any update on Tatsu?

 

I looked at the MM website, and it's not listed as temporarily closed like Scream and Goliath. I hope that's a good sign...

Does anyone know what's going on with Tatsu?

The good news is I heard from someone at the park today who said that it's still closed and would remain so for the rest of the day, but they're cycling empty trains all day. That definitely means that the chain is intact and the lift motor is working, and that hopefully means it will reopen soon.

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I thought the description for Scream on the website was a little....wrong.

 

"Ever wonder what it feels like to fly through the air, without a plane, a jetpack, or even a pair of wings to hold you up? Well, get ready to get airborne. Scream features a totally one-of-a-kind floorless train design. Look straight down and all you’ll see is the ground or the sky, depending on which direction you’re facing. Since there’s no track over your head or under your feet, riding Scream is exactly what it feels like to fly."

 

...No track below your feet...except that's exactly what's beneath you, hence the floorless design.

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^ They mean that when you're inverted, there's no track underneath you, because you're upside down and the track is above you. Not really a unique feature to floorless though. That description more closely fits Tatsu.

 

When you're inverted on a floorless coaster, the track is still underneath the carriage. I agree the description fits B&M Flyer or a Vekoma Flying Dutchman better.

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I thought the description for Scream on the website was a little....wrong.

 

"Ever wonder what it feels like to fly through the air, without a plane, a jetpack, or even a pair of wings to hold you up? Well, get ready to get airborne. Scream features a totally one-of-a-kind floorless train design. Look straight down and all you’ll see is the ground or the sky, depending on which direction you’re facing. Since there’s no track over your head or under your feet, riding Scream is exactly what it feels like to fly."

 

...No track below your feet...except that's exactly what's beneath you, hence the floorless design.

 

lol, good description for a wing coaster tho.

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Some guy on Instagram just commented to the @ourmountain_thrillpark page that Twisted Colossus just took it's first test run. He's a lead at SFMM supposedly... If so this is great news!

 

Video or it didn't happen

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