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i hope it's enforced. or like line jumping, the rule is in place, but never enforced.

 

but not just selfie sticks, phones being used by seemingly at least one person on every train of TC. it's like there's a new pov video almost daily uploaded to youtube.

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Tatsu utilizes both stations all the time, but I haven't seen them utilize both stations and all three trains since 2009 or so. The only thing that makes three train, two station operation sucky is that if you leave in one station, you return in the other, meaning your items get left on the opposite side. That's why the have the open cubbies where you can grab it from either side.

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Quick question...is there public transportation between the Knotts area and SFMM? I plan on flying into burbank on a sat night for HHN, taking the bus to the Knotts area for KSF and then im stuck lol. Not sure which airport i wanna fly into and out of at this point if I want to incorporate SFMM into my trip. Any assistance would help!

 

Lots of good info has been given to you. One other option once you have made it to the Santa Clarita Bus Station right next door is the Valencia Hyatt and they offer pickups for the HomeTown Trolly That will drop you closer then any city bus will and even closer then the trams from the main parking lot. And again NO CHARGE for using the Trolly. So check into it as you have several options.

 

Please note, the trolley only drops off in the mornings to the Six Flags parks and picks up in the evenings. Trolley Service does not run all day. **Please plan your Trolley Route before leaving the hotel as shuttle pick up times vary based on the Six Flags Magic Mountain operating calendar. Please check park hours in advance. Trolley runs for approximately one hour after park closes. The City of Santa Clarita offers complimentary service every day from May 22 to August 30 & September 5-7, 2015. The Trolley offers a unique and easy way for visitors to experience Santa Clarita while saving time and money.

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I think a park only ever tries to utilize all of a coaster's trains the first few seasons it's open. On the other hand, I think it's a staffing issue. Tatsu is a pretty popular ride and it's trains are unique. It's easy for one train to require repair, and for that reason they have the third train "ready" to go if necessary. They wont run all three due to staffing though. It's a popular ride but not as popular as the first few seasons. Even if the lines get long, there are several other popular coasters in the park that need staffing.

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I think SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN only ever tries to utilize all of a coaster's trains the first few seasons it's open. On the other hand, I think it's a staffing issue. Tatsu is a pretty popular ride and it's trains are unique. It's easy for one train to require repair, and for that reason they have the third train "ready" to go if necessary. They wont run all three due to staffing though. It's a popular ride but not as popular as the first few seasons. Even if the lines get long, there are several other popular coasters in the park that need staffing.

 

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Wouldn't maintenance schedules make it almost impossible for them to run 3 trains? They only have 3 right?

 

No they can run 3. 3 trains is only needed June-end of Fright Fest. That leaves them 7 months to rehab 3 trains.

Their issue is that their cycle shop is understaffed so train refurbishments take longer.

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Wouldn't maintenance schedules make it almost impossible for them to run 3 trains? They only have 3 right?

 

No they can run 3. 3 trains is only needed June-end of Fright Fest. That leaves them 7 months to rehab 3 trains.

Their issue is that their cycle shop is understaffed so train refurbishments take longer.

 

i know it took 4 guys to reinstall, remove and reinstall the right color front shield and 4 bolts in 45 minutes on TC during commercial shoot. so, i can only imagine how long it takes to rehab an entire coaster train.

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Kinda makes you wonder just how many more coasters MM can install before they are forced to start removing some due to having too many to maintain. If they can barely keep up now....

 

I think 20 will be their cap. After that it will be diminishing returns, and it will be easier to remove a less popular one to install a new one.

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Quick question...is there public transportation between the Knotts area and SFMM? I plan on flying into burbank on a sat night for HHN, taking the bus to the Knotts area for KSF and then im stuck lol. Not sure which airport i wanna fly into and out of at this point if I want to incorporate SFMM into my trip.

 

Last year I flew into bur and flew out of sna since I started with HHN and ended witht he DLR. Any assistance would help!

 

My honest opinion: Rent a car. Try Enterprise. There is one on Beach and Orangethorpe roughly 2 miles North of KBF, and they will come PICK YOU UP from where you are if you want them to. Are you a Costco Member? Even better. Reserve the car through there in advance and it's even less.

 

I've rented cars for a WEEK through Costco Enterprise, and it was $90. No joke.

 

Screw public transportation, save or spend a little more, and you can save a lot of time and heartache.

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Kinda makes you wonder just how many more coasters MM can install before they are forced to start removing some due to having too many to maintain. If they can barely keep up now....

 

Psyclone, Flashback, Freefall, Original Colossus, Deja Vu, Log Jammer...

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Kinda makes you wonder just how many more coasters MM can install before they are forced to start removing some due to having too many to maintain. If they can barely keep up now....

 

Psyclone, Flashback, Freefall, Original Colossus, Deja Vu, Log Jammer...

 

Yes but Apocalypse, Green Lantern, Lex Luthor, Yolo, and Twisted Colossus. All those rides you mentioned (save Deja) were replaced by something else. So their maintenence dept has not been alleviated in the slightest.

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They could always add more kiddie coasters. Keep the coaster count going and have less maintenance issues.

 

A family style coaster would/could be a nice addition to the park...

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...Like the Atomic Flyer in Movie Park Germany. (TPR 2008 Europe Tour)

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They could always add more kiddie coasters. Keep the coaster count going and have less maintenance issues.

 

A family style coaster would/could be a nice addition to the park...

 

They already have 4 coasters in Bugs Bunny World/Whistle Stop Park. I don't think they need any more kiddie coasters... A nice, long "family" coaster would be nice but it's just not Magic Mountain's demographic.

 

They market rides based on gimmicks and I don't think "World's Longest Family Roller Coaster" would win any corporate directors over.

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Kinda makes you wonder just how many more coasters MM can install before they are forced to start removing some due to having too many to maintain. If they can barely keep up now....

 

Psyclone, Flashback, Freefall, Original Colossus, Deja Vu, Log Jammer...

 

Flashback and Deja Vu weren't really replaced though, as much as they just... went away. Psyclone was unrideable and should have been burned down years before it finally got replaced with Apocalypse.

 

I still miss Log Jammer, tbh.

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Kinda makes you wonder just how many more coasters MM can install before they are forced to start removing some due to having too many to maintain. If they can barely keep up now....

 

Psyclone, Flashback, Freefall, Original Colossus, Deja Vu, Log Jammer...

 

Flashback and Deja Vu weren't really replaced though, as much as they just... went away. Psyclone was unrideable and should have been burned down years before it finally got replaced with Apocalypse.

 

I still miss Log Jammer, tbh.

Well no they weren't replaced per se, my original point was regarding MM having too many attractions to maintain. Someone listed rides that were removed, but just as many rides have been added in the interim.

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Rumors for 2016?

Six Flags has kept 2016 pretty tight lipped so far, across the entire chain.

 

So far we know SFDK is getting Iron Roar, Gradv is rumored to get a large addition, SFOG, and SFGAM are rumored to get Justice League dark rides, and SFA is getting a waterpark expansion. I think things will be relatively quiet in '16 at SFOT, MM, SFNE, and SFstl considering they all got major additions this year. SFFT is teasing something but I doubt it will be anything significant.

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Anyone else really think Tidal Wave needs a revamp? Especially SFMM being so hot and having just Roaring Rapids to get you wet and Jetstream slightly. You don't get wet on Tidal Wave besides on the bridge. I remember a long time ago you used to actually get soaked on Tidal wave, why did they change that? The drop has to be longer and a higher degree because it is very outdated. Here are some pictures I googled that look cool if they could combine some of these elements. Maybe make it a coaster too with some turns then finishing into the water or something like Xcelerator but of course smaller that ends in the water? I know the space is limited and water and Xcelerator don't mix but I think they can do something exciting to upgrade it.

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Being that the West Coast is in a drought, I'd be surprised if they were even allowed to add a large scale water attraction. Plus, the parks has said several times its expensive to maintain a water ride. So I'm sure they'd rather bulldoze Tidal Wave and leave it empty then replace it with a bigger version. Just my opinion though.

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