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If there was ever a time when Tatsu should have gotten painted, that was last year with the opening of Revolution... Tatsu is going to be very expensive to paint though which is most likely why they are holding off. When it does get the inevitable repaint, it better get the same paint X2 got as that ride still looks fantastic.

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I heard Riddler may be getting an altered color scheme - the same green that it has now, with some purple mixed in.

 

something that matches the current trains at least. the total lagging on fixing the scream trains is a joke. those old color trains on the new look so dumb.

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Tatsu is going to be very expensive to paint....

 

I've heard this so many times, from so many posters, and I've seen no evidence to back it up nor does it make much sense to me.

 

Is there ANY kind of solid evidence from anybody at the park to back it up that this ride is THAT much difficult to paint or are people just talking out of their asses because the ride appears "high up" in only a couple individual parts of the ride? I can't see it being any more complicated than X2, furthermore, my only fear of Tatsu getting a repaint is they will do away with the awesome 3 tone color scheme like they did with X and Scream.

 

IMO Tatsu is NOT going to be "very" expensive to paint, probably as much as any other ride in the park.

 

However I agree I hope they use the same quality of paint they used on X2 as it seems to have held up well.

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According to my friend who is a supervisor in ride operations at SFMM, Tatsu is getting a repaint and will be down for awhile. A crane is already in place behind Viper right now for Tatsu maintenance and then for the paint jobs of both Riddler and Tatsu.

From what I've read, Tatsu will not be receiving a new paint job this year. The only thing happening to Tatsu right now is a rebuild of the trains, hence why they have a crane sitting next to Viper, and a new chain lift.

Tatsu is going to be very expensive to paint....

 

I've heard this so many times, from so many posters, and I've seen no evidence to back it up nor does it make much sense to me.

 

Is there ANY kind of solid evidence from anybody at the park to back it up that this ride is THAT much difficult to paint or are people just talking out of their asses because the ride appears "high up" in only a couple individual parts of the ride? I can't see it being any more complicated than X2, furthermore, my only fear of Tatsu getting a repaint is they will do away with the awesome 3 tone color scheme like they did with X and Scream.

 

IMO Tatsu is NOT going to be "very" expensive to paint, probably as much as any other ride in the park.

 

However I agree I hope they use the same quality of paint they used on X2 as it seems to have held up well.

Back when Tatsu first opened, Discovery Channel ran a program called "Mega-builders" which was a documentary on the challenges of building Tatsu due to the terrain it sits on. So I can't imagine that it wouldn't be difficult to paint considering how difficult it was to build.

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...possibly because they are taking care of the ride? It is the off-season.

AND it does need considerable work again. The recent partial re-tracking held up for all of a month or so. I hate to suggest it as I love the ride and the layout, but it's as if the ride is too aggressive for the structure / trains. It's a very tight and twisty track that stays fairly low to the ground with the trains hammering against the tracks for much of the course. I think the wheels are steel on this one, aren't they?

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...possibly because they are taking care of the ride? It is the off-season.

AND it does need considerable work again. The recent partial re-tracking held up for all of a month or so. I hate to suggest it as I love the ride and the layout, but it's as if the ride is too aggressive for the structure / trains. It's a very tight and twisty track that stays fairly low to the ground with the trains hammering against the tracks for much of the course. I think the wheels are steel on this one, aren't they?

 

Yes, the wheels are steel. It's a bummer that Apocalypse has become so bad over the years. I remember the days where it was much better than GhostRider, however now the opposite is the case. It really is a fun ride and layout.

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Yes, the wheels are steel. It's a bummer that Apocalypse has become so bad over the years. I remember the days where it was much better than GhostRider, however now the opposite is the case. It really is a fun ride and layout.

What's odd is that it held up pretty well for several years and then went to crap surprisingly fast. First drop in the back seat is one of the best drops in the park.

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Yes, the wheels are steel. It's a bummer that Apocalypse has become so bad over the years. I remember the days where it was much better than GhostRider, however now the opposite is the case. It really is a fun ride and layout.

What's odd is that it held up pretty well for several years and then went to crap surprisingly fast. First drop in the back seat is one of the best drops in the park.

 

Agreed. It was a fantastic ride back when I first rode it in 2010, but it's been terrible the last 2-3 years. I might even classify it as worse than the original GhostRider to some extent. Not that this is likely, but I'd love to see the park do a total retrack and a heavy overhaul on both trains. It'd be nice to see them finally add a 12th car now that audio has been out for a while.

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I just got my first season pass on 12-29-16 but not Gold since I only bought two.

 

Obviously I am jealous of the Gold pass early access entrance.

 

I read however that there is another entrance for Discover card holders

 

https://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/newsroom/tips-to-enter-park-quickly

 

5. Use your Discover® Card

If you bring your Discover card to the park, we have a special entrance reserved just for you. Look for the orange carpet leading to the Discover Cardmember Entrance. Flash your card along with your tickets or Season Pass, and off you go.

 

 

I am thinking of getting a Discover card just for this perk but I have never seen this orange carpet or entrance. Do they still have this? Where in relation to the Gold Pass entrance is it as I usually get in the line right next to the Gold pass and then slide over when it converts to a regular line.

 

Season Dining pass is awesome, Magic Mountain seems like a great value to pass holders so far. I been 3 times and except for the crowds the first time it has been awesome

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Tatsu is going to be very expensive to paint....

 

I've heard this so many times, from so many posters, and I've seen no evidence to back it up nor does it make much sense to me.

 

Is there ANY kind of solid evidence from anybody at the park to back it up that this ride is THAT much difficult to paint or are people just talking out of their asses because the ride appears "high up" in only a couple individual parts of the ride? I can't see it being any more complicated than X2, furthermore, my only fear of Tatsu getting a repaint is they will do away with the awesome 3 tone color scheme like they did with X and Scream.

 

IMO Tatsu is NOT going to be "very" expensive to paint, probably as much as any other ride in the park.

 

However I agree I hope they use the same quality of paint they used on X2 as it seems to have held up well.

 

1) X2 was almost $1 million to paint.

2) Regular boom lifts cannot reach any part of the ride.

3) The park would need to rent cranes (very expensive) and painters that harness onto the track and supports themselves in order to get to areas (very expensive and very slow).

 

Hopefully that makes a bit more sense to you.

 

Also, they are not repainting Tatsu right now. Maintenance has been working on the lift hill, and the lift motor is currently off of the ride and sitting at the base of Sky Tower. That's all that's happening.

 

Riddler's on the other hand is getting a repaint and they are changing the support color. From what I saw the supports are turning yellow, but that doesn't make sense to me. Purple would make a bit more sense but I haven't seen anything confirming that.

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I just got my first season pass on 12-29-16 but not Gold since I only bought two.

 

Obviously I am jealous of the Gold pass early access entrance.

 

I read however that there is another entrance for Discover card holders

 

https://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/newsroom/tips-to-enter-park-quickly

 

5. Use your Discover® Card

If you bring your Discover card to the park, we have a special entrance reserved just for you. Look for the orange carpet leading to the Discover Cardmember Entrance. Flash your card along with your tickets or Season Pass, and off you go.

 

 

I am thinking of getting a Discover card just for this perk but I have never seen this orange carpet or entrance. Do they still have this? Where in relation to the Gold Pass entrance is it as I usually get in the line right next to the Gold pass and then slide over when it converts to a regular line.

 

Season Dining pass is awesome, Magic Mountain seems like a great value to pass holders so far. I been 3 times and except for the crowds the first time it has been awesome

 

I believe the Discover entrance only operates for the first hour or two that the park is open.

 

This is my first year with a SFMM season pass and it has definitely paid for itself, and then some. In my experience, the best times to go are the days immediately BEFORE their free friend days. The park is usually dead, as everyone is waiting to bring their friends the next day. This Sunday is a free friend day, so I'm planning on going Saturday.

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Visiting SFMM for the first time the weekend of the 4th/5th. Being a Sat/Sunday in Feb - not really sure what to expect crowd wise.

 

Any tips on which rides to prioritize (because of low capacity/notoriously bad ops) to make the most of my day? This is a Six Flags park, so I am guessing there isn't any food must-haves, but I'm all ears if there are! Would love any tips you have to share for a first-timer.

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I had an awesome time yesterday for visiting the park for the first time. Got on everything at least once thanks to a platinum flash pass. I've got to say, and I've heard negatives about it in the past, but the employees have to be one of the best out of the six flags parks I've visited. Especially the Twisted Colossus crew who tried to get that train out there right on time on every lap. Pretty much the lack of a constant running shuttle and a couple of closed coasters were the only negative, but it gets me to want to go back again.

Tatsu, Apocalypse, Riddler, and Superman were pretty much the only closed coasters. Green Lantern was open and closed all day, but snagged a ride.

 

Why is that the majority of people that come visit SFMM from other states or countries enjoy SFMM and have nice things to say about the park yet judgemental superficial hateful waxed eyebrow coaster jerks like cj1990 have nothing but negative things to say about this park it's just so very old tired and annoying really if the park is that bad stop going it's that simple trust they will not miss your little season pass purchase or your entitled spoiled ungrateful attitude at all. Go live in your supposedly golden memories of the park since it's current day form is just noty good enough and never will be it seems. This is just my opinion I apologize if this offends anyone

 

Well Put!

Thank You

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I have found that interesting as well. My two visits out to the mountain were fantastic. Granted, I went in the hardcore offseason so crowds were light, so the trip was already set up for success in that regard, but I really enjoyed it. I did feel like some of the coasters could've or should've been a bit...more, if you will (I feel like Tatsu should've been longer, Scream could've been something unique and maybe more in the park, etc.), but overall, it was far and away one of the coolest parks I've ever visited. It really is like a greatest-hits collection of some of the grandest accomplishments roller coasters have ever achieved, and honestly, the setting for the park is just amazing. It's almost surreal in its landscape and also in its skyline.

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