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23 minutes ago, Animal said:

According to some outlets the track work on Wonder Woman is complete. Any guesses on when it will actually open?? Optimistic me says July 15th. Realistic me says August 15th knowing SFMM and the amount of work that appears needing to be done in the DC universe area.

Since we're going with 15ths for some reason, my prediction is November 15th at the absolutely earliest.  This is SFMM we're talking about here.

EDIT:  Actually disregard that; my actual estimate is January 15th, so they can pull a SEAS-move to drive next year's pass sales.

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Ya, I think 2 months is the absolute soonest we could expect.  There's gotta be electrical work, station & queue work, testing, marketing, employee training...  and that's assuming that literally nothing goes wrong from here on out.

So maybe mid-late September is realistic.  Right after the big yearly sale on passes & memberships that usually happens on Labor Day.

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On 3/30/2022 at 6:28 AM, Animal said:

Anyone want to bet that Wonder Woman doesn’t open until September or later? I saw a drone construction update and the state of the construction site is appalling as we head into April. The entirety of whatever their doing in DC Universe is nothing but a dirt lot, the ride construction started and then halted completely. I just don’t get why SFMM can’t get their construction projects together. Look at fiesta Texas, Dr Diabolical is nearly finished with vertical construction!

You say September, well I actually predicted that back in March and was trashed for it. We will see at this point

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On 6/4/2022 at 10:19 AM, Animal said:

According to some outlets the track work on Wonder Woman is complete. 

Pics or it isn't real!

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For real though surely someone can verify.

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17 hours ago, 13fishlips13 said:

Looking at the sfmm app. Looks like lex drop of doom is back open.

Best ride in the park for sheer terror, IMO.  I'm usually fine with heights but I had an edge seat and Supes launched up the tower at the same time we were reaching the top.  White knuckle terror with that shaking.

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4 hours ago, KBrylczyk said:

Best ride in the park for sheer terror, IMO.  I'm usually fine with heights but I had an edge seat and Supes launched up the tower at the same time we were reaching the top.  White knuckle terror with that shaking.

I once got stuck at the top for a good 30 minutes or so. The lift mechanism had already disengaged, and it was the magnets holding us in place. Superman launched a few times before they shut the whole tower down to try and get us back to ground level. Really awful experience.

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I was in the park today, and it was indeed open.  Got a ride on it.  But I was only in the park for 3 hours (short after work visit), and it went down twice according to both the app and in park wait time screens.  Goliath went down for a bit with a train stopped at the mid course break.  JL and Apocalypse were closed.

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So glad that Lex is finally back open.  Controversial opinion... I think Lex is the best attraction idea that Magic Mountain has had in decades.

With the removal of Freefall, the park had a drop tower sized hole in its flat ride lineup.  For a very small investment, the park filled that hole with a successor that upped the thrills, broke a world record (SHATTERED the American record), and thematically tied in to an existing attraction.  It's a win all around.

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JL has dropped the 3D and glasses.  Screens are now in 4K.  You can still walk right through the two pre-show rooms.  The animation still sucks, but it is an improvement.

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8 hours ago, ryder said:

JL has dropped the 3D and glasses.  Screens are now in 4K.  You can still walk right through the two pre-show rooms.  The animation still sucks, but it is an improvement.

Justice League projection is definitely not 4k, but they did indeed get rid of the 3D.

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On 6/16/2022 at 2:32 AM, MagicMountainMan said:

Justice League projection is definitely not 4k, but they did indeed get rid of the 3D.

Sheeeeeeeit it ain't even DVD quality.

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Do the projections in JL seem brighter now without the 3D?  That was always an issue for me... it was all just so dim I could barely see anything.

And the animation is also a mess.  It's like they couldn't decide if they wanted cartoon or live action, so they met in the middle and made it uncanny valley.

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 Just wanted to post this here. This channel has done a great job covering the coaster's building process and he got to the park as Wonder Woman was doing its first cycle. Very exciting that it's starting testing!

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While there's still a lot of work to do in the area, it's moving pretty fast.  Late July is optimistic, but August/September is realistic.

Really, while I'm fairly sure I'll enjoy the ride, I kinda miss the access to Batman more.

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The ride looks like it could ready to open in a couple weeks but what’s going to delay this into August or longer is the DC universe area leading into the ride. The last aerial view I saw a couple weeks ago the whole place was practically all dirt. With the ride being finished and testing now maybe they will really pick up on the area. Anyone know what’s replacing the old atom smasher/flash ride or are they just making a giant concrete pad there?

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For reference this is the newest video with great drone footage. Still tons of work to be done and a lot of space where The Flash once stood.

 

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I agree.  There's still a lot of work to do in the area it self.  A lot of concrete hasn't even been poured on most of the walkways.

Atom Smasher is gone from that area.  There was a rumor that it was going to be moved to Pistachio Park/Swiss Twist area, but that plan seems to have been scrapped.  It either may move to another park, or get scrapped entirely.  FWIW, you can still see the cars from Scream, they're being stored right behind the batwing element. 

There's something being outlined in the ground where it was, but it's hard to say if it'll be a small building (like a snack station), or landscaping.

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I wonder what they will do with that sizable chunk of land left behind from Tidal Wave. Too big for a flat ride but almost too small for a new coaster….

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I don't think it's necessarily too big for a flat ride.  I'd guess it's nearly a perfect size for an Endeavor. 

Also was at the park today, and while DoD was down, from Goliath, the area is nearly 50% paved.  I will give them some credit, because it's largely designed concrete with some patterns to it, not just a single color slurry.

Can also say with some confidence that the area where The Flash was is going to be just landscaping.  There's a small curved, bone-shaped curb in that spot.  Not walls, just a curb.  Still a fair amount of room behind it... maybe an OVD?

The building going up between WW:FoC and Batman is maybe 65% done externally, if that.  At first I thought it'd be retail, but I'm now suspecting it'll be a new food service location.  Just a gut feeling, but they did tear out the old food location (Titans Pizza), so I would suspect this will be the replacement.  I think that, and the pavement, will be the big hold ups for the area.  If they can get the pavement done, and at least the external part of the new building, I could see them opening up the area for the rides, and opening up the food (or whatever will be inside the building) later on.  It'd be pushing it, but it's not out of the question it could be done to that point in 3-4 weeks.   The Round Up, aside from signage and placing the character cut outs, looks totally ready to go... it's been repainted, and the tarps in the center part of the ride have been replaced and are all blue.

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