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^I'm glad I got one of the credits then! That's too bad though since I wouldn't mind riding it again. At least it's such a simple ride that I know exactly what I'm (not) missing.

I'm curious about what will come of this...could be very interesting!

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So what is everyone here thinking? New coaster, honestly just new maintenance? Since the plans changed at Great America and Great Adventure, I could see the plans changing here too. Maybe they use the existing structure and build something like kingda ka, but faster and taller? I always thought that would look impressive up there on top of the mountain. Just my two cents

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Okay well I went to the mountain friday too and as you know Superman was closed but here is my trip report of my day. So first it wasn't crowded at all that day which made me happy cause I didn't have to get a flash pass. And I overheard a funny conversation with the GP and it went like this:

"They added a new roller coaster this year"

"Really? What?"

"Ninja"

"That's new? I thought that was already here."

"They changed it"

"Really?"

"Yeah. They made it bigger and faster."

I thought it was funny. But first I went with 3 friends and 2 of them were chickens and didn't go on anything, not even Colossus, so I wanted to go on Tatsu first but they made me go on roaring rapids first, and I got SOAKED only my waist down got drenched. But when we went on Tatsu and we got back in the station, my shorts were still drenched and dripping, everyone thought I pissed myself! I was like it's water! So they had to clean the train because they thought it was pee. It was embarrassing!!! So next we hit Terminator then when I said let's go on Riddler's and I showed it to them the chickens were like no I'm not ready let's go on Ninja. So we went to Ninja and it broke down right as about we were going to get on. Just because this is getting to long i'm going to speed this up. So after we hit Goliath which was like a walk on almost, then Ninja again because the chickens wanted to go on and right as about to go on it broke down again! I was so mad because I didn't want to go on Ninja. Then after we hit Riddler's, Batman, Scream, then made the trek all the way from scream to X2. It was funny because my friend was screaming for her life on it. The audio was messed up on our train, right as we got out of the station the "Goinnng dooown" and sabotage came on and when we hit the lift it just stopped, and one of the fire cannons weren't working and the ride got a tad bit bumpy. Oh well I still loved the ride and still is my favorite ride there. So to end the day we went on X2 and Tatsu again and got the most delicious funnel cake and left around 9. So here's my ride count in order:

Tatsu: 1x

Terminator: 1x

Ninja: 1x

Goliath: 1x

Ninja: 1x (2x total)

Riddler's: 1x

Batman: 1x

Scream: 1x

X2: 2x

Tatsu: 1x (2 times total)

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^ Funny how I too overheard a GP conversation while I was on Batman after the had ended..we were waiting for us to be moved to the station when I hear these girls talking about wooden coasters...the first one asks, "Whats a wooden coaster?"... The other girl gives her the obvisous answer and she ends up replying "Well, thats so stupid, why would they make a ride out of wood?!"... That made me chuckle a bit The audio on X2 was working fine with me though I did notice one side of the flamethrowers were working like you said... And yes I got the back row alone...I thought I was gonna kick myself in the face through that last raven turn

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Hmm closing that much of the mountain down may be the start of the 2011 addition, there is really no point for guest to be past laughing dragon with Supes down I've just never known them to block off that much area for a ride rehab. Maybe laughing dragon will become the station for a new coaster. Dreaming here but could you imagine coming down the 5 and seeing a lift hill like I305s sitting on top of the mountain

 

Anyways back to reality

 

I'd love to see a non inverting Premier launch coaster nothing but airtime crazy banked turns and sick transitions, It would make the most sense for the park IMO they need a thrilling launch coaster with an amazing layout.

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It could just as likely be that they broke an expensive part, or found some issues with the paperwork (example: how KBF misunderstood Xcelerator's SOP) and need to actually do rehab work to be compliant.

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No one really knows...but one does need to think...that with all the major cost-cutting steps the new management team is doing at SFI, and being that we're still in a major recession and SFI just came out of a bankruptcy and needs to immediately cut out a huge chunk of their debt.....would this mean that corporate is really willing to spend millions at this point to have SFMM take down Superman and put up a huge, pricey coaster in its place? Who knows...doesnt really seem probable or logical, but that company doesnt always stick to logic. I myself tend to think they they have shut it down for cost cutting purposes....just about every other park in the chain is cutting back hours and operational procedures right now....this could be a way for the Mountain to save some money....though it would be a horrible habit for them to pick up. However, since the sign supposedly says they are making way for improvements or a future 2011 attraction, then maybe I am wrong.

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I think it is just a way to basically "turn off the light" for awhile, considering Superman is one of the most expensive rides to run as it is. Everytime I have gone to Magic Mountian, the lines for it are not substantial to call it an "E" ticket attraction. But then agian, the park only runs one side every 6 months really, so I can be wrong as well. I doubt it will be torn out though for a bigger coaster. That just seems wasteful, financially speaking of course.

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I also think it's down to save money. Having said that though, the fact that they would have to shut this ride down mid-summer is an obvious sign that the ride (in it's current form) is no longer a viable option long term. Especially given it's low capacity, power draining, lack of interest and inability to run as intended. Something indeed does need to be done with this ride whether it's next year, or 3 years from now.

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^ Funny how I too overheard a GP conversation while I was on Batman after the had ended..we were waiting for us to be moved to the station when I hear these girls talking about wooden coasters...the first one asks, "Whats a wooden coaster?"... The other girl gives her the obvisous answer and she ends up replying "Well, thats so stupid, why would they make a ride out of wood?!"... That made me chuckle a bit The audio on X2 was working fine with me though I did notice one side of the flamethrowers were working like you said... And yes I got the back row alone...I thought I was gonna kick myself in the face through that last raven turn

Also the ride op at Goliath said enjoy the 1000 foot drop on goliath and some people actually believed it and started freaking out. It was funny. On X I was on the outside seat and my friend is way way heavier than me and sat on the inside I thought I was going to die on the last raven turn

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Isn't the "coaster war" between Cedar Point and Magic Mountain supposed to be starting up again? Nah....that'll never happen.

 

The way Great Adventure is getting coasters and such, it is rapidly coming into that race as well. But with the dance coaster coming in 2011, It will spark intrest agian I suppose.

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It seems like there could be a few other parks also entering that "contest".

Kings Island, Kings Dominian, Carowinds, and even Canada's Wonderland are all close in competition for number of coasters.

Of course, they would all still have a good amount to go before even having a chance with Cedar Point or Magic Mountain.

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I went up to the park recently and was just curious, when did SFMM start having its employees do the high five thing? I know SFDK is all about the high fives and it works well for them, but I was kind of thrown off by it's lack luster enthusiasm and complete randomness at SFMM...

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Just on Superman, in Australia, Superman's Cousin the Tower of Terror is currently understandably going through a major ride overhaul, with reportedly a new Pod and launching system reconfigurations as just the tip of the iceberg.

Is it reasonable to think that Superman is receiving similar treatment?

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Ya I heard the same thing about superman...Read on screamscape that Six Flags closed it down after the 4th of july weekened.. Maybe the changes that Six Flags wanted to to with it are true or maybe cut backs.. Read also on screamscape that it might be down until next 2011...But who knows for sure, until offical word gets out

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Hey all! I'm headed down to the Mountain on Wednesday, does anyone know if they're still doing the "$10 for Charity=Early Entry" at the front gates?

 

I was there in late June and no one approached me and my group (dad and his GF) about early entry for 10 dollars.

 

However we were the first 3 in line so it didn't matter. Terminator was a walk on ride when we got in.. everyone else (seemingly all less then 35) seemed to run to X2 and Tatsu.

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