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Well I see the blue on the side of the train facing the Sky Tower and the back of the car has always been blue. So it looks like those trains aren't actually backwards.

Nice trip report though! I'm interested to hear X2's temporary audio but from what you say maybe I won't get my hopes up.

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^^^Judging from the picture of Superman you took, its look likes those are the original trains and both of them seem to be facing forward like normal.

 

You also said you've "never ridden Superman and probably never will." Just curious but why do you think you will never ride it?

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^^^^Thanks for the quick little PTR, but yeah as already mentioned, you can see the back of the train is blue in THIS photo.

 

Which means in typical SFMM fashion, they've probably had the thing sit there for a month or two without doing squat. This is typical of the park, as you all might remember X sat there for the longest time before painting or new trains or anything got done. It would just be nice to see SOME sort of progress considering the rides been sitting there missing out on riders most of the summer. Of course the maintenance department doesn't mind, it's just one less ride they have to inspect before the day begins.

 

I am surprised to see the old trains still on the track though. I'd guess that when you can't see them back there anymore, that they'll be gone for good and we'll be seeing the new ones soon enough.

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Darn.. just when I thought I had the inside scoop. To be honest, I'm not too familiar with the ride or the trains as I haven't ridden it. From the tower I thought I was looking at metal brackets that are usually on OTSRs. Oh well. Regardless, nobody was working on the ride.

 

As far as not riding it, I need more of a thrill than going partially up a 400 foot tower of steel, only tocome right back down.

 

X2's audio...yeah... Odd..just not exciting or adrenaline-pumping. X2's standard audio does much more for the overall experience.

 

I'm on my droid so I apologize for errors.

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Of course the maintenance department doesn't mind, it's just one less ride they have to inspect before the day begins.

 

That's actually not true. They still have to do all their manufacturer required inspections/maintenance, otherwise the ride won't be allowed to open when it finally is ready.

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^They inspect rides when they are closed? I could see them inspecting a ride that closes for a few days, but doing a daily inspection of a ride that hasn't been open in 2 or 3 months?

 

I don't know the manufacturer's specifications or state code, but that would seem like a big waste of time.

 

I mean, did they inspect Flashback everyday when it was closed for the majority of the year?

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^ Rides that sit idle collect dust, things that need regular lubricating get stiff, etc. I'd file daily ride inspections of SBNO attractions under "preventative maintenance."

 

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I'm sure Flashback got some maintenance right after it closed, but once it was determined that it wasn't going to reopen, my guess is that it didn't.

 

Although, I would think they'd have to test the structural integrity to make sure it's not going to fall down.

 

Same probably applies to the Metro track. They aren't testing the ride controls to be sure, but I'm sure they have to check the support beams and the track periodically to make sure they are stable.

 

Of course, I could also be talking out of my ass and it get's inspected daily.

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My Girlfriend got stung by a Bee a couple years ago while riding Scream! Got her right on the stomach! I noticed her crying around the time we hit the MCBR, pretty funny.

 

HAHA.

 

I have never had bee problems at SFMM, but I don't think I have ever been there at this time of the year.

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^While it would be nice if they could build a nice terrain hugging coaster, building on top of the mountain isn't exactly a bad thing either. IMO, half of the reason Tatsu is so amazing is because it's so high above the park and gives stunning views throughout the whole ride (and the Pretzel loop is mind blowing, yum). So if they could build an Intamin rocket, maybe it could work out well on top of the hill.

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Six Flags Magic Mountain to open 3 New Coaster Experiences in 2011

A new promotional video for SFMM’s 2011 plans has been discovered, announcing THREE (3) new coasters coming to the park in 2011. Superman: The Escape will now be called Superman: Escape from Krypton, and does indeed feature backwards trains with a new paintjob on the tower. The top third looks to be all red, with the rest blue, with yellow rails throughout. The big surprise however is next… Green Lantern is coming. Yes, a large green and black coaster is going in the shadow of Batman and Riddler that will be America’s first Intamin ZacSpin. The themeing is very appropriate and looks awesome. Along with the tentatively named “Kids Coaster” coming in 2011 (I guess it really wont be called Mr. Six’s Dance Coaster anymore.) the video ends by pointing out that The Mountain “Recaptures the Coveted Thrill Park Crown” with a record-setting 18 roller coasters. More than any other park on the planet. Go big at SFMM in 2011 for the park’s 40th Anniversary. God Bless Six Flags… they’ve done right by SFMM once again as we say hello to Project 18.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS5jyNsKIWQ

http://www.screamscape.com/html/six_flags_magic_mountain.htm

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Green Lantern zacspin

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Superman Escape from Krypton

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