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Wow wow wow, i haven't kept up with Magic since last year and had no clue about what was going on. The last few days i have been catching up with this thread thinking "I wonder what's new this year? A few trash cans? New show? Fix up the kiddie area?"

 

Green Lantern is going to be great! Sierra Sidewinder is higher on my list than it should be simply because it spins! Make a ride spin and it's instantly 10X better! Maybe this should be called "the X effect"?

 

At first i thought the new Superman color scheme would be hideous, but it actually looks pretty slick, hats off to SFMM

 

I'm sure i have ridden S:TE at 100 before, but it was so long ago i don't remember what it was like! Can't Wait for WCB!

 

I feel sorry for the ACErs! Every time i say "Man they can't be that bad, just stereotyping" and every time i cringe when you see a picture Was one of them wearing a cape? *facepalm*

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Yeah, I kind of had to laugh a bit at the sky writing. It's so windy today none of us could figure out what it said. Their facebook page says it was: Ride Superman sdarwkcab

 

Maybe it was just practice for tomorrow, cause or else it was a big waste of time and money.

 

They were also writing over Disneyland and Knotts yesterday.

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Sierra Sidewinder is higher on my list than it should be simply because it spins! Make a ride spin and it's instantly 10X better!

 

I agree - it's basically a kiddy coaster, but it has an adult element.

 

I am wondering how extreme GL will be.. it's not a controlled spin like X2 so I'm guessing it will be a crazy ride!

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Yeah, I kind of had to laugh a bit at the sky writing. It's so windy today none of us could figure out what it said. Their facebook page says it was: Ride Superman sdarwkcab

 

Maybe it was just practice for tomorrow, cause or else it was a big waste of time and money.

 

They were also writing over Disneyland and Knotts yesterday.

 

Awesome!! I commend SFMM on their efforts to expose the new Superman - the skywritings, technical rehearsals, press events, and segments on news channels (I've seen two already!).

 

Sure, you'll never win-over the die-hard Disney fans (like the ones who wear costumes to the park [true story]), but still.. more visitors = more revenue = possibly more rides in the future! And, regardless of getting new rides or not, more money could potentially result in a better overall experience - (upkeep, etc.).

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Do alot of People usually buy Flashpasses at WCB? Is it necessary to get one? I'm planning on taking tours and go to the Q&A.

 

Don't waste your money. With ERT, there will be plenty of time to ride almost everything. With the tour(s), lunch, presentation, etc., you won't even need to worry about spending time during the day riding rides. Last year, I didn't go on ANY rides during regular park hours - there's just too much other fun stuff going on.

 

I guess if you're from far away, and you've never been to SFMM, and you want to make sure you ride everything, then yes, splurge on a flashpass.

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I have to agree...a Flash Pass is not necessary for WCB. With your morning and evening ERT you will have plenty of time for all of the rides. Also, whatever was not part of ERT can be ridden right when the park opens at least a couple of times. Seriously, when the park opens, the GP flocks to all the big coasters. This leaves all the water rides, flat ride, and less significant coasters without a line for at least an hour. Finally, the afternoon is filled with events to keep you busy and you won't want to be out riding coasters anyway.

 

I love the improvements on Superman. Either way, though, I still enjoyed it as 'Air Conditioning: The Line.'

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^ Jay didn't recognize us either in his speeches. I could care less if they mention us in their speeches as long as they give us a kick as event on Saturday!

 

You COULD care less?

 

I know this isn't Magic Mountain-specific, but seeing as it's in this thread, is there a specific reason for the hatred of ACE? I'm neither a member of ACE nor Club TPR (just a keen observer of the passing scene), but the vitriol towards that group is something else. Have they attacked this site? I get that they gush about every ride/park to be recognized, and that's off-putting to some, but have there been any direct attacks on this site by them? Are they, as a group, substantially more out of shape/love gravy that much more/dress way worse/uglier than, say, this group? Guessing the answer is yes - I'm just surprised at the unapologetic attacks from one group to the other (and vice versa?).

 

Back to the park, unfortunate to hear that the new GM wasn't too worried about schmoozing with the fanatics/public. I also wondered if anyone was allowed over by the "new" kiddie coaster or how the Green Lantern patch 'o land was looking these days? Superman looks great, gotta give them a lot of credit for reinventing the ride....and, apparently, doing it pretty well!

 

Also, thanks for all of the old stories about the park - that story about the sky ride, and the cabin falling, was brutal. I've always loved those sky rides, and the one at Magic Mountain was pretty cool (always enjoyed that station up on the hill).

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Wow. Did anyone at the Superman event address this? That's pretty crazy, I'm guessing a lot of the resources got diverted to getting Superman up and running, consistently?

Why would they address this? The event was announcing Superman, not making excuses for why the other two coasters aren't open yet. They said "this is the first of three projects opening this year." There was no need to address anything beyond that.

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^ Jay didn't recognize us either in his speeches. I could care less if they mention us in their speeches as long as they give us a kick as event on Saturday!

 

You COULD care less?

 

I know this isn't Magic Mountain-specific, but seeing as it's in this thread, is there a specific reason for the hatred of ACE? I'm neither a member of ACE nor Club TPR (just a keen observer of the passing scene), but the vitriol towards that group is something else. Have they attacked this site? I get that they gush about every ride/park to be recognized, and that's off-putting to some, but have there been any direct attacks on this site by them? Are they, as a group, substantially more out of shape/love gravy that much more/dress way worse/uglier than, say, this group? Guessing the answer is yes - I'm just surprised at the unapologetic attacks from one group to the other (and vice versa?).

 

 

 

I'll take a stab at this from my perspective as a Club TPR member. We poke fun at ACE'rs and that is what it is - poking fun at them. If you look around this site - we poke even more fun at ourselves . Conversely - ACErs poke fun at us. I've been to events that had both TPR and ACE members and the majority of us hung out together and had a blast! There are some "hard core" ACE folks that don't like us, and that's fine with me. With any group of enthusiasts (of any sort) there are the majority of the folks there for enjoyment - then there are the "hard core" people.

 

TPR as a whole is more light-hearted and more involved with theme parks as a whole than just Roller Coasters. From what I've heard from some of our newer members - we are more welcoming to younger folks as well. What you see as vitriol, is primarily the huge streak of "smartass" that finds its home here on TPR. We poke fun at everything and are oftentimes irreverent while doing it.

 

Hope this helps.

 

To stay on topic - I really, really like the new look. I didn't get the opportunity to ride Supes in it's old configuration, but it never really interested me that much. It seemed like a cool idea - but just didn't wow me. Reversing the cars would never have occurred to me, but it seems like it would be much more thrilling facing the ground - watching it fall away, then watching yourself fall towards it.

 

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41 hours until I start running to Superman!!

 

 

Oh yes, I will run all the way up the mountain starting at the entrance gates. I don't care if there will already be 80 TPRtians waiting in line, I'm not going to let another 800 GP's get in front of me damnit! (actually, it would take 3 dual launches to get through 80 people in the line. )

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