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I'd love to see the track come down and the stations leveled. Now that the trains are gone, the whole thing should be removed properly, not SBNO track around the park. We'll see if that happens... Glad to see that something is finally happening with it.

 

Call me one of those holding hope for a train rebuild. I do remember when one of the Disneyland monorail trains was shown leaving before they released the MKVII train designs. It was always a nice way to get halfway up the hill. If they could get it to run on its own like a real metro system then it would cost very little to maintain. But i do also realize its prolly nothing and the track is to be scrapped for the steel and some extra cash.

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I'd love to see the track come down and the stations leveled. Now that the trains are gone, the whole thing should be removed properly, not SBNO track around the park. We'll see if that happens... Glad to see that something is finally happening with it.

 

Call me one of those holding hope for a train rebuild. I do remember when one of the Disneyland monorail trains was shown leaving before they released the MKVII train designs. It was always a nice way to get halfway up the hill. If they could get it to run on its own like a real metro system then it would cost very little to maintain. But i do also realize its prolly nothing and the track is to be scrapped for the steel and some extra cash.

My statements above reflect the fact that the ride has been SBNO for 10 years. I think there is no way that Six Flags would ever try to get it to run again, unless they completely rebuilt it. Since I don't think there was a chance it would ever run again, I'm glad to see something is happening, which brings them closer to removing it.

 

I don't think anything I said makes sense. I've been awake for over a day...

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Hadn't it been already mentioned that the park had no plans to ever get it going again and the reason it had not been completely removed already was due to the cost involved?

 

Yeah but that prolly does not factor into the current cost of recycled steel. that much steel and the control system prolly would have some value to a good scrap metal firm. They prolly wont remove all the track either, just the stuff thats easy and in visible sight lines. they will prolly leave the track under S:EFK and above areas of log jammer and in the tunnel and take the easier stuff around BBL and TMD during off days when they can cut it out quick. if they are selling for scrap, thats what i would do.

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I'm going to assume that they sold the trains to another venue that still has a universal mobility monorail in service. Can't think of another reason why they would ship them off in a flatbed truck.

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I'm going to assume that they sold the trains to another venue that still has a universal mobility monorail in service. Can't think of another reason why they would ship them off in a flatbed truck.

 

I hope this is what happend, I'd rather see them used for something instead of scrapped. Of course, since they had no plans to ever make it run again, scrapping it would be an option.

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I have an image interpretation of perhaps why the metro (monorail) trains are being removed. I know they could being sent to be scrapped for cash, or donated to another park or fair. My theory is the space will be used for a Hurricane Harbor expansion for 2012. If you look at this image from GoogleEarth, you'll notice the only thing in this space that could be removed for space is the old metro storage station.

 

 

 

By removing the trains first, it gives them the space to really do some demo, tearing down the storage station without bringing harm to the trains. It would give the park more space for something new, perhaps in 2012. I am just guessing this space will eventually become something new either next year, or in 2013.

 

Here is an image of what the space should look like, once they demo the station, and level the surrounding areas, including the old Season Pass building, or is that still being used today? I don't know, but I think it all should be leveled, and use that entire space for something fresh, brand new.

 

 

And of course, we all know on the far left, where Yosemite Sam's Sierra Falls was located, will now be the home of Road Runner Express, opening soon this month.

 

I have another question, in this image below, what is this area used for? If this isn't being used for anything currently for the park, or park guests, why not see this leveled out, and become a new attraction area. I have no idea what this corner is, maybe somebody here knows. It's right next to Road Runner Express, and Colossus.

 

 

Tim

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^ Correct, that is the picnic pavilion that is generally used for HH events, but was used for WCB 2009 because the other pavilion was under refurb (if I'm remembering correctly).

 

Thanks everyone, I had no idea what the area was used for, so I assume it may never be torn down, and the land can be used for some kind of attraction in the future.

 

Tim

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I would lean more towards a Hurricane Harbor expansion in that general area. As for the monorails, it is sad to see them go. And although I would hate to see this happen, the track could come down soon, or it could be a few years. I'm sure they will leave it up until there is an addition added to the park that requires removal of a portion of the track. I would really like to see the park use the tunnel that travels directly through the hill. It would be a really cool coaster tunnel.

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I say bring back Granny's Gran Prix and put it in that spot...I am a big fan of car rides....and they still need some place to put that sweet new Sally Corp dar ride that I still have faith that will eventually come to the park!

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Not sure if anyone had heard about this yet....

 

Colossus Refurbishment - (4/25/11) Screamscape sources indicate that following the successful opening and transformation of the Texas Giant this past weekend, management has now set their eyes upon the next candidate for transformation. We’ve heard it rumored before, but now it seems like a good bet that Colossus at Magic Mountain will be the next woodie to ride the Iron Horse rail system. Much like the transformation of the Texas Giant, I’m told that the ideas they are planning for Colossus will be quite shocking and take it to the next level. Stay tuned!

 

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

(scroll down to bottom of page)

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Green Lantern looks awesome!

 

I really don't think they are gonna spend the cash to referb Colossus, I mean they just did some retracking and it's pretty damn smooth. Granted they could reprofile it, but I don't think they could do as much as they did with Texas Giant.

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