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^They are some of my favorite as well.

 

However I do find myself avoiding them due to the whole water thing. Love the ride, I just don't wanna have to get soaked and have my shoes and socks or clothes being wet the rest of the day. Perhaps that is what a lot of the public is thinking in recent years as well. Especially with so many other "not get soaked and be miserable for the rest of the day" roller coasters.

 

Moving to the future though; I am WAY excited to see Lex Luther come to fruition. Love the idea, love the theming concept. I will definitely sit my big butt in line for an hour or more to be on the tallest drop ride ever. I am interested to see how they go about putting it together and fitting the queue smack dab near the base of the Superman tower. And as far as the new backwards Superman, it is definitely a face lift for the ride and it has become one of my newest "must ride" coasters in the park. When you're going backwards so fast you, you just start to wait for curve to vertical for the G's to hit, then you're soon facing the ground. Sweeeeet.

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Hit up the Mountain yesterday. Jet Stream had a LOT of water in its flume; the pre-lift section was nearly overflowing.

 

Deja Vu deconstruction is already underway:

 

 

The cars are sitting right behind Apocalypse's brake run/transfer track building.

 

Is that digging machine in the unused dirt lot (see last picture) anything to get excited about?

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I will miss Deja Vu as well let me say the only time I rode it was when I was able to duck under the height requirement. After that, I now know why you can't be a certain height. Your knees at the very least have a high chance of getting knocked off.

 

With the last few questions of where the lines go. Let me give a simple map to where the property lines of the park go to. If anyone on here can't plot the lines or understand what this is, I guess let me know, I will post how this looks in relation to the most recent Google Sat Map.

magicm.pdf

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Went to the park yesterday and........

 

 

In regards to Fright Fest, it is better than recent years however still not on par with Horror Nights or Haunt by any means. I will say it is worth the $10 ($8 w/ season pass) wrist band charge especially seeing how your season pass includes this event.

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Yea they are in a hurry. They had 2 guys on a cherry picker unbolting cobra roll track pieces, 3 guys unbolting the 2nd tower's cable winch assembly and 3 or 4 guys in the station disassembling things. Lift cables have been removed, train is gone, and catch cars have been removed from both towers from what I could see from Apocalypse yesterday. Sad to see Deja go but I'm happy that people will still get to enjoy it.

I personally thought it was a great coaster. Hopefully the new Premier train will improve it's reliability and reduce maintenance costs.

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I'd like to hear the back story on how the park came to lose Deja Vu mere months after crowing about the coaster crown. As an outsider, I can only speculate ignorantly on the contributing factors. Park staff seemed proud of their ability to keep Deja Vu up and running. Last year's rehab took forever, something like November to April or May. I believe they installed new cables. It has the feeling of a corporate edict suddenly handed down from on high.

 

Meanwhile Scream continues to be lost in its little alley. Holy oxidation - the track looks BAD, absolutely sun blasted. Does the lack of a new paint job say anything about its long term prospects? If there's one coaster that would do better elsewhere, it's Scream.

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^I too fear that coming for Scream!, based on the fact that its built on the blacktop which makes for easy removal, which again for me is a bummer because I like the elements of the ride a lot. Just seems like a short term installation that they intended to have move eventually which is why the park never bothered spending money to put some grass under it. Perhaps Deja Vu is just the beginning of the company scaling down Magic Mountain, with rumors about Log Jammer as well, it's too bad if the park just couldn't sustain its past level of capacity.

 

Deja Vu will be gone soon, I suspect by next weekend a lot of the track will be gone and only the towers and supports will be left.

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Scream is not going anywhere. Just because it was built on a parking lot doesn't make it temporary. It all comes down to dollars. They didn't put money into themeing when it was built and they probably don't extra money to do it now. The other coasters have been getting new paint so I would look for Scream to get it in the next few years.

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Scream is not going anywhere. Just because it was built on a parking lot doesn't make it temporary. It all comes down to dollars. They didn't put money into themeing when it was built and they probably don't extra money to do it now. The other coasters have been getting new paint so I would look for Scream to get it in the next few years.

 

I hope you're right Bob. I enjoy Scream, and there's hardly ever a line. I love the last row outside. Amazing air...

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Just seems like a short term installation that they intended to have move eventually which is why the park never bothered spending money to put some grass under it.

 

Has there ever been any ground under any coaster that has been more scrutinized and speculated about than the ground under Scream! ?

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^ Actually, from certain parts of Colossus, it is. But all that dense wood does help.

 

With Deja Vu, I suspect it was a corporate decision and unfortunately Tim and crew had little say, similar to what happened with Riddler's third train. Hopefully by playing nicely and giving up a ride both the park and the locals loved, it will mean something special coming down the pipeline as a replacement. As evident by X-flight, the company seems more willing add something major to their crown jewel parks than they have the last few years. And I'd be surprised if they didn't want to continue promoting SFMM as the thrill capitol, especially with the addition of Drop Of Doom.

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Just seems like a short term installation that they intended to have move eventually which is why the park never bothered spending money to put some grass under it.

 

Has there ever been any ground under any coaster that has been more scrutinized and speculated about than the ground under Scream! ?

 

Yes Medusa at SFDK

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You can also see the parking lot under Goliath and X2 - ALSO parking lots coasters! Almost all of Colossus is built on the parking lot...at least half of Goliath and X2 as well!

 

Agreed lots of six flags magic mountain coasters are built on a parking lot and scream probably wont go anywhere. Im just wondering if Six flags will put something in deja vus place for 2012 or 2013?

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