Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Page 2218 - Wonder Woman Roller Coaster for 2022!

Recommended Posts

Not only does not having Log Jammer open for the 2012 season save $$ ... but it also let's workers get into the area and survey the land for the coming attraction(s). Hopefully this means they are going to actually design a ride that fits the landscape and build "around" the land instead of building "on top" of the land like they did with Tatsu.

 

Considering Log Jammer closed rather suddenly I'm going to assume they already either know or have a good idea what is going in that area.

 

Wonder if I can get my hat that I lost on the ride on it's last day back when we go on Friday.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^This is true. Water pumps are huge energy hogs. During the summers a few years back when the power grids were under tremendous stress, SoCal Edison would ask KBF to conserve electricity. Perilous Plunge and Bigfoot Rapids were first to be shut down.

 

Can't say I'm sad Log Jammer is gone as I never rode it anyways. Sorry fanboys.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Re: the giga rumor. If they combine the area of Flashback's grave, the old monorail station, Palace games, and log jammer's section of the hill, easily enough space for a larger coaster. My personal preference would be a coaster with some decent air time. My roller tycoon side would lean towards them doing them someting like Cheetah Hunt, a 4D theater, and something like Pharaoh's Revenge for the family kid demo.

Edited by DBJ
Link to comment
Share on other sites

SFMM has attempted to make it a family friendly park. Bugs Bunny World is extremely old and dated. Whistlestop Depot (Biggest Mistake Magic Mountain ever made) is a HUGE waste of space. The 2 rides in the land are rarely open because nobody every goes on the rides in the land. I wish they put some sort of 3-D theater there or a Family Intamin that went in both where Whistlestop Depot is and Pistachio Park is. And then they could move the Magic Flyer somewhere else...or sell for scrap.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Another thing with Log Jammer is the amount of payroll the ride took. 2 in station, 1 at 2nd lift, 1 at each drop. Plus another to run around so they can take breaks, and sometimes maintenance to get the water out of them boats. Took more people to run Log Jammer than it does to run: Tatsu one station, Goliath, Superman, Scream, Viper and many others.

 

Lower ridership, and more payroll.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Was Tatsu really built on top of the land? It seems like the ride is working with the land. Build the thing on the highest part of the park so you really feel like you are flying. Along with where certain parts of the ride are located, it seems like a good fit.

 

You can also survey with a ride there or not. Just close the ride when surveying needs to take place. I guess because I have my own company doing Civil Engineering (land development), I am a little more partial to what can and can't be done, especially by recent Structural Code changes and other California standards.

 

Not only does not having Log Jammer open for the 2012 season save $$ ... but it also let's workers get into the area and survey the land for the coming attraction(s). Hopefully this means they are going to actually design a ride that fits the landscape and build "around" the land instead of building "on top" of the land like they did with Tatsu.

 

Considering Log Jammer closed rather suddenly I'm going to assume they already either know or have a good idea what is going in that area.

 

Wonder if I can get my hat that I lost on the ride on it's last day back when we go on Friday.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Was Tatsu really built on top of the land? It seems like the ride is working with the land. Build the thing on the highest part of the park so you really feel like you are flying. Along with where certain parts of the ride are located, it seems like a good fit.

 

It is a good fit and it does work with the land, people just like to repeat the same lies over and over. I think there's even in this thread like a chart or something that shows if Tatsu was not on the side of the mountain and was put on flat ground, because of the huge pretzel loop and change in elevation, the station would have to be something like 100 feet off the ground, which isn't realistic at all. Plus I like being high up in the air, "flying" like you're supposed to be, and there are certain moments where you're certainly facing close to the ground as well.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey everyone!

 

West Coast Bash 2012 will be on....

 

Saturday, February 18th - Six Flags Magic Mountain

Sunday, February 19th - Knott's Berry Farm

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!!!

 

Keep in mind that this is also "Presidents Day Weekend", so many of you may have Monday off work or school! This could make for a great "weekend getaway!"

 

Make your plans now! And if you need any more help from us, please ask!

 

Details about the event will be released soon, but you can be sure it will be filled with Exclusive Ride Time, Backstage Tours, Great Food, and Good Times!

 

You will not want to miss this event! See you at WCB 2012!

 

Thanks for the early "heads up" on this event. I'll put in for my vacation time and head to the west coast.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Looking at a satellite image, it looks like there's plenty of room for a decent-sized coaster, a new-gen Intamin shoot the chutes (or toss a splash battle in there) around the Log Jammer/Flashback spot.

 

Stick a Windseeker/Star Flyer tower around Deja Vu's former spot.

 

Two nice family rides and a coaster for the price of one old water ride.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My point about Tatsu is this ... and that diagram actually helps support my argument:

 

Pretty much the only part that goes below the station is the Pretzel Loop. Everything else is built ON TOP of the hill.

 

You can't tell me they couldn't build Tatsu on a flat piece of ground and have the pretzel loop go under ground (how awesome would that be!?).

 

If you look at Revolution, Gold Rusher, Log Jammer, Jet Stream ... even Ninja, they all use the terrain to their advantage. IMO, Tatsu would have been a much better ride had they done the same thing.

 

Sure, you can't constantly hug the terrain, there are parts of revolution and Ninja that don't, but the fact is, Tatsu doesn't utilize any of the natural resources that it could have to make it (IMO) a more amazing ride.

 

I just hope they use the terrain more with whatever is going in Log Jammers spot.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^I disagree. I think the major selling point of Tatsu is not use of the park's terrain, but the amazing views you get from the top of mountain. It's an element that, say, the Superman: Ultimate Flight clones don't have. I think Tatsu would be just another flyer without those views.

Edited by cfc
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/