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

Six Flags Magic Mountain Terminator Salvation: The Ride


robbalvey
 Share

Recommended Posts

Terminator Update: Memorial Day

 

Here is just a couple of pictures I took today.

 

The video may be awhile, because the converter I downloaded and paid for isn't giving me sound, so I had to call and email support. I am trying to convert Quicktime MOV to WMV or AVI to use in my WIndows Movie Maker, to make a movie of most of my Terminator footage. I got some great shots. I could always make the video and just add music to it, but that takes away the excitement of the thundering sounds of the trains flying over that first overhead turn.

 

Enjoy the pictures.

 

Tim

P1010093.jpg.47069401e5245193713c0ba1be592874.jpg

The line was now longer than it was when I got in line, and that was like 11:30 a.m. or so, and this was now around after 1 p.m., and it was getting long.

P1010081.jpg.2a14d1da9c9a29d8dab543eb906be9a8.jpg

I was standing on the exit platform, taking numerous pictures, and videos, and here's just one of alot of track!

P1010074.jpg.634ad53f35ecad3b4244828bd45e2f13.jpg

Another train returns safely, escaping the terminators. I was next! Hell yeah!

P1010072.jpg.f98f0d10b5dbd25f939d9daf2b8fe006.jpg

The train begins to depart. Inside the Terminator station, yes! I was excited! Just moments away from getting on board!

P1010061.jpg.dd758cd6895098a351863febac655edf.jpg

Terminators! Terminators! Beware. Inside the pre-show!

P1010051.jpg.90c10d69e7a801e0b78312b26f9c3d72.jpg

The resistance security guy, he was collecting the boarding passes, and allowing a certain amount of people in, onto the first preshow, or the full preshow.

P1010047.jpg.247e7019b24d1b357226207ca726cdaf.jpg

Just anotehr shot of the queue, after coming from the other side.

P1010030.jpg.434c1c4cf44d53ab35f1576fa7864963.jpg

The queue crowd, it actually went by quick, not too bad to complain about. I got there before it really got crowded. You can see that in the last image.

P1010018.jpg.b41216d0123db79cc76efe6c5bf1669e.jpg

The train heading back to the station.

P1010108.jpg.967eb245e0c44edd8eb98bc936ebf62e.jpg

The main entrance. You were given a boarding pass paper to use to enter before the first preshow.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 2.9k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

^ When Diana and I went on Sunday, the line started right there by the lockers. It was 90 minutes from that point.

 

Normally, the actual holiday of a three-day weekend is not as busy as the Sunday, but it looked like the park was pretty busy today.

 

Nice shots of Terminator. That really is a photogenic ride, which is why the way they set it up with the exit going over the track and out into the structure is cool.

 

Eric

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i did ride it again today i told the atendant tht they almost had the volume right just needed to be turned up a bit, in my creative thinking opinion the train could use a sound breaker between the cars on the train ( 2 rubber strips looped to create a flap, one sits on top of the other mounted on the back and front of each car) this would prevent or reduce the amoint of track noise from being funneled up between the cars and canceling / drowning out the audio from the speakers, keeping the audio system from having to be cranked up to the point to where the speakers distort and defeat the purpose of being heard, that and being polk audio 6x9 3-way doesn't help much ether. but the GP are going to eventualy distroy them so i dont blame 'em for doing less costly speakers, on a side note the monitor by the jeep needs to be recalibrated there is to much red that the monitor is displaying, sorry a/v is one of my hobbies, i like to set up home theater systems for fun,

 

ok I'll shut up now

 

greg-

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^Terminator!!!! New credit, and more enjoyable for me, but don't forget to add Tatsu to that list of bad lines

 

What would you say the plan would be if every coaster's a new credit there? I've been researching this question lately for our trip coming up on June 12 and 13 (First time to SFMM!) but with Terminator there now, I have no idea what I should try and get done 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.

 

From my experience, if you get to the park when it opens, run to the other end of the park, away from X2. Many people (before Terminator) would run/head toward X/X2. Other people, like me, seemed to glide toward Goliath's end....it's a long walk I guess... lol.

 

Whenever I went, I walked/ran to Goliath first. Rode Goliath several times without any line, then headed to Scream and Colossus. Rode several times as well. Then I headed to Riddlers and Batman...rode once (little line to deal with). Then I moved up toward Superman, Ninja, and Tatsu....rode once From there, I headed to Goldrusher and Deja Vu....rode once.

 

So my suggestion:

1. Goliath

2. Scream

3. Colossus

4. Batman

5. Riddlers

- maybe fit in tidal wave if that's still open lol....the heat is gonna kill ya!

6. Goldrusher

7. Superman

8. Ninja

9. Tatsu

10. Deja Vu

 

I guarantee you'll get all this done by 1:00--2:00 (I did this during a weekday in the summer and on New Years Eve 2006 I recall though).

 

Then make your way to the other end of the park:

 

11. Viper

12. X2 (likely to have a large line to deal with)

13. Revolution

 

Of course, you gotta fit Terminator in there somewhere, but keep in mind I do this (did this) prior to there being a Terminator everytime I visit Six Flags MM; I always make sure to get there at about 9:30 though...that's key...if you're like me and love to ride rides multiple times.

 

Have fun on your trip.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^Terminator!!!! New credit, and more enjoyable for me, but don't forget to add Tatsu to that list of bad lines

 

What would you say the plan would be if every coaster's a new credit there?

So my suggestion:

1. Goliath

2. Scream

3. Colossus

4. Batman

5. Riddlers

- maybe fit in tidal wave if that's still open lol....the heat is gonna kill ya!

6. Goldrusher

7. Superman

8. Ninja

9. Tatsu

10. Deja Vu

 

I guarantee you'll get all this done by 1:00--2:00 (I did this during a weekday in the summer and on New Years Eve 2006 I recall though).

 

Then make your way to the other end of the park:

 

11. Viper

12. X2 (likely to have a large line to deal with)

13. Revolution

I'm sorry, but this is a terrible plan.

 

Why would you WANT to tell someone to go do the ride with the largest possible line in the park...LAST??? And tell someone to go to one of the highest capacity rides with one of the shorter lines for a "major" attraction, FIRST?!?!?

 

Why wait in that X2 line when you don't HAVE to?

 

Here's what I would do. First of all, get a Gold Q-Bot for one of your days. Seriously. It may be expensive, but it will make your day *MUCH* more relaxing.

 

If not, you pretty much want to be at the park an hour before it opens, make sure you're one of the first people at the front gates, and RUN to X2.

 

That ride could get a 2-4 hour line during the day depending on the crowds. No other ride in the park will get this long of a line so if you can get this one out of the way FIRST without waiting in a 2-4 hour line, that gives you 2-4 hours MORE to ride other coasters in the park, or ride the coasters you liked the best multiple times.

 

Other than that, do a search on the site, we have posted many times how to navigate SFMM.

 

--Robb

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3) I found myself thinking; had I not just sat through the pre-shows I could have been on the ride 10 minutes sooner.

 

Except for the first rides of the day and when there is absolutely no wait, the idea of the preshow is that it takes up time you'd be spending waiting in line anyway. Whether or not this is exactly the case is up to the park to figure out and, from what Robb and others have said, this is what they're tweaking.

 

If there wasn't a preshow, you'd still have the same amount of people in front of you in line. It just wouldn't be as entertaining.

Exactly. Something that many people don't seem to understand is that the pre-show isn't stopping you from riding, it's keeping you more entertained while you wait in line.

 

Otherwise you'd just be in another sea of switchbacks. I'd much rather have something to look at or watch while I'm waiting.

 

--Robb

 

Fully agreed. Maybe people will finally "get it".

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well, I wasn't going to ask this in this thread, but since people have bringing up scheduling strategy....

 

I've always been to SFMM early in the season, when it wasn't open late. But now I'll be there around 7 till 10:00 closing the night of Monday 6/8, all day Tuesday, then Wednesday until evening. (Don't plan on paying for Q-Bot, since I'll have a few days, schools are just starting to let out...and, hey, as an old guy, a little recovery time spent standing in line isn't always a bad thing.) Since I want to ride Terminator after dark, I figure I'll head for it first thing and grab a couple of rides. But I have no idea what X2's queue is like on weeknights. Understanding that things can vary a lot, does it make sense to walk back to X2 from Terminator, figuring the line will have died down considerably since midday? Or should I just maybe head for Goliath or Tatsu and resign myself to doing the X2 sprint the next morning? Or could I maybe even squeeze in Terminator, Tatsu, and X2? What say you, SFMM experts?

 

Oh, and that famous tunnel. Since I've only visited the park five times, I'm not 100% sure of the terrain. There's an under-the-hill passageway from Revolution's exit to the back of the park, correct? Where, exactly?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oh, and that famous tunnel. Since I've only visited the park five times, I'm not 100% sure of the terrain. There's an under-the-hill passageway from Revolution's exit to the back of the park, correct? Where, exactly?

 

Yes there is.

 

Just walk up to revolution as if you were going to ride it. On your right it will say flash pass entrance, go though that and follow the path, it will put you right under neath the lift for Revolution. It will save you at least 5mins of walking and you will be able to beat the crowd at gate opening if you are going to Terminator or Tatsu first.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^At that point in the pre-show I was expecting the porno music to start. Don't get me wrong, I like the pre-show, but the acting is pretty bad.

 

Well I agree the acting was bad is if they did the filming in 5 minutes, could have gone better, but as for me the preshow was AWSOME and the ride was good the ride was AWSOME!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just got back from an awesome day at the park.

 

Terminator is AWESOME. Definitely a sleeper in the sense that it is quite a bit more intense than I expected.

 

The theming is...well...really good! As much as I would like to try and critique something, myself and the group I was with (non-coaster nerds) were consistently entertained by the queue/pre-show.

 

Regarding the pre-shows - yeah, they are long. But the acting is tongue-in-cheek enough for it to be enjoyable.

 

And yes, I was totally able to request a seat in the front with no issues.

 

The park itself was perfect today - everything was almost a walk-on, and we rode X2 at 3:00 PM to a half-hour wait.

 

Magic Mountain has a VERY solid woodie (stop it) and I think that the "whole experience" works much better than I could have expected it to.

 

And the ride has several awesome pops of air. Twisty, fast, and smooth. Good job GCI.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

A co-worker went on Sunday and thought Terminator was just okay. She wasn't impressed with it, since it didn't have loops/corkscrews and was just "boring".

 

Oh well, can't please everyone.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

  • 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/