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Have we seen this on any other Six Flags coaster before? Perhaps it's the beginning of a trend?

 

New Texas Giant has the zippers. I want to say maybe Titan as well. I can't remember. I wonder if they will put them on the Medusa trains.

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And this doesn't go upside down.... right Chris? (memory loss HERE)

 

It doesn't go upside down. I know most of the coasters at Disneyland use velcro, but even then much of it has become quite loose over the years. I do imagine that velcro is easier to replace when it finally does fail, though. Superman needs them to remain secure though, there is a TON of airtime on that ride!

 

Also, I've just been told that the bags are almost completely installed on one train, and only on a couple of seats in the other. We think that they are in the process of doing this at night, as I was there personally 2 weeks ago and saw zero of these.

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SFM posted a picture of the Medusa train on-site today. The picture below is from their facebook.

 

Also, I have been told that the Grad Night information is no longer advertising Medusa as part of the event. This could indicate that they don't think it will be ready by June.

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Photo Credit: Six Flags Mexico Facebook

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If it is, I'm not sure why it hasn't been removed

 

Most likely because Six Flags doesn't care. They probably figure that it's not visible from guest areas so they don't see the point in removing it.

 

Six Flags has a long, storied history of laziness when it comes to ride removals but here are some examples of them doing the same thing.

 

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Skull Mountain at SFA

 

Rolling Thunder at Great Adventure

 

Footers for nothing from the old Rattler

 

I could go on as there are plenty of other examples (Metro at Magic Mountain...lol). While this isn't a big issue, it is an example of something most other operators would have fixed.

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Haha! That would make sense. I though that at first, but I didn't see any evidence of more track going there.

But it is pretty tacky for Six to leave pieces of old demolished coaster laying around, similar to Rolling Thunder, and the other pictures above.

 

Great Adventure left that portion of Rolling Thunder under El Toro to preserve the crossover element the two rides used to share. According to the park, that was the only place where 2 (I guess 3 if you count Rolling Thunder as 2) roller coasters crossed.

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If it is, I'm not sure why it hasn't been removed

 

Most likely because Six Flags doesn't care. They probably figure that it's not visible from guest areas so they don't see the point in removing it.

 

Six Flags has a long, storied history of laziness when it comes to ride removals but here are some examples of them doing the same thing.

 

This is very much NOT the case at Six Flags Mexico. As mentioned, the track is supposed to make 3 passes at that area so presumably track will be laid on this structure.

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Great Adventure left that portion of Rolling Thunder under El Toro to preserve the crossover element the two rides used to share. According to the park, that was the only place where 2 (I guess 3 if you count Rolling Thunder as 2) roller coasters crossed.

 

That's the dumbest excuse I've ever heard. Tear down that last portion of Rolling Thunder and connect the damn drop tower to El Toro underneath the crossover hill to re-complete the loop that they've closed off - they just left it there because they're lazy and don't see the point in putting in the effort to remove one ride from under another when they aren't using the space anyway.

 

Anyways, back to the topic on hand...got a good chuckle out of everybody all riled up over SFM leaving supports intact when they're going to be using them. Jump the gun, much?

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This is very much NOT the case at Six Flags Mexico. As mentioned, the track is supposed to make 3 passes at that area so presumably track will be laid on this structure.

 

Yup! Plus, the RMC metal ledgers are already on some of those bents if you look close

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Great Adventure left that portion of Rolling Thunder under El Toro to preserve the crossover element the two rides used to share. According to the park, that was the only place where 2 (I guess 3 if you count Rolling Thunder as 2) roller coasters crossed.

 

That's the dumbest excuse I've ever heard. Tear down that last portion of Rolling Thunder and connect the damn drop tower to El Toro underneath the crossover hill to re-complete the loop that they've closed off - they just left it there because they're lazy and don't see the point in putting in the effort to remove one ride from under another when they aren't using the space anyway.

Yeah, that's what I thought. Also, being able to go under that part would be cool.

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