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I visited Six Flags Mexico for the first time this weekend, mainly to experience Medusa Steel Coaster, and took a few pictures of the brand new Justice League ride. As the above poster noted, it opened on March 4. The ride is gorgeous. It looks, smells, and feels brand new. I’ve been on the ride in St. Louis; it’s a great ride there, and it’s a great ride here. I favor it over Toy Story Midway Mania.

 

I seem to recall Sally discussing that this year’s Justice Leagues would be “version 2”, but everything seemed identical to the version in St. Louis. Perhaps Sally was referring to the yet-to-open Gurnee version, or the “version 2” changes were behind the scenes.

 

Before I get to the pictures, a few non-Justice League thoughts…

 

I have been fortunate to visit every Six Flags park except The Great Escape. Six Flags Mexico is now my favorite Six Flags park. The park is beautiful, in part because the buildings, pathways, etc. are more authentically constructed than the US parks. Save for some dirty spots on Superman: el Último Escape, the coasters all have fresh, shiny coats of paint on them.

 

The staff is very friendly and very very competent. Every coaster was dispatching trains at the proper intervals or sooner. The crew at Medusa was highly concerned with the lap bar making sufficient contact with smaller riders’ thighs (I have never seen this on other RMC trains), and were efficient at asking several small riders to get off the train so it could be sent out quickly. At the Dark Knight coaster, they were running the pre-show and loading cars so efficiently that they cleared the post-pre-show line before the next group exited the pre-show!

 

At the rides or otherwise, you could tell that everyone knew what they were doing, and understood their role in the larger context of operating the park. From the photo booth staff to the security guards, everyone was on-point, smiling and ready to help (even though my Spanish is limited and hardly anyone spoke English).

 

Medusa Steel Coaster is my favorite RMC, and I have been on all of them except Wicked Cyclone (which I think is probably the most similar to Medusa, so I might have a new favorite if I ever ride that one). I happened to visit Fiesta Texas the week prior to visiting Six Flags Mexico, and must say that I greatly prefer the Gerstlauer trains. I found the RMC trains on this particular track to be very rough in the rear seats of each car/wheel seats.

 

Ok, thanks for reading my thoughts on this fantastic park. Here are those pictures!

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Approaching the new Justice League attraction, just past the (not awful) SLC!

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Superman el Último Escape looms over the ride.

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The building looks straight out of a comic book.

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There is a giant, massive exterior queue, and they did not build any shortcuts through it.

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Inside is largely the same as the St. Louis version, except for the Spanish dialog and captions.

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...I have been fortunate to visit every Six Flags park except The Great Escape. Six Flags Mexico is now my favorite Six Flags park. The park is beautiful, in part because the buildings, pathways, etc. are more authentically constructed than the US parks. Save for some dirty spots on Superman: el Último Escape, the coasters all have fresh, shiny coats of paint on them...

 

I feel about Six Flags Mexico, the same way you do. So much better, than a number of the US parks.

 

But - let's keep it our secret and not tell anyone, or there'll be massive treks to Mexico City from the States.

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I smile too, when I think of SF-Mexico. TPR 2013 Mexico Tour.

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How is the language barrier for Mexico City? Particularly for the park, and hotels? Is English prominent?

 

Don't worry about it. Worst scenary: they wouldn't be able to answer you but they will understand what you're saying.

 

If you want to save some bucks, I'd recommend you to use Uber if it's too late to get the metro.

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"Hello, Please, and Thank You" are a good three to learn, when in another country.

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Six Flags Mexico has one of the better SLCs, IMhO. TPR 2013 Mexico Tour.

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Many people speak good English at the park and in the city, but always do yourself a favor and learn some basic words and phrases in the language of the country you're visiting.

 

 

Oh I completely agree. I was just curious as my Spanish is a little rusty.

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Many people speak good English at the park and in the city, but always do yourself a favor and learn some basic words and phrases in the language of the country you're visiting.

 

 

Oh I completely agree. I was just curious as my Spanish is a little rusty.

 

You'll be fine then! I've never taken a day of Spanish in my life and all I know is from Dora and Handy Manny and living in Florida. I did pretty well!

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SFA, maybe the ride hates you. Haven't had any problems with SFSTL on, but SFOT, don't get me started.

 

Anyway, my favorite thing about these clones so far is that they are each different. I think it's great regardless of the one you go to that it will be at least somewhat unique.

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I was able to experience SFM last week during a trip to Mexico City.

 

The park overall is one of (if not) the best in the chain when it comes to themeing, upkeep and overall appeal.

 

We visited on Wednesday, May 4 and there were a TON of school groups - probably 30 buses full. Otherwise, I think the park might have been empty.

 

We opted for some Flash Passes (with the current USD-Peso conversion, why not)?

 

Medusa was unfortunately only running one train, but we got three rides on it.

 

Out of the RMC I've ridden, here is how I would rank them:

 

1. Twisted Colossus

2. NTAG

3. Medusa

4. Iron Rattler

 

Medusa was great - but without a signature first drop (with airtime), it seemed to be missing something. The pacing in the ride is incredible.

 

I was really blown away by the themeing in Superman's queue - it reminded me a lot of Spiderman at IOA. The ride wasn't half-bad either

 

I also enjoyed the JL:BfM - this was the first one I've been on and it really exceeded my expectations.

 

Joker at SFM compared to when it was Pandemonium at SFDK is night and day. The Fun House queue was awesome - and the ride was relentless. I don't think we slowed down on any of the MCBRs.

 

Batman and Boomerang were awful. Dark Knight was meh. We did try their slingshot - it was a model that sends you up to ~ 270 feet - it was pretty awesome (and $12 USD/person)!

 

Their flat ride selection was pretty awesome. Catapulta was probably my favorite.

 

Again, it was a great day to explore this really nice park. Highly recommended to any enthusiast or anyone visiting Mexico City!

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Great park. Great rides and coasters lineup. And home of my # 600, Medusa!

 

The place was nice and clean, the staff were helpful and friendly,

and I learned a (not so) new way to enjoy a BEER (or a few) in the park!

 

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Yum.

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Anyway, my favorite thing about these clones so far is that they are each different. I think it's great regardless of the one you go to that it will be at least somewhat unique.

 

I agree, I was watching videos of them all, trying to spot the differences! Some have a statue at the beginning, others have a plant, the layout varies each time, the Joker scene is layed out differently, etc.

 

But one difference particularly struck me regarding the Mexico version... I mean except aside from the language.

 

There is no squinching in the 3D sequences!

 

Squinching is the dynamic deformation of a 3D image according to the position of the vehicle, creating a depth effect and the illusion of looking through a windows rather than at a flat screen.

 

It make me sad, but in hindsight it mostly makes me wonder why such a downgrade..? I get that you have to redo the squinching for each particular ride as their layouts are different, but Sally did it with all the others clones...

 

No squinching in the Mexico version.

 

Squinching in the Over Texas version.

 

Look at the buildings.

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As I will be in Mexico City this weekend, I was going to try to go to the park this weekend. Has anyone been recently? What are the weekend crowds like? I know it has been raining pretty much all week, I'm hoping the rain will hold out so I could at least get a few coasters in. I know Mexico City has a pretty good public transit; would that be my best bet to/from the park. I'll be staying in Condesa. Any information/tips on this park would be appreciated! Thanks!

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^that does ruin the effect a little. I wonder why this JL doesn't have it.

 

How much cost difference between flat screen and squinching is it, for such an effect? Just curious.

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