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The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Fri May 12, 2006 12:17 am

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Six Flags Magic Mountain, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

May 12, 2006 - Tatsu Media Day Campout - SEE BELOW!
Aug. 29th, 2006 - Mini-Update (smoke, Orient Express paint, and Freefall)
Aug. 30th, 2006 - Mini-Update (goodbye Chinese acrobats, Fright Fest stuff)
Sept. 2nd, 2006 - Photo trip around the park: Small observations
Sept. 17th, 2006 - Arrowfanman's 9/17/06 SFMM update! (incl. Tatsu ops and Fright Fest prep.)
Oct. 15th, 2006 - SFMM video update (Colossus racing, Circus Wheel running)
Nov. 19th, 2006 - SFMM update: Tatsu's "Achilles' heel"
Dec. 17th, 2006 - SFMM update: Just a short, rainy day update
Dec. 29th, 2006 - SFMM update: Brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Arrowfanman

Feb. 16th, 2007 - SFMM update by Arrowfanman
Mar. 4th, 2007 - In Memoriam: Psyclone
Mar 10th, 2007 - Update by Arrowfanman (more Psyclone and hot refurb/painting action)
Apr. 5th, 2007 - Update by wrs28330 (new entertainment, people on stilts)
Apr. 8th, 2007 - SFMM update by Arrowfanman (Deja Vu and other refurbs, plus other random stuff)
Apr. 13th, 2007 - A short update for Friday the 13th by wrs 28330
May 2nd, 2007 - Food, Batman, and other stuff update by wrs28330
May 11th, 2007 - SFMM update by Arrowfanman (new food locations and other stuff)
May 16th, 2007 - Year of a million . . . construction walls coming down by wrs28330 (Johnny Rockets revealed)
July 20th, 2007 - Update by Arrowfanman (random improvements, Batman goes "oops")
July 31st, 2007 - Mini-Update by Arrowfanman
Sept. 17th, 2007 - Update by Arrowfanman (incl. Fright Fest stuff and the Thomas Town "rumor")
October 2nd, 2007 - Thomas Town is announced
Dec. 17th, 2007 - X2 transformation has begun!
Dec. 21st, 2007 - Flashback Demolition Photos

Jan. 1st, 2008 - More Flashback Demolition Photos
Jan 18th, 2008 - X gets painted into X2!
Feb. 3rd, 2008 - Freefall demolition, last pics of Spin Out & Sierra Twist - more improvements.
Feb. 16th, 2008 - Lollipop Freeway Sign Refurbished
Feb. 16th, 2008 - SFMM Job Fair, X2, Flashback, and more.
Feb. 24th, 2008 - Sky Tower Museum & Rockin' Scream? Photos & Video
Feb. 29th, 2008 - X2 Testing Photos
Mar. 15th, 2008 - 3 Point Challenge, Cyber Cafe, More!
March 23rd Update - Johnny Rocket's Shakes & Fries - More stuff!
June 26th Update - X2 v. Thomas Town, Revolution's New Paint, and more!
August 31st, 2008 - Idiot hops fence and is hit by Ninja
Sept. 28th, 2008 - Fright Fest, and something by Psyclone?
Oct. 5th, 2008 - Fright Fest 2008 Photos
Oct. 11th, 2008 - Construction Update

Jan 4th, 2009 - Update from New Years Rock N' Ride Party
January 17th, 2009 - Terminator has gone vertical!
January 25th, 2009 - Terminator Construction Update, Q-Bot Update, and other improvements
February 1st, 2009 - Terminator Update, Bugs Bunny World, Swashbuckler.
February 15th, 2009 - Terminator Construction Update
March 1st, 2009 - Terminator Update, Job Fair, Cold Stone Creamery
March 7th - Mr. Six is back, Q-Bot Opens, and more general improvements
March 15th, 2009 - Terminator and general park update
March 26th - New Mr. Six Merch, & General Park Update
March 27th, 2009 - West Coast Bash 2009 HUGE update!
September 10th, 2009 - Fright Fest Update

March 23rd, 2010 - Mr. Six's Splash Island announced
April 8th, 2010 - 'Slambang' announced
August 4th, 2010 - Mr. Six's Dance Coaster to open under a new theme
October 20th, 2010 - Official Announcement of 2011 additions (Green Lantern, Superman: Escape from Krypton, Family Coaster)

February 4th, 2011 - Green Lantern trains arrive
February 13th, 2011 - Superman: Escape from Krypton testing
May 2011 - Superman: Escape From Krypton Media Day
May 28th, 2011 - Road Runner Express Grand Opening
June 30th, 2011 - Green Lantern Grand Opening Media Day
August 16th, 2011 - Deja Vu moving across country to SFNE
September 1st, 2011 - Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom announced

February 3rd, 2012 - SFMM Hurricane Harbor announces adoption of Lo-Q's "Q-Band" system
May 30th, 2012 - Latest Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom construction photos
July 14th, 2012 - Sky Screamer parts spotted behind Apocalypse?
August 22nd, 2012 - Hint connecting Premier Rides to new 2013 coaster?
August 30th, 2012 - FullThrottle announced!
December 3rd, 2012 - Upcharge attraction being added to the park

Jan 4th - FullThrottle update
Jan 19th - FullThrottle Update!
Feb 11th - FullThrottle Update!
Feb 27th - FullThrottle Update
March 11th - FullThrottle Update
March 17 - FullThrottle Update
April 11th - FullThrottle Update - Loop topped off
June 22nd, 2013 - FullThrottle Media Day coverage
August 29th, 2013 - New family coaster for 2014, Batman and Colossus to run backwards

January 12th, 2014 - Park update!
January 19th, 2014 - Small park update!
February 2nd, 2014 - Update of work being done at the park!
February 11th, 2014 - Park announces Speedy Gonzalez Hot Rod Racers coaster!
February 23rd, 2014 - Quick Update of what's happening at the park!
March 9th - Park update with Batman Backwards!
August 5th, 2014 - 36 hour marathon recognizing the closing of Colossus
August 28th, 2014 - Twisted Colossus announced
September 8th, 2014 - Minor fire during Twisted Colossus construction work
October 4th, 2013 - Twisted Colossus update
November 18, 2014 - Twisted Colossus ride vehicles revealed
November 26th, 2014 - Twisted Colossus Hard Hat Tour!
December 5th, 2014 - Twisted Colossus update!

March 7th, 2015 - Twisted Colossus construction pictures
March 27th, 2015 - Twisted Colossus Construction Tour
September 3rd, 2015 - Revolution to get new trains with lap bars in 2016

September 1st, 2016 - Justice League Ride Announced for 2017!
October 28th, 2016 - Holiday in the Park 2016 details released!

August 23, 2017 - announced to extend daily operations to throughout the 2018 calendar year
September 31th, 2017 - CraZanity (Giant Discovery) announced for 2018

March 23th, 2018 - DC SUPER HEROES Drop of Doom VR announced!
July 2nd, 2018 - Fourth of July 2018 offerings announced!
July 12th, 2018 - CraZanity Media Day Report!
August 22nd, 2018 - Hell Fest maze announced for Fright Fest!
August 30th, 2018 - West Coaster Racers, racing launch coasters announced



Hey everyone!

Tatsu Media Day & Camp Out Photo & Video Update POSTED! ... iaday1.htm

First of all, Elissa and I would like to thank everyone who showed up to the camp out last night. We had nearly 200 people show up and it wouldn't have been as much fun without all of you!

In the end, everything worked out GREAT! The camp out was fun, Tatsu is GREAT, and we got to ride many, many times. There was even plenty of free food for breakfast and lunch. (Gotta love Vault ICEE's Wes!)

I have posted 4 pages of photos along with 2 videos and an audio interview with Six Flags President and CEO, Mark Shaprio. There was some very interesting things said, so I'd reccomend checking that out!

And of course, our TPR Camp Out video has some very funny moments in it.

Oh, and if you have photos from the camp out or media day, PLEASE pos them! We'd love to hear everyone's comments and feedback about the event so we can make our next event even BETTER!

Thanks again to everyone!

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Postby ParkTrips » Fri May 12, 2006 12:33 am

Nice photos and such of course! Camp Out looked fun, nice to see familiar faces and its a shame I couldn't make it out there.

Woo Shapiro gave Lake Compounce a shoutout!! 8)
// I love the Lake

And the map exchange! Oh, and was he eating during the interview??

I love the man, but not as much as Elissa.


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Postby rollermonkey » Fri May 12, 2006 12:34 am

Everything looked so fun! Why couldn't I have stayed in Camp Awesome and rode Tatsu with you guys?

Oh yeah, $1400 plane tickets.

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Postby robbalvey » Fri May 12, 2006 12:35 am

ParkTrips wrote:Oh, and was he eating during the interview??

Yes. As we wandered around the park he stopped to buy us ice cream.


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Postby Blazen_AZN » Fri May 12, 2006 12:36 am

Thanks for the update Robb! The event looked crazy fun, i wish i could've gone :( .

Oh well, next meet up! =)

So how mayny people ended up being tea-bagged by guy last night, eh?

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Postby ShoubraStreet74 » Fri May 12, 2006 12:37 am

Great stuff Robb. I wish I could have been there. :(

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Postby ParkTrips » Fri May 12, 2006 12:37 am

^ Did he actually pay? That would be cool, not just a "give me 2 ice creams or get fired" sort of guy, eh?

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Postby Nrthwnd » Fri May 12, 2006 12:42 am

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:( :( :( :( :( :(

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Glad to read and SEE you all had a great time there - not to mention The Ride itself, lolol.

I still hate you all!::P

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Postby hifalling » Fri May 12, 2006 1:44 am

I have probably told Robb 50 times how much I appreciated the Camp Out! It was a blast! Tatsu ended up being so much more than I had anticipated! If you havn't started planning your trip do it soon! Thanks again TPR, you're the best!

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Postby Superdasher » Fri May 12, 2006 3:15 am

OMG! A B&M flyer that is NOT "forceless"! Too bad I wasn't there. :cry:

And yes, I kinda expected the usual "antics" at the camp-out and media day:

"Access denied! This section of the camp is for Camp Awesome members only!"
"Ow, stop poking me, I'm trying to enjoy my Tatsu dream here!"
"Four people per row please! Don't push! Don't push! You're all going to ride!"
"I call front row! Out of my way, I called it first!"
"Think we should pee when we go through the egg turn, just like the water dummies?"

Stuff like that going on all the time. There's 200 crazy people there, what do you expect? =)

Great update, looks like fun.

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