The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Manic Monte » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:27 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:I'm definitely getting excited for 2019, but I also think it's important to keep manageable expectations. We all remember what happened with YOLOcoaster.


If it's a Six Flags park, I think expectations should always be "managed" lol. We all know that they can only work within certain financial restraints (which really isn't the park's fault).

Still, I think people were pretty caught off guard by Wonder Woman so...

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby SFMMGeek27 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:10 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:I'm definitely getting excited for 2019, but I also think it's important to keep manageable expectations. We all remember what happened with YOLOcoaster.



Hey hey hey... don’t be mean to YOLO! Guests and enthusiasts alike love it! Also kinda biased as a Throttle ride op haha.

But Wow, checking seats and grouping into rows at the same time is not easy.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Coastin' thru life » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:27 pm

I kind of hope it's not a racer...i feel that doubles the price per foot of track, tho it's probably not quite double.... my guess (hope) is a T-rex with stupid amounts of ejector air, long enough to feel like a complete ride and of course Giga but that parts a pipe dream unless it were like Xcelerator with a even more complete 2nd half.. we can all dream, can't we?

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby singemfrc » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:47 am

SFMMGeek27 wrote:
thrillseeker4552 wrote:I'm definitely getting excited for 2019, but I also think it's important to keep manageable expectations. We all remember what happened with YOLOcoaster.



Hey hey hey... don’t be mean to YOLO! Guests and enthusiasts alike love it! Also kinda biased as a Throttle ride op haha.

But Wow, checking seats and grouping into rows at the same time is not easy.

Yeah the only thing disappointing about that coaster for me was the promotion. Sure, it's short, but a pretty unique coaster and always fun.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby edgeboy » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:04 am

My husband got that survey, and we both thought that all the names listed were pretty much terrible. Between that and that other survey where they showed that bizarre video of a proposed extension of Superman, I practically wonder if they're just trolling?

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Manic Monte » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:40 am

^ Uh...didn't they just name a swing ride Crazanity? That should be the only answer you need. :)

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:03 am

I also like how Viper is a choice too.

I'm hoping the new ride isn't going to be a replacement for Viper since it's actually a good coaster. If anything, I'd love for them to get the Vekoma trains like SFOG did with Blue Hawk.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Jason Maier » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:06 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:I also like how Viper is a choice too.

I'm hoping the new ride isn't going to be a replacement for Viper since it's actually a good coaster. If anything, I'd love for them to get the Vekoma trains like SFOG did with Blue Hawk.


That's what I think they should do for these Arrow loopers; instead of junking them . . . get those kind of trains

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby singemfrc » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:37 pm

Jason Maier wrote:
Canobie Coaster wrote:I also like how Viper is a choice too.

I'm hoping the new ride isn't going to be a replacement for Viper since it's actually a good coaster. If anything, I'd love for them to get the Vekoma trains like SFOG did with Blue Hawk.


That's what I think they should do for these Arrow loopers; instead of junking them . . . get those kind of trains

I don't think it would make much of a difference. The primary cause of the roughness with old Arrow Loopers is the track. It is notorious for warping, and there's basically nothing you can do about it. New trains would be nice for a little while, but ultimately it would still be rough. The only Arrow I've seen that hasn't gone bad is Canyon Blaster in Vegas, perhaps because it's indoors.

If you watch the Arrow documentary (the whole thing is on youtube) they go into more detail about the issue.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby clem2754 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:57 pm

singemfrc wrote:Forgot they filmed an episode of Lucifer at the park. Just came up on my DVR. Some really nice photography of the park actually. Couldn't help bursting out laughing when they refer to Viper as "the scariest ride in the park", and after the characters literally walked there from X2. Weird how TV and movies always gravitate towards Arrows. I saw the movie Action Point last night where Johnny Knoxville runs his own theme park, and the Six Flags stand-in had one coaster which was an Arrow Looper. The new vacation movie featured an Arrow looper. Wonder if there's something that makes the track photogenic or something.
They meant to say it was the most painful ride in the park. Production didn't catch the error...

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