The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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

Postby bostonlva » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:21 pm

Does Six Flags still announce rides at the end of August?

If so. We should start getting rumors for 2019 soon.


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

Postby billybillybilly » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:59 pm

Is CraySanity an exact clone of MaxAir at Cedar Point?

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

Postby VegasBaby » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:55 pm

bostonlva wrote:Does Six Flags still announce rides at the end of August?

If so. We should start getting rumors for 2019 soon.


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Yes, the last few years they've announced the new rides for all SF parks on the same day at the end of August. With the Cyclone Bay area closing down next month, it looks like SFMM will be getting something big. I'm not getting my hopes up too high since SF hasn't installed a major coaster since X-Flight in 2012. That's not to say the additions haven't been good (RMC conversions, RMC Raptor, S&S 4D, Fu11 Throttle, etc), but something like an Intamin or B&M giga would go against their ride strategy the last few years. However, the company's financial performance has been pretty good lately, so maybe they'll up the budget to compete with all the other recent SoCal theme park additions.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:05 pm

billybillybilly wrote:Is CraySanity an exact clone of MaxAir at Cedar Point?


No. It is most similar, almost identical, to the ones going in at Six Flags parks (Riddler at SFOT, Wonder Woman at SFDK, Harley Quinn at SFNE), however I believe this one is slightly bigger so SFMM can claim the record of having the largest.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Coastin' thru life » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:38 pm

Thinking that IF the mountain gets a coaster it'll be a RMC T-rex...itll be the first of it's kind (nagic mountain loves this)itll have a vertical drop, big but not quite Giga (250ft), too.many inversions and not enough airtime, visually appealing but leave you wanting more, operations will be horrendous and Cedar Fair will build a better one in.2020. Crazanity looks super fun tho.

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

Postby Manic Monte » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:16 pm

VegasBaby wrote:
bostonlva wrote:Does Six Flags still announce rides at the end of August?

If so. We should start getting rumors for 2019 soon.


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Yes, the last few years they've announced the new rides for all SF parks on the same day at the end of August. With the Cyclone Bay area closing down next month, it looks like SFMM will be getting something big. I'm not getting my hopes up too high since SF hasn't installed a major coaster since X-Flight in 2012. That's not to say the additions haven't been good (RMC conversions, RMC Raptor, S&S 4D, Fu11 Throttle, etc), but something like an Intamin or B&M giga would go against their ride strategy the last few years. However, the company's financial performance has been pretty good lately, so maybe they'll up the budget to compete with all the other recent SoCal theme park additions.


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

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:12 pm

Coastin' thru life wrote:Thinking that IF the mountain gets a coaster it'll be a RMC T-rex...itll be the first of it's kind (nagic mountain loves this)itll have a vertical drop, big but not quite Giga (250ft), too.many inversions and not enough airtime, visually appealing but leave you wanting more, operations will be horrendous and Cedar Fair will build a better one in.2020. Crazanity looks super fun tho.

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

Postby Jason Maier » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:00 am

So I'm still pondering the best time for me to travel to Magic Mountain.

It's either going to be the week after Labor Day, or sometime during the Winter.

Either way, crowds should be relatively decent (did HITP at MM get real crowded last year?) . . . and if I do a winter trip, I'd escape the cold Maryland fall/winter

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

Postby DBJ » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:06 am

It is quite the area they are working on back there, lot of space for something potentially very impressive. Although with Green Lantern SBNO, 2019 should also be the year where they either sell it to another park, or get it working. Having 20 coasters in park is not much of a record with a SBNO coaster.

My wish list for cycone bay, would be 1.) let RMC take a crack at Apocalypse 2.) New coaster that works 3.) flat ride - doesn't have to be on scale of Crazy 4.) continued infrastructure improvements / theme to the areas, 5.) X2 restraints are looking kind of chewed up, time to refurb them.

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

Postby southpuddle » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:15 am

^yeah, when was the last time all of their coasters were actually operating on the same day? Anyone know?

It’ll be interesting to see if the Six Flags company makes an exception to their “no giant blockbuster expensive attraction” strategy for SFMM now that it’s their (only) truly year-round park.

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