The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:10 pm

RMC has never made a bad ride. The lowest ranked RMC is still among the best rides in the world.

I imagine most of the people who rank TC lowest do so because it doesn't duel very often. It's an excellent ride, and when it does manage to duel, it's spectacular.

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Postby Arthur_Seaton » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:35 pm

JJLehto wrote:Is there any air at all? POVs can be so tough to judge but it looks like a few are taken at good speed.

The high-five has a weird, almost-jarring ejector air moment but it’s taken sideways, so it feels more like a snappy twist than a literal airtime moment. That’s about it. There are a few bunny hills that really don’t do anything, and the floater air moments (prior to the 2nd / 4th launch; in the middle of the helix) are kind of like the gentle floater you get on non-hyper B&Ms. The hang time and positive forces are much more apparent. I mean, it’s a family coaster, so it’s about as aggressive as any other smaller-scale / family coaster out there. I don’t think it really aligns with anything else at the park in terms of intensity (I’d place it between Goldrusher and Revolution in this regard); it’s probably closer to bridging Knotts’ Pony Express and Hang Time.

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Postby Manic Monte » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:57 pm

I got few rides on WCR yesterday and I liked it. It's not going to rock anyone's top 30 list, but it's one of those fun additions that once the hype/popularity/memes die down, it will be a solid addition to the park's line up. The ride is surprisingly quirky, the kind of ride parks don't really add anymore. It's light on airtime (there is some if you're really looking for it), but has some pretty snappy transitions and a really disorienting set of elements. Think Windjammer if Windjammer were launched and actually smooth.

I rolled my eyes when other people called the ride "fun", but that's exactly what it is. :lol:

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Postby MayTheGForceBeWithYou » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:10 pm

Manic Monte wrote:Think Windjammer if Windjammer were launched and actually smooth.

That was actually my first thought when I saw the original announcement; it looked like what Windjammer could have been like if it wasn't a total piece of crap. Nice to hear that's a pretty accurate descriptor.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:29 pm

JJLehto wrote:I will likely go to CA next year regardless. So many good RMCs! I have heard TC generally ranked lower (some say bottom) of the RMC list but IDK why. I thought it was wild! Tons of air, throwing you around, cool elements and great pace. Some gripe about the 2nd lift killing the ride but I dont get that...to me it was basically a re-ride (which you'd want to do anyway) without the need to get off and back on!


I agree Twisted Colossus is amazing. It's in the upper-echelon of RMCs for me thanks to the elements and length. And that's even if it doesn't duel. The dueling is just icing on the cake when it happens.
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Postby skyrocket010 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:50 pm

Can someone please advise me of how operations are during the winter months? Me and a friend are thinking about traveling from the east coast specifically to visit the park for a weekend in February. I don’t expect operations to be anywhere near what they would be in the busy summer months. However, I’d still like to make sure all the coasters and major attractions will be open and the park won’t close early due to something like low attendance.

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Postby joelwee » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:57 pm

If rain is expected on a day they anticipate low attendance, the park might not open “due to inclement weather”, but if they are already open when the rain hits, they will probably stay open. I’ve never known this park to close early due to low attendance. It’ll probably be a ghost town in February, but expect one-train ops on all the coasters - except Twisted Colossus, which will be running 2 trains instead of 3.
As for what will be open, the park doesn’t publish its maintenance schedule. Right now, all the coasters are operational, but that could change by February.


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

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:14 pm

skyrocket010 wrote:Can someone please advise me of how operations are during the winter months? Me and a friend are thinking about traveling from the east coast specifically to visit the park for a weekend in February. I don’t expect operations to be anywhere near what they would be in the busy summer months. However, I’d still like to make sure all the coasters and major attractions will be open and the park won’t close early due to something like low attendance.


Six Flags never posts it's maintenance schedule in advance.

I have found that Superman tends to be closed if you visit on a lighter day. But I sort of view it as a good sign if Superman is closed since that usually means the park is empty.

X2 closed early for me on my most recent visit due to inclement weather. There was no rain, hardly any wind, and temperatures were in the high 50s. If you see similar temperatures during your visit, I'd make that ride a priority when you see it running.
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Postby skyrocket010 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:21 pm

Thanks for the info!

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

Postby coasterlvr » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:28 pm

I don't think I posted these pictures before. I tried looking through my posts, but if i have, sorry.

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