The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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

Postby southpuddle » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:43 pm

Man Superman was revolutionary when it was new. I was about 11 years old when it opened and it it was truly awe-inspiring. When the queue was new and fresh it was such an experience - that sudden whoosh sound from the other side of the doors was so friggen cool and mysterious. Now, it’s at the top of the list of coasters at the park I couldn’t care less if it were removed, right alongside Scream. It’s just so loud and ugly... and really does nothing for me as far as a thrill goes. It would be sad to lose Lex Luthor though. Thanks for sharing the pics! I don’t think I’ve ever seen Superman construction photos before.

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Postby coasternut » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:05 am

^^ Hey J.T., thanks for those pictures. That was way before my trips to the Mountain. That construction had to be a major job! :roll:
I'll ride it occasionally, only early, since I won't wait for it. I only ride it in the now last row with 2 seats. I like the reverse launch better now.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Arthur_Seaton » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:40 am

Those pics are great; thanks for posting them!

I still dig Superman, even though I've always found it to be a fairly time ride. I remember when it opened and the lines it pulled, but I much prefer the backward launch, too. I also miss Freefall and (believe it or not) Flashback. Freefall was such an intimidating ride as the drop always felt so much more forceful than contemporary drop towers. The clunky mechanism added to the exhilaration. Flashback was just odd, and its oddness always superseded its discomfort for me. I've always enjoyed uniquely compact rides, and this one was kind of a standout in terms of how many maneuvers were packed into a relatively tiny frame.

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Postby ryder » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:58 pm

Chalk me up as someone else’s who enjoyed Flashback and Freefall. I rode the Freefall at Dorney park this past summer, and found it was more intimidating that other drop towers.

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

Postby RollerManic » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:35 pm

I am thinking about visiting the park in a few weeks. Are there any upcoming BAFF days in January that I should be worried about?

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Postby ZeroG001 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:19 am

RollerManic wrote:I am thinking about visiting the park in a few weeks. Are there any upcoming BAFF days in January that I should be worried about?


Just checked my Six Flags app and I don’t seem to have any BAFF days listed on my pass for now. I don’t know how soon they send them out but maybe once Holiday in the Park ends (today) they will announce some in the next passholder email.
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Postby PeoplemoverMatt » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:06 pm

Those are some great photos of Superman's construction.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:11 am

Is West Coast Racers one-time only on Flash Pass? The Flash Pass site doesn't show the ride yet (assuming it's on Flash Pass).
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby FireandBlood91 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:15 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:Is West Coast Racers one-time only on Flash Pass? The Flash Pass site doesn't show the ride yet (assuming it's on Flash Pass).


Yes, it's one time res on the more expensive pass only. They were doing flash pass on it up through this weekend. The ride was closed yesterday, and today they are doing media day, and they have the whole underground area blocked off from guests.

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

Postby tanthonyam » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:39 pm

Yeah those old freefall rides were terrifying.

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