The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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Postby Top Thrill Dragster » Wed May 02, 2007 12:12 am

Wow, the X crew just keeps getting better and better... And yet, Tatsu's crew has turned into X's past crew.


The Tatsu crew is FAR worse than the X crew ever was, considering that they have an easy straghit foward ride to run. That being said, X crew KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!
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Postby wrs28330 » Wed May 02, 2007 1:35 pm

Here is another (not-so-thumbnail-size) food update, and a few extra things.


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Let's start with the bad, and work our way to the good.

"Just because guests pay $60, I don't care if I pig out in front of them.
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More Marvel Comics midway prizes.
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That's as good as the landscaping is going to get. But it's nice.
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See what I mean! Actually, they built a sliding door for The Tumber (Batmobile) to exit after the show, for a Batman Meet-and-Greet after each performance.
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A press release photo, showing the ACTUAL sliding motion of the Backdrop Door!

Yeah!
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Rehersals for this season started on Monday. Here you see a stuntman preparing for a 30 foot high fall.
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IN RESTAURANT NEWS:
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work continues on Carousel Grill's Extreme Makeover: Rocket Edition.
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Not much has changed inside.
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On the other side of the park, work continues of Chicken Plantation's Extereme Makeover: Sesamie Street Edition...I mean...Superhero Edition.
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The red, blue, and yellow seem a bit bright.
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Or Superman Colors. Which is great, becuase you won't be able to meet Superman.
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One last look. Stay tuned for more, later this week.

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Postby arrowfanman » Wed May 02, 2007 2:36 pm

Nothing says "Sierra Territory" like a bright and ugly Superhero meet and greet.

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Thanks for the update Wrs! I'm a bit dissapointing that they aren't just buldozing Carousel Grill and starting from scratch. Is it going to be a counter-service Johnny Rockets?

I'm really digging the Batman show meet and greet!

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Postby kraxleRIDAH » Wed May 02, 2007 4:48 pm

arrowfanman wrote:Nothing says "Sierra Territory" like a bright and ugly Superhero meet and greet.


Wouldn't the former Chicken Plantation technically be considered Six Flags Plaza? If not, all the park would have to do is change its listing on the map guide...it's literally on the border of High Sierra Territory and Six Flags Plaza.

What puzzles me is why this Superhero meet and greet area isn't set up in Gotham City Backlot or The Movie District...probably since they want to tie it in with a fun-super-hero themed dining experience Chicken Plantation is being transformed into?

I think the bright colors and new paint looks spectacular. Any sort of improvement is better than that eyesore that was Chicken Plantation. It was so dilapidated with fading and peeling paint. Everytime I passed it last season I shook my head in disbelief at how terrible and run down it looked. I'm just glad older buildings and facades are being refreshened at Magic Mountain, regardless of the theme. :)

I'm a bit dissapointing that they aren't just buldozing Carousel Grill and starting from scratch. Is it going to be a counter-service Johnny Rockets?


I'm sure it will look nice once it's completed. You can see in the photos that they've added new pillars to the exterior of the building. I'm guessing they'll fence off the front of the restaurant to make it an outdoor patio area.

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Postby wrs28330 » Wed May 02, 2007 5:24 pm

I agree with the paint. Even if it is out of touch with its surroundings. Chicken Plantation is listed under Six Flags Plaza on the Park Map.
The reason they are using Chicken Plantation, is to try to bring life to a restaurant that otherwise would have little appeal. Instead of trying to incorporate it somehow to the dining locations in Movie District and Gotham City Backlot.

Gotham City Backlot: Hmm...Pizza Vector, which has already been taken over by Papa John's. Corn Corner, that would be a corny meet and greet.
And the Freshers Lemonade, nothing says superhero like a nice tall refreshing glass of frozen lemon flavored ice in a bag.

Movie District: Eduardo's Grill, has a movie tie in, but only has a few outdoor seats in front, and a few seats out back, not enough room for a private meet and greet area for guests. More Fresher's Lemonade. I see only Waterfront being a feasable option, but then it is so close to where the Batman Begins Stunt Show is going to take place.

The goal is trying to make the dinning experience similar to the Character Breakfast at Plaza Inn at Disneyland. The only way to have the characters come to you is through purchasing the buffet. Same with Brunch with Bugs.

We'll see how it goes.

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Postby alexinla » Wed May 02, 2007 5:27 pm

Plus it's next to some water in a nice, more quiet/relaxing location

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Postby haiderodes » Wed May 02, 2007 5:28 pm

arrowfanman wrote:Nothing says "Sierra Territory" like a bright and ugly Superhero meet and greet.

:roll:


Remember this is the same park that put a Panda Express in an area called Baja Territory.

I just wish, along with all this paint and construction theyd upgrade the seating for these restaurants...they seem to be relics of 1971!
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Postby savemagicmountain » Wed May 02, 2007 6:03 pm

Nice report wes. The park is looking better but they still have much to improve on and all this is worthless if it goes down the drain during summer like it did last year. Keep the reports coming!
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Postby alexinla » Wed May 02, 2007 6:09 pm

I went two weeks ago on a thursday and had an excellent time. Let's hope they keep it up, i am sure last year was odd as sf wanting to sell the park, so maybe they slashed some money from the budget in regards of improvements.

But so far this year, i am very impressed. It's these little improvements that actually make a big difference of someones perception of the park

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Postby wrs28330 » Wed May 02, 2007 6:37 pm

I still believe that half of the world still think MM is closing. I wear a Tatsu jacket all the time, and people always ask if Magic Mountain is closed yet. Half of the battle seems to be getting the word out that Magic Mountain is still open. They have been doing a good job with the commericals I see locally, they are on all the time! It's not bad.

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