The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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

Postby John Knotts » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:25 pm

^ Yikes, incredible "deja vu". It's like 2003 all over again. So sorry to hear this Elissa, but I feared this would happen as soon as they pulled Jay Thomas and started with the budget cuts without any regard for how the park's would operate. If this is what we're going to get this year, I'll make one visit (WCB), and then no more, nor will I invest in a season pass.

Just two weeks ago I was hopefull that the so-cal parks would have a great year. Now I have very little desire to visit any of them.

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

Postby SharkTums » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:28 pm

^Ha, speaking of season passes...

We had to get ours processed today...

Well, my mother always told me if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all! ;)

I think KT's face in her picture pretty much sums up our experience though!!!

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

Postby TheErik » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:49 pm

SharkTums wrote:
Upon leaving around 1pm Tatsu was running one train with a reported 2+ hour wait. That is just unacceptable.


2 hour que on a off season Sunday afternoon is truly sad. I feel for you. I was gona head over to MM today but something came up at the last minute. I guess it saved me some gas :lol:

To MM's credit though I've been 5 times since picking up my pass in Nov and haven't had any problems at all. I even made the mistake of going on Toy's for Tot's day (I cursed the coaster gods when I got out of my car and saw everyone carrying toys) and although the lines where a bit long, everything was running and they had their "A team" operating the trains (These are the ppl who know how to put their thumb up and push button at the same time, which seems is not a requirement of all MM employees) .
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby John Knotts » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:50 pm

Hahahahaha...the funniest part is the contrast between her picture, and the "staged" one to the left. Come on SFMM, you've come so far. Please someone stop the leak before it blows into a river.

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

Postby ABW » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:12 pm

John Knotts wrote:^ Yikes, incredible "deja vu". It's like 2003 all over again. So sorry to hear this Elissa, but I feared this would happen as soon as they pulled Jay Thomas and started with the budget cuts without any regard for how the park's would operate. If this is what we're going to get this year, I'll make one visit (WCB), and then no more, nor will I invest in a season pass.

Just two weeks ago I was hopefull that the so-cal parks would have a great year. Now I have very little desire to visit any of them.


Well, there's still Knott's, Universal, and Disneyland. At least those parks still look to have a great year (at least Knott's). Just saying, Magic Mountain isn't the only park in Southern California, and its not like it determines the fate of everything else. :|
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby robbalvey » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:15 pm

Update coming soon...

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

Postby robbalvey » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:15 pm

Real soon...
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby robbalvey » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:16 pm

Here's a report from today...

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It's my birthday so we figured we go to Six Flags and get our passes processed...

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The day started out not-so-great. They charged me for parking even though I already paid for it. Now I have to go wait in another line so I can get my money back. :( Thankfully the people at Guest Relations took care of it pretty quickly.

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Security line.... Yikes!

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The line to get in was pretty long...

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...good thing we have a Discover Card!

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We were just told that Jet Stream and Ninja were closed today...that leaves on Flash Pass...not much!

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Well, they did their part and at least tried to make it to the trash can before puking. =)

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It's 10:40am and not much is open...you can ride Revolution and Colossus!

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10:47 X2 also closed. :( C'mon SFMM! You guys were doing sooo good! Hopefully this is just a fluke day...

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11:00am ... No Tatsu either...not cool. We have first timers with us today! Not the best first impression. :(

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Hooray! We found an open ride! =)

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Here are the new Apocalypse signs.

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And another.

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Oh good! You can take you bags, cameras and cell phones on Apocalypse... They only aren't allowed on Terminator! :p

Here is the new pre-show video! Please watch this!

What do you all think? Better? Worse? Or the same cheese level? POST BELOW!

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"Remember your family? SHOOT TO KILL!!!". Wait, you want me to kill my family??? That is easily my favorite part of the video! It sounds like he wants us to kill our family!!! Wow...

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According to the pre-show, we are still riding Psyclone! LOL! :lmao:

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Something seems missing here...

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No audio... But we knew that already...

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But the "box" is still attached!

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To be honest, the new pre-show isn't any better or worse than the old one. The biggest disappointment of the new pre-show is that they still send around half-empty trains while you're forced to watch it. I'm not sure there is a single guest out there who would rather be watching the cheesy video versus being on the coaster 6 minutes quicker. It's fine when you have a full queue and it gives your guests something to watch. I totally support that. But when you have no line...and really...a GCI woodie doesn't *need* a backstory...let your guests ride... PLEASE!!! I don't think that's asking too much.

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At least you can still Take The Tunnel!!! :b

The rest of the theming and the queue areas were exactly the same. The only things that have changed so far are some of the signs and the pre-show movie.

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You can still get all the Terminator Salvation merchandise.

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Lots of T-Shirts left ... And all still at full price! They should make a killing from coaster dorks! (I bought some stuff!) =)

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Plenty of classy shirt designs left to choose from.

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Lots of fridge magnets left...

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...and possibly the most awesome tacky snow glove ever! I'm now a proud owner of one of these!!!

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We see you hiding Psyclone! ;)

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That sign reminds me that we should go check out Thomas Town!

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Oh, Thomas Town...

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Not looking very kid-friendly today.

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Cranky is not even around to be pissed off!

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You can see the train faces all covered up.

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There does appear to be a de-Thomasized train on the track.

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The new park map is very interesting...

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Oooh! That sounds like fun! Let's go ride that...

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Oh...

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Coming soon! A new kiddie coaster that we still aren't sure if kiddies will be able to ride! (The website still says 42" height restriction)

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There appears to be some construction or maybe destruction going on here.

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Let's go see how things are going at Superman...

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This should be very cool when it opens back up.

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Doesn't it look pretty?

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Here's one angle of it...

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And here's another ...

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And third times the charm!

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Riddlers was running one train... So was Revolution... So was Tatsu ... With a 2 hour wait!

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Cute! Since we are in Gotham...let's check out Green Lantern construction...

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This are should be looking VERY different soon!

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This was part of the old night club from the 80s and the later used as Batman queue overflow.

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You can see lots of markers and trees marked for removal.

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Did anyone come to the dance club in the late 80s?

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More tree marks and construction markers.

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The old overflow queue...looks like most of this will be cleared out.

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Looks like some clearing has begun.

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The markers go pretty far back...

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I would guess that lamp that is in the current Batman queue will be getting the axe.

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There are other ground markings in the current Batman queue.

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More markers.

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Taken from inside the Batman queue.

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Some other things to note... Longhorns is gone...

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Johnny Rockets still here...

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This the old Sierra Twist area....

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Not exactly sure what this is. There was a gate blocking you from entering... But it looks nice!

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Sierra Falls gone...

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Psyclone lives on!

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No, you have FOUR!!! Apocalypse counts!!! =)

We'll have more construction updates once things start moving a bit more...

Now... POST YOUR COMMENTS!!!
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby megalyte » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:34 pm

S:EFK really seems to be coming along very nicely, I love the new colors. Thanks for the update Robb.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread!!!

Postby daveydo5172 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:37 pm

Robb, please explain the 80's disco....what did those old bldg fronts have to do with it? And yes, the new Apocalypse pre-show is just as cheesy as the Terminator show....I was hoping they would have gotten rid of most of the theming(just left a few accents) and let the focus be primarily on the coaster itself.

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