2007 Six Flags Magic Mountain

Sunday, February 4, 2007 7:19 PM
For those that are interested in knowing, X finally reopened yesterday after having been closed since late August due to unspecified mechanical issues. The ride is in two train operation.

Thrill Shot is scheduled to reopen this Saturday February 10 after having been SBNO most (if not all) of the 2006 season.

Ninja is currently being repainted a bright cherry red color.

Workers have begun to remove lights and other small components from Psyclone in preparation for structural dismantling which should hit full swing within the next few weeks.

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Sunday, February 4, 2007 8:00 PM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
For those that are interested in knowing, X finally reopened yesterday after having been closed since late August due to unspecified mechanical issues. The ride is in two train operation.

Thrill Shot is scheduled to reopen this Saturday February 10 after having been SBNO most (if not all) of the 2006 season.

Ninja is currently being repainted a bright cherry red color.


Well, it's about time. Ninja looks like it hasn't seen a new paintjob since it opened. And X really should be running at least 2 trains. I wonder if they improved anything else with X?

*** Edited 2/5/2007 1:01:19 AM UTC by rablat5***

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Sunday, February 4, 2007 8:49 PM
I am glad to hear X is finally running 2 trains because i waited for the one train and took forever, but Ninja does need a paintjob
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Sunday, February 4, 2007 10:28 PM
Was the popularity low enough and the complaints or general uselessness to the park high enough to warrant the removal or Psyclone? Is it being destroyed or were they planning to put it up at another park/selling it or even moving it within the park? I've never ridden it and I had heard that it's a pretty bad ride, but it seemed to have solid ridership and as only one of two wooden coasters among more than a dozen steel coasters, it seems appropriate to stay until at least another wooden coaster was added.

Good to hear that X is open again though.

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Sunday, February 4, 2007 10:30 PM
Good to hear some touching up is happening at the park. Hopefully these are signs of things to come.
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Sunday, February 4, 2007 10:56 PM
Damn, I was up there last night but figured it wouldn't be worth going because X would be still not running.
Too bad!
:.(
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Sunday, February 4, 2007 11:02 PM
Glad to hear Ninja is finally getting repainted. When was the last time they repainted something at MM?
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Sunday, February 4, 2007 11:45 PM

+Danny said:
Was the popularity low enough and the complaints or general uselessness to the park high enough to warrant the removal or Psyclone? Is it being destroyed or were they planning to put it up at another park/selling it or even moving it within the park? I've never ridden it and I had heard that it's a pretty bad ride, but it seemed to have solid ridership and as only one of two wooden coasters among more than a dozen steel coasters, it seems appropriate to stay until at least another wooden coaster was added.

It has been confirmed by a park rep that Psyclone will be scrapped and will not be reassembled elsewhere.

And no, it did not have a solid ridership -- which is one of the main reasons that led to its demise.

The removal of both Psyclone and Flashback look to be part of Shapiro's plan to eliminate all excess baggage at the park as a means to improve infrastructure.


Acoustic Viscosity said:
Glad to hear Ninja is finally getting repainted. When was the last time they repainted something at MM?

Last season in 2006. A lot of building facades were repainted; Revolution was repainted (partially); Sky Tower was completely repainted.

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Monday, February 5, 2007 12:30 AM
Glad to hear they are working on re-beautifying the park.
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Monday, February 5, 2007 12:33 AM
I think we will see 15/15 coasters open by Spring Break, which will be quite a feat (sadly) for this park. Hopefully Shapiro sees what no one else seemed to be able to, that as a year round park, Magic Mountain needs special care and *constant* upkeep. Knott's and Disney get it, Legoland and Seaworld get it, SFMM needs it as well.
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Monday, February 5, 2007 1:26 AM
^Having all 15 coasters open along with beautifying the park and created more family friendly attractions is what will lead to increased attendance. That way they can justify constant upkeep.

With Flashback and Psyclone going and excluding Superman, the park really has a solid lineup of 14 coasters.

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Monday, February 5, 2007 2:45 AM
Now the question is what is up with Freefall? Am I going crazy or didn't they just do a bunch of work on it to get it back working? Maybe that was just to get it into shape to sell it, but I could have sworn it opened back up again.
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Monday, February 5, 2007 3:21 AM
^ Freefall reopened two months ago...I got a ride on it when I visited in mid-December. Still really fun, even though it's really outdated.

For those that want to see some pictures:

Removal prep at Psyclone.

Ninja, finally getting a paint job.

Spray paint markings in the parking lot for future water/irrigation line. Rumored to be for the new large grass turf going in beneath Scream.

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Monday, February 5, 2007 6:02 AM
As for Ninja's paintjob - any chance of it being completed before (or started after) Winter Solace? I'll be heading to the park again that weekend, and wondering if it (and Vu) will elude me once again.
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Monday, February 5, 2007 7:53 AM
kraxleridah...

The links are dead.

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Monday, February 5, 2007 9:15 AM
^ Just substitute the *************** for a site abbreviated TPR.
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Monday, February 5, 2007 1:05 PM
thats really good that X is workin, hopefully its still workin in august cause thats when i'll be goin. I cant wait to ride it. that and tatsu are the only rides i REALLY wanna ride.
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Monday, February 5, 2007 3:31 PM
It's theme park review . com / whatever.
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Tuesday, February 6, 2007 12:53 PM
Has psyclone already closed down? Or are they just doing prep work?
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Tuesday, February 6, 2007 1:03 PM
They'd never ever remove Colossus - it's still one of their signature coasters, and represents the "historical" aspect of SFMM (despite being hardly 30 years old, double the age of Psychlone)
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