2007 Six Flags Magic Mountain

Wednesday, February 7, 2007 10:02 PM
As far as I'm concerned the only good thing about SFMM staying open is that Knotts and the Disney Resort won't be overcrowded.
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Wednesday, February 7, 2007 10:08 PM
Well that, and the fact that it's the only place in the area where you can actually experience a *decent* B&M. ;)
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Wednesday, February 7, 2007 10:11 PM

Mamoosh said:
As far as I'm concerned the only good thing about SFMM staying open is that Knotts and the Disney Resort won't be overcrowded.

The Disneyland Resort would be crowded regardless of whether or not Magic Mountain was open or not. It's Disneyland for crying out loud. :)

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007 10:17 PM
It's always seems to be open for me at SFGAm. Are we the only ones in the chain that know how to operate the ride??
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Wednesday, February 7, 2007 10:22 PM
The one at SFMM seems to run pretty efficiently now. But no matter how you slice it, it's a poor capacity ride at best. The loading process would be agonizingly slow even if it were at Cedar Point.
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Wednesday, February 7, 2007 10:31 PM
LOL kRaX :)
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Thursday, February 8, 2007 9:32 AM
The only way to improve the loading times at Deja Vu would be to buy new trains that sit 4 straight across, and even then, who knows how much of an improvement would be gained.

It's great to see the park continuing the upkeep during the off season. As many times as I've been to MM, I don't think I've ever seen the sign saying "closed for painting".

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Thursday, February 8, 2007 10:55 AM
Grass under Scream? I thought hell froze over when Van Halen annoucned they were touring with David Lee Roth this summer!
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Thursday, February 8, 2007 12:57 PM

Ilovthevu' said:
It's always seems to be open for me at SFGAm. Are we the only ones in the chain that know how to operate the ride??

Well, I managed to ride all 4 Giant Inverted Boomerangs (including the one in Spain) on my first visit to each respective park following their installations. Similarly, every time I've visited SFMM, SFGtAm, SFoG or Warner Bros Madrid since, the ride has operated for at least part of the day on each occasion. I don't see the problem :) Now, if only I could say the same about Flashback :(............. *** Edited 2/8/2007 5:59:49 PM UTC by Martin Valt***

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Thursday, February 8, 2007 10:14 PM
Where is the "grass under Scream!" info. coming from? I was combing this thread and it's mentioned twice, but who knows if it is true. If it is, then MM is doing one of the first things I'd do if I were to become GM.

---one mention of Scream! and I kill the topic? :) --- *** Edited 2/14/2007 6:45:00 AM UTC by Willh51***

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Monday, February 19, 2007 5:22 PM
Aw, it's beautiful:

Before: http://www.coastergallery.com/2005/Ninja02.jpg

After: http://www.***************.com/forum/files/100_2041_385.jpg

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Monday, February 19, 2007 5:39 PM
Ahhh censorship strikes again.
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Monday, February 19, 2007 6:01 PM
Nice to see some changes being done up at The Mountain.
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Monday, February 19, 2007 6:44 PM
I live about one hour away from SFGAm and every time I go with my family (about 5 imes a year) Deja Vu is only open for half the day. When I do happen to walk by while it's operating the wait is always 2 hours +. In the end I go ride Batman which only has a 30 minute wait for seat 2-8 when I go. So even though I make repeated trips to the park I still have not had the chance to ride it.
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Monday, February 19, 2007 6:55 PM
^ Know how to *predict* its opening, and you can get on in under 15 minutes...SFGAm is actually the only Vu I've ridden on more than one occasion. :)

SFMM's, I never would have waited for...thankfully, it was on an ERT menu.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 1:08 AM
For those that were unable to figure out how to view that previous picture depicting Ninja's progressing new coat of paint, here:

Look at the difference between the new coat of white paint and the old color on all the support columns. Here you can see the color Ninja used to be while the paintjob effort begins to move further along. So glossy!

*** Edited 2/21/2007 6:11:24 AM UTC by kRaXLeRidAh***

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 1:22 AM
SFOG's D'Vu seems to be the most badly built of the US trio, but it ran OK this year. I snagged a ride both times I went.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 7:32 AM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
^ How's that? Is that under the assumption Deja Vu is always closed? It has been operating consistently for over a year now, with little to no downtime. I can't speak for the ones at Atlanta and Gurnee though.

I was mostly thinking of the one in Gurnee when I said that. From the sounds of it SFMM's is the one that actually runs the most out of the bunch.

But even it if runs an entire day without a breakdown because of it's capacity I'd assume the ridership numbers are still pretty low compared to other rides in the park. The ride's location probably makes a difference, too.

Side note, does SFMM close the lines early or do they close them right at the published closing time?

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 11:35 AM
Ok well I was just on the Six Flags website and I decided to check out the park map, I am not sure if this is still last years or not but Psyclone and Flashback are still there, but what suprised me was STE only had one side posted on the map and I know from my last visit there only one side was running but it still suprised me, also Scream has trees all around its outside but I am not sure about everything else on the account of my souvineer map is not in my possession at the moment.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007 12:00 PM

Vincent Greene said:SFOG's D'Vu seems to be the most badly built of the US trio, but it ran OK this year. I snagged a ride both times I went.

I don't think SFoG's is constructed differently than the other two...just that SFoG prefers to spend its maintenace dollars (and hours) in the way that makes the most sense for them. When we've had Spring Flings and other get-togethers with the mgt. of SFoG, they've made it clear that they prefer to get EVERYTHING else running for opening or as close to opening as possible, then handle Vu as time allows. Maximizes the number of RUNNING attractions for the MOST operating hours - VERY smart, IMO.

Of course, the other parks keep stealing SFoG's *way-better-than-average* mamagement...LOL!

edit: Just to be clear, I also feel that the Vus are REALLY good rides....just that capacity issues and maintenance needs outweigh the benefits...for most parks, most of the time. All three parks seem to have gotten *settled in* with the Vus in terms of having them running as much as they CAN...under the (difficult and trying) circumstances...which isn't *exactly* what they bargained for when getting these "improved" invertigoes...LOL! ;)
*** Edited 2/21/2007 5:23:33 PM UTC by rollergator***

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