2007 Six Flags Magic Mountain

Tuesday, March 6, 2007 5:05 PM
First of all, Goliath has 3 trains.

Second of all, other parks that are actually year round (like BGA or Knott's) don't have extra trains (well, I think Kumba and GR might) AND manage to keep all their coasters up most of the time.

How do you explain that? *** Edited 3/6/2007 10:13:32 PM UTC by ApolloAndy*** *** Edited 3/6/2007 10:13:57 PM UTC by ApolloAndy***

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Tuesday, March 6, 2007 5:15 PM
Montu, Kumba, Cheetah Chase, and probably Sheikra have extra trains. They could take off one at time, and you wouldn't notice. They only have 6 roller coasters too. Gwazi has two sides. I imagine they run one side, or one train on each side some time.

Do they run Montu with three trains all the time, or anytime during the year? If so, they probably have rehabbed them all during the year.

It's 15 coasters to 6 coasters. It was actually 16 coasters just recently. *** Edited 3/6/2007 10:16:36 PM UTC by Spinout***

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Tuesday, March 6, 2007 5:29 PM

ApolloAndy said:
Second of all, other parks that are actually year round (like BGA or Knott's) don't have extra trains (well, I think Kumba and GR might) AND manage to keep all their coasters up most of the time.

Montu has four trains.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007 7:17 AM
Psyclone is gone and here are some pictures of the debris: http://www.screamscape.com/html/six_flags_magic_mountain.htm *** Edited 3/7/2007 12:20:43 PM UTC by coasterkid92***
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Wednesday, March 7, 2007 9:43 AM
now that they have all the space, how are they going to fill it?
;o)
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Wednesday, March 7, 2007 11:04 AM
New kids area.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2007 11:07 AM

Audioslaved said:
If I remember correctly but when I went to MM in late July the Skytower said closed but the elevator kept running back up and down. Anyone think that it was just maintance or something (or even the ghost of the MM Sky Tower)?

Kings Islands prior to opening will go up and down all day. It's a testing mode of some kind.

Chuck

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007 11:10 AM

ApolloAndy said:
First of all, Goliath has 3 trains.

Second of all, other parks that are actually year round (like BGA or Knott's) don't have extra trains (well, I think Kumba and GR might) AND manage to keep all their coasters up most of the time.

How do you explain that? *** Edited 3/6/2007 10:13:32 PM UTC by ApolloAndy*** *** Edited 3/6/2007 10:13:57 PM UTC by ApolloAndy***


Your wrong, Kumba has at least 4 trains and Montu 4.

Chuck

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007 2:28 PM
I have another question. Why does the Sky Trek Tower's elevators go so slow? I know it's not the same ride, but the Eiffel Tower rides at KI & KD go MUCH faster.

Also, BGA doesn't run all trains on Kumba and Montu all the time. The last time I was there, the park was so dead that they were only running one train on each.

The previous visit, they were running 1 on Kumba and 2 on Montu.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007 2:32 PM

rablat5 said:
Why does the Sky Trek Tower's elevators go so slow?
To scare the living daylights out of its passengers.

rablat5 also said:
Also, BGA doesn't run all trains on Kumba and Montu all the time.
Both Kumba and Montu can only handle three trains at a time. It doesn't have enough blocks for more. Also, how do we know each has 4+ trains? Are they numbered?
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Wednesday, March 7, 2007 3:02 PM
Both flight of fears opened with four trains as well. They've never ran more than three on either and were for the longest time only running two.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2007 3:24 PM
^ As far as I know, the KD one still only runs 2 most of the time.

^^ SFOGswim, I could have guessed that they don't run all 4 at once. What I'm saying is that they don't always run at max train capacity--sometimes they do only run 1 or 2 at a time.

Didn't someone ask about them running all the trains? I was responding to that.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007 3:31 PM
In BGA's case, A extra train was purchased just because they would need to cycle rehabs. They never run all four.

Id bet that Dueling Dragons has at least 6 trains and normally run two each. (Sometimes one each)

Chuck

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007 4:38 PM

rablat5 said:
Didn't someone ask about them running all the trains? I was responding to that.
I wasn't contradicting you, more like stressing your point. I also used to it ask how people knew there were more than three trains... Obviously "all four" trains aren't visible at once.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2007 5:16 PM
^ Yea, how do they know that they have 4 trains each? Did they see in the maintenance shed, or are they just "in the know"?

I don't really see why they would need 4 trains. All they would need to do is rehab one of the trains during the each of the slower parts of the season, such as Jan, Feb, Sept, etc.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007 7:15 PM

SFoGswim said:
Obviously "all four" trains aren't visible at once.

Sometimes you can see 3 on the track and one in the shed.

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Thursday, March 8, 2007 11:30 AM
It's weird seeing nothing behind Deja Vu! A welcome sight though imo. It's really good to see them taking care of the problem attractions of the park. After FB, it will be interesting to see where they turn their attention to next.

I'm wondering though if they are going to take a hard look at Superman and what can be done for the ride. The ride has been pretty problematic over the years and even now doesn't really deliver. It's likley pretty low on the list given what else needs to get done at the park. But I can't help wondering what could be achieved with the ride's basic structure. Maybe convert one side into a drop ride or using the tower as the basis for a lift hill for a SROS clone?

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Thursday, March 8, 2007 6:14 PM
Considering it's for sale, I doubt they're planing on doing anything with it besides selling or scrapping it.
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Thursday, March 8, 2007 6:37 PM
Since when was Superman for sale? I know it was rumored but it was proven false(Daredevil was the one forsale)
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Thursday, March 8, 2007 7:12 PM
Well, it is shown in the latest ACE news as being for sale. I would be very suprised if they put it in there and it wasn't.
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