Are the fires affecting any So Cal parks?

Tuesday, October 28, 2003 6:10 AM
I was looking at a map of the fires currently raging in Southern California and it looked like the spread of activity north of Los Angeles was in the vicinity of Magic Mountain. Are any of the parks, especially Magic Mountain near the fires and has the smoke caused any closures at the parks?

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Bob Hansen
Operation Wicked Twister 2 - Goal: Lose 100 pounds by next season so I will DEFINATELY be able to ride Wicked Twister. Progress: 25 pounds. Doin' the Atkins!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 6:56 AM
Thanks for the link. I was looking for an article such as that this morning. :)
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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 7:23 AM
All I know is that I wouldn't go to a park until all this smoke clears. It's pretty bad. We're all hacking up gnarleys here. I can't wait for the onshore breeze to come back. Can't wait to take off this breathing mask.

Seems everybody here was affected by it or knows someone who was. It all happened so quickly. I've lived in California my entire life and have never seen one spread this quickly (the Cedar fire).

By the way, I think Legoland was closed. I'm not sure what's going on with Belmont, but the mayor asked employers to give their employees the day off yesterday.

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"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza

*** This post was edited by janfrederick 10/28/2003 12:25:57 PM ***

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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 12:10 PM
I remember a few years back being in Florida when they had wildfires between Tampa and Orlando in Polk County. The smoke was really terrible where I was staying in the eastern outskirts of Tampa (Brandon). They shut down I-4 for a few days because the flames were crossing the highway. Didn't affect the parks one bit but the smoke was still very difficult to take.

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Bob Hansen
Operation Wicked Twister 2 - Goal: Lose 100 pounds by next season so I will DEFINATELY be able to ride Wicked Twister. Progress: 25 pounds. Doin' the Atkins!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 12:27 PM
Cue obligatory "You should be concerned about people who have been affected by this, not roller coasters" posts...

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(The other) Shaggy

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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 12:52 PM
Legoland has been closed since I believe Sunday when the San Diego fires worsened. There is no way in hell, especially today, that I would go to a park. Not only for my own health, but out of respect of the people down here in San Diego who have lost homes, I just don't feel it would be necessary to go to a park right now.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2003 1:12 PM
kick the sky, I had to evacuate my house in orlando (right off 417) because of the wild fire right behind it. it was horrible

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I am Turbo.
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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 4:08 AM
The unexpected turn of the Simi Valley fire sent thousands of residents

fleeing for their lives Tuesday afternoon with only 15 minutes warning as

the fire's frontline neared within a mile of the neighborhood, not far from

the Magic Mountain theme park and about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los

Angeles.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 10:44 AM
Yeah, the Simi Valley fire seems to be making a north-easterly turn, from what I'm hearing, approaching Stevenson Ranch. That's still a few miles south of SFMM, so I doubt it's in any danger yet. As is, if it makes it to I-5, it'll be almost due north of me, but thankfully heading away from my home.

The San Diego one was terrifying though, getting alarmingly close to my parent's home. Thankfully they're safe, and the fire has turned back, but for all of you out there who also are, or have family/friends in the Southern California area, good luck and I hope that we've all made it through the worst of it!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 12:11 PM
Imagine if it got all the way to Magic Mountain...no more Psyclone or Collossus.

Fortunately, the fires in San Diego are running out of stuff to burn. They are almost all the way to the desert. It's crazy, it seems as if about a third of the county burned (and it's a fairly large county).

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"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza

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Wednesday, October 29, 2003 6:31 PM
On the contrary, if the routes to the park aren't those being taken by the firefighters, maybe a day at SFMM is just what some of these people need to take their minds off the fires. I have never been even close to something like this before, although I have a lot of family that was really close to the Florida fires you're talking about, so maybe a day off just isn't in the cards in these situations. According to CNN though, the fire did hit Stevenson Ranch, but SFMM's page specifically states they're not under a fire hazard and the CNN page says the fire has been turned back and is actually being somewhat contained.

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Brett
Resident Launch Whore

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Thursday, October 30, 2003 5:28 PM
travio bravo. Many people are dead due to this fire. But I do know what is happening with SFMM. The fire is close but not close enough to close the park's Fright Fest. That's it.

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X- the coaster designed to break all the rules

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Thursday, October 30, 2003 5:53 PM
According to the park's website, Sfmm will be opened tommorow (10/31).
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Friday, October 31, 2003 1:11 PM
I just read that the smoke has now reached the plains and even the Great Lakes. Anybody out that way smell it?

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"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza

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Friday, October 31, 2003 1:56 PM
I live in Fountain Heills which is on the east side of Phoenix ,about 300 miles away. Though we can not smell it it is like we have a heavy fog on, we usually can see the mountains really well, but now we can barely make an outline.
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Friday, October 31, 2003 3:14 PM

janfrederick said:
Imagine if it got all the way to Magic Mountain...no more Psyclone or Collossus.

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"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza


Yes , but no buildings , burned out electrical systems , seared plastic restraints and trains, dead landscaping , and singed rides.In general , no more SFMM.;)

What if it got to knott's.......

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Sunday, November 2, 2003 7:06 AM
We got lots of smoke here in Vegas over the past few days. It was the worst on Wednesday (10/29). We had a return of the orange sun we normally get when there are fires nearby. You could not see the mountains at all and visibilty was on a few miles. The smell was very heavy and a lot of people where wearing dust masks. Thursday the winds lessened the effects but it was still hazy.

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Sunday, November 2, 2003 10:08 AM
I live in Tempe, AZ and the smell hasn't been too bad minus Friday night. However I'll echo what coasterkid said. visibility is way reduced. I can't see any of the mountains around nor downtown Phoenix which are normally very visible from my place.

Friday night I was at a football game in Gilbert, (East of Phoenix 20 miles) and it smelled like a campfire all night. Smoke was pretty bad that night.

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Kyle
-Raptor Crew-
2000-01

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