California new attraction round-up

Posted Monday, May 18, 2009 10:15 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Bay area paper Mercury News has compiled a list of new attractions around California, as well as discounts and prices.

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Monday, May 18, 2009 10:51 AM

It's interesting to note that even Six Flags acknowledges that a wooden coaster with a futuristic theme is somewhat of an odd juxtaposition:

Magic Mountain

What'snew: What kind of ride will survive the apocalypse? Only a woodenroller coaster with 21st-century tech touches! On May 23, MagicMountain will unveil its 16th coaster, "Terminator Salvation: TheRide," based on the action flick opening this month. The ride packs sixhigh-speed turns, five steep hills and lots of onboard sights andsounds into a 2,850-foot-long trip.

So it's not just us enthusiasses who noticed this.

Edit: Hmmm. Italics trouble. The slanty letters will not shut off.

Last edited by Ensign Smith, Monday, May 18, 2009 10:52 AM

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Monday, May 18, 2009 12:34 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

I think you're stretching there, man. I don't see it.

From what I have seen and understand the coaster is a wooden coaster with 21st century touches.


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Monday, May 18, 2009 1:21 PM
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Holy time-warp, Batman!
Cars Land will be ready late this summer, almost three years early? Wow! ;)

I think the writer got confused. I hear they are breaking ground then for a 2012 opening to coincide with a sequel.


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Monday, May 18, 2009 4:21 PM

I stretcheth not. It is indeed a wooden coaster with 21st century touches. The article, you, and I are all in agreement on that fact.

Six Flags thought it was unusual enough to warrant mentioning in their description. Or are you suggesting that a wooden coaster with 21st century touches isn't unusual?

Now, if you want to debate the distinction between unusual and "odd juxtaposition", which is the term I first used, then I will only be too glad to turn this car back around this instant. ;)


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Monday, May 18, 2009 4:26 PM

^ It didn't sound like Six Flags description to me, but rather that of the article writer. I didn't notice any quotes from Jay Thomas or Tim Burkhart, or even a park spokesperson.

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Monday, May 18, 2009 4:41 PM
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I think they're saying this isn't your typical, old-school, "boring" wooden coaster experience. It's the wooden coaster brought to the 21st century with theme and sound and storyline.

I don't take that to even remotely indirectly insinuate anything about the relationship of the coaster material and the theme they chose. (the 'odd juxtaposition')


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Monday, May 18, 2009 4:51 PM

Eh, I dunno. I'm not married to the hypothesis.

John, I'm pretty sure that blurb came from Six Flags. If you read the press release, each separate park blurb sounds like it came from a different writer, with individual ideas on the tone of the article -- and with differing levels of command of the English language. That tells me the reporter simply dropped in whatever collection of type they were given by the various park representatives.


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Monday, May 18, 2009 4:57 PM

I just didn't get the sense that the park is somehow now conceding that enthusiasts were right all along. But rather, "come see the neat things that can be done with a wooden roller coaster".

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