Posted Tuesday, July 2, 2002 7:43 AM | Contributed by bigboy
A design flaw has forced indefinite closure of X at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Officials had expected the problem to be fixed quickly but offered no timetable Monday for its reopening. The ride was closed in mid-May after maintenance crews noticed one of the coach seats wasn't riding smoothly.
Read more from the Daily News of Los Angeles.
At least they're coming clean by putting signs up in the park stating that it's closed.
Hopefully it'll be fixed sometime soon, as it's really an "out of this world" experience.
"drop rides, not bombs."
No Six Flags bashing from me. You have to give credit to M.M. for trying to pull this ride off. From all reports, it is outstanding. As is the case with many prototype rides, this one will need some work.
I never buy the first year model of a new car. I like to wait until all of the bugs are discovered and worked out. If another 4D is built, I would be willing to bet it will be incredible.
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I don't think any of us know enough about the deal that transpired to make such a judgement.
"drop rides, not bombs." *** This post was edited by chris on 7/2/2002. ***
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About X and Xcelerator being closed for the Con, yes and no. X was definitely down for the count two weeks ago. Xcelerator opened the day after our scheduled time at Knott's. The park, however, comped us a ticket for a return visit the weekend following our time there in order to ride it.
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I'm just wondering how in this day and age a coaster concept gets designed built and opened before anyone realizes there is a "design flaw". Seems impossible.
And just for the sake of controversy, does a SBNO coaster still count or does SFMM only have 14 coasters now. ;)
Dorney Park visits in 2002: 12
The "good news" accroding to Jack Falfas, was that we could come back FREE on Saturday or Sunday to TRY and get a ride in....apparently, he's never heard of LAX, LA traffic, or flight schedules....a boarding pass for ONE ride might've gotten me a ride, free parking for Sat/Sun might've helped out those whose plans allowed, a second night of Ghostrider ERT would've eased the pain, shoot - they COULD have kept a few ride-ops off THEIR Xcelerator ERT to run a second tower on Supreme Scream....they COULD have done a lot of things to help make up for Xcelerator, but instead thought it best to TORTURE us.....having the Knott's employees cheering, getting off, and then re-riding, that was just plain exceptionally bad PR....IMO.
Oh, and the "comped" ticket.....apparently he hadn't heard about CF season passes....my nearest CF park is 1,000 miles away (Dorney)....I can get into any CF park free ALL YEAR.....I think it's safe to say most Con attendees probably could say the same. I will get over it, but I think KBF just really "passed" on MANY opportunities to do "just a bit more" considering it WAS the 25th Anniversary CoasterCon....
Finally, LG, that would make 13 for SFMM, I'm going to have to count Flashback as SBNO, at least until I get my ONE ride....which, incidentally, would've been a nice way to close CoasterCon....with ONE ride on Xcelerator....
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Lord Gonchar said "And just for the sake of controversy, does a SBNO coaster still count or does SFMM only have 14 coasters now. ;) "
Oh lord! :) ;)
The nerve huh? How dare the parks close the two newest rides on ACE since as we know, without ACE theme parks would cease to operate...
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