Flashback and Psyclone Magic Mountain

Friday, January 19, 2007 4:43 PM
I have received an email from Six Flags Magic Mountain that these rides are being dismantled. It's for "future expansion." So, you might or might not believe me. That's fine. Then, look at Six Flags Magic Mountain website of the ride list. I don't see them on there. I don't have reason to spread that they are gone or not. Honest to God, I'm not lying!

http://www.sixflags.com/parks/magicmountain/Rides/list.html

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Friday, January 19, 2007 5:18 PM
Wow, I'm impressed. SFMM is going to let go of there "XTREME PARK" plan with 10 out 17 coasters running on a daily basis.

It'll be nice to see a park so well known for being garbage with a lot of broken coasters turn into to something good.

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Friday, January 19, 2007 5:29 PM
If you click thrill rides, they are still in the pull-down menu, but the actual pages are gone. I never went on Flashback, but I am definitely glad to see Psyclone go.
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Friday, January 19, 2007 6:07 PM
I say good riddance. Another smart move by new management. Clearing out the garbage in wait for something more valuable to bring into the park. I'm going to go out of my way and say Thomas & Friends will call Magic Mountain home in 2007. The land previously occupied by Psyclone and the storage yard behind it that they cleared out a month ago would be sizeable for a new themed area. I wonder what will take Flashback's place though.
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Friday, January 19, 2007 6:25 PM
There could very well be something new in Psyclone's place. Does anyone think a small junior coaster could take Flashback's place? Or maybe a new flat?
The park has so much potential. Maybe this is the start?
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Friday, January 19, 2007 6:57 PM
Flashback, a no brainer, but I'm surprised by Psyclone. So does that leave Deja Vu by itself in the back or are they planning on ditching that one in the future as well?

Removing Flashback could give them an opportunity to merge Hurricane Harbor with the park and maybe, just maybe make it part of the admission price (that is if they decide to raise the ticket price),

Good to see the fictitious coaster war with CP finally over.

X Factor *** Edited 1/19/2007 11:58:47 PM UTC by X Factor***

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Friday, January 19, 2007 6:58 PM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
I wonder what will take Flashback's place though.

Wouldn't it be great if they included the waterpark in with the regular park ticket, take down Flashback and build an entrance to the water park from there? The chances would be slim...but really nice!

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Friday, January 19, 2007 8:13 PM
Man that sucks they are taking down Psyclone!!! :(

Psyclone was one of my favorite wooden coasters!!! :(

I don't get why people think it is that rough, I have ridden it 4 times in a row once with out getting off once and did not feal a thing!

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Friday, January 19, 2007 8:26 PM
Maybe that's because it severed your spinal cord and you no longer were able to feel pain. ;) j/k

When I rode it in 2003 it seemed fine to me.

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Friday, January 19, 2007 9:12 PM
I just rode it a month ago, and I am still in pain.
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Friday, January 19, 2007 9:29 PM
I avoided it when I went to the park last July, but looking at it made me hurt.
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Friday, January 19, 2007 10:28 PM
And the hits just keep on coming...

Another top notch move by Shapiro & Co. Both coasters were long overdue for removal, and what a way to begin the 2007 season. Color me impressed!

And thank God! No more "why is flashback closed" threads. Just let it die already. ;)

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Friday, January 19, 2007 10:31 PM
Anyone who says that Psyclone was one of their favorite wooden coasters clearly has not been on many good woodies. It's a piece. Simple as that. I honestly do not think that ANYTHING will be built in place of either or these rides for a while. It's good to see them go, though. Spend the money that was used to maintain those on the other rides and I'll be happy.
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Friday, January 19, 2007 10:33 PM

Dusa65 said:
I honestly do not think that ANYTHING will be built in place of either or these rides for a while.

Eh. I don't know about that. Come Spring time, we might see a Thomas & Friends area taking up Psyclone's current footpring.

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Friday, January 19, 2007 10:37 PM
Bah....I hope Psychlone stays....it's never been open when I have visited!
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Friday, January 19, 2007 10:38 PM
It could be worse they could drop another wiggles in. You could look at Deja Vu and listen to the Wiggles.
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Friday, January 19, 2007 10:43 PM
I've been on something like 150 wooden coasters. Psyclone was not one of my favorites. But I see no cause for celebration. I think it's a shame to see any wooden coaster go, because they're so easily fixed. I'm at a loss as to why any coaster enthusiast would celebrate a wood coaster's removal. I rode it a few years ago and rather liked it. I rode Viper at Six Flags Great America this past summer and found it to be a FINE ride. So that shows the potential Psyclone has since they're similar in design. Why not remove Riddler or something else instead of Psyclone? The park is clearly unbalanced in terms of wood vs. steel. I'm not at all convinced Shapiro is on the right track; in fact, I'm extremely convinced they're going the wrong direction altogether for my taste. Food is overpriced and not any good, rides are not operating or being removed; Magic Mountain would have been in much better hands with another owner. I had planned to go to Magic Mountain this coming summer. This might have me change my mind.
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Friday, January 19, 2007 10:56 PM
Why not have a Lazytown land? ;)
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Friday, January 19, 2007 11:03 PM
Bobcoaster, while your feelings are justified, they are also in the extreme minority in the case. Riddler instead of Psyclone? Are you nuts? Psyclone is the worst piece of garbage coaster I have been on, and Flashback is even worse. If the park is unbalanced at all, it's that far too many of their 17 coasters are mediocre. Losing two can only improve their lineup as far as I'm concerned.

If a move like this is Shapiro going in the wrong direction, then by all means, keep going that way!

As for your other complaints, I can't disagree, but we've heard it all before.

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Friday, January 19, 2007 11:11 PM
DWeaver, why am I "nuts" just because my opinion differs from yours? That sort of attitude is the reason I rarely post on any board. There are few discussions - just accusations. Am I not entitled to my opinion?
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