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!
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?