Hills and activity at SFMM

Friday, September 10, 2004 7:16 PM
I was just at the Mountain yesterday and while riding X and Viper (just to the right of Viper's lift hill while you are riding up the lift) there looks to be whole bunch of activity on the land there; there is a road that goes along the ridge of the hills, and a lot of the land has clearly been smoothed over, and marked with fences. At the end of the road there looks to be a temporary shack where some supplies look to be stored. The smoothed land goes over a few of the hills which look like they could be some bunny hops. Does anyone know anything about this? Has anybody else seen this going on?

Thanks.

~Nick

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Friday, September 10, 2004 8:18 PM
oh dear god....bunny hops? are you serious?


Listen, they are clearing space for a new employee parking lot. They're going to hire twice the amount of employees as they currenlty have because they want to run all the rides at maximum capacity. Got it?

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Friday, September 10, 2004 9:14 PM
If you're serious, I'm paying attention (to ucdaap42+SFMM)...

+Danny

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Friday, September 10, 2004 9:19 PM
Well, this is fire season in California.
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Friday, September 10, 2004 10:34 PM
I was at SFMM a year and a half ago and this construction was going on in the same place and in about the same state. I think it's development, nothing coaster related - I could be wrong, but if it was there a year and a half ago and it still is, I doubt it's anything.
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Friday, September 10, 2004 11:01 PM
There was a fire on that same plot of land last July. Mayhaps they are just preparing it so that it doesnt happen again. (Or I could just be talking out of a lower body orifice)
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Saturday, September 11, 2004 12:16 AM
That's where the fireworks are launched from, IIRC. Every year we get a "Hey! There's construction at the Mountain" thread when someone sees that site. It means nothing.
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Monday, September 13, 2004 4:49 PM

NickNickNick said:
The smoothed land goes over a few of the hills which look like they could be some bunny hops.

Silly enthusiast. There is no such thing as airtime at SFMM. Nor will there ever be ;)

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Monday, September 13, 2004 5:31 PM
Hey, that's not true Rob! Canyon Blaster has some pretty thrashy air!!
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Monday, September 13, 2004 5:47 PM
Canyon Blaster at SFMM? Damn, I didn't know they were up to 17. ;)
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Monday, September 13, 2004 7:49 PM
http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail576.htm
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Monday, September 13, 2004 8:36 PM
Looks to have the best theming of any of the park's coasters!
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Monday, September 13, 2004 10:42 PM
Does SFMM even own anything that far out? I thought that X and Viper were pretty much the limit in that direction.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 12:30 AM
That far out? Meaning innovative? SFMM has innovative rides, its just that very few of them actually work as they're supposed to.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 12:35 AM
Umm... not what I meant. I was asking if they owned the land (on the hills) beyond Viper and X. I'm pretty sure that it belongs to the Newhall Land Co. or one of the oil companies, rather than SFMM.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 1:44 AM
bASS, you better stop dissing Canyon Blaster...I've had *unofficial ERT* on that sucka!

Based on what Moosh said about fireworks, and knowing that *fire prevention* is a pretty serious concern around that area, I know I'd want a nice-sized platform before allowing the fireworks to even take place. Fireworks? That just seems INSANE in that area....how about fog and lasers/strobes, something along those lines....

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Tuesday, September 14, 2004 2:07 AM
I wasn't dissin' CB, RG...it's one of my favorite coasters in the park! I'd ride it over: Flashback, Colossuck, Psuckclone, Scream!, Riddlers, Revolution and/or Gold Rusher.
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