Magic Mountain 9/7/01 (Long)

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Friday, September 7, 2001 9:36 PM
Well, I haven't been to an amusement park in a long time so I decided to take the afternoon off and go visit Magic Mountain. I haven't been in a few years so I had a few new coasters to conquer. What a great day to go! Most of the local schools have started so just about everything was a walk on. Here are some of my impressions.

Revolution - I remember really liking this coaster but that must have been before the OSTRs. I still like the layout, cruising through the trees on the mountain but between the shoulder pinching and the ear boxing a lot of the ride was lost on me while I was trying to avoid injury.

Ninja - I still think this is one of the better suspended coasters around (I'm a sucker for terrain coasters) and the front seat makes the experience. It is starting to show its age a bit and isn't quite as smooth as it could be.

Superman The Escape - My first new coaster (don't start) of the day. Pretty intense ride, and I appreciate the extreme height but it is basically a one-trick pony and isn't something that I'd wait a long time for.

Riddler's Revenge - Another new coaster for me. I enjoyed Mantis at CP and Riddler takes it up a notch. Fun, disorienting and lots of loops. A small complaint about stand-ups - the restraints can be a little too intrusive. I'm glad they are there to keep me from flying off into space but I notice them a little too much.

Colossus - For some reason I had never ridden this coaster before so that was next. This seems like a coaster that is about ten years past its prime. Fun hills and slooow turns. Seems so tiny in the shadow of Goliath. Maybe if it was racing?

Goliath - One of the longer waits of the day as I opted for the front seat and they opted to go from three trains to two while I was waiting. They had been sending out empty trains anyway so this seemed justified. Suffice it to say Goliath blew me away! That first drop is just freaky - and the camelback after the second drop is just great airtime. The final helix packs some serious power - best use of trim breaks ever ;)

Viper - This ride was better in my memory. It seems to be getting pretty rough and the corkscrews are taken at such a slow speed! Lots of headbanging here. Still fun though. I always thought Vortex at PKI was slightly better, I hope it hasn't gotten this rough as well.

Psyclone - Yuck. I know I seem to be dwelling on negatives but I really did enjoy parts of every coaster. This one had a couple of moments of airtime and a pretty cool twister layout but man this thing is rough. It felt like an old log flume - bang to the left, bang to the right. Bang, Bang, Bang. The first coaster I wanted to be over before it was.

Deja Vu - I thought this coaster was down because I hadn't see it run all day. Once I was on Psyclone I realized people were in line and it was running. This was the longest wait of the day - about 20 or 30 minutes. This must suffer through way long lines on a busy day due to (what seemed like) low capacity.

Deja Vu was truly the most terrifying coaster I have ever ridden. Fun, but terrifying. The climb up the back spike with all your weight against the harness just creeped me out. Are we high enough yet? Now? Now? Drop! Drop! Please! Fun ride, scary ride. I had to gather myself on the exit ramp while my legs tried to remember how to work.

Batman The Ride - This was my first inverted coaster back in 94. I think inverted coasters are my favorite type. A short wait for the front seat was well worth it. I've ridden Raptor and Dueling Dragons and although they may be bigger and better? I like Batman and it's compact, intense layout. Great ride.

I didn't ride Trailblazer or Flashback. I've done them both before and was to busy re-riding Goliath and Batman to be bothered ;)

I really had a great time at MM today and am totally spoiled by the near walkon conditions that existed the whole day. Now let's just get X open!

ErikTheRed*** This post was edited by ErikTheRed on 9/8/2001. ***

*** This post was edited by ErikTheRed on 9/8/2001. ***

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Saturday, September 8, 2001 10:03 AM
I was there yesterday too.  It was my second time since Deja Vu opened, I liked DV even more this time.  I think I need to upgrade my original rating of 8out of 10 to 8.5 or maybe even a solid 9!

I was only in the park for 4 hours, but that was more than enough to ride all the rides I wanted to do.  The off-season is here, REJOYCE for Goliath is now a walk-on!!!

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!

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Saturday, September 8, 2001 2:58 PM
Trailblazer? Was Flashback open when you were there?
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Formerly Xtremerider86
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Saturday, September 8, 2001 3:43 PM
I have a feeling he means Canyon Blaster...
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SFMM line cutters are the braviest in the world.
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Saturday, September 8, 2001 5:54 PM
O LOL.  While its cool you had fun.  I love SFMM, even though its very trashy.
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Formerly Xtremerider86
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Sunday, September 9, 2001 9:30 AM
Yes, Flashback was open on the 7th. I did not ride it, however.

Trashy? You mean the average patron or garbage lying around? I've never been to a park where there was absolutely zero trash lying on the ground, not even Disney, so why complain about it?

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!

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Sunday, September 9, 2001 9:57 AM

Todd said:
I have a feeling he means Canyon Blaster...
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SFMM line cutters are the braviest in the world.

try Gold Rusher

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welcome one and all, y'all come have a ball!
Things a bear-y fine, ridin' on the old knott's bear-y line!

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