Magic Mountain announces three new coasters, sort of
Posted Friday, December 15, 2000 5:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff
While no press releases have been issued, it appears that Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced three new coasters, which will bring thier count to a record 15.
A flier distributed to current pass holders describes a "super boomerang" called Deja Vu, a coaster simply called "X," that sounds suspiciously like Arrow's phantom 4th Dimension and a junior coaster called Goliath Jr.
I just don't get it. Why are so many people so angry on behalf of Cedar Point at the fact that Magic Mountain is getting three coasters? I don't think anybody will think lesser of Cedar Point just because of SFMM's lead in the coastercount. I know that it's natural to defend one's park, but bashing SFMM just because the park wants to build more rides doesn't make sense. Like I said before some time ago on these boards, "quality vs. quantity" is really a "get-you-nowhere" assumption. Quality is just a matter of opinion, and people surely don't always agree on what coasters are of better quality.
Jeff said: "Lynch: Someone does have patents issued and pending, and it's not Arrow."
I thought so... Setpoint, correct? Couldn't Arrow get away with it, though? I mean, if you ask me, 4-D is a lot different than Seizmic. You've got to wonder, though, if the 4-D's will make Seizmic look less interesting.
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I think that they should judge the record for the most number of coasters on how good they are. Anyone can come out one year and announce that they are gonna build 3 snoozers. I would have to say that if you judged by the good coasters at a park; Cedar Point would win by a landslide.
Uh...how can the record for the most number of coasters not be judged on...(here's the surprise) the NUMBER of coasters? Come on, Magic will have 15 coasters compared to 14 for Cedar in 2001. Is it not a fact in mathematics and long-accepted common sense knowledge that 15 is greater than 14?..hehe..I learned this in Calculus. I'm not trying to say that Magic is the better park (cuz that's purely a matter of opinion), but Magic will officially have the most number of coasters. As for as quality goes, you guys can say that Cedar Point has better quality coasters, but others can repute that idea, and say otherwise. THEY"RE JUST OPINIONS!!!
Go Full Force: The 4D will be a snoozer!?! Get serious dude. How many CP rides are good? Talk about snoozers, if you ask me, only 5 maybe 6 of 14 are worth more than one lap per visit. Not a strong showing in my book.
Wow, I guess your showing your true colors, Soggy. Arent you the same one who said CP had quality and quantity and CP and MM are great parks. Your are acting just like the idiots who have the silly war going on between the two parks. BTW, I wouldnt exactly say MM has the best ratio, either.
You are right, Bernard. I got a bit carried away. Its hard not to get excited about 3 (2 grown-up) coasters in one year, only to have someone else call a 76 mph 200+ foot (probabally over 200') and another never before seen coaster snoozers.
I get tired of the same old "CP is better because we have more roller coasters." routine. Now the new routine is "Well, it's not about numbers, it's about quality. CP has better quality." BOTH parks have their fair share of poor quality and good quality roller coasters.
I'm convinced, at this point, that anyone else who continues to carry on this discussion, for whatever reason (especially to be "right"), does in fact need to get out a little, find a mate, go bowling, have an adult beverage, beat up their younger sibling... whatever. The geek factor here is going to scare away new members!
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