Magic Mountain completes vertical construction on Scream

Posted Monday, March 17, 2003 3:41 AM | Contributed by Karl DeAngelo

Scream has finished its vertical construction phase. Work will now focus on preparing the ride for an early April opening, which doesn't leave much time. The station has yet to rise.

In other park news, Thrill Shot's cables have been removed from the towers. What are presumably new parts for the S&S Absolutely Insane ride have been spotted behind Psyclone.

Link: America Coasters Network

Link: Twisted Rails

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Monday, March 17, 2003 3:57 AM
Those Corkscrews really stick out far, too bad they didn't turn the ride around the other way, so the Corks would face the park, and creat a big flat area for some more landscaping and some additional flat rides like a Fly Away, Wipeout and/or Frisbee
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Monday, March 17, 2003 5:44 AM
Yes I don't like how they stick out, they stick out way farther then I thought they would,. I like your idea or they should of put a 90* lefthand turn before and after the corks. Anyways Scream sure is pretty and I can't wait to ride her, the trains are also gorgeous I think they are the best looking Floorless trains todate. Also looks like landscaping has started and they are actually tearing up asphalt in places to adding landscape, there are lots of trees on site waiting to planted. So it's starting to look like this parking lot coaster is going to be and look alot better then we thought:O)~

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X...I still can't believe it wasn't a dream

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Monday, March 17, 2003 8:07 AM
Looks like a great ride, but God I hate rides stuck in the middle of the parking lot.
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Monday, March 17, 2003 1:58 PM
oh I'm so sick of hearing about the damn parkin lot I could freakin Scream. My god people its a parking lot not a sewer, get over it b/c it's the ride you should care about not the parking lot. My god some of you are acting like this is the first PL coaster ever, it's not the first and it damn sure wont be the last so what's the freakin problem. If a coaster in a parking lot bugs you that bad then don't ride it, it's that simple. You guys take all the fun outta this hobby b/c you guess nit pick and tear apart everything these guys do, it's really sicking to call your a enthuiast when you constantly rag on everthing you should be enthused about. Thats like being Vice President but every time you turn around your screamin the President sucks.........well then why the hell are you Vice President if you don't like anything the President does?

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Monday, March 17, 2003 5:36 PM
Ahhhhhhhhh.......B&M can even make a parking lot look good!

The layout looks great, too....even though we just discussed a B&M layout thread 2 weeks ago with the inversions in the same "pattern", I really think this ride will have punch. Note the hard right helix after the block, and the track travelling under the transfer track after the loop. Again, good stuff from this company. They'll have another winner in SoCal.

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There's nothing like a woodie...

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Monday, March 17, 2003 7:29 PM
CoasterXfreak -

THANK YOU!

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Monday, March 17, 2003 11:11 PM
Sorry Coaster Freak, but I also hate it how Six Flags just put their coasters in a parking lot and then complety forget about any themeing, It just makes the Coaster look horrible, look at Medusa at SFMW, you can still see the parking lines under the coaster, and its just awful. Now I wont mind it if SFMM are prepared to at least paint over the parking lines and make the area a bit more presentable, but knowing Six Flags, that wont happen.

You know, I've said it once, and I will say it again, I still think SFMM are cutting it very thin for an April 11th opening, there just seems like too much still to do to have it ready in just over 3 weeks. Looking at the latest pictures, there is still the matter of building the station, the electrics, the testing, building the entrances/exits, Landscaping,themeing(If any) and it looks like there is that Plaza to finish too. I would be very suprised to see that ride operating in 3 weeks starting this friday

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 12:02 AM
Entrance/Exits are already being worked on, and trees and plants are being brought in for landscaping to add some shade to the area. The station is rumored to be up in about 2 weeks, and while it's a bit tight for an April opening, it is a B&M with proven techonology, and absolutely nothing new. There is no reason why anything will go wrong barring major malfunction or failure, and really how many of the new Batman clones had huge issues when installed?

-Ride_Op

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 5:43 AM
PaulD, maybe SFMW left Medusa that way, but Scream is not open yet. On the TwistedRails update, Karl has scanned the "awesome" drawing of Scream on the park map, and it appears there will be a fence and trees around the ride.

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SCREAM with me... in 2003!

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 11:04 AM

PaulD, maybe SFMW left Medusa that way, but Scream is not open yet. On the TwistedRails update, Karl has scanned the "awesome" drawing of Scream on the park map, and it appears there will be a fence and trees around the ride.

I disagree, I think its a bit lazy from Six Flags, how long would it take them to just paint over the lines and at least make it a bit nicer(a few days at the least) how long has Medusa been open(Need I say more) and this is Six Flags we are talking about. Trust me, all of what appears on the map will probably not happen. Also if you care to view it carefully, It seems that Scream will

a) have no station ;)

b)have 6 inversions :-D

c) have an inverted cobra roll

So tell me now that the map is accurate, now I was actually joking here(dont take it seriously) but what I'm trying to say is, Dont believe all you see on the map.


The station is rumored to be up in about 2 weeks

well here is where SFMM obviously have a dillema, Do they build the station first(Lets say it takes 2 weeks) and then start the testing(this is bound to take another 1-2 weeks or so) dont forget even though this is a B&M, it still have to go through a certain amount of testing hrs, All coasters do. so already, these 2 tasks could take 3-4 weeks and easily take it past its 11th April opening

Then there is the other dilemma, Do SFMM wait until all the electrics are done(will probably take a few more days) do the testing(1-2 weeks) and then build the station(1-2 weeks) again this take it into a 3 week period still left with loads of things to do. Dont forget not everything can be done at once, and you cant rush things like this. I wouldnt like to ride a new coaster and have it breaking down on me every 5 mins.

I think I am just going to shut up now, If it does open April 11th, then BRAVO to Six Flags because it would be a huge achievment to have it ready so soon, but still dont be suprised it is does get delayed, Just because the park has announced a Opening and Press Day, Things can change without notice(Just like Superman at SFOG and X-Flight at SFWOA for example)

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003 11:17 AM
I don't get it just because I watch asphalt get torn up around here all of the time (Ohio roads are perpetually under construction), with the asphalt being used to, get this, make more asphalt. Just seems odd to spend eight-figure dollars on a ride and skimp on the things that make it look nice. It's like putting a BMW in the shell of a Ford Escort.

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