Magic Mountain officially announces three new coasters

Posted Tuesday, December 19, 2000 8:43 AM | Contributed by RagingBull

It's official: X, Deja Vu, and Goliath Jr. are all coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2001. You can read the official press release at the Six Flags Magic Mountain site.

See concept video of X and Deja Vu on the X page.

Deja Vu at Six Flags Magic Mountain X at Six Flags Magic Mountain

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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 8:51 AM
And not a superhero in the bunch. Very cool concepts to say the least. Forget DCA, you know where I'll be all summer!

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Have you ever gotten the feeling that you've been here before? Six Flags Magic Mountain 2001...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 8:56 AM
In a word...Awesome. These coasters will be two of the best ones built next year, hands down. Sans Goliath Jr. of course. X and Deja Vu will astound the peeps at SFMM, and I'll be the first one in line, well, maybe the second or third. ;) 2001 will be the year of California coasters! Peace. :)

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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 9:13 AM
Well as a CP fan, I'm not going to whine about this, but just sit back and see what CP cooks out in 2002. Cedar Point all the way!I found out there really is no point with posts that just put down SFMM.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 9:17 AM
this is a sad day for cedar point...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 9:18 AM

Well Blink3020, we are in the mist of the most incredible time in rollercoaster history. No time for bickering, just sit back and enjoy this. This kind of thing may never happen again.
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Have you ever gotten the feeling that you've been here before? Six Flags Magic Mountain 2001...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 9:39 AM
I just watched the video of "X" and I shouldn't have watched it. This looks like the most amazing coaster ever. Screw getting a Floorless. I'll take a clone of "X" anyday. I can't wait to see this beauty built.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 9:43 AM
"X"..

That ride makes me feel a little queasy. Do you think it'll get the success that some people think? I bet a lot of people will think twice before riding it...

All I gotta say is, put lots of bathrooms at the exit!

Chris
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 9:57 AM
Interesting, might have to make my first trip to California!

One strange note though. Is it me, or the concept art, but, doesn't Deja Vu look like it crosses over each other in an X pattern layout rather than a traditional V pattern of an invertigo? I mean the station house almost looks as if it's situated 'underneath' the loop structure. Kinda freaky if you ask me.

Also of note is how do they get you to the top of those spires? Is there a cable lift (and God I hope not, I hate hanging downward for a prolonged period of time in that position....can you say 'harness failure nightmares'?) or are the trains launched up the spires?

And X, what of X. I'm sorry, but, a face down freefall is kind of duplicating Deja Vu, isn't it? Why couldn't the first 200 foot drop be in the 'freefall' position of sitting straight forward? I think that would be much more exciting, and would be a combo coaster/ traditional freefall ride. (something, and correct me if I'm wrong, SFMM doesn't have {and I'm not counting Superman}).

Lastly, people get on Paramount for taking the prototype road too much. Let's wait and see how much trouble Six Flags has with their crop this year before the criticisms really kick in. (and I'm not saying anyone did that in this thread, it's just that I am tired of the whole 'prototype argument'.)

(Now c'mon PKI, get off yer duff, and announce were getting a 250 foot B&M hyper in 2002 after the Arrowbatic in 2001. ....sorry, my mind's drifting to closer pastures......) *** This post was edited by Chris Rettig on 12/19/2000. ***
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 10:02 AM
Your right Chris, it does. Sort of a wicked figure 8 design. Good going Vekoma.

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Have you ever gotten the feeling that you've been here before? Six Flags Magic Mountain 2001...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 10:03 AM
Wow, after looking at the concept art, these really look cool. X looks crazy. I never thought it would look like that. Deja vu looks just as exciting. God let SFGAm get something like that. It looks awesome!
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 10:15 AM
Before reading the thread, I too noticed something different about Deja Vu... although I didn't realize that it actually crosses over itself. I was just about to make the comment, "Don't most boomerangs go forward left through the cobra roll?" Which, apparently, this one won't...

Also, will it use any sort of launch mechanism to shoot you directly up the back spike before going through the circuit the first time? I would definitely not want to simply hang in my chair staring straight down at what is to be my certain demise if that harness fails while some chain pulls me up 196 feet.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 10:30 AM
Jeff's avatar Can we please just let the Cedar Point crap go? Please? Boo hoo... all Cedar Point has is 14 coasters, one of them over 300 feet tall.

That is one big invertigo! Those vertical spikes remind me of Superman at SFO, where you get vertical and hang for a few seconds (I love that part).

So now we know that Arrow's mystery ride is indeed for real and even purchased. I sure hope it works on that giant scale. Should be some good fun!

I guess I'm going to have to drag my self out to SoCal this summer...

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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 10:43 AM
Have you ever wondered what these parks will be like in 10 years? 15 years? Is SFMM & CP (plus dozens of others) just going to keep adding more and more coasters? It seems that these parks are increasingly getting new coasters almost every other year. Back in the 1980's, parks were lucky to see a new coaster every 5 years! It's mind boggling to think of how many coasters these parks will have in 2010 or 2015. 20, 30+ coasters in 1 park?
Is there a ever gonna be a limit?

Not that I am complaining. I'm all for ALL parks to go nuts. Even though I am a die-hard CP fan, I encourage SFMM to build these coasters because it will keep the friendly competition of 'best coasters', 'most coasters', 'biggest', 'fastest'..etc, alive and kicking! If CP (or for that matter, any park) had no competition like this... there's be little change each year for each park. As much as I hate to admit.

I am glad SFMM is getting 3 new coasters (especially a new type of coaster)... because CP can learn from them, and in the future, come up with newer, bigger, & badder versions of those coasters! (oh yea, and claim king of coasters too!)
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 11:08 AM
Hopefully this will end the SFMM / CP debate.

Who cares what CP gets in 2002. MM built "Goliath" and will follow with "X" and "Deja Vu". What did CP do - nothing!
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 11:20 AM
What's different about Deja Vu except height than any other inverted (or normal for that matter) Boomerang, I don't think much of this! But, "X" sounds cool, maby I will get to it one day?
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 11:24 AM
How can I see the video of "X" ???
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 11:59 AM
Soggy's avatar How many roller coasters world wide are taller than Deja Vu will be. Only a handful. That alone is enough for me to be pumped up about Deja Vu. I was prepared for it to be 160'-180' , but 196' with vertical spikes, figure 8 pattern, higer speed, inverted, sounds A LOT different than a standard boomerang to me.

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 12:31 PM
What is this "X" thing all about?? What is it? How is it new? Where can i find the video?

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Have you ever got that feeling that you've been here before?? Cedar Point 2002....
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 12:31 PM
The way the press release was it sounds like deja vu will NOT be launched. I haven't got a real good discription of X. The first drop is it and it sounds absoulty nuts! You might as well call it, "The Puke Coaster" I really wasn't exicted about what I thought would be a Virginia Reel and a Invertigo but now I relize this, walk on lines for Batman and how about Viper? Maybe even Riddler's Revenge! Magical is this Xtreme Park.
All I can think of is the new song, "X" by Xzibit. The lyrics kinda match the rides to!
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