Magic Mountain's Next Attraction

Thursday, October 17, 2002 11:37 AM

I noticed that Chitown closed down the previous SFMM 2003 thread due to the lack of pictures.

Well, while these pictures don't reveal that its a B&M or even a roller coaster, it does look like the Mountain is up to something.

http://www.westcoaster.net/update.php?id=1014021

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*** This post was edited by Feel the Strike on 10/17/2002. ***

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 11:43 AM

Those Ls and Rs DO look rather suspicious lined up like that, eh?

As far as WHAT this ride may be, I'll not comment.....

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 11:52 AM

those footer markings are B&M. the C stands for a coasting section (B is used for brakes, S for station and L for lift), the number correspondes to a number that appears on the supports so they know where to put them, and the L or R is for if the left or right hand support goes to that footer (in the case of the B&M style support with 2 arms is needed).

for example, C-97L and C-97R stand for coasting section 97. this bit of track will need a double armed support with the left hand side support going into C-97L and the right hand support going into C-97R.

however, from footer markings you cant tell what type of ride its gonna be :(

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 11:56 AM
I wonder why Six Flags would build another Medusa-like ride when there is one so close by, especially considering the fact that a large percentage of SFMM's business is from Norcal residents who normally frequent SFMW.
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Thursday, October 17, 2002 12:05 PM

NorCal and SoCal are nowhere NEAR each other....

bill, who made a "miscalculation" and drove up the "wrong side" of the Valley to get to PGA....;(

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 12:19 PM
Even assuming en argunendo that SFMM *did* draw significant business from NoCal (an obvious fallacy) what about that "precludes" SFMM from getting a "Medusa-like" ride? From all accounts, the Medusa rides (East and West) are insanely popular. Why *not* put a "winning" design in your park?

Once again, I think this is just a case of "knee-jerk" enthusiasts rushing out to slay "the evil clone dragon". Get over it :)
lata,
jeremy
--who think SFWoA & SFGAm are closer in proximity than SFMW and SFMM. Yet there is an Intamin impulse in each...hmmmm

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 12:56 PM

Jeremy - you took the words right out of my mouth and probably said it better than I would have anyway. Thanks, and sorry for the drool.

Moosh

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 12:59 PM

Isn't the new coaster supposed to be a clone of Medusa at SFGAdv.?

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 1:05 PM
I would hope that MM does NOT build an exact clone, but would rather steal the records away from Superman Krypton Coaster and Batman Knight Flight for height and length. I mean if MM has to build a coaster why make it a clone ??? Besides, if in fact those are B&M footer markings, wouldnt a flyer make more sense ? I am not saying I am correct, Im just considering the alternative possibility.
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Thursday, October 17, 2002 1:06 PM
I'm pretty sure MM is not going to get a flyer but a floorless.

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 1:08 PM
NitroTX31....I gotta disagree here...a floorless WOULD be a better option IMO than a flyer due to the similarity of a flyer to X....DIVERSITY is better!
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Thursday, October 17, 2002 1:09 PM
Maybe its a B:DK Clone.

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 1:20 PM

Everyone out here in SoCal says Floorless. Whatever it is, I don't really care. We need a decent ride that can run reliably and at high capacity.

-Adam

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 1:22 PM

LOL AdamFrank, SFMM doen't NEED anything.

Also, I highly doubt it will be a clone of B:TDK.

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 1:22 PM

rollergator said:

NorCal and SoCal are nowhere NEAR each other....

bill, who made a "miscalculation" and drove up the "wrong side" of the Valley to get to PGA....;(



They are not that close to each other, but us Californians love to take road trips. Most Bay Area residents, including myself, take several treks throughout California each year. Every person I know with a Six Flags season pass goes to both SFMW and SFMM multiple times every single year. I don't know about how you east coasters and midwesterners travel from city to city, but even though LA and the Bay are quite far geographically, we drive back and forth as if it's just short ways away. When we say we are going to LA, it's almost like saying we are just going to the other side of town, so it's no big deal.

Oh... and speaking of the Bay vs. LA... GO GIANTS!!!

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 1:27 PM

If in fact it is a B&M, a floorless would make the most sense, seeing as we already have sit downs (none that are as smooth, but we have them nonetheless) we have something along the lines of a flying coaster, yet nothing like a floorless (cept for the Dark Knight over there in the corner). Now, what makes everyone think it will be you run of the mill B&M, what if it's a new coaster innovation? Now that would be something to contemplate.

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 1:31 PM
I would like to see a B&M floorless. The capacity of other ones are great and it could take some lines away from the other rides.

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-Sean

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 1:33 PM

It's gonna be B&M and it's gonna be floorless. Now when will they announce this? Only time can tell.

Nice pics BTW!

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 1:38 PM

2Hostyl said:

jeremy
--who think SFWoA & SFGAm are closer in proximity than SFMW and SFMM. Yet there is an Intamin impulse in each...hmmmm



Well, that's because in the midwest, there are many more cities clustered within close proximity of each another. In Cali, once you head due south from the Bay, your next stop would be... LA! Driving from central Ohio to Chicago, you would run into a lot more than the miles and miles of farmland and desert between the Bay and LA.

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 2:14 PM

MikeMir87 said:
Maybe its a B:DK Clone.

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone/B:TDK



That was really random. Or maybe it's a Superman Krypton Coaster clone. Or a Batman Knight Flight clone. Or a Medusa West clone. Or a Medusa East clone. Or a Superman a la atracion de acero clone. It could be ANYTHING.

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