Magnum turns 20

I heard that CP is going to celebrate by handing out free POV videos and baseball bats to every Magnum rider so you can continue to enjoy the experience at home.

-N

ApolloAndy's avatar

Count me as an anti-fan of Magnum.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Hmmm . . . so anti-fans do exist. I thought they had long been postulated by theoretical physicists, but never yet proven.

What happens when you collide with a fan?


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When a fan and anti-fan collide they get mooshed.


No...wait...


You have disturbed the forbidden temple, now-you-will-pay!!!

matt.'s avatar

realmadrid311 said:
How cool would it be if to celebrate Magnum's 20 years they brought back the original lift hill lights?

I'd rather have the fog in the tunnels but you'd still probably have to deal with the boaters thinking Magnum was on fire.

Mamoosh's avatar

Count me amoung the detractors. I don't hate Mangum but I'm not a fan. I'll give it a ride, maybe two, when I visit CP but no more.

Carrie M.'s avatar

As opposed to the number of times you ride it when you aren't visiting CP? ;)


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

ApolloAndy's avatar

I give it a ride everytime I visit CP as well, just to see if it's gotten better or if I can figure it out (note: having to figure out a roller coaster is a pretty sure sign I'm not a fan) and it never does and I never have.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Dare I say that Maggie may be a "future classic," as in the fact it was revolutionary, still has a sick ride, will always have scores of fans.

Can it blasphamy, but it may be kind of like the Coney Island Cyclone.

NOW, grab the gas, kindeling, and let the flames begin. :)


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

delan's avatar

Awesome coaster design, crappy trains. I'm always "beastified" (beastified, verb: shaken so vigorously, you are left wondering what the hell just happened) on that ride. My word shave no credence though. I actually enjoyed Mean Streak when I rode it.

delan said:
I actually enjoyed Mean Streak...

I just wanted to quote that for posterity since I'm pretty sure I've never heard that statement before.


LostKause's avatar

I already consider it a classic. It was a future classic 10 years ago, imo.

Last edited by LostKause,

I haven't been on Maggie in a while, but I made a discovery while at Dorney last year. My daughter and I rode Steel Force in the last seat, and I received the same painful slamming on the bunny hops. Just for kicks we rode in the FRONT seat the next time and I received tremendous floater air and no slamming. Since I can't remember the last time I rode Maggie up front is it the same as SF or do you still get slammed?

Tom


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DantheCoasterman's avatar

How does the ride experience differ now from how it was in its early years?

(I find the ride as it is very rough, and almost unenjoyable after the first three drops...)


-Daniel

Some say that rows 3 and 4 give the best airtime and I suppose it's true. I might call it slamming airtime, though I don't find it painful. Jarring, maybe, but in a good way. I usually ride the front row of the last car - the high drops are great from back there, and the airtime is fine, too.

I think Arrow rides from that era are hallmarked by abrupt transitions, and the out and back hypers like Magnum fare far better than their looping, corkscrewing cousins like Viper, Anaconda, or Vortex. Computer design work from that decade might already be considered primitive by today's standards - I laughingly say that Arrow must've used RCT3 to model their rides. They could build 'em as big as they wanted, but they only had so many track pieces to choose from.

Some here have referred to Magnum's classic status, and how it gives a ride like no other. I agree, and think it will stand as the greatest example of "how they built 'em back then".

I think I'll give Maggie a birthday kiss when I see her.

Zakkster said:
Dare I say... Magnum sucks! Long live Steel Force! Coaster hills should not have points... let the flames begin LOL

*snickergaspchucklegrin* While I appreciate the historical nature of the coaster, I'm with you, man. LOL I'm still excited though, as this coaster paved the way for the Coaster Wars and awed EVERYONE who thought they knew what a coaster could do.


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

I'd rather have the fog in the tunnels but you'd still probably have to deal with the boaters thinking Magnum was on fire.

Funny story about that. Every day someone from maintenance walks under the tunnel and flips a switch to turn the fog on, it's just that most days nothing happens. It seems there is always a week or two every year where the fog does actually work. This past season, on the first day the fog worked, one of the cashiers at Challenge Golf frantically called Magnum to tell them to stop the ride because their tunnel was on fire.


And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

I ALSO enjoyed Mean Streak and have a photo to PROVE IT!!!!!


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

birdhombre's avatar

I've had good luck with Magnum in the middle seat of any car (off the axles), but I particularly enjoy the last car. I tried the front car once and was rather bored; it felt slower.

Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

The slamming airtime is exactly why I like Magnum more than just about any other steel coaster. I've been riding it since 1990 myself and like it more each year. My favorite seat is the very last row (yep, right over the axle).

How awesome it would be to have all the effects back in the tunnels.


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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