Modifications to X continue at Magic Mountain

Posted Sunday, December 2, 2001 8:35 AM | Contributed by Karl DeAngelo

Modifications are being made to X's cars. Currently, two trains are on the track. One is almost fully assembled while the other has no seats attached. Also, I noticed a small section of track was cut out of the ride when I arrived in the morning. Later that evening, it was being welded back onto the track section.

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Sunday, December 2, 2001 8:52 AM
Hope its open soon.
Sunday, December 2, 2001 9:12 AM
HEy i will b eworking the toys for tots today becuase i am with the boys and girls club.
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Sunday, December 2, 2001 10:28 AM
when does SFMM close for winter or has it already?
Sunday, December 2, 2001 10:39 AM
SFMM doesn't close for the's in California...
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Sunday, December 2, 2001 10:41 AM
Great pics as always!

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Sunday, December 2, 2001 3:41 PM
Great update Karl I have been wondering what was going in with X.

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Sunday, December 2, 2001 4:16 PM
The park is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10-6...There is a full schedule on the Six Flags web site...
Sunday, December 2, 2001 6:04 PM
Would MM open X during their off season or Do you think that the holidays are a busy time for MM and would consider to open it.
Sunday, December 2, 2001 8:03 PM
I'm sure they just want to get the ride open as soon as possible.


Sunday, December 2, 2001 9:19 PM
right on jeff, i cant see the mountain waiting to open this thing. im going on the 18th of december, is it possible that x could open by then? i hope so, but i doubt it

by the way, if anyone knows someone who works at the park, could they find out if there are going to be any ride closures on the 18-19th? thanks a bunch if you can help

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Monday, December 3, 2001 4:28 AM
i wonder what the temporary removal of the track section was all about.....
Monday, December 3, 2001 5:52 AM
SFMM Dude,

I hope for your sake that the ride is open by then.  That is still over two weeks away and as we saw with Deja Vu's opening, anything can happen. 

Regarding ride closures, I would call SFMM's office on Friday and ask.  That is my normal plan of action and they have been fairly accurate in the past.  Of course, it could ruin your day as it did mine back in the late 80's.  Prior to Viper's construction, Shockwave, Ninja, Revolution,  and Roaring Rapids were all closed on the same day.  A long time ago?  I know.  But I still have bad memories of that trip!!!

Monday, December 3, 2001 6:35 AM
Sfmm Dude:

    All of the rides will be open But they will be only running one or two at the most cars the whole day so expect some lines.  If I were you I would head over to Deja Vu' right away because that line fills up the fastest and I mean fast.  After Deja Vu', stay in the back of the park and hit all the big rides.  Have fun!

Monday, December 3, 2001 7:26 AM
SFMM_X_DUDE, if you are going on tuesady and wednesday the crowds should be pretty small.

Unfortunately, if you look at the way it usually goes down (even with DejaVu):

The park announces "Media day" appx 1 week in advance, Then the park opens the ride to the GP about a week after media day. Two weeks notice.

They havent announce "media day" yet, so I wouldnt count on it being open by the 18th.

I, myself, am going on the 17th and would also like to be surprised with a sudden opening, but I wouldnt count on it. Especially if they are still making minor modifications at this point.

I do believe that they still intend to have it open before the start of next year, as so they cant be accused of false advertising "new in 2001".
My other car is a Giovanola! *** This post was edited by LoadedG on 12/3/2001. ***

Monday, December 3, 2001 11:27 AM
some rides also depend on the weather.

Ninja doesnt open if it is lower than 55 degrees.

Monday, December 3, 2001 1:24 PM
X's buzz level went down to - one million from 0. This coaster isn't going to open until summer.

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Monday, December 3, 2001 3:32 PM
Wow StealthF5m3, that's quite a feat for X's buzz level to actually *drop* below 0, all the way down to one *million*.  ;)

The coaster will open before Christmas, I'd bet my lunch money.

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Monday, December 3, 2001 10:21 PM
I believe it will be open before Christmas, too.

Tuesday, December 4, 2001 4:33 AM
Anyone know if Arrow has been paid or partially paid for this ride yet?

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