Scream begins its vertical ascent at Magic Mountain

Posted Monday, January 27, 2003 4:00 AM | Contributed by Karl DeAngelo

Scream! at Magic Mountain has begun to take shape, although a very small shape at this time. A few pieces were erected this week, with many others on-site ready to go.

(See ACN in addition to Twisted Rails for photos.)

Link: Twisted Rails

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Monday, January 27, 2003 4:18 AM

Wonder why all the B&M junkies arn't hopping all over this ride?

Chuck, who likes B&M but isn't infatuate with them.

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Charles Nungester.
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Monday, January 27, 2003 5:05 AM
I think it's because this ride is not something they have never seen before. All the elements it contains are all common in a B&M floorless coaster. That's just what I think.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 5:34 AM
Inflatulate, Chuck? ;)

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I'm not an enthusiast, I just play one on message boards.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 5:54 AM
Perhaps the lack of enthusiasm is due to one of the following:

1) The "junkies" are still in school right now ;)

2) This ride is essentially a mirrored clone of Medusa at SFGAdv

I'm guessing it's a little of both.

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James Draeger
-Captain Sarcasm (aka Sour Boy)

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Monday, January 27, 2003 9:00 AM

Please tell me that they are going to jackhammer up that parking lot.

OIY VEY... and what the heck is that building?

Shaggy

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Monday, January 27, 2003 10:09 AM

Well, not too many people were getting too excited for Batman:TDK when it was at this stage. I think excitement will progress when we can at least see some supports and track up.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 11:12 AM
How can this be a clone or mirror clone of Medusa East??? The announcement was a height of 150'. Isn't Medusa East 140'?? I guess the basic layout could be the same, but since everything would be larger, it wouldn't be a clone, right? (kind of like the first half of Mantis & Chang)

-Jason, who is VERY excited that a floorless B&M is going to be in SoCal!

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Nothing... NOTHING... can prepare you for... the Fourth Dimension!

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Monday, January 27, 2003 11:40 AM
Six Flags and/or Premier Parks has an amazing way of screwing up statistics in press releases. If you research all of the different SLC's they opened in the late 90's you will find at least 3 different heights quoted...and yet it was the same exact ride being installed every time.

Heck...Serial Thriller at SFWoA was announced as having not five, but seven inversions.

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James Draeger
-Captain Sarcasm (aka Sour Boy)

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Monday, January 27, 2003 11:48 AM
Yeah, its an exact mirrored clone..
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Monday, January 27, 2003 11:50 AM
RollerJunkie: That's because B:DK was/is short, small, and all around uninspired. Don't get me wrong, I ride it every time I go to SFNE, but I wasn't particularly excited about it when it was being built.

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Be polite and ignore the idiots. - rollergator
You must be this dumb to ride Viper. -SFGAdv.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 11:57 AM
Scream is a mirror of Medusa East. Sorry but that's what it is. The height of the elements reflect the west coaster version, but the layout is all eastern.

Charles, most people have cooled on B&M because of all the great work being done by Intamin, plain and simple. Meanwhile, B&M continue to feature what they do best, opening rides on time, acceptable capacity, reliability and knocking the socks off the public. You know, all the stuff the rest of us now take for granted.

Shaggy, sorry but the parking lot isn't going anywhere. *** This post was edited by DWeaver on 1/27/2003. ***

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Monday, January 27, 2003 12:09 PM

Hey, I'm totally psyched that another Floorless coaster is going up in California. I love both Medusa's and I'm glad that SFMM is finally getting something that should operate perfectly from day one and have the capacity to cycle through guests efficiently. :)

Justin

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Monday, January 27, 2003 12:41 PM

Scream is not a mirrored clone of Medusa east. If anything, it will be a clone of Superman WBMW, or most likely the offspring of Superman and Medusa.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 1:03 PM
Sorry JDB, not correct.
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Monday, January 27, 2003 1:45 PM
There is no way of Scream being like Superman at WBMW. The footprint is not nearly large enough to have a lifthill followed by a straight drop.

Since I have not been on Medusa East, it will be new to me.

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Nothing... NOTHING... can prepare you for... the Fourth Dimension!

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Monday, January 27, 2003 2:29 PM
I am also hoping that they do tear-up the parking lot as Shaggy said before. Anyone have thoughts on whether or not they asphalt will be left or removed?
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Monday, January 27, 2003 3:02 PM

I know I will be back to SFMM to give Scream a ride. Looks like another great B&M coaster to me!

-Sean (who will be at the park in a few weeks but obviously won't be riding Scream)

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Monday, January 27, 2003 3:54 PM
Looks like there is more than enough room for a straight drop, and when that second inversion turns out to be an immelman, it's gonna Shock The Mountain.
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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:57 PM

Even if it is a mirrored clone, SF is hoping that most of the people that attend SFMM havent taken a trip to Jersey. So even if it is the same, it will be new to the SoCal people. The reason there are clones in the first place.

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