Scream! construction continues at Magic Mountain

Posted Monday, January 6, 2003 4:19 AM | Contributed by xbombman

Groundwork on Scream! is progressing at a rapid rate, with several footers being prepared in the employee lot. Meanwhile, track and supports continue to arrive.

Also, the vehicle for Superman: The Escape's left side has returned with slight modifications. The left side of the twin-tracked ride is expected to reopen shortly.

Link: America Coasters Network

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Monday, January 6, 2003 4:21 AM

Great shots from above. I just can't understand though why they don't strip out the asphalt. It's so damn ugly, and a lot harder to remove later if you decide to actually landscape around it.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 4:57 AM

maybe people the whole "scream" factor is they're gonna make you think you're gonan slam into your own car as it's parked under the ride?? ;)

I agree.. doesn't make alot of sense not to pull the parking lot up and start with a dirt lot.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 6:11 AM
Medusa at SFMW is built over concrete as well. Rode it twice and never noticed. The ride is that awesome.

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Monday, January 6, 2003 6:33 AM
what else can ya do with a ride named Scream! ? if only every park could have a little Busch Gardens in them...

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Monday, January 6, 2003 9:49 AM

On my way to Sante Fe for my vacation from Oklahoma City, We passed a truck at a pit stop outside of Amarillo that was carrying what appeared to be supports for Scream!, im not sure if they were though.

On my way back from Sante Fe, about 50 miles west of Amarillo on I-40, I noticed a truck carrying Scream! track, it was obvious, cause it was blue and yellow, and it was B&M track. Does this mean that all the track for Scream comes from the factory in ohio or wherever the same route to Valencia?


Monday, January 6, 2003 9:55 AM

I'd think thats correct...

Anyways, can't wait till summer 2003 =D

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Monday, January 6, 2003 11:47 AM
Maybe it'll have a car theme going on like Silverstar at Europapark (where the parking-lot and the name are a reference to the silver star-logo of mercedes benz, the main sponsor of the ride and content-provider of the queue entertainment).

But putting a coaster on a naked parking lot is so uncalifornian!

Monday, January 6, 2003 12:06 PM

Why do they want to put it on the parking lot? Don't they have more than enough room anywhere? It seems quite odd and are they doing that with future coasters?


Can't wait 'till Superman:Tower of Power!:)

Monday, January 6, 2003 12:47 PM
While I will say that Medusa (West) is one of the best Beemers out there- it would have been better with some landscaping. The end of the ride is smooth and fast however I can see pavement zooming past me in my car too. If they woulda thrown in some trees and tall grass it'd be like going through a jungle which is more fun. Either way it's still a great ride :)


Monday, January 6, 2003 6:01 PM
Well what would be real scary if they put a nice car or cars under the ride or even let people park under the attraction (which I can not see MM doing), you WILL have a LOT of heavily damaged cars from the young kids that like to throw heavy items from the ride. Or the cars will have very many spit outlines on their cars...Not a pretty site! :-(
Monday, January 6, 2003 7:28 PM

I think that would be cool if they did that. And to prevent anything from happening to the cars, maybe they could put some kind of net to catch everything.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 3:30 AM

They could park some big trucks and buses underneath the ride - that would be a first for themeing and quite good I think. Having said that, i'm not someone who really cares whether or not a coaster is put in a parking lot or not. B&Ms floorless and B&Ms in general are such spectacular works of engineering genius it is an experience to just stand and watch, irrespective of whether or not there is theming/landscaping. The same could be said about a lot of coaster types/companies actually.

Also, I like the way MM has placed their coasters; the layout of the park looks great, with most of the coasters around the perimeter, Superman smack bang in the centre, a few of them overlapping etc. There's a fantastic ariel photo of the entire park in the latest addition of First Drop magazine.

Congratulations to MM for their amazing rate of expansion. Scream will be quality.

Tuesday, January 7, 2003 10:53 AM
I think SFMM is in such a damn hurry to retain the world record of most coasters in a park. They could care less about the landscape.
Wednesday, January 8, 2003 11:29 PM
I think that they're in a hurry, too, but honestly, let's look at the quality of theming over the past couple of years. I mean, the last ride that they did a really decent job of theming was Superman way the hell back in the day. Since then we've had Riddler - a nice attempt, but techno music and light dont' do it for me, DejaVu - yeah right, X - what themeing, Goliath - half assed job.... I mean... what happened to cool settings like they did with Revolution? Parks don't take time to set up rides anymore (well.... not Californian parks anyway). But can you really blame 'em? They get trashed really easy. Just look at Medusa west.... the station looks crappy now and the ride's only a few years old. So sad.
Thursday, January 9, 2003 2:43 PM
The best theming at SFMM would have to be Batman the Ride....

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