Scream continues to rise above the Magic Mountain skyline

Posted Monday, February 24, 2003 3:52 AM | Contributed by xbombman

Construction continues to progress at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Scream's first drop and vertical loop have been tracked, while work on the dive loop is underway.

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Monday, February 24, 2003 6:20 AM
Nice pictures all around...Love the quick construction!
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Monday, February 24, 2003 10:30 AM
Thats one awesome looking color scheme.

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Monday, February 24, 2003 10:39 AM
Wow, it really is starting to look like a mirror-image of Medusa East. You've got to love that headchopper after the vertical loop.
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Monday, February 24, 2003 10:54 AM
What always amazes me is when they are building the coasters they don't put the track together in order, they usually have it meet in two spots. Have any coasters ever gotten to a meeting point, and then the track not fit? That would suck...

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Monday, February 24, 2003 11:19 AM
Jeff's avatar Seeing as how the foundations are all poured first, how do you think that would happen?

The only think I don't particularly get is why some parts are designed below-grade, because I would think having to pour those big concrete ditches would be more expensive than simply designing the ride to not go as low.

Of course, it's still a parking lot. ;)

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Monday, February 24, 2003 12:47 PM
janfrederick's avatar They should add parked cars to enhance the theming!

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Monday, February 24, 2003 4:33 PM
What kind of theming are they going to do in that parking lot?

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Monday, February 24, 2003 6:16 PM
The parking lot jokes are kind of old
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Monday, February 24, 2003 7:28 PM
and pointless...

No matter how mucc we complain, parks will continue to build on parking lots. It is simply easier, than spending the landsacping budget to knock down some trees, then pave more walkways or parking spaces, and theming said new area or paiting the new parking lot.

Like it or not, this is what most of your corperate parks are going to do, because it is more cost effective (ie cheaper), to do it this way, and no matter what anyone says, this isn't going to change and they are not going to listen to the Enthuisit's ideas (corprate parks never have why would they start).

Sorry to get off topic but the parking lot thing is like beating a dead horse. I'd rather have a ride in a parking lot, then no new ride at all.

Sorry for that rant.

ok on topic now. even though it IS in a parkikng lot, and it IS a clone, it is starting to look really cool. I didn't like the colors at frist but they are starting to grow on me. Can't wait to head out to CA in Augest.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 4:17 AM
Jeff's avatar I'd be first in line to ride it, but I don't understand why people accept mediocrity in terms of atmosphere. I mean, why do you suppose it is that Orlando parks draw more tourists than anyone else? If I was a betting man I'd say it had something to do with the atmosphere.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 5:31 AM
Soggy's avatar You know, just because it is on a parking lot does not automatically mean zero theming/decor. I'd be willing to bet thet the paths and queue will be lined with plenty of trees and shrubbery. The ride itself may not have much going on in terms of "on ride atmosphere" but I don't really care one way or the other, while on the ride. As long as there is something nice to look at while in line, it should be good. Look at Goliath, DV and X, all have well done queues. (Well, that massive cutback behind the chili dog stand is somewhat annoying on DV)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 7:39 AM
I can see Jeff's point, but some people just don't trip on that sort of stuff. They could build a coaster on my roof and I wouldn't care. It's not a matter of mediocrity, but personal taste. Orlando is another world altogether. Since when has Six Flags set those sort of expectations? I agree with you Soggy, the Medusa *area* at SFMW was really nicely done. It's not until your on the coaster itself that you realize, "it's still a parking lot"! ;)

Btw, to see what 'can' be done with a parking lot, look no further than California Adventure. And you know what? People *still* complain.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 8:46 AM
Jeff's avatar Well Disney zealots make coaster enthusiasts seem rational. ;)

While I've not been to Magic Mountain, I can see by the pictures that it's set in a pretty amazing landscape. It's for that reason that I hope for something that looks nice.

And the thing is, you don't have to go all out. Look at Talon at Dorney. While the landscaping around the ride isn't all-out, it's neat and clean, even if it just amounts to tons of mulch and trees where they fit. That looks a lot nicer than holes in asphalt with footers sticking out, don't you think?

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 9:46 AM
janfrederick's avatar Yup...makes it seem like a portable carnival...not that portable carnivals aren't cool. But flying past trees and swooping towards dirt or mulch or water is a bit better than asphalt.

And as far as a coaster on the roof, the old Jet Star at Santa Cruz was built on the roof of the bumper car building. However, that extra 20' overlooking the Monterrey Bay was something else.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 12:06 PM
Well it would be nice if they at least paint over the parking spaces. ;)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003 12:24 PM
janfrederick's avatar Hey, they could paint a gigantic reproduction of the painting, "The Scream" :)

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003 2:08 PM
"They could build a coaster on my roof and I wouldn't care."

Well, that might be a little bit of a structural issue. ;>)

--Ryan

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 4:14 AM
The thing I don't get is, if a coaster is going to be built over a parking lot, why not just cover the pavement with mulch or gravel? It has to be fairly inexpensive to do that, and would still look a LOT better. I think that GASM at SFGAdv was built over a parking lot and was "landscaped" with gravel.

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 4:53 AM
jkpark's avatar It would have been cheaper for them to just purchase floorless cars from B&M, and place them on the track of Riddler's Revenge. The stand-up riding is kind of dead now.

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