Scream lift tops out

Posted Monday, February 10, 2003 3:59 AM | Contributed by Matthew

Scream construction continues at Six Flags Magic Mountain with the lift hill being topped off and the floors being installed in the station. The trains have also arrived on site and are covered with black tarp. So far, the brakerun, station, and lift hill are complete with construction moving at a rapid speed.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 5:29 AM
Here is the direct link to the construction update: http://sfmm.brakerun.com/construction0208_1.html

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Monday, February 10, 2003 6:25 AM
Looks good. Now that the lift is up, i'm assuming construction will pick up real quick now.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 6:34 AM
SFMM gets those nice looking arch stations. I'm jealous.
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Monday, February 10, 2003 6:48 AM
An observation:

Looking at the those pics, I see that the lift hill's support structure looks nothing like the structure of Medusa East, which is the coaster that Scream is supposed to be a clone/mirrored clone of. Maybe it makes no difference, but if this were a real clone, wouldn't the support structure be the same? I see no reason to change the structure unless track were to pass beneath the lift, or if the coaster was to be placed above other rides (which it is not, since this is a "parking lot" job.)

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-Rob

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Monday, February 10, 2003 7:09 AM
I noticed that, Rob. The supports are pretty different and I'd say they're more like the supports on Batman: The Dark Knight or Silver Star.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 7:10 AM
Talk about being placed in the middle of nowhere . . .
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Monday, February 10, 2003 7:17 AM
I wast hinking this might be a Superman clone I was hoping at least!

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Monday, February 10, 2003 8:16 AM
A Superman (WBMW) clone would have been nice, but I doubt it since the coaster will probably run three trains and Superman can't.

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-Rob

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Monday, February 10, 2003 11:19 AM
If you look at this shot of Medusa, and then this shot of Scream!, you'll notice the difference in support structure. I think though, based on comparing the two pictures, the track will still fit in between Scream!'s support system.

PS- I know the shots are nowhere close to the same scale or angle, but they are close enough to tell in my opinion.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 12:30 PM
Medusa clone or not, I'm looking foreward to riding it this April (hope it opens in time :) )

BTW, I feel it will not be a clone of anything. Similar? yes, but not a clone. Rob's comment about the supports is entirely correct, I don't think we've ever seen a clone with such a different structure...

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Monday, February 10, 2003 12:46 PM
Perhaps Scream! was modified a bit for any California building/earthquake codes?

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Monday, February 10, 2003 1:35 PM
When it is all said and done it will look alot more like Superman WBMW than Medusa (East or West), and I am still waiting for the immelman after the vertical loop!
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Monday, February 10, 2003 1:37 PM
I think MilleniumRider might have a point. Every coaster built in California has to meet certain guidelines for structure. Perhaps that's the reason for the difference. I can't see this being a Superman clone from WBMW, the area looks too small for that. Supes looks massive. I think we are seeing Medusa East. That's all. And that's perfectly fine. I loved Medusa East! :)

Justin

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Monday, February 10, 2003 1:39 PM
Bingo MRider.
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Monday, February 10, 2003 1:48 PM
If you look at this picture of Medusa east, you'll see the similar structure for where track passes under the lift.

http://www.alexsplace.com/Photos/Six-Flags-Great-Adventure/Medusa/Medusa-13.jpg

It looks like a trapezoid, but there is a diagonal post which holds the track. Now, you can see the same support here on Scream.

http://sfmm.brakerun.com/scream020803_5.jpg

The upper lift supports are most likely going to be different because of the structure limits that California has.

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How much more floorless can they get?

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Monday, February 10, 2003 3:10 PM
It's looking good, nice to see them building this thing fast.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 5:37 PM
I don't think the colors were a good idea. To me it looks like it would be another Superman ride. But why have a Superman ride when you already have one there. But all in all I do look forward to riding it.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 7:10 PM
Superman's colors are red, blue, and yellow. I don't see how you pull a Superman vibe from violet, blue, and yellow.

And Medusa's lift support column placements are different because there is a tarmac path below it. While there are no outside obstructions below Scream!'s lift.*** This post was edited by kRaXLeRidAh 2/11/2003 12:12:15 AM ***

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 4:21 AM
I originally thought that the change in structure had to do with California earthquakes, but if you look at Riddler's Revenge lift hill structure, it has the same type of support structure that Medusa East's lift hill has. If it worked on RR, why not keep it on Scream?

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-Rob

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