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.
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.)
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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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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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! :)
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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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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 ***
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?