SFMM Backlot question

CoasterboyNYC's avatar

Had a blast at Fright Fest at Magic Mountain this weekend. As we were in line for Lecter's Slaughterhouse Maze, I once again was impressed by the entrance, which is on a street of NY facades.

Anyone know what this was built for? It's pretty elaborate to be buried in what looks to be a usually non-guest part of Gotham. Was it moved from somewhere else or was this area once used for something that no longer exists?

Any MM fans/employess out there know the story? I'm kinda fascinated by remnants of lost theme park history.

It used to be the back stage dance club and part of the area used to have a Enterprise flat ride there aswell. It was removed with the opening of Batman in 1994. Half of the danceclub area was torn down, the other half is what you see there today and being used as a overflow line for the Batman Coaster

CoasterboyNYC's avatar

Thanks Alexatucia, for taking the time to reply.

I thought it may be something like that. Love theme park archeology, :)

I remember reading something about what the cue to Ninja used to be (I noticed a round cement area in the cue on my last visit) and can't remember....was it once a station for the sky buckets?) any info on that?

It used to be a people mover called the Dragon. There is a good Website (with plenty of pics) about the history/defunkt rides of SFMM @ http://heylownine.tripod.com/sfmm.htm

you might want to check out. The site has not been updated since 2001, but in regards of SFMM History, this is still one of the best out there

rollergator's avatar

Now that you're "there", I want to give a shout-out to Jay T. who's no longer at SFMM for getting the Sky Tower park history museum up and operational. I loved it up there, probably spent close to a half-hour checking out MM historical rides, etc. :)

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

CoasterboyNYC's avatar

Great site. Right up my alley.


And the sky tower history was terrific. I enjoyed hanging out there one afternoon. Nice history. I think every park should have something celebrating where they've come from (but then again, maybe most people aren't interested...).

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