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anyone else think the old C.E.O of SF did this on purpus? (all the xtreme rides installed from 2000-2002?) *** Edited 11/11/2006 4:37:01 AM UTC by Winningfreak*** *** Edited 11/14/2006 5:37:25 AM UTC by Winningfreak***
The whole "Xtreme Park" thing mostly coincided with the introduction of X, but eventually went on to become the entire overall theme of the park through 2005. Just flip through any of the park's map and guide from 2001 through 2005 and you will find the word "Xtreme" all over the place to describe restaurants, boutique stores, small rides and even the Sky Tower. Then, when "family friendly" Daniel Snyder and Mark Shapiro took the reigns from Kieran Burke and posse, "The Xtreme Park" thing was dropped like a bad habit.
So if you mean "SFMM not an accident" in reference to the crazy building spree of huge rides during the past 7 years, then yes. Past (idiotic) management had it in their head to turn Magic Mountain into a so-called Extreme playground for thrillseekers and built monster coaster after monster coaster following Goliath in 2000.
2001 (Not just a theme park...Now The Xtreme Park!): Deja Vu, Thrill Shot, Goliath Jr.
2002 (We couldn't open up our $30,000,000 "4D" prototype in time last year, but we're still The Xtreme Park!): X
2003 (Our attendance is dropping, but we've added a $15 million coaster to keep with the theme of...The Xtreme Park!): Scream!
2004 (We've exasperated our means to spend capital expenditures wisely, so we've decided to build an Xtreme waterslide instead...The Xtreme Park!): Tornado, Hurricane Harbor
2005 (The Xtreme Park!): Nothing new this year, to reflect upon how non-Xtreme things can really get at this park when there's no new ride and attendance is slipping even more.
2006 (We're a theme park again now.): Shapiro thinks "This whole Xtreme mumbo-jumbo is lame. Drop it." *** Edited 11/11/2006 4:54:24 AM UTC by kRaXLeRidAh***
A tour de force of all that was wrong with the old SFI...they HAD the thrillseeker market BEFORE building Goliath, LOL...how much more money needed to be spent re-capturing the one true loyal base they already HAD? Do ya think the new owners of SFMM (please be HFEC, please please please) will be building $15-25M steel behemoths every year? Doubt it!
To be honist the rides at magic mountain are in alright shape (Not counting revolution phyclone and flashback) everything their is just how it should be because Viper is an arrow coaster they have never aged well
Tatsu runs fine no problems (yet)
X Of chorse its going to be rough and down a good ammount of time because it was the first of its kind
Superman is almost 10 years old and its still working fine altho they slowed it down for safty reasons...
Goliath is still running like its brand new same with Scream, Batman, Deja vu (even tho it is almost as rare as X in opperatons at times..)
Riddlers revenge still runs like new but really hurts you parts because of the seats bouncing up and down during the duration of the ride.
Just read my signature.
a.) Six Flags sells SFMM
b.) Winningfreak stops making SFMM topics
I only live 13 minets and 42 seconds when their is no traffic from magic mountain way....
If it closes down im just die... or move... lol
Why would HFEC even consider touching that park?
They didn't. :)
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ClarkKentuckyKingdom said:SFKK was marketed as "The Thrill Park" for a while. You can still see this in "Thrill Park Theater." There is also a concession trailer called Thrill Park Cafe. Some of the trash cans still have it on them also.
But SFKK was known as "The Thrill Park" before Six Flags bought it. I still have the 1997 park guide that has the phrase on it.
kRaXLeRidAh said:They didn't.
Swoosh said:Why would HFEC even consider touching that park?
Guess HFEC was too smart to get involved in a project that, way more than likely, would be over-reaching for them...
I did like the idea of "Hollywood's Dollywood" though... :)
*** Edited 11/11/2006 6:33:10 PM UTC by rollergator***
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