SFMM not an accident?

Friday, November 10, 2006 11:33 PM
I was just looking at an old map from 2002 and saw that just past the entrace of thethe park on the map it says "An Xtreme park"

check it out

http://www.coasterphotos.com/Maps/images/SFMM2002.jpg

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***

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Friday, November 10, 2006 11:36 PM
I'm pretty sure it says "Now the Xtreme park" I think they marketed it that way after the addition of X.
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Friday, November 10, 2006 11:41 PM
In 2000, Six Flags Magic Mountain coined itself "The Xtreme Park" when it announced the additions of X, Deja Vu, and Goliath Jr...which brought the park's coaster count to 15, at the time which would have surpassed Cedar Point in the category of "most coasters in one park."

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***

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 12:09 AM
Not an accident? What do you mean, it's been an absolute train wreck! :~o

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!

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 12:23 AM
Why would HFEC even consider touching that park?
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Saturday, November 11, 2006 12:39 AM
^ All the untapped potential? That's to go with the idea that they'd have to completely (I mean, COMPLETELY) reinvent the park and market it as an entirely new venue. On the other hand, purchasing the park(s) and then reinvesting the millions needed to bring it "up to par" may not pay off too quickly and may be worth more in trouble than benificial to the company.
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Saturday, November 11, 2006 12:49 AM
Hey kRaXLe you forgot about Tatsu! ;)
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Saturday, November 11, 2006 1:21 AM
I think that people are looking at SFMM worse than it is because they want to bag on somthing.

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.

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 1:35 AM
Six Flags in one of my favorite parks.

Just read my signature.

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 1:41 AM
I'm taking bets on which happens first:

a.) Six Flags sells SFMM

b.) Winningfreak stops making SFMM topics

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 2:04 AM
Ill take A.

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

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 2:42 AM
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.
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Saturday, November 11, 2006 3:02 AM
It is still advertised on some of the larger drink cups.
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Saturday, November 11, 2006 3:48 AM

Swoosh said:
Why would HFEC even consider touching that park?

They didn't. :)

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-sixflags11nov11,1,5859222.story?coll=la-headlines-business

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 10:00 AM
What is a "perpous?" Come on, Firefox has a spell checker built-in now that checks as you type! *** Edited 11/11/2006 3:58:36 PM UTC by Jeff***
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Saturday, November 11, 2006 10:12 AM
Funny how the map that's linked doesn't show the ridiculous hill in that park.
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Saturday, November 11, 2006 12:09 PM
It is Magic Mountain after all. :)
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Saturday, November 11, 2006 1:26 PM

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.

X Factor

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 1:32 PM

kRaXLeRidAh said:

Swoosh said:Why would HFEC even consider touching that park?
They didn't.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-sixflags11nov11,1,5859222.story?coll=la-headlines-business

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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Saturday, November 11, 2006 5:18 PM
Oh dear
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