Thursday, July 20, 2000 11:54 AM
Six Flags Magic Mountain 7/18
We got to the park about 9:30 and there was a pretty long wait to get in. About 20 min later, we got in and headed straight for Goliath.
The queue line was only 45 min. long but the theming is really nice. There are statues and pretty trees. Off to your right you can see the so-called "Centrifuge." The Centrifuge is the helix of death on the ride. Since it was a very hot day, they had the misting fans on to keep everybody cool. When we got to the station, there were only 2 trains running and a long line for the front. This was my first Giovanola coaster and my friend and I decided to ride in the back. That line wasn't very long. When we got in the comfortable trains, we put our orange lapbars down and we were ready to CONQUER GOLIATH!!! We were off. After coming out of the station we make a wide right turn to the lift hill. The lift was very noisy! After about 2 min of climbing we were at the top. You could see almost the whole park. To your right you could see the mighty Colossus. To your left you can see Superman The Escape, Batman The Ride, Riddler's Revenge, Psyclone and the Dive Devil Skycoaster. In front of you is Hurricane Harbor, Flashback (closed), and Viper. After leveling off, the chain slows down and there you are, 235 ft. above the ground about to fall 255 ft. into a misty tunnel!!! I lost my stomach a lot on this drop! They say the tunnel is 125 ft. but its more like 12.5 inches because you're in and out at 87 mph. Out of the tunnel you fly upward really high and make a wide right turn to another crazy drop. After that is the huge 90 ft. camelback. Thus hill is the most airtime I have ever felt in my life on a ride. Then you fly through a left upward spiral to the brake run. Then you fly through a left hand banked drop and a right hand over banked turn towards the Centrifuge. This 585 degree helix is packed full of strong positive G's. I blacked out c洀椀渀最 漀甀琀 漀昀 椀琀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 椀琀✀猀 愀 琀甀爀渀 愀爀漀甀渀搀 搀爀漀瀀 愀渀搀 愀渀 甀瀀眀愀爀搀 搀爀漀瀀 琀漀 琀栀攀 猀琀愀琀椀漀渀⸀ 圀栀愀琀 愀渀 椀渀猀愀渀攀 爀椀搀攀⸀ 䄀氀琀栀漀甀最栀 椀琀猀 猀栀漀爀琀Ⰰ 椀琀 瀀愀挀欀猀 焀甀椀琀攀 愀 瀀甀渀挀栀℀℀℀ 䤀 挀漀甀氀搀渀✀琀 猀琀漀瀀 氀愀甀最栀椀渀最 愀渀搀 洀礀 攀礀攀猀 眀攀爀攀 眀愀琀攀爀椀渀最Ⰰ 攀瘀攀渀 椀渀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 爀漀眀℀ 吀栀攀 瀀椀挀猀 眀攀爀攀渀✀琀 眀漀爀欀椀渀最⸀ 䐀愀爀渀⸀ 一攀砀琀 甀瀀Ⰰ 䌀漀氀漀猀猀甀猀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀䌀漀氀漀猀猀甀猀㨀㰀戀爀㸀 吀栀椀猀 爀愀挀椀渀最 眀漀漀搀椀攀 甀猀攀搀 琀漀 戀攀 搀漀瀀攀Ⰰ 渀漀眀 椀琀✀猀 猀漀 瀀甀渀礀 猀椀渀挀攀 椀琀✀猀 渀攀砀琀 琀漀 䜀漀氀椀愀琀栀⸀ 圀攀 猀愀琀 椀渀 琀栀攀 洀椀搀搀氀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 戀氀愀挀欀 琀爀愀椀渀⸀ 䄀 昀椀爀猀琀 昀琀 搀爀漀瀀Ⰰ 眀椀搀攀 氀攀昀琀 琀甀爀渀 琀漀 愀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 戀椀最 搀爀漀瀀Ⰰ 琀栀攀渀 愀 猀洀愀氀氀 挀愀洀攀氀戀愀挀欀 琀漀 愀渀 甀瀀眀愀爀搀 眀愀瘀攀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 愀 眀椀搀攀 爀椀最栀琀 琀甀爀渀 椀渀琀漀 琀栀攀 昀漀甀爀琀栀 搀爀漀瀀⸀ 一攀砀琀 椀猀 愀 栀椀氀氀 琀漀眀愀爀搀猀 琀栀攀 戀爀愀欀攀猀 戀甀琀 琀栀攀礀 眀攀爀攀渀✀琀 漀渀 猀漀 眀攀 稀漀漀洀攀搀 爀椀最栀琀 搀漀眀渀 琀栀攀 昀椀昀琀栀 栀椀氀氀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 礀漀甀 最漀 甀瀀 愀渀搀 洀愀欀攀 愀 猀甀瀀攀爀 眀椀搀攀 爀椀最栀琀 琀甀爀渀 椀渀琀漀 琀栀攀 琀栀爀攀攀 戀甀渀渀礀 栀漀瀀猀⸀ 䜀刀䔀䄀吀 䄀䤀刀吀䤀䴀䔀℀℀℀ 䤀琀 眀愀猀 愀氀氀 漀瘀攀爀⸀ 圀攀 氀漀猀琀 琀栀攀 爀愀挀攀 琀漀 琀栀攀 爀攀搀 琀爀愀椀渀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀 椀猀 欀椀渀搀 漀昀 戀甀洀瀀礀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 愀 最爀攀愀琀 爀椀搀攀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀䈀愀琀洀愀渀 吀栀攀 刀椀搀攀㨀㰀戀爀㸀 ㌀ 洀椀渀 眀愀椀琀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 䈀吀刀 椀猀 愀 䈀☀䴀 挀氀漀渀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 漀琀栀攀爀猀⸀ 吀栀攀 氀椀昀琀 栀椀氀氀 琀漀 愀 氀攀昀琀 栀愀渀搀 挀甀爀瘀椀渀最 搀椀瘀攀 琀漀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 氀漀漀瀀Ⰰ 琀栀攀渀 琀栀攀 稀攀爀漀ⴀ最爀愀瘀椀琀礀 栀攀愀爀琀氀椀渀攀 猀瀀椀渀⸀ 䤀 戀氀愀挀欀攀搀 漀甀琀⸀ 一攀砀琀Ⰰ 琀栀攀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 瘀攀爀琀椀挀愀氀 氀漀漀瀀 琀漀 琀栀攀 瀀椀挀琀甀爀攀 猀瀀漀琀 愀渀搀 愀 琀椀最栀琀 ㌀㘀 搀攀最爀攀攀 氀攀昀琀 栀攀氀椀砀 琀漀 愀 爀椀最栀琀 㠀 搀攀最爀攀攀 猀瀀椀渀 琀漀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 昀氀愀琀 猀瀀椀渀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 愀渀 攀氀攀洀攀渀琀 氀椀欀攀 匀琀攀愀氀琀栀✀猀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 搀爀漀瀀 琀漀 琀栀攀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 昀氀愀琀 猀瀀椀渀⸀ 䄀渀搀 椀琀 眀愀猀 漀瘀攀爀⸀ 䄀 瘀攀爀礀 猀栀漀爀琀 戀甀琀 椀渀琀攀渀猀攀 椀渀瘀攀爀琀攀搀 爀椀搀攀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀吀栀攀 刀椀搀搀氀攀爀✀猀 刀攀瘀攀渀最攀㨀㰀戀爀㸀 䴀夀 ㈀一䐀 䘀䄀嘀伀刀䤀吀䔀 刀伀䰀䰀䔀刀 䌀伀䄀匀吀䔀刀 伀䘀 䄀䰀䰀 吀䤀䴀䔀℀℀℀ 䄀氀琀栀漀甀最栀 愀渀 栀漀甀爀 眀愀椀琀Ⰰ 琀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀 椀猀 琀栀攀 戀攀猀琀 䈀☀䴀 猀琀愀渀搀ⴀ甀瀀 漀昀 愀氀氀⸀ 吀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 搀爀漀瀀 椀猀 猀瀀攀挀琀愀挀甀氀愀爀℀ 䄀 搀椀瘀椀渀最 㘀㘀 昀琀⸀ 氀攀昀琀 搀爀漀瀀 琀漀 琀栀攀 䠀唀䜀䔀 瘀攀爀琀椀挀愀氀 氀漀漀瀀⸀ 䠀攀爀攀 挀漀洀攀猀 洀礀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 昀愀瘀漀爀椀琀攀 椀渀瘀攀爀猀椀漀渀Ⰰ 刀刀✀猀 昀椀爀猀琀 搀椀瘀攀 氀漀漀瀀℀℀℀ 吀栀椀猀 椀渀瘀攀爀猀椀漀渀 椀猀 椀渀挀爀攀搀椀戀氀攀℀℀℀ 一攀砀琀 椀猀 琀栀攀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 搀椀瘀攀 氀漀漀瀀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 椀琀 椀猀 渀漀琀 愀猀 最漀漀搀 愀猀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 挀漀洀攀猀 琀栀攀 椀渀挀氀椀渀攀搀 氀漀漀瀀⸀ 䜀爀攀愀琀 氀漀漀瀀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 愀渀 甀瀀眀愀爀搀 爀椀最栀琀 琀甀爀渀 琀漀 琀栀攀 戀爀愀欀攀猀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 栀攀爀攀✀猀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 昀氀愀琀 猀瀀椀渀Ⰰ 琀漀 琀栀攀 挀愀洀攀氀戀愀挀欀Ⰰ 琀漀 愀渀 甀瀀眀愀爀搀 ㈀㜀 搀攀最爀攀攀 栀攀氀椀砀 琀漀 琀栀攀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 昀氀愀琀 猀瀀椀渀⸀ 䰀愀猀琀氀礀 愀 氀椀琀琀氀攀 㠀 猀瀀椀渀 琀栀攀 琀栀攀 猀琀愀琀椀漀渀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 琀栀爀ee minute ride is very intense and exciting. I have heard Mantis is the best B&M stand-up, and I bet they haven't ridden RR.
Cool steel runaway mine train ride. The last helix is the best part.
My only suspended ride. Very bumpy and loud.
I didn't like this one.
Superman The Escape:
Okay, I rode the tallest, fastest roller coaster in the world. At 100mph and 415ft. it's the most intense 30 second in one's life. There is not much more I can say.
I didn't ride Viper and Revolution because the lines were really long!!! I had a really fun day and I hope to be at the Point SOON!!!
**The Future Is Riding On It!!!**
Thursday, July 20, 2000 1:12 PM
Riddler's Revenge is also my favorite stand up. The combo of the drop off the block brake, flat spin(40ft off the ground), then quick turn around the building is coaster heaven IMO. And Superman rocked my world as well!!! Glad you had a good time, that's what it's all about ;)
Sunday, July 23, 2000 8:17 PM
Superman... The tallest coaster in the world? Not in an Ohio dominated environment. If you catch my drift... No one's FORCEing you to believe that. With the new MILLENNIUM upon us, you'd think this argument would be over, but.. eh.. what'cha gonna do?
*** This post was edited by Noodles on 7/24/2000. ***
Sunday, July 23, 2000 8:44 PM
Millinium Force is about 120 ft lower than Superman. It also is a little slower and, I bet you havevn't herd how loud Superman is.
Viper is awesome to bad you couldn't ride.
Sunday, July 23, 2000 8:52 PM
Ohio dominated environment? Aren't you confusing Coasterbuzz with GTTP? This format is for all of us, not just people living in and loving Ohio.
Sunday, July 23, 2000 9:53 PM
Exactly Simcoaster, every once in awhile we need to update people living in Ohio about this. Some of them tend to forget.
Monday, July 24, 2000 7:30 AM
This is a losing battle. You might as well give up now. I tried a few times, and was shot down.
Gotta ride 'em all!
Monday, July 24, 2000 9:07 AM
Really, let's not go there again. The only reason that there are so many Midwest people here is that a) it's a moderate density but spread out population center and b) there sure are a lot of coasters in the midwest. That said, I've never met a Midwesterner who didn't want to visit the SoCal parks.
Give it a chance Noodles...
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Monday, July 24, 2000 5:12 PM
i also just got back from sfmm and i have to say goliath is the one of the best coasters (besides medusa at sfmw) on the west coast! i didn't feel the g-force effects like some other people have in the centrifuge, i just thought it was awesome being pushed back in my seat so hard. anyways, if you have the chance to ride goliath, go do it. you will be speechless afterwards. trust me. peace.
Wednesday, July 26, 2000 12:27 PM
Well having just got back from a trip to Marine World I must say I cant wait to get back to the Mountain (food poisoning cancelled MM stop). Ill be goin next week to check out whats new. Can't wait to try the G-Man.
Final note to CoastermanJ, in my opinion Medusa aint even the best ride at MW. Roar is far better and I dont care much for woodies. Medusa should have been heavily themed and include some areas of darkness. Its is fun and smooth except for coming out of the brakes. Best part: Final turn.
"May the Force be with you"