Six Flags Magic Mountain already clearing land for 2013 attraction

Thursday, February 23, 2012 2:58 AM

dlan, you aren't the only one who's thought that. I had the same thought when I was there about 5 years ago. Some areas, particularly near the front gate and around Revolution were stunningly beautiful. But the rest of the park really looked messy and in disrepair. Particularly the stretch leading from where Psyclone used to be down to Scream. It didn't help that when I was there, that entire stretch was also almost entirely void of any guests.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:55 AM

What are some of the less busy times of year to go to SFMM. I want to go in the next two or three years, and I would like to squeeze it into a day. Is the winter time good? Also is there any pattern to their ride re-hab scheduale. In other words is there specific times of year certain rides are down? Thanks

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Friday, February 24, 2012 6:32 AM

I went right after new years (I think the 4th and 5th of January?) and it was absolutely dead. Knott's wasn't very busy either. I don't think Knott's had any coasters down at the time. MM had X, Psyclone and Flashback SBNO at the time, and Ninja was closed for a paint job. Other than that, everything was running coaster-wise.

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Friday, February 24, 2012 12:49 PM

The only 2 coasters that would have me upset if they were down are X2, and Tatsu. Any others I could deal with. Do they always post a downtime scheduale? and if so how far in advance is it for booking reasons. I know I have seen one before but can't remember where. Think it may have been screamscape.

Also noticed they close early in Jan. and Feb. What time does it get dark there in the winter? Do you still get some night ride time when they close so early?

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Friday, February 24, 2012 1:36 PM

A good time to visit is right after Labor Day Weekend. Visitation is also at its lowest during the first few months of the year (like right now), up until Spring Break.

Do keep in mind that Magic Mountain only operates on a daily basis from March through September; and for the remaining months it's weekend operation only (unlike the other Southern California theme parks that are open 365 days out of the year).

The thing with being a "year-round" park is that you'll never know what ride will go down for planned scheduled routine maintenance. There's no defined rotating schedule of what will be closed or open.

What is generally certain though, is that Ninja will often times be closed during the coldest days of winter (what is even considered "winter" in Southern California) because it has issues operating in low temperatures.

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Friday, February 24, 2012 3:09 PM

I went to Knotts around the very end of March in 2010, let's just say I've never seen an amusement park so dead. This was right in the middle of the Xccelerator accident though so it was down, several coasters were down till about noon. It was a beautiful day though so the weather didn't drive people away. I just remember it being dead which was awesome for the coasters we did ride. I think it'll be the same at Magic Mountain.

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Monday, February 27, 2012 3:58 AM

DKNY6363 said:
Also noticed they close early in Jan. and Feb. What time does it get dark there in the winter? Do you still get some night ride time when they close so early?

I believe it got dark less than an hour before the park closed when I was there. Got to see the lights come on, but that was about it.

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Friday, March 2, 2012 3:47 PM

I hate the idea of a Premier launcher for 2013. Sounds like a better version of Mr.Freeze when I hear tallest loop (probably tallest inversion with a inside top hat) and OTSRs. I really hoped for an Intamin Giga but perhaps I have to look to KBF for airtime. Would of been perfect at SFMM cuz I live two exits from it

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Friday, March 2, 2012 8:44 PM

I think that whatever kind of coaster they build, it has to be very low capacity to keep up with the Green Lantern and Lex Luther trend. I'll make sure to get a Flashpass to pass all the losers waiting two or three hours in a standby line when I do finally get to visit the faraway park.

Seriously, it should be like 1,000 - 1,200 pph (theoretical, of course). Anything more than that and my excitement to see what they are building will be for nothing.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 6:43 PM

AllAmerican34 said:
I hate the idea of a Premier launcher for 2013. Sounds like a better version of Mr.Freeze when I hear tallest loop (probably tallest inversion with a inside top hat) and OTSRs. I really hoped for an Intamin Giga but perhaps I have to look to KBF for airtime. Would of been perfect at SFMM cuz I live two exits from it

1) The ride coming to SFMM next year has not been confirmed by the park as being anything just yet.

2) Premier Rides is removing OTSR from their rides, not adding them.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 4:08 PM

Full Throttle: terrain hugging launcher with record setting loop..... LA times

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 4:23 PM

Full Throttle is the name? Sounds like a Cedar Fair ride. Six Flags is out of super heroes?

Really cool names are rare now I guess... I still vote for "Shifty Whistle."

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 5:33 PM

Here's a link,

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/themeparks/la-trb-six-flags-mag...3870.story

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 6:01 PM

^Interesting... leaked by a Six Flags employee :)

Maybe it will be a Premier coaster! Sky Rocket rocks.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 10:33 AM

Maybe the new coaster will be sponsored by and named after the Full Throttle energy drink. You think I'm kidding, but it is very possible.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012 3:38 PM

Leaked by a Six Flags Employee who has already been reprimanded (or worse) for opening his/her mouth when he/she shouldn't have.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012 1:32 AM

CoasterDemon said:
Full Throttle is the name? Sounds like a Cedar Fair ride. Six Flags is out of super heroes?

Really cool names are rare now I guess... I still vote for "Shifty Whistle."

Six Flags has access to every WB superhero available. So perhaps "The Flash" would be an appropriate title for the new ride.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012 9:29 AM

They're DC Comics heroes, not WB.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012 3:54 AM

And whom do you think owns DC Comics ?

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Sunday, March 11, 2012 9:19 AM

Marvel Vs. Warner Bros.? There's an idea for an awesome video game right there. Bugs Bunny fights Spiderman! Froghorn Leghorn fights HULK. Wow!

Edit - I have another one... Elmer Fudd fights Venom! "I'm hunting wabbit!" "WE ARE VENOM!"

Last edited by LostKause, Sunday, March 11, 2012 9:21 AM
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