Six Flags Magic Mountain announces Green Lantern and other improvements

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 12:12 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Six Flags Magic Mountain, in celebration of 40 years of thrill ride innovation, today announced an unprecedented year of capital expansions with three new roller coaster experiences slated for the Valencia theme park in 2011. With these additions, Six Flags Magic Mountain regains the coveted "Coaster Capital of the World" crown - with a total of 18 roller coasters – more than any other theme park on the planet.

Adding to the Park’s "thrills for all ages" coaster dynasty are two unique coaster experiences: the Green Lantern coaster, designed for the bravest of thrill seekers, is a first-in-the-U.S. vertical track, spinning coaster; and the park’s popular Superman The Escape will fly again in spring 2011 as Superman: Escape from Krypton, taking the record-breaking 100-mph-in-seven-seconds feature and elevating it to the next level of extreme by reversing the direction of the vehicles and sending riders backwards . In addition to those two exciting rides, a new thrill-seeker-in-training coaster, designed for the entire family, will premiere as well.

Read the entire press release and see video on PR Newswire.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 12:37 PM

So SFMM decided one 4D-style coaster wasn't enough and got a Zacspin? Interesting.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 1:02 PM

Isn't a 4D coaster with no left/right turns really just a 3D coaster?

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 3:59 PM

Well, good for SFMM!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:09 PM

James Whitmore said:
Isn't a 4D coaster with no left/right turns really just a 3D coaster?

Potentially so....but then you add fire, fog, and music, and you have a 6-D coaster...or Maverick. ;)

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:14 PM

But not Fahrenheit. No effects there.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:20 PM

This is still incredible news for SFMM! When I first seen the video of this that leaked a little over a week ago, I thought it might have been a spoof of some kind. But great to see now, it's officall. ME LIKE!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 8:19 PM

Hmmm... well I'm gonna go out on a limb here.

New coasters (of any kind) are GREAT news! But - improvements at Magic Mountain? How about some flat rides? An octopus, etc., lobster, TILT A WHIRL, swings... etc...

And in the spirit of 'improvements', they're sitting on 2 all time great coasters, begging to return to their former glory - Revolution and Colossus of course...

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 1:38 AM

CoasterDemon said:
Hmmm... well I'm gonna go out on a limb here.

New coasters (of any kind) are GREAT news! But - improvements at Magic Mountain? How about some flat rides? An octopus, etc., lobster, TILT A WHIRL, swings... etc...

And in the spirit of 'improvements', they're sitting on 2 all time great coasters, begging to return to their former glory - Revolution and Colossus of course...

Yeah this is my concern in the long term with the park with all of the new rides (And the existing ones for that matter) Can they make the in park improvements in the long haul to keep the customers happy and coming back from a customer service standpoint. I heard in recent time they have been improving there compared to what they used to be.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 3:22 AM

wonder if CZ will add a coaster for kids too to shot down the MM coaster count.... also isnt it odd they still count Supperman as a coaster?and count it towards there list even when its down?

if superman is a coaster so is the ppower tower..... going up....... n it would count as two....

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 4:43 AM

^ CP counts Wicked Twister, so what's the big friggin deal?

It's a coaster, deal with it and let's move on...

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 9:10 AM

I think Magic Mountain is jealous of Cedar Point's bigger phallic coaster so they feel the need to compensate... ;)

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 9:20 AM

Kick The Sky said:
I think Magic Mountain is jealous of Cedar Point's bigger phallic coaster so they feel the need to compensate... ;)

I've been on it - it wasn't all that! ;-)

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 9:49 AM

CommonSense said:
Supperman

...fighting crime with his trusty dinner plate.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 10:30 AM

Man, the way you brought that to the table, I'd say Commonsense just got served.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 10:47 AM

No need to be so salty, peppering your speech with rye wit.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 11:29 AM

wonder if CZ will add a coaster for kids too to shot down the MM coaster count.... also isnt it odd they still count Supperman as a coaster?and count it towards there list even when its down?

if superman is a coaster so is the ppower tower..... going up....... n it would count as two...

Oh this bit again. *rolls eyes*

And FYI, Superman went "down" this past August in preparation for its retrofit for 2011 (repainting, new equipment installation, etc.).

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 2:38 PM

If anything, the general acceptance of an intamin halfpipe as a coaster but a disko as a flat is the most puzzling.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 3:26 PM

^The theory goes that the Halfpipe is driven uphill but "coasts" downhill, while the Disk'O is never free to drop under the force of gravity.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 3:31 PM

Right. Halfpipes roll and coast, but Disk-Os are completely powered. Much like Powered coasters, even if I do count those.

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