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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Monday, October 25, 2010 4:16 AM
Rick_UK's avatar

Come on guys....

I know it was mentioned earlier in the thread regarding the potential capacity issue with GL...but, with 18 coasters, I'm a firm believer that they don't need eighteen 1500 pph coasters.

There will likely be more of a problem in the inaugural season, but as it becomes just another one of the 18 (or 19, or 20) - I don't see it being such an issue.

CP has things like Wildcat after all.


Nothing to see here. Move along.

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Monday, October 25, 2010 9:09 AM
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CommonSense said:

Always a smart (dumb) ass that ignores obvious keyboard problems.....

I prefer 'dumb smartass,' but to each his own.

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Monday, October 25, 2010 9:13 AM
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I love that all of that is coming from someone with a screen name of "CommonSense". Super. Or is that Supper?


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Monday, October 25, 2010 9:21 AM
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Tekwardo said:
I love that all of that is coming from someone with a screen name of "CommonSense". Super. Or is that Supper?

Maverick.


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Monday, October 25, 2010 9:59 AM

Meh.


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Monday, October 25, 2010 10:35 AM
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You guys are about as funny as a screen door on a battleship!

~Rob ;)

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Monday, October 25, 2010 10:48 AM
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Raven-Phile said:
Maverick.

Mmmmm...Maverick. Or El Toro. Either way, Yummy.


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Monday, October 25, 2010 11:13 AM
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Tekwardo said:

Mmmmm...Maverick. Or El Toro. Either way, Yummy.

Those are the 2 bestest rides in the world right there.


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Monday, October 25, 2010 11:34 AM
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We need to do a "Best of Intamin" tour next summer. And hope they don't kill us.


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Monday, October 25, 2010 11:45 AM
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If I left for that long and spent that much money, I'd be more worried about my wife killing me than a roller coaster. :)

Seriously, she thinks I'm crazy with how much I loved el Toro.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Monday, October 25, 2010 12:21 PM
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^Jill thought I was insane for my love of Toro - until she got a couple of the GOOD rides during the PPP trip. Now she's on board with the Bull... ;)


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Monday, October 25, 2010 12:44 PM
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Matt told me he thought I wouldn't like it, because I'm not the biggest out n' back fan, but the reason I don't like some of the older out n' back coasters is due to the lack of aggression. Toro's got all the aggression I need, and I loved it.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Monday, October 25, 2010 8:08 PM
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CommonSense said:

I'd at least assume you think its cool to look like you sleep in an alley, and smell like an abortion, but it really isn't.

Are you like twelve-years-old? Did you steal that from some witty poster on eBaums World?

The photo was taken by a fan after I performed on stage in front of over a thousand people with my old band. After that, many people clamored to get me to sign their CD that they just purchased. So yes, it is cool to be me. ...It looks like you don't have a photo.

You probably should read the CoasterBuzz forum post guide. It's all mostly common sense, but you still might gain something from it.

Sorry, everyone, for all of the noise.


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Monday, October 25, 2010 8:28 PM
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Someone snapping a photo of you prompted a mad rush to buy your CD? I'd ask for royalties if I were him.

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Monday, October 25, 2010 8:43 PM
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No. You of all people should understand this, Vater, because you've probably been in that situation before. Our performance prompted the mad rush. The photo was actually part of the mad rush.

The rush really wasn't crazy mad, but it was more than I was ever used to seeing.

I like my photo. It reminds me of the "good ol' days", which were really just a couple of years ago. I like to think that it captures my personality perfectly.

Someone should start a topic about this. I'm interested in what people would have to say about their avatars.


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Monday, October 25, 2010 8:56 PM
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It was a joke. But I'm sure CommonSense now sees his error in judgment thanks to your explanation of the photo.

Oh yeah... --> ;)

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Monday, October 25, 2010 9:07 PM
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I wasn't bragging or anything. The main point was that I like my photo, and that CS doesn't have one. Stones... Glass houses...

I want to stop talking about that now, please. :)

So, after pondering the capacity issue with Green Lantern, and hearing that the new (this year), low capacity coaster at Kennywood isn't causing too much of a problem, is it safe for me to say that maybe GL wont have as long as a wait as I think it will? SFMM has so many rides now, is it possible that maybe they don't need another high capacity ride, especially after GL is a few years old?

I think that a few flat rides would take the heat off of the coaster lines, for sure.


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Monday, October 25, 2010 9:23 PM
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I think you meant to say pphoto, Vater.


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Monday, October 25, 2010 9:36 PM
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Supper!

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Monday, October 25, 2010 9:40 PM

Someone's not going to be very happppy.


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