Six Flags Magic Mountain announces new B&M floorless

Posted Thursday, November 14, 2002 3:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Six Flags Magic Mountain announced yesterday the construction of Scream, a 150-foot tall B&M floorless coaster that will feature that will feature the usual sequence of inversions. The ride will have about 4,000 feet of track.

Read the press release from PR Newswire via Yahoo.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 3:45 AM
Sounds cool, and it gives me yet another reason to make a trip to California next year!

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 3:47 AM
Viper is the tallest looping coaster in the world? SOB doesn't count? Am I missing something here?

Anyways, they're mentioning speed hills, which is a good thing.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 4:08 AM
Sounds like Medusa East to me. Oh well, should be great. It's about time SFMM got a coaster with good capacity, but i'm sure they'll find some way to ruin it. ;)
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Thursday, November 14, 2002 4:11 AM
B:KF has a taller loop than Scream! too. I can't believe they are not breaking any records!!!
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Thursday, November 14, 2002 4:51 AM
I love that "Cut & Paste" feature!!

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 4:52 AM
Sounds remarkably similar to the Superman ride at WBMW in Madrid. However, that could be very similar to Medusa East because of the order of inversions B&M seem to love so much. While it's good news, it sounds like another cut and copy Beemer with no flava to me.
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Thursday, November 14, 2002 5:01 AM

The release also says S:TE is the only ride to break 100mph, conveniently forgetting about Dodonpa.

Why can't the U.S. get the interesting B&Ms like Nemesis Inferno? Eh, I shouldn't complain, this is gonna be awesome even if it is more of the same.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 5:17 AM

Hmmm.... I thought since SFMM is now the Xtreme park they would have an original design. Maybe more than one zero-g roll or something.

When will I learn.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 5:34 AM

This coaster has the exact same stats as Medusa West. Medusa East is listed in RCDB as 142' tall, Medusa West at 150'. Not only that but the track length is the same as well as the inversion sequence. I really didn't think SF would build a clones so close to one another. I used to look forward to going to SFMW just for Medusa and Roar (I don't care much for V2 or any Intamin LIM coasters for that matter). The drive to the bay area from Los Angeles is a day trip. No big deal at all. I think SF may have underestimated the number of people from Southern Cal that travel to Marine World. Now, I'll just go to PGA in the bay area and skip SFMW. I'm a little disappointed in that respect. I think SF had the chance to build the world's tallest floorless...why not?

However!!! I think this just might give SFMM the most impressive collection of coasters around. Yes, floorless, 4th dimension, inverted, giant shuttle, wood, hyper, megalooper, IntaminLIM,Stand-up.... They pretty much cover it all and then some.

Lastly (this is my longest post ever), if you live in SoCal and have never ridden a floorless....you are in for a real treat, my friends. Even though it is a clone, it will undoubtedly be one of the park favorites. See ya in the spring!

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 5:45 AM

How can you cats be so sure it's a clone? That inversion pattern is nothing special, true, but that doesnt "on it's own" make the coaster necessarily a clone. Kumba, Kraken, Medusa East, all have this ordering, yet they are not *quite* the same. The one thing they DO all have in common is that they have been *insanely* popular with guests of their respective parks. This one, I am willing to bet, will be no different.

Anyway, wait for the execution of the ride before calling it a clone.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 5:50 AM
The stats list the same height as Medusa at SFMW. The length is the same as Medusa at SFGADV as well as the inversion order. I would look for a coaster very similar to Medusa at SFGADV.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 5:58 AM
Yeah Medusa East has those amazing speed hills too! ;)

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 6:07 AM
I dont know if you want to call them speed hills. But you got one hill between the helix and the first corkscrew, and then you have another one at the very end of the ride just before going into the brakes. I dont know what you refer to speed hills as, but I wouldn't look for anything big.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 6:18 AM
Yeah definitely sounds like a SFGAd clone to this kid...oh well, at least it'll have high capacity!

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 6:21 AM
The picture in the press release shows a hill that looks kind of like one of the hills on superman in Marid. Sound like the element sequence will be the same, which is nearly true for many floorlesses, but it'll be different enough to call it not a clone.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 6:37 AM

The inversion sequence is pretty standard but this is NOT a clone. Its as if Medusa East and Superman Madrid had a baby.

Moosh

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 6:43 AM
isn't superman: krypton coaster the tallest floorless coaster in the world?
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Thursday, November 14, 2002 6:58 AM


Kumba, Kraken, Medusa East, all have this ordering, yet they are not *quite* the same.

Actually Kraken only has one corkscrew - there's a second vertical loop in there before it instead of another corkscrew. (yes, that's the anal enthusiast & huge Kraken fan in me coming out)

I'm probably going to just miss a chnce at this one - we'll be in California this February. That sucks. There are currently 6 floorless coasters in the USA and I've been on 4 of them. This could've been 5 out of 7. Sounds like a great ride.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 7:04 AM

They describe the beginning the same as Medusa East. But after the cobra roll there's a few changes.

From the pressrelease:


There is no time to rest as riders are immediately swept into a cobra roll at 78-feet above the ground before plunging straight down for a high-speed sharp turn only to plunge down once again into a nearly 90-degree high-speed helix. Rounding out the "flight," guests will scream over a banked turn before racing over a speed hill followed by two interlocking corkscrews. Then it's one more high speed hill before finally arriving back in the station ... whew!


Medusa doesn't have any hills before the corkscrews, just a banked turn. And the high-speed sharp turn before the helix, not sure that Medusa has that.

I guess the name is ok, i've heard worse...

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