Six flags Magic Mountain Flashback

Monday, October 30, 2006 12:07 PM
What is going on with Flashback at Six Flags magic Mountain.

I have been dying to ride that ride and its never open! I read the sign has been removed from the park and want to know what the status of the coaster is.

I can not even go to another park as I found out this is the only one like it in the world!

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Monday, October 30, 2006 12:29 PM
Dude, the ride sucks anyway. You're not missing anything!
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Monday, October 30, 2006 12:46 PM
still want to ride it it looks fun. Also it is the only one like that in the world I wish i see pictures of what they are doing i read that the chain is not working but the C.E.O of six flags wants to fix it up.
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Monday, October 30, 2006 1:16 PM
I had the misfortune of riding it. It has to be one of the most brutal headbashing monsters built in recent years. Unless they move it from it's present location in the park chances are it will never run again. Being right next to Hurricane Harbor the noise it and it's riders generated interfered with the lifeguards ability to monitor patrons. That's why it didn't run during summer. It's not worth bringing it to snuff up to pass inspection for the few days in the winter that it would be in operation
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Monday, October 30, 2006 1:52 PM
What I could never figure out is why they just don't tear it down. Sure they couldn't market SFMM as having the most coasters, but if I owned the park I wouldn't leave a ride that never operates standing, especially in the front of the park. Of course, if I owned the park, there would be a lot more changes than just that. ;)
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Monday, October 30, 2006 2:07 PM
But after a couple of SBNO seasons, Flashback HAS run this year...on several occasions (none of which I was present for)...
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Monday, October 30, 2006 2:11 PM
You know, I really don't buy the excuse that it has to close for the waterpark. I can think of plenty of roller coasters and rides that are in close proximity to a waterpark, that never have to close due to "sound". This just sounds like another typical Six Flags BS story.

*** Edited 10/30/2006 7:11:24 PM UTC by Fun***

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Monday, October 30, 2006 2:47 PM
when I was out at SFMM in '01 - Don't make many trips out that way - I rode it multiple times in various rows and thought that it got a bad rap.

Granted it wasn't anywhere near the top 1/3rd of my list, but it sure as heck wasn't in the bottom 1/3rd, either...

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Monday, October 30, 2006 2:50 PM
Considering that Magnum at CP goes through the waterpark, that excuse Six Flags gives is certainly a bunch of BS.
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Monday, October 30, 2006 2:58 PM
Each roller coster has a different amount of noise they make. There are ways to quiet them when building them they just didn't think of that when building Flashback and it is louder the Magnum.
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Monday, October 30, 2006 3:06 PM
^^ Arrow track is not boxed like flashback, I would assume (having never seen or heard flashback)it would sound a lot like a B&M... at least more so than an arrow.
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Monday, October 30, 2006 3:12 PM

redman822 said:
Granted it wasn't anywhere near the top 1/3rd of my list, but it sure as heck wasn't in the bottom 1/3rd, either...

Not only is it in the bottom 1/3 of my list, it's in the bottom three. :)

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Monday, October 30, 2006 3:45 PM

rollergator said:
But after a couple of SBNO seasons, Flashback HAS run this year...on several occasions (none of which I was present for)...

Where did you hear/see this?

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Monday, October 30, 2006 4:28 PM
^ Some Ohio kids went out to Cali for coasting, etc., and took MY ride on Flashback...about a month ago....

and hey, check your PMs while you're here... ;)

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Monday, October 30, 2006 4:33 PM
When I read the title of the thread, I thought it was about post-traumatic stress syndrome. :)
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Monday, October 30, 2006 5:13 PM
I rode it when it was at SFGAm and I loved it so much that I frequently rerode it as much as I could. Call me crazy. I like SLC's too...
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Monday, October 30, 2006 5:46 PM

Fun said:
You know, I really don't buy the excuse that it has to close for the waterpark. I can think of plenty of roller coasters and rides that are in close proximity to a waterpark, that never have to close due to "sound". This just sounds like another typical Six Flags BS story.


Of course you wouldn't buy it. Because you don't know. Imagine Mantis or any loud-roaring B&M built RIGHT ALONGSIDE a fence, which right on the other side, is a wave and swimming pool area. It's not just close proximity - if Six Flags were to rip down that fence separating Hurricane Harbor from Flashback, you could walk up from out of the pool, walk a few yards and touch one of the support columns. THAT'S how close it is.

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Monday, October 30, 2006 5:48 PM
LOL RGB!
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Monday, October 30, 2006 7:22 PM
What I could never figure out is why they just don't tear it down.

Tearing it down requires money, something SF doesn't have a lot of these days. It's far more cost-effective to just leave it standing.

Oh, and Gator...feel a tug on your chain? ;)

*** Edited 10/31/2006 2:53:38 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Monday, October 30, 2006 7:35 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
Not only is it in the bottom 1/3 of my list, it's in the bottom three. :)

Bottom 3? Wow, you're generous. I have it dead last (out of 487 coasters, 382 of them steel).

Although I think this year when filling out Mitch's poll, it will have competition from Beech Bend's Looping Star...

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