Six flags Magic Mountain Flashback

Thursday, November 2, 2006 1:47 AM
waht (sic) is so bad about Psyclone...

Psyclone is in my Top 10 wooden coasters.

I only have been on less than 10 wooden coasters.

If your track record is up-to-date you've ridden four wooden coasters, all in Southern California. Someday when you've traveled more extensively and ridden some amazing wood you'll understand why Psyclone is such a huge pile of steaming carp! And I suspect you'll remember your post above and laugh ;)

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Thursday, November 2, 2006 3:11 AM
^ That does seem to be true Moosh, but for the most part, even those who've only ridden California wood (no jokes please) know that Psyclone is a steaming pile -- regardless of said wood count. Hell, I hated it the first time I rode it -- and I had only been on Colossus before that. But since, I have been on more wooden coasters, unfortunately for me, were not so much better than Psyclone. Why is California so depraved of a GOOD top 5 wooden coaster. GhostRider really is not what it used to be. :(
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Thursday, November 2, 2006 10:11 AM
Mmm...almost lunchtime here and a huge pile of steaming carp sounds pretty good! :)

Did they restock the pond up at CP yet???

Tom

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Thursday, November 2, 2006 10:16 AM
Krax - Psyclone was good it's first season only and then it developed typical Dinn shuffle and roughness. But yeah, even if that's the only woodie someone has ridden they should know what a POS it is.

As for Ghostrider, reports from those I trust who've ridden since it went thru a massive overhaul prior to Haunt say it's *thisclose* to it's old self. Apparently quite a long portion was completely retracked and it's running fast and smooth.

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Thursday, November 2, 2006 10:28 AM
Yup...Ghostie is off the hook again. :)
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Thursday, November 2, 2006 5:25 PM
I can't believe I'm actually with Shapiro on how he defines the problem with Magic Mountain: too many coasters and not enough family attractions. For that reason it's neat to see them taking down Flashback, yet it is so disappointing it has so little to do with plans to revamp the park. What ever money they put into correcting the park's problems can be earned back, and then some.

I'm glad to head folks not ragging too much on Colussus. For a west coast woodie, I think it stacks up pretty well. *** Edited 11/2/2006 10:35:36 PM UTC by rc-madness***

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Thursday, November 2, 2006 6:30 PM
Personaly last time I as at SFMM I did not have a problem with phyclone but my friend and cusion did.

as long as the train can complete the track without letting you fall out of the car I will ride it.

So if Flashback where open tomarrow i would go ride it I can live with the pain just to say i road Flashback!

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Thursday, November 2, 2006 8:13 PM
Flashback isn't a lawn Gator,it's a lawn ornament....and a real ugly looking one at that. *** Edited 11/3/2006 1:14:00 AM UTC by BATWING FAN SFA***
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Thursday, November 2, 2006 8:32 PM
I wounder if they have thought about filling Flashbacks track full of sand to reduce the noise.

It would be awesome if they enclosed Flashback and added some cool lights and music to make it family friendly.

Edit-Thanks Mamoosh *** Edited 11/3/2006 2:02:25 AM UTC by Hamster Boy***

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Thursday, November 2, 2006 8:54 PM
Ummm...Flashback is closed. You meant enclosed. And the only thing worse than being able to see when your head is going to be bashed by the OSTR is having it happen repeatedly without warning in complete darkness, LOL!

No thanks! :)

*** Edited 11/3/2006 1:56:01 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Thursday, November 2, 2006 9:09 PM
Here is a video of FLASHBACK operating in 2001

WHILE THE WATER PARK IS OPEN AS YOU CAN SEE!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=XNBccTI4qPo

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Friday, November 3, 2006 12:52 AM

Mamoosh said:
You meant enclosed. And the only thing worse than being able to see when your head is going to be bashed by the OSTR is having it happen repeatedly without warning in complete darkness, LOL!

But could I count it again???

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Friday, November 3, 2006 8:54 AM
If it significantly changes the ride experience, sure! (But how would you tell -- you'd get knocked out on the first turn and miss the rest of the ride anyway...)
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Friday, November 3, 2006 3:15 PM
Count it again? Only if they give it a new name since it would still be at the same park. ;)
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Friday, November 3, 2006 5:30 PM
And that 2001 video may be the last time it ran. I seem to recall that they opened it for a couple of rides for an ACE/media event, and then unceremonously yanked the power feed right after we left.
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Friday, November 3, 2006 6:25 PM
<---Rode it Solace Weekend, January 2002.
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Friday, November 3, 2006 8:03 PM
Ummm, Solace typically occurs in March...or has every year that I've been going....and the only time I saw it operating was in....hmmm, wanna say October of...'01 was it? Maybe '02?

"Old-timers iz da suxorz!!1!!"

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Friday, November 3, 2006 8:55 PM

Dutchman said:
And that 2001 video may be the last time it ran. I seem to recall that they opened it for a couple of rides for an ACE/media event, and then unceremonously yanked the power feed right after we left.

The last time the ride operated was in April of 2004. I know a friend who happened to operate Flashback that month. He told me practically NOBODY approached the ride the entire day (either thinking it was closed or not even aware the ride was even there) and they closed the ride down early and sent the crew to fill in spots at other attractions.

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Friday, November 3, 2006 9:25 PM

rollergator said:
Ummm, Solace typically occurs in March...or has every year that I've been going....and the only time I saw it operating was in....hmmm, wanna say October of...'01 was it? Maybe '02?

"Old-timers iz da suxorz!!1!!"


Solace WAS in January in 2002...smartypants!!

*** Edited 11/4/2006 4:31:33 AM UTC by BaSSiStiSt***

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Saturday, November 4, 2006 1:09 AM
kRaXleridAh: Tell them to make it look like its opperating. You can see the ride from the fountain just inside the gate if it looked like it was running people would ride it!
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