SoCal paper talks more about Magic Mountain coasters

Posted Sunday, December 17, 2000 8:35 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Not revealing anything new, but certainly helping to solidify the announcement, the LA Times talks about the three new coasters coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain for 2001. The article quotes Ultimate Rollercoaster Web jockey Eric Gieszl.

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Sunday, December 17, 2000 9:01 AM
I wonder if it the part saying that DejaVu would be 160 ft. was a typo, and it will be the rumored 180 ft.
Sunday, December 17, 2000 9:06 AM
I don't think that "X" sounds like such a great idea. Yes it may be breaking new records but how many people will be able to stand moving around on a coaster while moving 360 degrees and at speeds of up to 76 mph. I don't think I could and I don't get sick on spinning rides.
Sunday, December 17, 2000 9:32 AM
I think that "X" sounds really dumb. I have seen the videos of it and it does not look very fun. I also don't see what the article means by stealing the title of "ROLLERCOASTER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD" from CP cause that does not necessarily mean the most coasters I think it means the best and so if CP wants to call themselves that then they can!

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Sunday, December 17, 2000 9:52 AM
SFMM jsut got a $15 million dollar + roller coaster last season and now three more! That is crazy. That is more than $25 million. SF is putting to much coasters in MM. THey should invest in otehr parks like SFEG but that wont happen. Elitch's last "coaster" was Boomerang in 1999. SF is just adding more things to there "bigger" parks. I would be so happy if SFEG got a hyper or a big coaster.

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Sunday, December 17, 2000 9:58 AM
I'm getting more excited by the minute. I can't wait to hear the stats on "X" !!

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Sunday, December 17, 2000 10:02 AM
I think "X" sounds like a good idea. Chances are it won't be flipping at high speed. I do agree with DJMFORCE on the whole "quality is better than quantity" idea. I don't think more coasters make a better park. *** This post was edited by LongLiveTheIronDragon on 12/17/2000. ***
Sunday, December 17, 2000 10:11 AM
But why can't you have both? :)

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Sunday, December 17, 2000 11:06 AM
Magic Mountain:
S:TE: 15 million
RR (aprox): 12
Goliath 15
X, Goliath Jr.,
Deja Vu (according
to La Times): 20-30 Million

* between 62 and 72 Million on Coasters since 1997
* an average of 16.75 every year since 1997
* an average of 1.5 coasters every year since 1997

Cedar Point
Mantis 12 million
Woodstock Expr. 1
MF 25

* about 38 million on coasters since 1996
* about 7.6 every year since 1996
* about .6 coasters every year since 1996

I love cedar point, but the numbers shure do point to Six Flags MM
*** This post was edited by Zero-G on 12/17/2000. ***
Sunday, December 17, 2000 11:33 AM
Cedar Point has quality coasters. They invest their money very well. Just wait till 2002 Cedar Point will get thier record back.
Sunday, December 17, 2000 11:55 AM
I just don't get why SF is investing all this money into Magic Mountain. Why don't they put some more into SFGAm or some smaller parks that need it alot more then SFMM does. "X" does sound a little bit wierd. I'm just wondering if the Deja Vu will be worth it. I just don't know if these coasters are going to cut it.
Sunday, December 17, 2000 12:02 PM
Man, why can't we all just get along? Personally, I'm happy that DA Mountain is getting these great new rides, especially X. To me, this is good, not just for So Cal peeps, but for everyone in the world who love roller coasters. Extreme coasterers will pay big airline tickets to ride extreme rides. That's my first point. My second is (don't be throwing rocks all at once) that love it or not....most parks care a lot about superlatives...biggest, tallest, most, first...blah blah blah. I think it's fair to bash Magic Mountain about their "Coaster Capitol" claim...the reason being is that the park does have proof. Cedar Point has been the Coaster Capitol for so many years, because they had the proof. Quantity is a finite state, while quality is just a matter of opinion. Unfortunately, record titles are given to those parks that have the numbers to back them up. Now, I'm not putting down Da Point or backin up Da Mountain, but I think it's fair that Da Mountain is called Coaster Capitol for now. That's my bottomline! Damn, I talk to much jibberish...
Sunday, December 17, 2000 12:05 PM
I made a typing mistake in my previous post. I meant to say " I DON'T think it's fair to bash Magic MOuntain about their "Coaster Capitol" claim..." so all of you Magic fans, please don't start attackin me..heheh
Sunday, December 17, 2000 12:34 PM
Considering that I thought Goliath was it for 2 years or so, this feels almost unbelievable. Blink, was that a typo? Or were you really talking about SFGAm? I thought I heard somewhere that they were building 2 big coasters as well. You must have meant SFEG and SFAW, those are the two parks getting left out.

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Sunday, December 17, 2000 1:08 PM
they will not be getting the new arrow coaster. I know this because on the season pass teaser scan on it says riders will race and on the arrow video the trains DONT RACE. i also feel that SF is jus putting coasters in anywhere they can. its so obvious that they just want the record of holding the most rollercoasters. CP and PKI are more interested in adding QUALITY rides and they dont see at as a competition. *** This post was edited by matt1080 on 12/17/2000. ***
Sunday, December 17, 2000 1:24 PM
LOL!!! matt1080! Your funny guy!!!

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Sunday, December 17, 2000 1:35 PM
OK there are alot of reasons they are adding 3 coasters. One Six Flags obiously has been always getting beat by Cedar Fair, when SFMM ads a record breaker CP breaks it. Now CP can't break all this in one year. It does however see that they are adding coasters just to add them. {I.E. Boomerang/Invertigo.} Also all the people have yet to relize there is a park opening up abotu an hour down the road I think its called something like CALIFRONIA ADVENTURE by an old amusment park company called, DISNEY.

Why are all the Cp'ers throwing fits? Yes I am going to get pissed off when CP adds there Floorless or what ever in 2002, but all these people are talking about quality? and, that Cp has qaunitity and quality, well last time I checked, Golitah, Riddler's Revenge, Superman The Escape, Viper, Batman The Ride, Reveloution, and Colosus were preety good coasers.

Sunday, December 17, 2000 1:45 PM
"I just don't get why SF is investing all this money into Magic Mountain."

You are aware of the number of people who live in SoCal, right?

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Sunday, December 17, 2000 1:47 PM
With all the trouble, time, finances, manpower, planning and deadlines, this "adding coasters just to be adding them" theory is beyond ridiculous. I think they went with an Invertigo to save money. I think that was a smart move on their part, rather than spending $50 million dollars just to break some dumb record, they saved some to do some general improvements around the park as well. As far as shuttles go, this gives SFMM something that they haven't had in a while, variety. If it's full circuits you want, well SFMM has plenty of those as well.

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Sunday, December 17, 2000 2:00 PM
cedar point could easily take it back becuse i think they count gemini as one so they can just count both sides. and be petty like sfmm and build a kidde coaster.

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