Posted Monday, January 30, 2006 8:38 AM | Contributed by xbombman
Tatsu construction is moving forward at Six Flags Magic Mountain, with the lift-hill and first drop now complete. The ride's first element, a 103-foot tall Corkscrew, has also been partially erected and is expected to be completed this week. An update of the ride's progress has been posted on ACN.
Link: America Coasters Network
Monday, January 30, 2006 10:36 AM
Well, if it is only at this point of the construction process, I think it is safe :( to say that Tatsu will not be open by Solace weekend. :(
Monday, January 30, 2006 11:25 AM
Last year the park wanted it open for Solace weekend but yes, it's not looking all that likely at the moment. A lot can happen in 6 weeks.
Monday, January 30, 2006 11:52 AM
With my luck it will be all built but they will be waiting on the state to license it and I will yet again be forced to watch a new ride test but not run. (X mocked me in October of 2001). :(
Monday, January 30, 2006 2:46 PM
Great pictures, but when you enlarge them ACN's copyright date is from last year. They might want to change that.
Monday, January 30, 2006 4:29 PM
Wow, that corkscrew comes very close to the Sky Tower. So interesting because I designed a floorless for RCT2 that does close to the same thing. Very nice job SFMM and B&M.
Monday, January 30, 2006 7:14 PM
Pleeeease be open for Solace weekend.
Tuesday, January 31, 2006 4:03 PM
I'm planning my trip to be there the day after Solace, so that's at least 1 more possible day for it to be open :)
Wednesday, February 1, 2006 4:40 AM
It seems that the lift is steeper than the drop. Maybe it is just an optical illusion, but it sure does look weird.
Wednesday, February 1, 2006 10:45 AM
The lift *is* steeper than the drop. But at the top of that drop you're going to be looking 150-200 feet down to the walkway below, which is in a small valley.
Wednesday, February 1, 2006 3:00 PM
Not just that, but remember that Silver Bullet also have a very shallow drop, and it did not disappoint, IMHO. Tina put it well when she said at Solace "Most. Underrated. Coaster. Evah!"
Wednesday, February 1, 2006 5:28 PM
Progress looks good, I just hope they work on it hard for the next 6 weeks.
Thursday, February 2, 2006 2:22 PM
K, I probably could just look this up but someone can probably just answer it for me. So it's SFMM ahead of CP with their coaster count?
Thursday, February 2, 2006 3:01 PM
Yes, by one.
Saturday, February 4, 2006 10:34 PM
Not for long...
Sunday, February 5, 2006 6:37 AM
i like tatsu's color scheme