Where: Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia, CA)
When: Spring 2006
First Drop: 111-feet
Top Speed: 62 mph
Track length: 3,602-feet
- 124' tall pretzel loop
- 96' tall zero-gravity roll
- 103' long flatspin
- 360 degree inline roll
Duration: 3 minutes
Capacity: 1,600 pph
*** Edited 11/17/2005 10:17:54 AM UTC by kRaXLeRidAh***
For coaster fans, the coming ride has generated some subdued online buzz - perhaps optimism - about the direction of a beloved theme park they believe is hampered by weak management, with corporate ownership in flux, Niles said. Oklahoma City-based Six Flags Inc. is up for sale, with Dan Snyder, owner of the NFL's Washington Redskins, angling to take over.
"Fans are willing to forgive and forget if you deliver a really great ride," Niles said.
^ That last sentance pretty funny, but i guess perhaps it is true in many ways.
Congradulations SFMM.:) Tatsu look's to be amazing.
Which is part of the reason that SFI as a whole and esp. SFMM is in the terrible shape it is in. Give me better Cust. Service, a Cleaner Park, and All the rides open before you go and build me a new ride, not only will I visit, but I may just buy a season pass...
"Let's just saturate the park with rides!"
The fact of the matter is that you need substance to the park. You need atmosphere and you need good services to keep people happy.
The problem with that is that I don't think you'll ever know when you're succeeding with it because you keep your customers in a constant state of happiness, so they don't even have to think or say "oh wow, this is really nice."
Just keeping them happy and keeping everything really nice is it's reward because although it isn't always spoken or recognized, it will be with repeat customers and high park reviews. It's hard for me to explain, but I think someone walking through a park happy all day because of the atmosphere has a much larger impact than someone getting 2 minutes of a thrill every couple of hours. *** Edited 11/17/2005 2:12:32 PM UTC by MForce2k***
This sounds like a "next level" flyer if ever there was one. Kinda of like what B&M did with Montu, Raptor and Riddler's Revenge.
People will be watching now, this ride is an attention getter. Hopefully the coughcough*newowners*cough will recognize this.
A launching flyer DOES sound yummy, though. :-P
*** Edited 11/17/2005 2:55:55 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
I was thinking this coaster was going to follow the ground alot more. It actually spends most of the ride pretty high in the air.
Looks better then the Superman Clones though.
Is B&M starting a new trend with Flat Spin's and Zero G rolls as the first few elements now...first Hydra now for Tatsu. Gotta like that they are changing how things have generally always been done.
Paul Ruben said-
“Six Flags Magic Mountain exemplifies the powerful Six Flags thrill brand,” stated Paul Ruben, North American editor of Park World magazine and noted roller coaster historian. ”Besides strapping yourself onto a jet fighter, no where else can you experience this unique acrobatic flying experience. Tatsu is a tremendous addition to this renown thrill park and the missing link to their remarkable world-class coaster collection.”
Can't he just stop? Del Holland is an idiot, as he shows in the Press release, as well as the way he runs his park. Paul Ruben is not someone that needs to be quoted.
Just another day in the Six Flags Gutter...
Ride It said:
someone with a known name is saying something nice
Known? Known by who? Roller coaster dorks on message boards? And only half of them at best? I mean really.
In other news...Tatsu looks good enough to drag me back to Cali all by itself. Quote me on that. I'm KNOWN. *cough*
*** Edited 11/17/2005 4:16:15 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***
I want to see pics, animations, etc. Press releases do nothing for me.
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