The usual suspects are still trying to figure out something negative to say.
Here, I'll start - "I can't believe they ruined the classic view from the front of the park. Now that stupid new coaster they never should have built towers over Revolution. Six Flags sucks so bad." ;-)
Actually, I think it looks kinda cool. I kind of miss the classic look, but it's cool to see another twisted beast up on the mountain. Guess I'll have to go back to the Mountain next year and check it out, as I honestly can't imagine it's going to suck.
I do have to say that the view that used to be mainly Revolution, the waterfalls, and fountains now looks way too busy...but the coaster should be incredible!*** This post was edited by Floorless Fan 4/3/2006 9:44:37 PM ***
I'll agree about the location changing the classic view of the park, but what a great place to put a coaster! This is not your typical parking lot coaster. It looks great!
One negative thing I forsee with this ride is the uptime. SF has a very hard time keeping Superman at SFGAdv open and running more than one train, so what makes this one any different? I think it's all Lorax's fault the ride will never be open. ;)
He speaks for me ;) Having ridden -- and been completely underwhelmled by -- the three Supermen flyers in the US I'm just happy we didn't get a fourth clone. Sure the public eats them up in Georgia, Illinois, and New Jersey but I thought they were snoozeville!
While I think the ride looks great. I wish the last helix was lower to the ground/fountain. It's just so high up, with a ton of supports. But I guess that's what Magic Mountain wanted a true flying experience.
Does anyone know if they are planning on removing the pavement below Scream, because that ride looks stupid. I mean I couldn't be that expensive adding woodchips/grass/rocks or something along those lines into the area, could it?
I wouldn't be surprised to see Scream moved to another park in the chain eventually. Shapiro has already stated that he thinks 17 coasters is too many and ridership of that particular ride is pretty low. I've never seen a long line for it although granted I rarely go to the park, LOL!. But other than Goldrusher, Ninja, and Revolution the rest are not terrain-specific and can easily be relocated.
It does look like what *I* always wanted in a flyer....B&M reliability/capacity with an "enhanced" layout. I love the Pretzel Loop, but after that they (S:UFs) really are the snoozefest Moosh described...
Of course, I really like the Vekoma flyers too, reliability and capacity issues aside...