Tatsu's circuit completed at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Posted Monday, April 3, 2006 9:07 AM | Contributed by xbombman

Vertical construction of Six Flags Magic Mountain's Tatsu was completed this past weekend. Station work is still underway in preperation for the ride's opening, scheduled for later this month.

Link: America Coasters Network

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Monday, April 3, 2006 4:31 PM
....and there was much rejoycing!
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Monday, April 3, 2006 5:15 PM
Tons of landscaping is going on right now
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Monday, April 3, 2006 5:15 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar ...hence all the chatter ;)
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Monday, April 3, 2006 6:44 PM
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." ;-)

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Monday, April 3, 2006 6:48 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar 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.
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Monday, April 3, 2006 9:42 PM
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 ***
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Monday, April 3, 2006 10:23 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. ;)

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Monday, April 3, 2006 10:48 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar The dual station thing kind of reminds me of Colossus getting a block brake for 6-train operation. Has anyone here ever witnessed six-train-op on Colossus?
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 12:16 AM
Jeff's avatar Looks to me like it's finally what we always wanted in a flying coaster.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 12:21 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Everyone knows I'm not a huge fan of the park but I think the ride looks great.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 1:14 AM
You say "we" like "we" didn't like flyers before.

You don't speak for "us" all.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 1:50 AM
Mamoosh's avatar 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!
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 2:25 AM
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?

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 7:49 AM
matt.'s avatar I think at this point the cost and logistics of doing that *after* the ride has been built and operating for several years would just be a waste.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 9:13 AM
Mamoosh's avatar 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.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 9:27 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar They could just cover the conrete slab with rock. No need to dig it up. :)
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 10:19 AM
Jeff's avatar Bite me, Gilman. Flyers suck, that's the truth according to me.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 10:39 AM
janfrederick's avatar They could hire 100 helicopters and fly Scream up to Vallejo in one piece. Would that make Scream a *flyer* too? ;)

I agree that it looks great. But what I want to know, is WHAT they are going to buid NEXT year???!!!!!! After all, CP is raising the stakes with their mechanical *bull* coaster. (couldn't resist)

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 12:47 PM
rollergator's avatar 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...

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