While giving his keynote speech at the ACE banquet, Mark Shapiro let it slip that Magic Mountain would be getting a new wooden GCI coaster next year. He said it would be themed to the movie "Terminator Salvation."
Hmmm... An American classic wood twister roller coaster themed after an unstoppable cyborg assassin who has been sent back from the year 2029 by a race of artificially intelligent computer-controlled machines bent on the extermination of the human race.
If Paramount taught us anything, it's probably not a good idea to theme coasters to crappy movies nobody will like.
That being said maybe they can keep it generic enough that 3 months after everyone's forgotten about the movie they can remove whatever themeing gets put up and just call it "Terminator" which in and of itself isn't too bad a name.
Yup. That sequence was shot in the Los Angeles River basin. Also used for Grease and a host of other movies. It's very cheap to shoot on location there since it's practically in the studios' back yards.
The news that Carlin died saddened me...I felt a tribute of some kind was in order.
As for the 09 woodie we can only hope. With the removal of the tilt-o-whirl there is a nice U-shaped hilly open space for it along the hillside extending from Goldrusher's helix, under Superman, and all the way around between Bucanner and the theatre.
But it's SFMM...I suspect it'll end up on some flat plot of land somewhere, lol.