Terminator themed coaster @ Magic Mountain

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:56 PM
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."
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 1:59 PM
Ugh. Another Terminator movie? Hopefully they can revive this dying franchise, ala Batman Begins.

Anyway, isn't Great America (CA) scheduled to get a GCI Renegade clone in 09 also?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 2:06 PM
The possible CGA GCI is not a clone.

GCI is really doing a great job of keeping busy.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 2:09 PM
Hmmmm...I wonder where they'd put it? Psyclone's spot? I'd prefer a terrain coaster of course.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 2:11 PM
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.


Tuesday, June 24, 2008 2:31 PM
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.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 2:40 PM
I have some hope for this latest edition of Terminator. I'm a big fan of Christian Bale. Everything that I've seen that he's done I really liked.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 3:00 PM
The new Terminator movie will be set in the future after Judgement Day. That alone, is an improvement.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 3:21 PM
Wow. GCII is going to be busy next year.
  1. California's Great America
  2. Six Flags Magic Mountain
  3. Worlds of Fun?
  4. Six Flags over Texas?
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 3:45 PM
Remember in Terminator 2 when they raced on the motorcycles with the truck in that concrete river bed.... and SFMM has one of those beds, but I don't know what they are really called
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 4:01 PM
Ah... something our great-grandchildren will enjoy over and over again!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 4:03 PM
...Wait, I thought SFMM was closing. ;)
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 4:11 PM
Concrete river channel? ;)
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 4:15 PM
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.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 4:18 PM
That is interesting, two new wooden coasters in California in the same year. No California theme park has attempted wood since 1999!

And neither will be a clone?


Tuesday, June 24, 2008 5:05 PM
^^The conrete river channel sequence in Terminator was filmed near Northridge, CA. I witnessed it. It's not the same location as used in Grease.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 5:55 PM
Yah, the one in T2 looked smaller. Now I'm pretty sure that the one in Repo Man was the same location as Grease.

Nice quote Moosh!

So Moosh, terrain??? ;) *** Edited 6/24/2008 9:55:39 PM UTC by janfrederick***

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:54 PM
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.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 7:00 PM
Wow, Moosh. I double-checked, and you're right. It was filmed in Northridge. My bad.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 9:58 PM

ApolloAndy said:
Ugh. Another Terminator movie? Hopefully they can revive this dying franchise, ala Batman Begins.

You knew another Terminator movie was set up after the ending of T3. Was just a matter of time.

Terminator: Very good

T2: Kickass

T3: Watchable but nothing special except for a couple great action scenes.


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