Terminator themed coaster @ Magic Mountain

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 10:25 PM
I would rather see a bunch of nice new flats enter the park, but who could ever complain about a brand new GCI?
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 10:46 PM
Maybe they'll learn how to maintain a wooden coaster...
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 10:48 PM
^I doubt it ;)
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 10:53 PM
Do the GCI's even require that much maintenance?

Have any of the designs with MF trains required retracking yet?

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 10:54 PM
McG directing? Not that I didn't like the Charlie's Angels movies, but I'd hate to see Terminator go music video style. And no Claire Danes is already a negative against it.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:00 PM
Although I like the idea of a GCI (terrain or otherwise) at SFMM, it doesn't seem to be the right fit for the park. I wonder if Shapiro is throwing out a knuckle ball to the ACErs?

And a Terminator 4 theme... bad idea.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:14 PM
He's not.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008 11:59 PM
Does anyone else think that a coaster named Terminator and themed after the Terminator movies would HAVE to be a metal coaster and not a woodie? I mean, the whole series is based on nuclear war technology and cyborgs and the demise of the human race. Doesn't seem right to present a wooden coaster under this theming. Hopefully, as someone else mentioned, they will just forget the theming and call the ride Terminator.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:01 AM

jive2 said:
Do the GCI's even require that much maintenance?

Have any of the designs with MF trains required retracking yet?


Not that much, other than the usual making sure nails are in all the way and making sure all bolts are tight. I would imagine the new "slab" technique would make them even more easier to maintain.

As far as tracks with the MF being retracked... the only one I can think of is the Roar that has them (remember the other Roar does not have MF trains)... and when you compare that to the Gravity Group designs, it makes you wonder why a certain park went with that firm.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 12:35 AM
Roar west has been getting retracked in spots for years. After all, the coaster is almost 10 years old now. There have been a number of footers replaced (with the slab technique interesting enough) along with some structure. It all seems like normal wooden coaster maintenance. It still gets rough as hell if they don't keep up on the track, as many ACErs will tell you.
*** Edited 6/25/2008 4:37:17 AM UTC by GoliathKills***
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 2:00 AM
^Im guessing your talking about west, since we share the same homepark, you defiantly notice that ROAR west is becoming a little on the not rough side, but maybe it seems to be a little wilder than before.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 7:40 AM
Gwazi has also received lots of work. One half wasn't even ruining when we showed up for Coaster Con in 2006. Even though it was down for it's scheduled maintenance, they opened it up for us for our morning ERT and promptly closed it again afterwords. Having ridden both sides, I could see why it was closed for maintenance. Gwazi is the roughest GCI I have ridden. Is that a coincidence? Or, is it because it runs with PTC's? How do the other GCI's with PTC's run? From my own experience, I feel that Wildcat at Hersheypark runs a lot better now that it has MF trains.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 8:08 AM

bunky666 said:
Does anyone else think that a coaster named Terminator and themed after the Terminator movies would HAVE to be a metal coaster and not a woodie?

Absolutely it should be metal. Then again we are talking about a company that themed a woodie to Evel Kenevel when one of those motorcycle coasters would've been more appropriate.

Since Moosh is quoting George Carlin in his profile I thought I'd post one of my favorite Carlin lines regarding prostitution.

" Why is it illegal to sell something that's perfectly legal to give away?"

Good bye George


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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 8:26 AM

Swoosh said:
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?

Cedar Point???
*** Edited 6/25/2008 12:28:04 PM UTC by Spinout***

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 9:14 AM
^ I think the location of a new coaster at CP would determine whether or not it could go in next year. If a lot of demo and site work (ala White Water Landing) is required, I would guess a coaster wouldn't open until 2010. However, if a custom layout were used and could work with existing conditions at the park, I could see something coming next year. My opinion is that if there is a new ride next year at CP it will be a flat ride.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 3:12 PM
bunky666 said:
"Does anyone else think that a coaster named Terminator and themed after the Terminator movies would HAVE to be a metal coaster and not a woodie"?

Steel supports maybe? I don't think that GCI has constructed one of those before. But considering this is California (and SFMM), perhaps it's not out of the question?

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 3:54 PM
Naming a wood coaster after a cyborg makes as much sense as naming one after a hare! Or a steel coaster after a bird!

Oh, wait...never mind :)

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 4:45 PM
Well, at least a hare hops. ;)

PS...there must be a joke in there about the price of beer somewhere. ;)

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 5:11 PM
It makes as much sense as naming one after Wayne's World. :)
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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 5:23 PM
Nice!

They also have recently put some TLC towards Revolution, making it a better ride. That's something I never expected to see this year. It's one of those more subtle changes that makes all the difference. It certainly never happened before!

And even though they never advertise it, CSI Live is now playing. I swear the only commercials I see are for "X2" - and no mention of Thomas Town or CSI. Part of recreating the park in a family friendly park is done through ads. The X2 ads - with volcano landscape, claws, and fire, don't sell the message of "family".

And now with a new wood coaster. With Ghostrider fading from it's once great status - although I still love the ride, it's not the same as it was. I can only hope that SFMM's is easier to take care of and can continue to be a great ride. They haven't had much luck with wood coasters at the park for quite some time.

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