Saturday, July 21, 2001 6:15 PM
I JUST returned from a magical trip from the magic mountain. Six Flags Magic Mountain that is. I'm going to cover my trip in two parts, ride reviews, and construction progress. CONSTRUCTION Thrill Shot
• All three towers are structurally COMPLETE! There were workers "fiddling" with the cables that were already installed on the each of the three tower legs, but nothing much going on other than that on TS. Those three vertical sticks of metal are extremely tall...I mean INSANELY TALL. Yes I have to scream that! Deja Vu
• Before I say anything, I would like to comment that this thing is HUMONGOUS. This is twice the size of any boomerang or invertigo I've ever seen for that matter. Looking at pictures of it for months and finally seeing the real thing up-close, I am for sure able to come to the conclusion that this isn't just "another boomerang".
• The ride was being tested ALL DAY. The test runs were continuous, non-stop. To me, the trains went through the inversions at a sluggish pace (not much so that it stalls though) but I suppose when it opens and is loaded with a train full of people, this ride will tear through the tracks like a bullet. The ride is also very nice looking too and to my suprise, isn't ridiculously close to Psyclone like I had imagined and seen from construction pictures. X
• My eyes rolled into the back of my head upon seeing this thing up close, and like my up-close view of Deja Vu, pictures DO NOT DO IT JUSTICE. I cannot stress that enough! It looks NOTHING like it does from construction pictures. It is very much larger and...nicer looking. It compliments Viper very nicely.
• As of my visit, all that I noticed that was tracked to the moment was the inverted turn-around by the station and it was pretty much completely tracked up until there. A lot of support structure was up as well too for the second raven turn I would presume.
-------------------------------------------------- RIDE REVIEWS Goliath
• Not much to say except it's still very intense and out of control. And to my semi-suprise, there was not too much braking on the block brake. Still smooth. And the landscaping & foliage has really started to grown in, it's like a real jungle in the queue! Gives plenty of relaxing shade. Batman : The Ride
• Still very smooth and intense since the last time I rode it last fall. Packs a good punch. I had to sit on my flip-flops during the ride! The Riddler's Revenge
• The king of stand-up coasters still reigns supreme! Very smooth, long, fast, and intense. One thing I noticed is that the block brake was turned up a bit higher. But the second half is just as good. GoldRusher
• Good single head-chopper under the Log Jammer flume, but a bit jerky. Nice and fast helix finale. Viper
• The back seat makes this thing seem like it's pushing the law of gravity. Just plain FAST and agressive. It's outrageous. The double corkscrew gives lots of floating. Ninja
• N/A Superman : The Escape
• N/A Revolution
• N/A Colossus
• N/A Psyclone
*** This post was edited by kRaXLeRidAh on 7/21/2001. ***
DejaVu SFMM 2001
Saturday, July 21, 2001 6:49 PM
I was working that day. Did you go to Dockside Deli at all?
Déjà Vu: Thrill seekers plummet from 196-feet, fly head-over-heels at 65 mph over the outside of a vertical loop and a giant 110-foot high boomerang turn with nothing but the sky above their dangling feet. http://www.geocities.com/totallysfmm
Sunday, July 22, 2001 7:28 AM
When you say "N/A" do you mean those rides were down, or that you just didn't ride them?
Sunday, July 22, 2001 1:39 PM
I didn't ride them. Because I visit the park 2-5 times a year, I took this visit slowly and did everything else the park offered that wasn't all roller coasters. And the N/A rides I listed, I have already been on in the past. But it doesn't mean that they were mediocre that I just had to pass them up, but that I had another chance to take them on in August. The only ride that was closed was Flashback (Hurricane Harbor operations closes the ride).
Sunday, July 22, 2001 2:01 PM
Wow, that must have been sooo cool to see Deja Vu testing. How did it sound? Loud, soft? How long did it take to get to the top? I can't wait to go on the 14'th.
"All the good bands are affiliated with Satan." -Bart Simpson
Sunday, July 22, 2001 8:44 PM
"The only ride that was closed was Flashback (Hurricane Harbor operations closes the ride)."
What do you mean by this? Are you saying that whenever HH is open, the ride will not be if I go? Thanks.
BTW, does anyone ever see this thing open?
Danny, XPP Staff http://xpp.coasterbuzz.com/
PKI 2002- "The Rollercoast is Toast!"
Sunday, July 22, 2001 8:48 PM
I've seen it open ONCE during a visit in November, so yes, Koaster King, that might be the very case.
Unfortunately, I was not able to ride as a partner is required, and there was nobody in the queue to ask a ride with.
Musician, snowboarder, member of ACE and the ECC
Wednesday, July 25, 2001 12:38 PM
"Wow, that must have been sooo cool to see Deja Vu testing. How did it sound? Loud, soft? How long did it take to get to the top? I can't wait to go on the 14'th.
The ride was pulled up to the top pretty quickly, and the noise the trains produced while running through the course was eerily soft and nearly silent.