Vertical construction nears completion on Magic Mountain's Scream

Posted Wednesday, March 12, 2003 4:13 AM | Contributed by xbombman

Six Flags Magic Mountain's Scream construction continues. The cobra roll, mid-course brake run and helix have been tracked, while all three trains have been placed on the transfer track.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003 4:16 AM
I am floored (pun intended) at how fast Scream! has gone up. I don't know if it has been an shorter than is traditional, but it seems to me, the thing flew up.

-Mikey

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003 4:22 AM
You know, I don't care how much people want to rag on this ride, I would very much love to have one of these at my local park. ;)

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003 5:24 AM
That speed hill looks so cool! That's going to be one great head chopper. I can't wait to ride.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003 5:35 AM
I agree Jeff. A floorless in Sandusky would kick major butt! Why are people ragging on the ride? I think it's gonna be excellent. I hope I can get another trip out to LA this summer.

-Mikey

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003 6:13 AM
I think it's a great addition, too! Since we're not going to get new flats at least we got something fun and reliable that will hopefully drain some of the line from X and Deja.

Moosh

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003 6:27 AM
I was having a conversation earlier with a friend about which ride people will run to first. We thought that while some people will head over to Scream, most will still run to X for their first ride, especially once word is out about how the line for Scream won't be nearly as slow as X. I do have to agree though that it's a great addition to the park.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2003 6:36 AM
I'm so glad they (B&M) brought back the near 180 dive turn off the lift! It's always been one of my favorites, and on a floorless it's gonna be a great sensation. Also, that helix looks hella sick!

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003 6:46 AM
*looks at the pics, then later wipes the keyboard from all the drool*

Thank you, B&M, thank you...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003 8:59 AM
Anyone who has ridden Medusa at Great Adventure should know exactly how Scream is going to feel. It's a complete mirror image.

-Chris K-

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003 9:17 AM
And that's good news for SoCal, because as far as I'm concerned Medusa is still the best floorless made.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003 9:55 AM
Jeff, last time you were down in Orlando, did you get a chance to check out Kraken at Sea World? She's my favorite floorless.

-Mikey

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003 11:07 AM
Yeah... been there twice. Medusa is still better.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003 11:46 AM
I agree with Jeff. Medusa East is the best floorless I have ridden (which is everything so far except Medusa West, SFFT Superman and Scream obviously), and it has nothing to do with the fact that SFGAdv is my "home" park. I think the element sequence is flawless (hence the reason why it has been duplicated so many times since Kumba debuted) and the second half of the ride has lots of ground level twists and turns that really enhance the feeling of speed and disorientation. Kraken is good- VERY good- but I feel that the finale lacks the out-of-control feeling of Medusa.

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-Rob

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003 11:55 AM
A magnificent beast. I can't wait to ride it.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2003 2:22 PM
I liked Medusa too, so I think Scream will be a scream. As far as best of the non-floor rides, me having ridden all of the American ones sans Kraken and Batman Dark Knight, my vote goes to the Man of Steel.

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 7:54 AM
Yeah whatever, I know some pretty knowledgeable enthusiasts that hate and love Medusa East (me). I mean it's getting old when you hear "it's not as intense as Kumba, the transtions are wider" etc....Um, Kumba is still a good to great coaster depending on the day since it's been littered with brakes!! I really believe B&M hated their coasters being braked because "they were too intense" so they pretty much used there current medium IMO. Wait, but B&M doesn't build intense coasters anymore................

whatever!

*** This post was edited by B&M ruLE 3/13/2003 12:58:33 PM ****** This post was edited by B&M ruLE 3/13/2003 5:02:03 PM ***

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 11:55 AM
Wait, but B&M doesn't build intense coasters anymore

B&M ruLE, have you ever ridden Talon? That was built relatively recently is the most intense coaster I've been on.

Anyways, Scream! looks great. I'm also amazed at how fast it went up, looks like an awesome addition to MM.

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Thursday, March 13, 2003 11:59 AM
3r1c, I was being sarcastic!!!! To answer, yes I have! great visuals not much "snap" for a "compact" IMO but just another winner from B&M.........
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Saturday, March 15, 2003 12:57 PM
Oh, sorry I can never sense sarcasm, my bad! :)
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