Six Flags Magic Mountain's official web-site has removed Flashback from the ride list.
This may be an explanation as to why Magic Mountain did not mention having the most coasters in the world anymore, even after the reopening of X.
Let's see what happens.
Are you sure it's not there...
Flashback's staying... don't think it's not. They do this every year when Hurricane Harbor is open because FB is closed for the season when HH is open, lol.
They also did that for X when it was down.
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*** This post was edited by FinchFanatic on 9/3/2002. ***
Flashback has been removed from the "Rides" drop down box on the web site..
I cannot speak for Six Flags, but I can tell you that it was listed in June when I visited Magic Mountain and it was not operating at the time.
Pure speculation, but maybe they are planning on moving the ride so it can run regardless of Hurricane Harbor. Or more likely, the small operation window does not justify the upkeep.
Only time will tell.
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MarimbaGuy 87 said:
Has anyone ever been on it? What is it like?
Do a search....although I'm sure you won't find a good review. I didn't like it when I rode it in Georgia.
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I'm not so sure its going anywhere. In fact, I believe that it could even be open today, since HH closed for the season yesterday. For the sake of the record, I don't see it going anywhere.
As far as the website goes, it may have been taken off temporarily because it was basically scheduled in advance that it would not be open all Summer.
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I like Flashback, and I hope it's not going anywhere. Everyone seems to hate this ride, but aside from the headbanging it's not really that bad. Replace the OTSRs with lap bars and they'll have a decent ride that people will wait in line for.
I haven't ridden it in about 5 years, but it was a fun ride and I want to ride it again (in fact, I'm planning on going in November or December and I'll be pretty disappointed if the ride is just standing there wasting away like it has been all summer). There's no point in getting rid of it or moving it, if it's too loud for the lifeguards at HH then they probably won't be able to put anything else in its place without having the same problem.
I wish theyd
1. Get new trains. I wouldnt mind the OTSR's as much but lets face it, even without them these trains would suck.
2. Remove the otsr's. Nuff said.
3. paint it.
4 fix the flashing lights around the structure. That was extremely cool the first time I saw it.
Too bad about the location....it always was very imposing watching it while waiting to enter the park.
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I have been saying for awhile that I felt that Flashback's days are numbered, record or no record.
I also believe that the Hurricane Harbor issue is only part of the story. Fact is, Flashback is in horrible condition, has very low ridership and is located in the worst possible spot.
Factor in the HH issue, and you've got a ride that's fastly becoming difficult to justify sending 2-3 people over to operate it, no matter what season it is.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if the ride rarely runs the rest of the year if at all. I also would not be the least bit surprised to see SFMM bow out of the coaster count race. It hasn't done them a bit of good.
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Sure we would be sad. To the GP isn't just another cool coaster that they should be riding?
Well maybe astroworld will see a new coaster for 2003.
Or maybe two. ShockWave and Flashback combo package :)
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