X and Arrow profiled in Utah paper

Posted Monday, February 5, 2001 3:44 AM | Contributed by The Anti-Rumor

Utah's Standard-Examiner goes in depth on the new Arrow ride, X, at Magic Mountain. The article includes quotes from Arrow's CEO, Fred Bolingbroke.

Read the story from The Standard-Examiner.

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Monday, February 5, 2001 5:22 AM
Ahhhh...now we have a price tag!

220-foot vertical drop, 3800 feet of track, $14 million.

Comparable to the cost of a 130-foot B&M invert or standup, and maybe a little LESS than a Flying Dutchman that's half as tall.

That's a heck of a deal!

-CPlaya
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Monday, February 5, 2001 5:45 AM
Ah, but if the ride turns out to be stellar, just watch the price tag go up. Alos, Arrow is trying to make a comeback, so the price tag for a prototype might be a little less. If it's a good ride, SFMM got a deal.
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Monday, February 5, 2001 7:22 AM
Hymmm... Good points guys. I wonder how much Intamin hypers will cost for the year 2002 after all the success of S:ROS and MF?

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Monday, February 5, 2001 7:50 AM
Wow, 220 feet tall, and there are two more waiting in the wings. Arrow is on the road to a glorious comeback.

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Monday, February 5, 2001 8:41 AM
they have to finish it before May.because then I come from holland

Thuur Crompvoets
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Monday, February 5, 2001 9:17 AM
The coaster is 3800 feet long, and the article states that a rotation will span 600 feet... is it just me, or does it sound like this ride is going to do a lot less "flipping" than originally thought? I was under the impression that the rotations would occur quickly and more frequently, but in the end, I would rather the ride be smooth as opposed to something more typical of an older Arrow design.
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Monday, February 5, 2001 9:32 AM
And you know something? I bet Arrow was ever so happy with the following quote:

'Hess said she gets such a rush from roller coaster riding, her hope is her last few minutes on earth will be aboard a roller coaster.

"That is where I want to die, going down that first hill," Hess said, who favors height over turns.'

....not like the roller coaster world needs any more of this. (PS I know what the original context of the statement was, so don't flame me. But I know that SOME people are going to read that the wrong way....)
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Monday, February 5, 2001 10:21 AM
I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT!!! If only I lived out west.......

Yes I thought it would flip a lot more too. They have to be very careful as to where the flipping occurs. I think that MM is going to be very, very happy with this. It is always exciting for the park that debuts a first-of-a-kind ride. I am anxious to see where the other two of these are going (Florida, Florida, Florida.....I can dream, can't I?).

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Monday, February 5, 2001 1:15 PM
This Ride Sounds like It will be soo much fun!
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Monday, February 5, 2001 1:53 PM
Damn proud to be a southern californian. I am happy with Magic Mountain and its extreme rides but for a theme park experiance I choose Disneyland 9 times outta ten. I am much happier now that SF said they would try to do more theming (which is evidentat SF New England).
WB has so many cool characters, yet it seems that MM will never have any cool dark rides like Islands of adventure.
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Monday, February 5, 2001 2:18 PM

who needs theming when your going down a 220 foot drop face first. millenium force lacks any theming yet it is the best roller coaster in the world.
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Monday, February 5, 2001 2:55 PM
Valejo???? for some odd reason I always thought that Magic Mountain was in Valencia.(Heavy Sarcasm) and no wonder SFMM took X's stats off of their web site(the 200 ft drop)

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"It's DeJa Vu all over again at the mountain" *** This post was edited by Goliath2K2 on 2/5/2001. ***
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Tuesday, February 6, 2001 12:09 PM
im not sure a that type of coaster it lookes preety nasuating thou looks and feel are two difrent things. anyone know how fast the cars will be flipping? and how often also those anyone think the rid emade need more restrainets?
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Tuesday, February 6, 2001 2:45 PM
I hate the guy that wrote that cause he can't even put the right city!!!! it's valencia california not valejo!!!! I rest my case.

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