X continues skyward in SoCal

Posted Friday, May 18, 2001 4:01 AM | Contributed by RRcGoose

The first two towers for X now grace the entering view at Magic Mountain. Construction is continuing at a great pace now that Deja Vu is complete.

As for the second X-treme coaster, construction problems have forced a delay in an original Memorial Day opening.

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Friday, May 18, 2001 5:59 AM
Awesome can't wait for the ride to open
Friday, May 18, 2001 9:02 AM

This is one steel coaster, that, believe it or not, i am actually looking forward to a lot. Mainly because it is arrow.

Don't touch the watch.
Friday, May 18, 2001 10:23 AM
Mainly because it is Arrow, why? because this coaster is going to Re-Make them or Re-Break them.

Friday, May 18, 2001 1:15 PM
Friday, May 18, 2001 1:26 PM
If You bother to read the message boards over there, you'll find this pic, its newer than whats on the SFMMYK2 page. Shows a piece of X track going through the lift hill, very nice.

Small for dialups:


Big for everyone else:


Check out the Directory for some good DjV pics as well:

Thanks to the phtographer, Ian aka Imaki.

*** This post was edited by The Anti-Rumor on 5/18/2001. ***
Friday, May 18, 2001 1:34 PM
Is there a web site that happens to have mabey an animation and CAD model of the trains for X ???
I am very curios about what these trains will look like !!!
Friday, May 18, 2001 3:01 PM
Go to the official SF site and there you can find an animation of X showing the trians and cars and what they will look like. (One word, sweet!)
Friday, May 18, 2001 3:51 PM
'bout time

You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye.
Friday, May 18, 2001 6:27 PM
To tell ya the truth, i think this coaster is going to flop. I think it could possibly turn into another bat. Same Company. Just another attempt at a prototype.

CP in 2002, get to the point
Friday, May 18, 2001 7:12 PM
I don't think it will. I think it will be a huge hit! ;)
Friday, May 18, 2001 7:16 PM
Hmmmm. New style towers. The tube desing looks really good. If this coasters becomes the sucess it looks like it could be, not only will Arrow be back in business big time, but we shouls see these things poping up all over. The future is bright indeed! :)

Hi, my name is Eric, and I am a coaster junkie.
Friday, May 18, 2001 7:33 PM

Hmmmm.... I didn't know Arrow offered "Ugly" at a color choice...;)

It looks like it'll be a good ride, but those colors...
"Johnny Rotten shot me with his BB-gun."
Friday, May 18, 2001 8:09 PM
Actually the colors were chosen by SFMM. They wanted LA Laker colors. I think this bright coaster will cause quite a few accidents on highway 5. That, I can't wait to see! ;)
Saturday, May 19, 2001 4:58 AM
I found a couple of photos that have been touched up to show what X will look like (Not 100% accurate though). http://www.philkpress.com/goose/sfmmy2k/images/jantony/jantony001.jpg & http://www.philkpress.com/goose/sfmmy2k/images/jantony/jantony002.jpg

The Buzzer Formerly Known As CoasterG-d
Saturday, May 19, 2001 3:26 PM
I went to SFMM thia morning for park orientation because I worked there. Those pictures at SFMM Y2K Central are outdated. They now have a support tower that is approximately 150ft. This coaster is going to rule. It's a bummer that Deja Vu is going to be delayed.

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. One time forward, one time backward. It’s Déjà Vu!!!
Monday, May 21, 2001 7:39 PM
I know because I was supposed to go on Memorial Day. I still am but no Deja Vu experience when I get there. :-(
Tuesday, June 5, 2001 11:14 PM
Oh yeah, it's such a TRAGEDY that Deja Vu was delayed! Nevermind that most Six Flags parks are only getting ONE new coaster this year, and many of them aren't getting ANY new coasters this year, the poor mistreated people in California are having to WAIT a few extra months before all THREE of their new coasters are ready, and they don't know for sure yet if they're gonna getting a FOURTH new attraction or not! The poor babies! I wonder what they'd do if their park got treated the way that my home park (AstroWorld) does? Could they possibly live WITHOUT a new record breaking ride every single year? It's bad enough that they get the kinds of things that they get so often, but now they're coming in THREES and FOURS? Six Flags NEEDS to devote some much needed attention to THE REST of the parks that it owns, instead of piling EVERYTHING onto Magic Mountain ALL THE TIME!


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