Shapiro affirms Six Flags Magic Mountain's future at press conference, promises coaster for 2009

Posted Friday, February 22, 2008 8:47 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Hoping to end persistent rumors that Six Flags California will close and be replaced by more of the housing tracts that climb Valencia's hillsides, top brass talked Thursday about expansion plans for 2008. The $14 million plans touch both ends of the spectrum with a new kiddie area called Thomas Town under construction and a face-lift for the thriller coaster X, closed last year for transformation as X2: Xtreme to the Second Power. A new thriller will open in 2009, the first coaster since X debuted in 2002. CEO Mark Shapiro would only say the new one is more his style.

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