Today’s Magic Mountain update is filled with Full Throttle pictures. The ride is turning out to be more photogenic than we thought it would be. There hasn’t been a lot of additional track installed since our last update, but this week we were able to view the attraction from different angles. We’ll also update you on the continuing saga of the new buses.
Even though Magic Mountain is a year-round park, this past weekend marked “opening weekend” for the park. The park will now be open daily until Labor Day. If you’d like to enjoy an empty park, weekdays in May and early June are perfect times to go to the park.
From the Sky Tower, you can see the new track that has been installed since our last update. The track in front is coming out of the tunnel into the top hat. The track in back is exiting the loop heading up and over Superman Plaza.
It appears they made need to move the blue fence a bit. Not that I believe it will be a problem, but for safety’s sake that does appear to be a bit low. You can see just how low it is from the people standing by the support. The temporary fences aren’t going to cut it.
Around the Park
As we mentioned on our update last week, the Candy Company near Apocalypse received a new roof and new air conditioning units recently.
The new buses have been up and running for a few weeks, and we’ve already noticed a couple of things the park has done to alert guests of the new areas.
The new signs are going to help but the park needs 1 or 2 additional signs at the exit alerting guests where to go, since everybody is so used to the existing pick-up area. The additional signs coupled with a more permanent queue for the buses should help for the long-run.
Lastly, our friend Tim Burkhart, who has been at the park since 1977 and was the Director of maintenance and construction for Six Flags Magic Mountain, has recently been promoted to Vice President of maintenance and construction for all of Six Flags. You can see the great article in the LA Times. Congrats Tim!! Hope this doesn’t mean we’ll be seeing less of you at Magic Mountain.
That will do it for this week. The Loop/Top-Hat for Full Throttle should start going up any day now with vertical construction being completed sometime in early April.