We were invited up to Six Flags Magic Mountain yesterday to see the topping off of Full Throttle’s Loop. We were able to take a great behind the scenes look at this enormous bit of construction. Trust us, it’s big and should prove to be a great new element at the park. We’ll also look at the arrival of Spring at the park and show you all of the hard work that park landscaping staff have been putting into the landscaping. Yes, they really are trying.
Full Throttle Topped Out
For the most part, we are going to let these pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy this backstage look as the park tops off the largest vertical loop in the world.
Once the park opened we made our usual loop around the property to see what the loop looked like from different angles. In my favorite shot you can see the loop on Revolution (the world’s first modern roller coaster with a vertical loop) and the loop on Full Throttle (the current tallest loop in the world). This shot was taken from the X2 bridge. If only we could photoshop Tatsu out of the picture (the yellow tracks between the two white loops). 😉
Congratulations to Six Flags Magic Mountain for completing this awesome element. No opening date was given to us. We will let you all know as soon as we do.
You can read the press release regarding the topping off of the loop here.
Spring has Sprung
We also wanted to show you some of the great work the Magic Mountain landscaping crew has done around the park. Yes, this is a “Thrill Park,” but the landscaping crew does a fantastic job. In fact, they probably have more on-stage trees and gardens to deal with than Disneyland does.
Around the Park
Not much to report from elsewhere in the park. The stairs leading up to Ninja and the Sky Tower have received some M&M’s wraps. I know some don’t like these but they seem to be a little bit of fun from a much needed sponsor.
I got a chance to ride one of the parking lot buses back to the car. They are clean and the ride is very smooth, unlike the old trams. The Air Conditioning was also very nice.
We’ve been told they are going to be installing more permanent queues for the buses and they seem to have finally figured out a flow pattern that works.
That’s it for this week. Not sure when we’ll have another update, probably won’t be much to report on until testing begins. We’ll keep you updated on progress and give you an opening date as soon as we have it. Meanwhile, please follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates and announcements.