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    Will Magic Mountain focus more on flat rides?

    Hearing some word about all Six Flags parks being on a budget that I heard was not having to spend $100 million each year, do you think we'll be seeing more thrilling flat rides? (i.e. Sky Swatter, Top Spin, etc.)

    What do you think?

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    Re: Will Magic Mountain focus more on flat rides?

    I hope they make some flippin dark rides!

    Better yet, keep their rides and just give them some theme and make the queue's go into some rooms or something.
    Also make Batman indoors. That'd be AMAZING.

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    Re: Will Magic Mountain focus more on flat rides?

    ^yeah an Indoor Batman Roller coaster/dark ride would be the start of a great theme park

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    Re: Will Magic Mountain focus more on flat rides?

    Quote Originally Posted by dth316 View Post
    I hope they make some flippin dark rides!

    Better yet, keep their rides and just give them some theme and make the queue's go into some rooms or something.
    Also make Batman indoors. That'd be AMAZING.
    Meh... I don't know if I would be excited for a Six Flags dark ride; if it were Disney or Universal heck yeah I'd be excited...maybe a Scooby-Doo interactive dark ride would suffice though.

    What I would want to see is a Sky-Swatter ride. Coasters are great but I'd like to see some more flat rides. I'm still bummed to this day that Freefall and Spin-Out got eliminated.

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    Re: Will Magic Mountain focus more on flat rides?

    Dark Rides at Six Flags? Hmm....


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    Re: Will Magic Mountain focus more on flat rides?

    Personally, I'd like to see something like this show up at MM:


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    Re: Will Magic Mountain focus more on flat rides?

    Quote Originally Posted by Freakazoid112 View Post
    Meh... I don't know if I would be excited for a Six Flags dark ride; if it were Disney or Universal heck yeah I'd be excited...maybe a Scooby-Doo interactive dark ride would suffice though.

    What I would want to see is a Sky-Swatter ride. Coasters are great but I'd like to see some more flat rides. I'm still bummed to this day that Freefall and Spin-Out got eliminated.
    Quote Originally Posted by dmtnt55 View Post
    Dark Rides at Six Flags? Hmm....

    FYI, Six Flags already does have some dark rides.

    SFOG - Monster Plantation (formerly Monster Mansion)
    SFOT - Yosemite Sam and the Gold River Adventure
    SFFT - Scooby Doo Ghostblasters and a themed log flume Bugs' White Water Rapids

    I've ridden all of them and all are great. I think there are more than those, but those are the ones I have ridden.

    As for what Magic Mountain needs, they do need more flat rides. As it stand now, they only have what, 4? The Buccaneer, Swashbuckler, Atom Smasher and Grinder Gearworks. All are AT LEAST 25 years old. A few 'modern" flat rides would go great at the park, at least IMO.

    I'm still holding out hope that they will get Maliboomer when it leaves DCA.


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    Re: Will Magic Mountain focus more on flat rides?

    I think it would also be cool to see something like this at MM:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfcECt698ck]YouTube - Mario and Clara Witch's Wheel[/ame]

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    Re: Will Magic Mountain focus more on flat rides?

    ^Actually, Magic Mountain already used to have an Enterprise. It was located to the left of the entrance of Batman, somewhat behind the Corn on the Cob booth. You can still sort of tell a circular flat ride was there. It was removed some time ago.

    And while a few SF parks do have a dark ride, I doubt SFMM would ever get one for the same reason Knott's will probably never get one again either: it would draw too many direct comparisons to Disney.

    As far as flat ride requests go, I would love to see a Huss Frisbee. It's so much superior to the Chance model operating at Knott's. They could also use an Intamin drop tower pretty badly, too. A roto tower would be good. Triokas are always fun, too, and pretty family friendly.

    And if you want an Enterprise style ride, let's go for the Huss Fly A Way... those are amazing!
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    Re: Will Magic Mountain focus more on flat rides?

    Anybody here asking for a Skyswatter, have you actually ridden one?
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    Re: Will Magic Mountain focus more on flat rides?

    Quote Originally Posted by CoasterMatt View Post
    Anybody here asking for a Skyswatter, have you actually ridden one?
    Are they really bad? I'm surprised because they look cool.

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    Re: Will Magic Mountain focus more on flat rides?

    Quote Originally Posted by Freakazoid112 View Post
    Meh... I don't know if I would be excited for a Six Flags dark ride; if it were Disney or Universal heck yeah I'd be excited...maybe a Scooby-Doo interactive dark ride would suffice though.
    Six Flags does not have its own dedicated team of designers such as Walt Disney Imagineering or Universal Creative, but they do hire others firms who are capable of delivering.

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    SFOG - Monster Plantation (formerly Monster Mansion)
    You have it backwards. Monster Mansion is the current name, Monster Plantation was the old name. It was part of a slightly broader effort to remove "offensive" references, which included renaming the Confederate section to Peachtree Square.

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    Re: Will Magic Mountain focus more on flat rides?

    I have ridden a SkySwatter (at Thorpe Park), and actually found it very enjoyable. The biggest problem with the ride that I had... slow ride cycles. The line takes forever.
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    Re: Will Magic Mountain focus more on flat rides?

    Quote Originally Posted by lazyboy97O View Post
    You have it backwards. Monster Mansion is the current name, Monster Plantation was the old name. It was part of a slightly broader effort to remove "offensive" references, which included renaming the Confederate section to Peachtree Square.
    That's right ... Still a great ride either way.

    I loved the Enterprise that used to be at SFMM (Reactor it was called I believe).

    As for the Sky Swat ... I wanted to ride the one at Astroworld when we were there but it didn't open that day.


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    Re: Will Magic Mountain focus more on flat rides?

    Heck, I loved the Enterprise when it was back at Knott's as the Loop Trainer.
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