Normally we do not visit Six Flags Magic Mountain on Saturday in the summer, but… why not? There was enough to report on, so we decided to throw an update at you. In this update we’ll be taking a look at some of the park’s operations, what’s up with Lex Luthor, and some Fright Fest prep!
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We arrived around noon, and of course parked in the overflow lot. You know operations may be slow when not a single train comes by on these three coasters. 😛
Scream!’s entire fencing has received new screens on the parking lot side. And a little disappointment before even getting to the park’s entrance, the trashcans on the parking lot were overflowing, likely not emptied for more than a day… The least the park can do is make sure these are emptied before the parking lot opens each operating day. People pay $20 to park…
The Whistlestop Train has reopened this week, after it stood derailed for a few weeks. Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom remains closed. The catchcar’s hook is missing, we hope it returns or gets replaced soon. UPDATE: Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom has reopened.
The park’s back at promoting some new TV shows coming up, Carbonaro Effect airs Wednesdays on True TV 😉
It’s a hot summer Saturday, and Jet Stream wasn’t operating for quite a bit, so the lines for Tidal Wave were rather long.
The Epic Rides gift shop over at Apocalypse remains closed, I’m still unsure what’s going on, after all the Sling Shot changes in the area, I doubt it’ll reopen anytime soon.
Let’s talk FRIGHT FEST! DC Universe is being turned into Sinister Circuit this Fright Fest season, and preparations for the new Scare Zone have already started. Some lights are being installed on top of the area’s gift store. The new scare zone will feature the synchronized light package that were used in Holiday in the Park, the re-installment of which has already started. The black support structures around the area will soon hold hundreds of thousands of synchronized lights.
The third Tatsu train seemed ready to go, but was not being used. Nothing to complain about though, the park was running both stations with two trains, making a normally 2-hour line become a 75-90 minute one! Look at that beasty-track in the sky. 🙂
Goliath hosted the longest lines all day, now it’s back up and running it sure is very popular again. Despite all the hate it may get from enthusiasts, the General Public and ourselves as well, really enjoy the ride.
As where almost all rides were operating two trains or more, Superman: Escape From Krypton is back to one train operations, as its fellow Samurai Summit attraction Ninja. Samurai Summit is NOT the place to be on busy summer days.
Damn we really like this picture we took of Scream! on the way back to the car, we’d like to give the Scream! crew a little recognition for their amazing dispatching work, one of the trains would be near the top of the lift while the other one was still on the brake runs. Kudos. That’s about it for this update, remember no selfie sticks at any of the Six Flags parks! Now… if you have yet to ride the masterpiece named Twisted Colossus, you better get out to the park soon! 😀
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