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All things Magic Mountain

PiratesMansion

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Talk about a ride that opened and no one cared.

I remember there being some hype around Twisted Colossus. But West Coast Racers? 😴😴😴
Part of it is on them for when it opened (January 2020, only months before shutdown) and part of it is that it was designed to be more of a family ride.

Maybe more people go to Magic Mountain during the offseason than I expect, but it's important to keep in mind that unless they went at that roughly two month period the ride was open, hardly anyone's ridden the thing. The ride basically wasn't open during any of the traditional busy periods, save for perhaps a bit of Spring Break. But it also wasn't designed to blow people's minds in the way that Twisted Colossus was, since it's targeting a very different demographic.
 

chadwpalm

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In the Parks
No
My first thought that it wouldn't be the coasters. Just the simple flat rides that they have.
Couldn't they just stagger the rows (for distancing) and then wipe down the rails and shoulder harnesses with disinfecting wipes or sprays between loads? It would diminish the hourly capacity, but the park would be open at like 25% capacity anyway.
 

chadwpalm

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In the Parks
No
Which I’d still be ecstatic with considering a week ago I didn’t see theme parks opening until 2022 if we re going by the tier system.
This is a quick and dirty grab from Google:

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Seems like the daily cases has been steadily going down over the last 30 days (and it's still winter). Barring any more major surges, I'm fairly optimistic. 🤞
 

AL2000HS

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Couldn't they just stagger the rows (for distancing) and then wipe down the rails and shoulder harnesses with disinfecting wipes or sprays between loads? It would diminish the hourly capacity, but the park would be open at like 25% capacity anyway.
They could. My thought on this is that if they only do flat rides. Really minimize attendance, they might try to sneak in and qualify as a "small" park to fit in the appropriate tier. But that's just speculation on my part. Haha.
 

SuddenStorm

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They were running west coast racers at the car show today

My friend, I never thought I'd be nostalgic for Magic Mountain of all things. But I guess a year of no theme parks at all will do that to you. Once things are back up and running we gotta go.

I'm almost ready to break and am gearing up to spend $70 on Lagoon of all places just to ride a roller coaster again. And that $70 only gets you access to one real coaster- and there are people who thought Disneyland was overpriced at $100.
 

socalifornian

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My friend, I never thought I'd be nostalgic for Magic Mountain of all things. But I guess a year of no theme parks at all will do that to you. Once things are back up and running we gotta go.

I'm almost ready to break and am gearing up to spend $70 on Lagoon of all places just to ride a roller coaster again. And that $70 only gets you access to one real coaster- and there are people who thought Disneyland was overpriced at $100.
Ah yeah. Pretty sure I saw signs finally talking about mobile ordering in the present tense too. New ride and quicker food sound like a nice way to break the year long fast

Wow that’s ridiculous haha and what?! “Lagoon A Beach” 👈 Welcome to the oc away from oc I guess
 

PiratesMansion

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My friend, I never thought I'd be nostalgic for Magic Mountain of all things. But I guess a year of no theme parks at all will do that to you. Once things are back up and running we gotta go.

I'm almost ready to break and am gearing up to spend $70 on Lagoon of all places just to ride a roller coaster again. And that $70 only gets you access to one real coaster- and there are people who thought Disneyland was overpriced at $100.
I actually was supposed to go to Lagoon last year-alas, covid meant that my trip got cancelled.

Lagoon actually interests me because it's a more vintage, classic collection of rides, although the last several rides they built have been done in house, including one they're building right now, no small feat for a family owned park.

But Lagoon is actually something of a white whale for a lot of people in the coaster enthusiast community, because of the number of coasters and its perceived remote location (at least, for people east of the Mississippi River; not sure how it's thought of on the west coast). It's the easily the most obscure park in the country that has a double digit coaster count in those circles. If the trip I was meant to take ever gets rescheduled, I can't wait to get out there.
 

mickEblu

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My friend, I never thought I'd be nostalgic for Magic Mountain of all things. But I guess a year of no theme parks at all will do that to you. Once things are back up and running we gotta go.

I'm almost ready to break and am gearing up to spend $70 on Lagoon of all places just to ride a roller coaster again. And that $70 only gets you access to one real coaster- and there are people who thought Disneyland was overpriced at $100.

I hear ya! I’m pretty sure In addition to DL, I’ll be visiting USH, Magic Mountain and Knotts this year. Something that I don’t think has happened once in my lifetime. I guess one good thing about no APs is that it kind of forces you to spend money elsewhere. Might even throw in Sea World.

Haven’t been to Knotts or Sea World in about 15 years. Magic Mountain 8 years. USH 4.5 years. Its so weird that USH is practically in my backyard and I never give a second thought. I do enjoy visiting about every 5 years when I get the itch or they have something new. There’s just not enough for the kids to do to justify going there more often than that. Then again, that’s about how often I went without kids too.
 
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Darkbeer1

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>>Six Flags Magic Mountain knows a thing or two about high-speed roller coasters and the Valencia amusement park will waste no time when it reopens on the first day California theme parks can return to full operations after more than a year of coronavirus closures.

Magic Mountain will reopen for season passholders and members on April 1 and 2 before swinging open the gates to the general public on April 3, according to park officials.

“Six Flags Magic Mountain is the undisputed Thrill Capital of the World and we are excited to get our park open and our world-class collection of coasters running again,” Magic Mountain president Don McCoy said in a statement. “Our team is eager to return to work and entertain our guests in a safe environment, providing the much-needed fun and escape we have all missed this past year.”

Six Flags sister park Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo will follow a similar playbook — reopening for members on April 1, season passholders and members on April 2 and the general public on April 3.<<
 

mickEblu

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Can someone help me get over this fear I’ve developed that I’ll die on one of these extreme roller coasters? At some point I started thinking that I’ll have stroke or aneurism on one of the newer more extreme ones. I think it started in my early 20s after riding Supreme Scream at Knotts. I got off and the weirdest thing happened. For the next few days when I would talk there would be a weird buzz/ clicking sound at the back of head near the top of my neck. To the far right where that bone is. It was really odd and no one has ever been able to make any sense of it. Of course, I’ve been on numerous coasters since but they seem to be getting more extreme and I am a bit of hypochondriac. If sucks because I do love thrills and I’m not scared of the rides themselves.
 

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