Since tomorrow is #NationalRollerCoasterDay & even though Six Flags doesn't announce until the 31st, I wanted to share some thoughts about my home park, Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Written by Gregg Condon
The last time SFMM had so few rumors coming out about a new attraction was the year they got both X and Deja Vu.
Obviously two rides on that scale AREN'T happening, but last year we all knew they'd announce Justice League. Twisted Colossus wasn't a shock either. Full Throttle was in the works for almost 1 1/2 years and the signs were there for the Bugs Bunny World and DC Universe expansions.
We aren't going to speculate "what" they are going to get, but just because there are no solid rumors doesn't mean it's going to be small.
For us, there's a reason they didn't re-name Tidal Wave. Only thing that makes sense is the ride is on it's way out. While we don't think the park can afford to lose yet another water ride (they have too few now), a ride with a water feature could suffice.
Or a collection of smaller rides to fit the DC/Metropolis theme (splash battle, Giant Frisbee) themed to Penguin and Suicide Squad. Which would be TOTALLY fine with us. More kinetic energy in that area of the park is a really good thing. And would help draw people to JL.
Anybody who's been to the park has seen the "lines" for JL, it's an AMAZING ride, but they spent too many years being the XTREME park. So people have this thought about SFMM as just a park for thrill seekers, which it is, but they have a chance to continue adding family rides to change that perspective. Or they're going to double-down on the XTREME and go big.
Realistically, the last "new" big coaster was Full Throttle, and that was in '13. Everything else has been an addition by subtraction except for Green Lantern (boo) and Justice League.
The other thing that's a definite possibility (and MUCH needed) is a face-lift of Cyclone Bay. It's the last area of park to not get redone. All of the re-doing area's along with new rides began after Terminator/Apocalypse opened and it's been amazing for the park.
So it's possible Tidal Wave could survive another year and they concentrate on Cyclone Bay next year with a couple of flats. And maybe another re-theme of Apocalypse? That area could definitely be a "boardwalk" type area very easily.
What do you think? Is Six Flags Magic Mountain poised to add something big in 2018 or are we looking at some much needed smaller rides to fill in some of the gaps to their already amazing line-up of attractions?
Last week the long-awaited Justice League Battle For Metropolis opened at Six Flags Magic Mountain with an amazing media event.
Very different than past media events at the park, this was more of a party for the ride and new area more than just a "working media" event where there's lots of downtime for filming, etc.
Written by Matthew Nelson
I think we're in the right place
Looks like we've made it!!
Some great entertainment was set up
Oh yeah, this is here too
(growly voice) I'm Batman!!
No, WE'RE Batman (Batmen?)
Riddler's new sign looks great, and the ride is running amazing!!
All lit up and ready to go.
The Justice League was on hand to open the ride
We're The Justice League (and I'm Batman)
Fly on over to Magic Mountain and Join The League!!!
Also be sure to check out our video of the awesome pre-show
Last night we got a special preview of the all new Justice League Battle for Metropolis at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
We're going to share some pictures, no spoilers of course. They actually took away our camera's and phones for certain parts of the attraction. We also have a quick review of the ride, again, no spoilers.
Written by Gregg Condon
It's officially summer in Southern California, but it sure makes for some nice pictures.
Tidal Wave's entrance is now moved, it was still closed. It's desperately needed right now.
Something is behind here.
Some walls are down and you can see the Hall of Justice. They still have some work to do before media night tomorrow.
Excited to ride Riddler's again.
Despite all the rumors to the contrary, they did paint this wall. It looks great in person.
We had a bit of time before our ride on Justice League so went to ride Apocalypse. The re-track has definitely helped this ride.
We are among the first to ride. You can get one of these buttons as well if you attend on opening day. They will be giving these out until they are gone.
As close as we got to Ace O' Clubs (until tomorrow night)
The Hall of Justice looks great!!
So does Riddler's Revenge with it's all new fancy sign.
Inside the Hall of Justice
Unlike the other versions where all of the statues and pre-show stuff is just in the queue, this version actually has two pre-show rooms.
Cyborg explains the ride
Some video of the pre-show.
YES!! There is a Single Rider Line!!!!
The ride is amazing.
For me the gold-standard for "shooter" rides is MIB at Universal Orlando. So I'm not going to say it's on that level. But every time I rode I had to remind myself that this is at SFMM. For me it was a cross between Transformers at Universal Studios and Buzz Lightyear. I'm not the biggest fan of Transformers so thought this was much better. The screens and scenes blend seamlessly and I think this is going to be a huge hit for the park.
I haven't ridden the other versions so I'm not sure what's different on this one vs the others other than the pre-show. Hopefully once some others ride we'll do some comparison updates.
But this is definitely a MUCH needed family attraction to a park that's short on them.
After closing down the park we always see Raccoon's hanging out. This visit was no exception.
Beautiful Moon over the park as we headed out.