Today we're having a bit of fun and each sharing our Blue Sky plans for the next 5 years at Six Flags Magic Mountain. If you all enjoy these we'll do them for more parks in the future.
The plan is to have fun with these, speculate on what we think may be coming but also some out there ideas. Enjoy and share your thoughts.
RD and Matt will eventually be adding their predictions to this article so we'll be sure to re-post once we have theirs.
Keep in mind, these are only "predictions" and none of them are probably ever going to happen. =)
Update: We've received some GREAT reader predictions on our Facebook page, so we've decided to add them below. If you have any predictions, feel free to add them.
I'm going to start off kind of safe with 2016 as the park just added Twisted Colossus this year. 2016 is the parks 45th anniversary so I think the park will be concentrating a little bit on history while restoring some classic attractions. Anybody thinking that the Sky Tower will be making a comeback in 2016 (or ever) needs to re-think things.
Chris: Revolution Refurb// Cyclone Bay Retheme + Apocalypse retrack
Lucio: New Flat Ride
A.J.: Refurbish Apocalypse and Revolution, retheme Cyclone Bay, and add 1-2 new flats
2017 is going to be another "off" year as the park gears up for a huge 2018 (see below). While many will be expecting Justice League in the park for 2016 or 2017, I fully believe the ride will show up at Discovery Kingdom before it does at SFMM.
Chris: Movie District retheme/ Justice League: BFM in old Action Theater
Lucio: Family Coaster
A.J.: Remove Green Lantern and Tidal Wave for Justice League dark ride, Aquaman-themed Tsunami Soaker, and a connecting walkway
2018 is going to be interesting as by this time it would be 3 years since the park added a new coaster. So it's time for some extreme Blue Sky plans.
Chris: Hurricane Harbor addition + new coaster (Not a wing rider, something smaller... maybe another woodie?)
Lucio: Mega Loop
A.J.: New mid-sized coaster
2019 the park will concentrate back on family attractions
Chris: General Improvements
Lucio: 3D Dark Ride
A.J.: Samurai Summit refurbishment
Finally, the year coaster fans have been waiting for since, well, forever:
Chris: Samurai Summit refurb, new flats
Lucio: World's Largest SkyScreamer
A.J.: General improvements for SFMM, HydroMagnetic Rocket for SFHH
And that will lead us into 2021 and the parks 50th Anniversary. But that's going to be a totally separate article and a LONG time down the road.