This past weekend Andrew headed up to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom to take a look at The Joker construction and some other stuff going on around the park.
Looks like it was an absolutely beautiful day in the Bay Area.
Written by Andrew Cunningham
Through the magic of the Internet, we are also at @sixflagsDK today. Anyone up for some #Joker pics?
Lots of work going on at the park before the Spring Break/Summer season begins.
The Flippy Dippy doo-dad thing is looking awesome.
Maybe they'll sell Roar wood?
Beautiful day to ride some coasters
Does anyone else think that Joker's drop looks like a mini Expedition GeForce? Looks amazing!
Superman packs a serious punch
Time to check out the new Pacific Rim attraction
Pacific Rim signage in the queue, but nothing on the building yet. Great to see an old area get some new life!
Remember these? The old DinoSphere seats have been brought back to life for Pacific Rim.
This looks ridiculously good
Another beautiful day in the Bay Area!
Thanks again to Andrew for the great SFDK update. It's so awesome to see RMC making it's way into an all new market and we can't wait for this one to open!!
We're back at SFMM today for another look at The New Revolution which underwent some pretty big changes just since our tour this past Monday.
We also have another video update below so be sure to check it out. Enjoy!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Your weekly reminder to be sure to get your tickets for Mountain Madness 2.0 being held June 5 at Six Flags Magic Mountain. We'll have ERT on The New Revolution, Tours, Lunch and MUCH more. Click here to get your tickets.
The biggest change this week is to the loop where they decided to go with all white instead of the blue and white we saw during our tour this past Monday. Below you can see a picture from Monday and below that from Saturday.
They were most definitely still painting today. The loop definitely needed another coat of white as some of the blue was still peeking through.
They are also setting up the lighting rig on the loop, and it's going to look AWESOME!!! Will be interesting to see if they go with all white or LED's that can change colors. Imagine having different colors for Fright Fest/Holiday In The Park/4th of July/etc.
All of the supports in the plaza are now finished.
Future "The New Revolution" sign?
The station building looks to be done with painting.
Lots of landscaping going on where the new ADA entrance will be. Looks like all that's left is the fencing.
The queue and station is going with a very subtle "Red, White and Blue". Very nice.
They were building the new Ride Control Booth today.
Overview of the station
LOTS of landscaping going on around the exit of the ride. It's going to be a good spot to see the ride from.
The lift hill has been painted!!
The ride looks absolutely beautiful.
A look down at the station from Rapids Camp
They were working on the area just before the ramp drop to the loop.
Let's take a look around at what else is changing. It's still Suzette's Bakery. Didn't notice too many changes inside.
Uh, aren't these 2015 bottles? And this wasn't the only one of these signs in the park.
Flags has been completely gutted and is getting a much needed remodeling.
Still the Cyber Cafe.
The Grand Carousel is still under refurbishment. It's pretty extensive.
It's still called the Orient Express here. Be sure to check out our "Helpful Honda Express" POV below.
And lastly, Panda Express is still undergoing it's change to Chop Six.
That's going to wrap it up for this update. We hope you enjoyed.
We won't have an update next week as we have a family event next weekend.
Thanks again for all of the support. It's much appreciated.
Today we were invited up for a great tour of The New Revolution now under construction at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
The ride is looking AMAZING and we simply couldn't wait to share the update with you.
We've also included a walk-through video for those who might want to have a video tour instead of pictures, or both. We wanted to try something a little different so we hope you enjoy it. If you do, let us know and we'll do more of them.
Also, don't forget that you can join us on June 5 for Mountain Madness 2.0 where we will have ERT on The New Revolution, food, tours and more. Be sure to click the link to check that out.
Pictures by Matthew Nelson
Video and Written by Gregg Condon
We'll start off with a look at the spectacular loop which looks great with the blue around it. They were applying the primer today so this should hopefully be completed by next week.
A closer look, as you can see the primer is definitely not the finished product.
Hard at work.
According to our tour guide Bruce, the painting portion of the project is about 65% done and the entire project (not counting the trains) is about 75% done.
Unfortunately we can confirm that a re-paint of Tatsu is not in the budget, at least not for this year.
Along with The New Revolution, the entire front area of the park is getting redone.
The Cyber Cafe seen below will now be called the Plaza Cafe. It will have a few new food items and will still offer free WiFi and everything that's inside now. (Confirmed by the park).
Flags will now be called Six Flags Emporium and will receive a COMPLETE makeover inside.
Suzette's Bakery will be renamed the World Famous Funnel Cake Factory and will also undergo some changes inside to hopefully make it easier to navigate. Their hope is to do the renovations during the week as to allow people to still get Funnel Cakes on the weekends.
The Orient Express will now be called the "Helpful Honda Express" which means $$ needed to keep this attraction looking great. And it does.
Lastly, the Grand Carousel will remain the same name but will be receiving a full overhaul.
Moving on with the tour, white and shiny.
As we head into the construction zone we can see all of the great work they are doing.
The ride will no longer be themed to "Baja Ridge" but will instead be an "Americana" theme.
The water features will not be returning but the entire area is going to be completely landscaped.
Some new trees will be planted on the right.
The new path is the ADA entrance and that will be near X2.
Inside the station some things have changed, much hasn't.
Bottom of the second drop heading into the third hill.
The lift hill hasn't been painted ... yet.
New and shiny
A look at the final brake run
Place your heads against the headrest because The New Revolution is coming VERY SOON!!!
There will be another tour VERY soon and we will of course be there to do another great update.
Thanks again for reading/viewing and for all of the incredible support. It's very much appreciated.
Today we were back at Six Flags Magic Mountain for a bit of pre Super-Bowl fun as well as to take a look at The New Revolution.
It's been a few weeks since our last update so we have quite a bit to get to today.
Before we get started with the update, don't forget that tickets to our event on June 5 are NOW ON SALE!! The event features ERT on The New Revolution, food, tours and much more all for just $55.
Click the picture below for details.
Alright, let's get on with the update.
As you can see, lots of painting has been going on since our last update, and the parts that have been painted look amazing.
The loop has yet to be painted.
Primer added to the bottom of the supports
Some of the completed parts of the ride, it looks great.
It's nice to see this ride being restored to it's former glory.
The top of the 3rd drop.
Moving around back to where the Chupacabra maze was ... some new paths are being drawn out. Not sure if this is for the queue or perhaps for Flash Pass.
Would be interesting if they moved the entrance back to this side.
The station looks great with it's new colors and roof.
The old ride panel is completely gone
No paint on the lift hill yet.
You can see on the bottom of the lift just how badly the ride needed paint.
This will be painted by the time we do our next update.
Coming down the second hill
Up the hill on the backside of the ride, most of this area has been painted.
Really shows how badly Tatsu needs to be painted.
Per our resident expert RD these are Velocity Magnets (sorry for not being able to zoom in more).
Back towards the front, the portion after the loop is still waiting to get painted
This is going to look so amazing when it's all done.
We got a few questions during our Periscope while we were at the park regarding opening dates. We have yet to hear anything official from the park. All we can say is it will be open by June 5. So if you are making travel plans to come ride, you are safe to make plans and come to our event. (shameless plug)
Along with The New Revolution, some of the other rides in the area are getting some TLC.
It's awesome to see the Grand Carousel get some work. Be sure to ride it when it reopens.
They are promoting RollerCoaster Tycoon World. Let's hope we actually get to play it soon.
The old Dolphin/Diving/Action Show / Aftermath area is still being demolished.
Don't think there was Stroller Parking for Aftermath, and can't remember when the last time there was a show in here. So this sign has been here awhile.
There'some kind of small excavator/crane in there
It'll be interesting to see what becomes of this area of the park.
Some new markers with numbers have shown up back in Cyclone bay. Let the speculation begin. =)
Hmmm, maybe some kind of Michael Jordan themed coaster?
26, 25, 24, 23 ... hmmmm.
For real, this is likely for some pipe work/new concrete, but it's fun to have fun anyway. =)
Kind of old news, but Panda Express is being replaced by Pick Six which is a Six Flags branded chinese food. Too bad they couldn't have moved this up to Samurai Summit.
And we'll end with a picture of one of the Green Lanterns, because why not. =)
Thanks again for reading and for all of the incredible support. It's all very much appreciated.