Over the weekend we headed up to Six Flags Magic Mountain to take a spin on the newest VR offering, Drop of Doom.
We also of course had to check on CraZanity and everything else going on at the park.
Written by Gregg Condon
It was a beautiful day at the park
We love the new Member Priority Entrance!! We usually get to the park before the park opens, but on days that we don't it's nice to know we can still have a short line.
No more VR on Revolution!! Let's hope it stays this way. Fast dispatches on this classic ride are the way to go!!
Jet Stream was testing, and a look at the development going on behind the park.
The building for the first drop looks brand new!!
Retail and houses going up behind the park (and people to complain about the noise for the park that's been there 46 years we're guessing).
Let's take a look at the Boardwalk
Love that they are leaving the classic look of the Scrambler
Welding of the new floor for the Bumper Cars
A peek through the cracks
Tractors and stuff
The games area is looking awesome!!
The main reason for our visit was to check out DC Super Heroes Drop of Doom VR
While we'd be the first to admit we aren't fans of VR on theme park rides (in our opinion coasters and theme parks ARE the escape from the everyday world) we will admit that the VR is a much better fit on Lex Luthor than on Revolution.
B-Roll of DC Super Heroes Drop of Doom VR
Lastly, they are painting some of the slides in Hurricane Harbor, just a few months until Summer officially kicks off!!
Yesterday Randy headed out to Six Flags Over Georgia to check out Great American Scream Machine ... Backwards.
Check out the amazing video including B-Roll, POV and Reverse POV as well as a whole bunch of awesome pictures!!
Innovative New Thrills to Debut at Six Flags Over Georgia
Iconic Coaster Running Backward Starting Opening Day March 10
AUSTELL, Ga. — March 9, 2018 — Six Flags Over Georgia—the Thrill Capital of the South— kicks off its 51st season on March 10 with heart-pounding, innovative roller coaster experiences and a special name change for a fan favorite ride.
“Six Flags Over Georgia has a long-standing reputation in the Southeast as the premier theme park for the most innovative rides and attractions,” said Park President Dale Kaetzel. “We take great pride in offering our guests something new and unique every season. We are ready to welcome thrill-seekers of all ages for another incredible season, filled with the kind of memories only Six Flags can create.”
Beginning opening day, guests can experience the massive drops, twists and unsuspecting turns of The Great American Scream Machine — Backward. When the historic wooden roller coaster debuted in 1973, it was the longest, fastest and tallest wooden roller coaster in the world. This season, the coaster celebrates its 45th anniversary and will feature:
A suspenseful 105-foot climb while staring straight down at the ground—backward;
The exhilarating drop down nearly 10 stories—backward;
Speeds of 57 miles per hour around tight curves—backward; and
More than 3,800 feet of track racing along the banks of the Chattahoochee River—all while facing backward.
In honor of the park’s friendly wager with Alabama Splash Adventure, the steel stand up roller coaster—Georgia Scorcher—will temporarily become the Alabama Scorcher for the weekend, to celebrate the University of Alabama’s national championship win over the University of Georgia Bulldogs.
Then, later this spring, one of the country’s most anticipated new rides of 2018—Twisted Cyclone, makes its debut as the region’s first hybrid coaster, combining steel and wood for a smoother and more exciting ride than ever before. Park guests will get an up-close view of the construction progress and amazing transformation of this thrilling roller coaster set to open Memorial Day weekend.
Six Flags Over Georgia opens for the 2018 season on March 10 and operates on weekends through mid-May and daily March 31 through April 8 for Spring Break. For information on Season Passes, Memberships, daily tickets and the All Season Dining Pass, visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 57 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
Happy Hump Day everybody!!
Today we have a quick update from Six Flags Magic Mountain. We were at the park for a bit this past Sunday, the park wasn't busy at all and we were able to get some CraZanity pics.
We also did year some news about the opening, but we aren't sure if we're able to share it yet. We'll try and find out and edit this post if we can.
Written by Gregg Condon
Well, the first thing we noticed is that work has begun on the parking lot. This isn't the "slurry" that the park has done a few times over the years, but is all new asphalt. Guessing this is in preparation for the Solar Panels that are coming to both Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
Most of our morning was spent just riding stuff like Full Throttle, Goliath and Twisted Colossus (with zero waits on any of them)
And Batman of course
Work is continuing in the new Boardwalk area
A lot of brightness, a welcome change!!
Ground clearing is almost done for CraZanity
Would imagine the ride pad will be poured any day now
A look back at the fresh new paint
Soon ... very soon
Tidal Wave is still closed, and is reportedly going to get some new (much needed) paint
More CraZanity ... we've also heard that the rest of the trees here will remain which is great
The Bumper Cars are also getting a full re-build as well as a new fleet of cars
From the Magic Mountain Twitter (picture from SFMM)
SPECIAL DELIVERY! Sneak peek of our new bumper cars #thrillcapitaloftheworld
It's going to be like an all new ride!!
Jet Stream is also closed and is receiving a pretty nice refurb
You can see all of the work done on the first drop building
Lastly, all rides are now available for all levels of the Flash Pass!!
That'll wrap it up. We hope you enjoyed our look at the goings on at Six Flags Magic Mountain