Last Friday there was an awesome construction tour of The Joker at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Unfortunately we were able to attend due to work and Japan commitments (thanks Stephen ;) ).
But never fear because the awesome Sean from California Coaster Kings was kind enough to send us some great pictures of the tour for us to share with you. Be sure to check out their awesome update from the tour here.
All pictures courtesy of California Coaster Kings
Written by Gregg Condon
Let's start off with some awesome concept art of the station. Looks very jokery. Still think it's odd that the rest of the area isn't getting a DC theme though.
The big reveal during the tour was the awesome trains, and they do look awesome.
Not Jared Leto was on hand to add a little fun to the event.
As you can see a lot of work has been done so far on the station but there is still a long way to go.
Let's move over to the track which looks to be getting closer to being done. And man, can you say Airtime? (go ahead, say it, especially if you are on the bus or something, just say it out loud. Airtime)
This thing is just gonna go and keep going very fast until it doesn't go fast anymore at the end.
Other than the lift you'd be hard pressed to find any straight track on this thing.
More track to be added here
Flippy Dippy Doo element (honestly have no idea what it's actually called but we'll stick with Flippy Dippy Doo)
A picture so nice we included it twice (seriously was going to delete one but where's the fun in that)
And we'll leave you with a shot of the dippy dot element (the dippin dot guy named it)
Thanks again to California Coaster Kings for the awesome pictures. If you haven't yet be sure you give them a like and follow on all of their social media.
We can't wait to ride this thing very soon. We'll let you know when we find out from the park about opening day.
Today was the grand re-opening for The New Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Even though it's been open for passholders for awhile now today was the first "public" opening and Six Flags held a brief ribbon cutting ceremony.
We'll also take a look at the 2017 project and new waterslides for Hurricane Harbor.
Welcome to Magic Mountain on a beautiful spring day.
A small stage was set up just in front of the loop, that you can actually see now. So awesome!!
The first riders were members of the local JROTC.
Nice decorations on the stage.
Bonnie, the parks manager takes the stage to make a few remarks. No 2017 hints however. =)
The mayor and mayor pro tem of Santa Clarita also made a few remarks.
After a short ceremony it was time to cut the ribbon and release the kracken ... errr, confetti.
As well as some nice low level pyro
Some of the Six Flags team that made it all happen
Over in front of the ride some nice balloons were set up in the entry area.
The line just prior to opening. After the ceremony they had to remove all the pyro so there was a bit of a delay.
Might be hard to see, but even the queue rope is red white and blue rather than the typical yellow. Nice touch that honestly, 5-6 years ago you wouldn't have seen at SFMM. So kudos on that!!
So the ride is officially open, we took 2 rides once it opened and experienced minimal stacking (maybe 30 seconds at most) and from what we could tell this was due to 1 or 2 people having issues with the headsets.
So while it didn't seem today that the VR was causing delays the real test is going to be over the weekend and if they keep the staffing up for the ride.
If you are going to the park this weekend be sure to be patient, get to the ride early, but most importantly, reach out to us and send us pictures and updates on operations. ;)
Decided to head to the back of the park and look at where the 2017 project is going. They've added some fences around the area ... hope we aren't to blame for this. =)
But if you are going to use a nearby vending machine you can still get a peek inside. =)
Lastly, more slide pieces have shown up onsite and should be moving into the waterpark soon we'd imagine.
Alright, that's going to wrap it up for our New Revolution coverage, not quite as extensive as Twisted Colossus last year but we are so happy to have this classic ride back the way God, er, Anton intended.
If you want to ride Revolution with NO LINES be sure you register for our event coming up on June 5. We'll have ERT on The New Revolution, Backstage tours, Food and more. Click the picture below for all the details.
Over the weekend Chris headed out to Six Flags Great Adventure and took some pics of Joker as it gets ready for it's opening.
The track is completed and the ride sign has been added as you can see below. We've also included the B-Roll the park sent us awhile back to refresh you all on the ride.
Written by Chris Con
Are you ready for a whole bunch of different angles of the same ride? Then this is the update for you!!
The Joker 4D
Look, slightly different shots for your enjoyment.
The vertical lift hill and first "drop".
The ride entry area
Looks like the ride should begin testing soon, the ride vehicles are on site and are being added to the track.
When we hear of anything regarding opening dates we'll be sure to pass it on.