This morning we realized we hadn't actually been up to Six Flags Magic Mountain since Mountain Madness, and that was at the beginning of June.
And because of a lot of stuff going on over the next month, we're not actually sure we'll be back before Fright Fest. So we figured we'd head up and take a look at what's going on at the park.
Written by Gregg Condon
At just about 10:30am they were already using the 2nd lot. Surprisingly enough, the park didn't seem too busy, but we bet Hurricane Harbor was.
Note to self, be sure to get to the park in time for Gold Pass early entry.
Note to SFMM, the fingerprint scanners are still excruciatingly slow. Not sure why the machines at this park seem to be slower than the other SF parks we've visited.
Note to girl at the left of the picture, you're at Magic Mountain ... could ya smile maybe? =)
Suicide Squad promotions at the front of the park. Even though the movie hasn't been getting great reviews, we're still very much looking forward to the Scare Zone during Fright Fest.
Random coaster shot ..
We had walked over to ride Scream as we assumed Colossus would be too long of a line. Turns out, it was a 2 train wait for the front. Or a walk on for any other row.
So let's talk Fright Fest ... the Suicide Squad Scare Zone for DC Universe is starting to get lighting.
It's pretty minimal for now since the park is open daily still.
The lights are up, just need to be untangled or something. =)
Raise your and if you knew there was Air Conditioning in the Batman queue. I dont' see any hands raised. But guess what, there is, and it was on ... and it was on GOOD. I honestly can't even remember the last time this was on. A welcome minor addition that won't get any fanfare, but we'd like to say thank you to the maintenance staff at the park for this.
Because you can't use any Olympic symbols without paying a crap load of money, be sure to check out the "Summer of Games" at the park.
Tidal Wave is back open and we totally got soaked riding it for the first time in FOR-E-VER.
Another kudos to the park for keeping small touches like this for 27+ years
They are running 2 boats, but do have to drain them once in awhile (apologies for the zoom)
Alright, let's move on to Project 2017 (which will be announced on Sept 1).
Nothing has really changed at all in this area.
So a few months ago we did a bit of project speculation (see the video below) that we'll kind of touch on here a bit. (also, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, we have some awesome stuff on there)
We did a Periscope later in the day and one of the comments was something like "I forget how large that plaza is". And yes, it's actually quite large.
So here's what we know as of right now (that we can actually say):
As you can see, there's a lot of room for them to play with if they so choose.
A look at the area, it's huge. There's more to the left than what you can see in this picture.
A look at the area they are working with from Google Satellite. As you can see, they've got no shortage of room here.
So with that, let's move on to take a look at the work going on near Apocalypse for the new maze
Apocalypse is closed, supposedly for some retracking. We did see some work going on in the final turn around and it does look like some track has been removed.
The entrance to Aftermath 2
Again, apologies for the zoom, but you can see they've got a crane back here and are moving in some pretty big set pieces. Could be another reason why Apocalypse is closed.
Alrighty, that's going to wrap it up for this update from Six Flags Magic Mountain. We hope you enjoyed and be sure to check out our upcoming coverage of the Six Flags 2017 announcements on September 1st.
We're thinking of doing a YouTube live chat that night to talk about the additions but we'll figure that out closer to the announcement day.
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