Today we've got an all new update from Six Flags Magic Mountain and a look at CraZanity which has finally gone vertical.
We're trying something a bit new around here and having video and picture updates. We hope you enjoy!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Check out our video update which was shot, edited and uploaded all on an iPhone while at the park. =)
Welcome to 365 days of thrills
It was Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness day.
The parking lot was PACKED, but the park didn't seem too busy. Bet the water park was.
Let's head over to the Boardwalk. Lots of work going on in this area, wish they'd bring the Tilt a Whirl back
Love the SF Logos here by the games
Wow, that's CraZy!!
Pictures don't do this justice, it's big.
Tidal Wave was also back open
The Scrambler looks awesome!! Glad they kept the original design of the queue roof.
They've also installed a nice shade structure which will be nice for riders and employees.
Revolution is unfortunately still closed. No word on what's going on or when it will reopen.
Still some Fright Fest props up near Chupacabra. Is it time yet?
Alright, that's gonna wrap it up. As soon as we hear about an opening date for CraZanity we'll let you know.
Have a great day!!
Related Video Updates:
Earlier in the week we took a much needed day off to head up to Magic Mountain for one of their not busy at all days, and we had an amazing time of course.
I think the longest wait we had was about 30 minutes, we'll get into that down below.
Of course, we also took a look at the "progress" of CraZanity.
Written by Gregg Condon
First thing, they are installing shade at the metal detector lines, something that is LONG overdue. Small changes like this may not bring in new guests or look good to the bottom line, but they help guests not get too much sun.
Let's take a look at the Boardwalk updates
A new "hit the poop into the toilet game".
I'll repeat: hit ... the ... poop ... into ... the ... toilet ... game.
Are you S**tting me? What is this obsession with poop all of a sudden? Is it a generational thing?
For some reason CraZanity STILL isn't vertical, whereas other parks with much bigger projects are getting ready to debut them. Isn't SFMM the flagship park in the chain? There's no reason this ride should not be open yet.
On the positive side, Tidal Wave is getting some fresh paint.
The roof of the bumper cars looks great
Speaking of poop, allow me to rant here for a second. No, not about paint or about how much I simply don't like Tatsu (don't @ me).
It's about the operations on this ride. After 13 years they still can't seem to figure it out. EVERY OTHER RIDE we rode on Wednesday was a walk-on, with only 1 train operations (or in the case of Twisted Colossus, 2 trains). The ops were on their game, doing their job.
But for some reason, this ride seems to have the most lackadaisical ride ops, there is no sense of urgency, no desire to try and get trains out in an orderly fashion. Just don't get it. There have been enough complaints about the ops on this ride over the years that management should be well aware of the issues. It's simply unacceptable for one of the flagship rides at the park (whether I like it or not). =)
It had been awhile since we'd checked out the merch in the store ... and we found this.
And this, and a few other designs of this that were REALLY nice. It's nice to see the park not making every piece of merchandise "flashy" or "extreme" and something that people can just wear outside of the park.
And the prices aren't bad on these either.
Lastly, another one of those projects that's probably not going to bring in any new guests, but is much appreciated. It's nice to see Lightning Falls get some TLC this offseason.
Alright, that's gonna wrap it up for today, we hope you enjoyed.
Be sure to get out to the park during the week before Memorial Day, you'll have the park pretty much to yourself. Ops for the most part are great, and I have to give a shout out to the new burgers by Justice League. The BBQ one was fantastic!!
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