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!!
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Last week we were invited out to Six Flags Magic Mountain for a look at the progress on the all new Boardwalk area at the park including the all new CraZanity. Let's take a look!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to Six Flags Magic Mountain
Speaking of awesome things that won't necessarily bring in any people to the park, but are awesome nonetheless ... Gold Rusher just got a fancy new refurbished train. The ride experience is greatly improved.
Let's head back for our tour
As you can see there is still quite a bit of work to go, but the ride is going to be amazing when it's done .
In addition to CraZanity, Scrambler got a nice refurb and a shade structure is forthcoming. Shade will be great for riders and ride ops alike.
The Bumper Cars are all new as well
And a new name as well!!
Alright, that's going to wrap it up. We can't wait to see CraZanity go vertical very, very soon.
Thank you to Magic Mountain for having us out. Sorry about the delay in this update, stupid moving.
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!!