Below is our collection of Mountain Madness 2.0 pictures. We apologize in advance for the delay in these, so we hope you enjoy them.
Before we get to the pictures we want to send a huge heartfelt thank you to everybody who attended. The day started out kind of rough (more on that below) but I think by the end of the day everybody had an amazing time and for that we are thankful.
So quick story about the morning. We had set up reverse POV's on Revolution which actually turned out AWESOME (you can look at an example of that here) and then were starting our morning ERT.
Everybody had the option of using the VR or going without it. Those of us on the first train went out and had an amazing ride. Once the 2nd train left we pulled into the station and promptly got stopped half way through the station. And anybody who knows Revolution knows what that means.
Safe to say we weren't very happy as we pride ourselves on giving an amazing event and we were a bit disappointed that the ride went down. Luckily everybody in attendance took it in stride and ended up having a great time. Hopefully we were able to hide our disappoint.
The park did great and offered us all one front of the line pass for The New Revolution and one other front of the line pass for any other ride in the park. Luckily it wasn't a very busy day so we're pretty sure everybody got to ride everything they wanted.
Thanks again to everybody who showed up.
Below we're just going to share some pictures from the day, click on any of the pictures to see a larger version.
First set is from "The Coaster Whisperer
The rest are of course from our own awesome CoasterMatt
Thanks again to all who attended. We've already been asked about future events and right now we don't have anything in the works, that could change but there likely won't be anything for the remainder of 2016.
Next week we'll have an all new feature video "Coaster Reviews with Gregg" where we'll be talking about Twisted Colossus at Magic Mountain and The Joker at Discovery Kingdom and why it's not so easy to compare them. Stay tuned for that. =)
The Coaster Guy and Park Journey are pleased to announce our second event
8:30am - Parking Opens (parking is free until 9:00am)
9:15am - 10:15am - ERT on The New Revolution (including FREE Reverse POV)
10:15am - SFMM Opens for Gold Passholders and us!!
12:00 - 3:00pm - Pick up your night ERT Wristband from the Skippy PB Booth. You can find the info for the ERT here. (we will be printing vouchers for all)
2:30pm - 4:30pm - Picnic Lunch at West Picnic Pavilion (located next to lockers and Flash Pass office)
9:00pm - 9:30pm - Park Closes and night ERT Begins on Goliath and Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom (MUST get wristband during the day with Skippy PB Voucher)
* Note: We are still working out the tour with the park and will update as soon as we have that info
Where: Six Flags Magic Mountain
When: Sunday - June 5, 2016
Time: 8:30am to 10:00pm
Click on "Online Tickets" and then "Promo" and enter code "mountainmadness".
ERT on THE NEW REVOLUTION!!
An all day and night event including Morning ERT on The New Revolution, FREE Reverse POV on The New Revolution during ERT, backstage Tour, Group lunch, free parking and other surprises throughout the day.
Look for more surprises announced as the event gets closer.
If you have any questions feel free to post them below and we'll answer them.
We will be posting and emailing out a full schedule as the event gets closer.
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.
We headed up to Six Flags Magic Mountain the other day to take a look at the all new white train on The New Revolution and to take a look around the park at what's maybe coming for 2017.
We'll be back at the park on Thursday so we'll have more from The New Revolution then but for now let's take a look at the new train and some nice night shots from friend of the site Cody.
But the bulk of today's update is going to be looking at the potential for 2017 and a nice video we put together discussing some things about that project. Not really "what" the project us (as we don't know) but the potential and what that might mean for the rest of the backside of the park.
Written by Gregg Condon
Before we get started, don't forget to get your tickets for Mountain Madness 2.0. We've got a great day planned for you and you definitely don't want to miss it. Click the picture below for all of the details.
The nice and shiny white train
If possible it was actually a bit smoother than the red train. So good to have this back. Took a nice front seat ride today without the VR.
And despite rumors, we did confirm with the park there will not be a 3rd train. Just the Red and White. Too bad as a a Blue train would have filled out the connection quite nicely.
How about a few night shots from our good friend Cody who was at the park last night.
And lastly, a couple of gif files we created from video Cody sent us. Love the classic amusement park feel this gives off.
Alright, enough of The New Revolution for now. We'll have more of that later in the week.
Our main update this week is looking at the 2017 project area and some speculation on not really the "what" is coming but what that means to the surrounding area.
We'll start back at the Action Theater which has been completely removed.
Lots of room here for "something" whether it's a Justice League dark ride or some other type of ride.
Fences all around the area. Once they start building something it's going to be pretty obvious what's coming.
Tidal Wave is closed, whatever is coming we have a feeling it's going to be DC themed. Let's hope this ride stays with a nice Aquaman re-theme.
Elsewhere in the park, Grad Nights are coming.
"It's peanut butter jelly time!"
Season Pass previews for The New Revolution end on April 17. The ride will be closed April 18-20 and reopen on April 21 with the ribbon cutting at 11am.
Total accidental almost awesome coaster shot. Didn't even notice the train coming down the first drop until I got home. =)
Lastly, new slide pieces continue to show up on site. These are replacing the kid friendly slides at the front of the park on "Reptile Ridge". Not sure if it's also replacing the speed slides that are there as well, let's hope the middle slide is staying. That's the best body slide in the park.
Alright, that's going to wrap it up for this update.
Be sure to check out the video above and let us know what you think about our 2017 project speculation and if you think we're crazy or are making maybe a little bit of sense.
We'll be back up at the park on Thursday for the grand opening of The New Revolution and then on Friday we'll be at Discovery Kingdom for a tour of The Joker.
Hope you all had a great weekend and we're here to start off your week with another look at The New Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain. This will be our last update prior to the rides soft opening for Passholders on March 26.
We'll also take a look at the other things going on around the park.
Written by Gregg Condon
Before we get started, if you haven't yet, be sure to register for our event at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Sunday June 5. We will have ERT on The New Revolution, Food and Tours all for $55. Click the picture below to see all of the info on the event.
For those of you who like your updates in video form, we've done a new video for you. Or you can look at the pictures and video. =)
A look at the loop and the new Plaza Cafe.
The track has now been completely painted
The walls are down around the rides entry, which means an employee is stationed out front to tell everybody it's not open.
New signs inside
Really brings some much needed color to this area of the park. So glad they didn't just cut everything down.
Another ride sign waiting to go up
The building is completely painted and looks great.
The ADA entrance is complete. Let's hope they do something with the wood overhead.
The station is also done, and something is inside there.
The front has been added to the train!!
The ride has been testing and it is apparently vewwwy vewwwy quiet ...
We've been asked by a few people if the ride will be soft opening next weekend, we have NO idea. But our guess would be no as the soft opening is technically the first month the ride is operational for Season Passholders.
Quick update from the back of the park, the Action Theater is gone. Certainly a lot of room here for ... something. =)
Only the facade remains
While we aren't sure what's coming (other than rumors) we assume that it will be DC themed and if so hopefully they will find a way to connect the existing DC Universe area with Riddlers Revenge and the new ride. And a rehab/retheme of Tidal Wave maybe?
Back up at the front, the new awning for the World Famous Funnel Cake Factory looks really nice.
The Six Flags Emporium is now open
Compared to what was here before it looks really nice. I saw some tweets earlier comparing it to a Kmart or Marshalls, I'd say it's at least on Target level.
Not sure what people were expecting out of the store but again, compared to Flags this is a tremendous improvement.
The no longer Orient Express
The Carousel horses are coming back
Everything is new, although we were kind of surprised to see that the flooring hadn't been repainted. Doesn't seem like it would be too hard to do so. I would imagine they could just spin the base and have somebody stand there with a roller or something.
Alright, that's going to wrap it up for this update. Thanks for reading and we hope you all enjoyed it.
If you want a taste of what the VR Experience will be like be sure to check out our report from Media Day at Six Flags Over Georgia last week.