Welcome to another update from Six Flags Magic Mountain. It's Spring Break time at the park although you wouldn't know it from the lack of crowds. Hours extend from a 6:00pm closing to a 9:00pm closing starting on Monday (April 14) so I'm guessing more local schools will be off starting next week.
We'll show you the latest progress on Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers as well as a look around the park, which, if I'm being honest, didn't change much in the past two weeks.
The biggest news this week was the announcement of Holiday In The Park coming to the park starting in November. Despite the odd time of year to announce it we are genuinely excited for another park decked out in holiday lights. Click the link above to read all of the details from our update earlier this week.
Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers/Bugs Bunny World
Not really a whole lot of difference since our last update. Some dirt has been moved around and you can start to see the layout of the new coaster.
Given the lack of footers being dug I think it's safe to say the coaster is going to be the portable model of the Zamperla Family Coaster.
Speedy Gonzales was out for pictures though and actually had a bit of a line (one of the few in the park).
Everything else in Bugs Bunny World was exactly the same as our last update although Tweety's Escape was finally open.
Merchandising, Merchandising, Merchandising
I decided to take a look in FLAGS to see what kind of Magic Mountain specific shirts were available this year, I actually liked a couple of the shirts available.
I didn't realize Kingda Ka was at SFMM though. ;)
Good deals on 2013 shirts if you'd like one
Sigh. I don't think this is a new shirt, but sigh anyway.
Around The Park
Speaking of Full Throttle, the coaster is still only operating 1 train although half of the second train is sitting on the transfer track. Hopefully it will be back for this weekend?
I did manage to get a picture of the #THRILLCAPITALOFTHEWORLD sign this time. I didn't see any additional signs other than the ones on Full Throttle, Goliath, Batman and Superman: Escape from Krypton.
The "One Train Operation" sign was out front alerting guests and this was by far the longest line I saw in the park.
Looks like the Full Throttle Stage is going to be up again soon and will be used for Grad Nite celebrations (see below).
They've started working on Grad Nite preparations and are letting guests know this year.
Six Flags is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt over Easter weekend. Click the link for details (thanks to reader Brian for alerting us to the information).
The "Sports Bar" sign has been added to the Full Throttle Sports Bar. There are now tables and soda fountains inside and workers were in the building. I didn't want to disrupt them so didn't peek in for any pictures.
I always ride at least one ride when I go to the park for updates. This week it was Colossus Backwards.
The "Waterfront" area isn't so watery at the moment. With the extreme drought conditions in California I'm not sure if this will be filled anytime soon.
I saw people in the Vegas booths for the first time EVER.
Revolution is still closed although two of the trains were on the brake run. I'm guessing they were there for our last update and I wouldn't anticipate the ride reopening anytime soon.
Lastly, there is indeed some work going on at the tower for the Family Raft Ride at Hurricane Harbor (that we missed on our last update).
Not sure what that is, but it's definitely not a slide (no room in that spot). Looks like stacked buckets or something. Anybody know more? Maybe paint buckets?
Also, I saw absolutely no change on the tower for the new Bonzai Pipelines and I'd be very surprised if they are open before Hurricane Harbor opens for the season on May 24th (Memorial Weekend).
Kind of wish the park opened earlier in the year like they used to, it's certainly warm enough to have opening weekend around Mothers Day.
That is going to wrap it up for this update. It may be a few weeks before we are back at the park unless we hear of some faster progress on the new coaster or new slides.