This week we are back at Six Flags Magic Mountain for a look at Twisted Colossus construction. Lots of work is being done on the lift and portions of the track and structure that are no longer going to be used are being removed.
We'll also look at Holiday in the Park preparations as the event looks to be pretty great.
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Since our last update, more work has been done on the lift hill structure and it appears to be at it's pre-fire height. =)
The double-dip which was the roughest part of Colossus has mercifully been removed.
More steel is outside ready to be used to support the structure.
Lots of wood ready to go up
Workers were busy with their saws removing the lower parts of the track for the last turnaround.
You can see all of the steel support that's going up for support.
Inside the park, you can actually see the Colossus lift from near Goliath's entrance.
The trees are thinning which allows us to see a bit more of the pre-lift track
Work is still being done in the station, you can't really see a difference but they are certainly working underneath.
They have been clearing some space on the side of the ride, makes you wonder what they are going to be doing in this area.
Some of the switchbacks have been removed from the station
The first set of switchbacks after the ride entry have also been removed. Since only one side of the station will be used, this will need to be re-routed. Will be interesting to see the path it takes now.
From certain angles the lift seems a bit steeper than it was previously. There are more supports under the track than before, so it's probably increased a couple of degrees.
Holiday in the Park
Preparations for Holiday in the Park have kicked into high gear. Additional decorations have already been added and we are guessing more are on the way. We are really looking forward to this event.
The entrance to the park, Fright Fest decorations are gone, and we are pretty sure Christmas is on the way.
Full Throttle Plaza has received some decorations. People were already taking pictures in front of the trees and playing with the blue balls. =)
Very nice tree in front of DC Universe. Looks like Mr Freeze has been busy.
DC Universe has received a lighted dome
Not sure how well you can see it but lots of lights and icicles have been added under Revolution.
Looks like somebody flipped a switch for lights near Cyber Cafe
This is generally where Santa is, I'd guess he'll be back in this spot this year.
Off Season Park Improvements
Even with Twisted Colossus Construction and the conversion from Fright Fest to Holiday in the Park the park is busy with other off season work.
Jet Stream is closed, and it looks like flume work is continuing. With only 3 water rides in the park and rumors of Tidal Wave being removed, keeping Jet Stream open and in good operating condition is more important than ever.
Looks like most of the boats are in storage, hopefully they are getting a nice refurb. They certainly need it.
You can see the cord of the crew working on the flume.
Hopefully the outside of the flume is going to get some love as well.
Breyers > PeptoCopter
The great facade for Willoughy's is gone, replaced by this. They really should leave the facade up all year.
Ninja is still only running 1 train
Lastly, the landscaping crew has been hard at work with some nice new flowers at the front of the park. While SFMM is a "Thrill Park" the landscaping crew really does work hard to make sure the planters and gardens are well maintained.
That's going to wrap it up for this update. We won't have a SFMM update next week but we'll have something very special the week of Thanksgiving. More on that when we can reveal it.