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Log Jammer Closed At Six Flags Magic Mountain

By on 10/31/2011

Six Flags Magic Mountain Log Jammer

By the time you read this, chances are pretty good that the Log Jammer ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain will be closed. I just confirmed with the park’s Public Relations department that today, October 31, 2011, is in fact the last day of operations for Log Jammer. Since the ride closes around dusk to prepare for the final night of Fright Fest 2011, there is but a couple of hours left to get your final ride in.

Log Jammer is a traditional log flume ride and was one of the original 33 attractions that opened with Magic Mountain back in 1971. The park has confirmed that they are going to remove it to make way for a new attraction, however they have not announced what it will be or when we can expect it. There has been no official announcement or press release on this closure, which saddens me a bit. As one of the very original park rides, there are a lot of people with very fond memories of this attraction who probably would have liked to have gotten in one more ride before it went away. The Deja Vu roller coaster was closed earlier this month, after only 10 years of service, and it got a proper send off. Log Jammer is over 40 years old and is going to quietly float into the night.

R.I.P Log Jammer (May 29, 1971 – October 31, 2011)

37 Comments

  1. JIMMY

    10/31/2011 at 5:14 pm

    OH NO!!!!!………how sad to see one of my favorites once again go. I remember when my dad first took me and rode it. It was one of the best flume rides around at the time. I was seven years….I’m now 35.

    • Jara Matthews

      04/25/2014 at 10:28 pm

      I know its just heartbreaking. I am so upset you have no idea.
      I always have a season pass. I took the last couple years off.
      I had NO IDEA it was gone.
      I am devastated.
      I have a passion for magic mountain.
      I love that place. I could weep.
      I LOVE it.
      The atmosphere, the mountain air, the trees, the vibe, the people, the celebration. I love magic mountain.
      The highlight of EVERY TIME I GO is starting and ending with the log jammer in the morning and at night.
      Just floating through the beautiful trees.
      I’m truly sick over this.
      They better create a new and improved log jammer.
      I can’t believe they did this for cheesy full throttle. They have SO MANY STUPID STEEL RIDES. They could have put it over by revolution.
      HOW could they do this?
      Jet Stream is the poor man’s log jammer. Is it still there?

  2. Kyle M.

    10/31/2011 at 7:52 pm

    What a bummer, I was really hoping this rumor was just going to be another fake, but it seems as if it is true. It’s a shame to Six Flags Magic Mountain getting rid of its older rides, first The Twirler, now this! Whats next Gold Rusher, or Viper. But hopefully Log Jammer will be replaced with another ride, maybe an AquaTrax, or launching coaster. Only time can tell.

    • Kurt

      10/31/2011 at 9:45 pm

      I’ve been doing heavy research on the park’s history for several months now and have never heard of The Twirler. What was that?

      • Kyle M.

        11/01/2011 at 9:47 pm

        I’m sorry, I meant to say the Tilt-a-Whirl, it was located where the 3-point contest is now. It was removed sometime between 2005 and 2009 ( I want to say 2008, but I am not sure, since I did not have a season pass between these years). I am sorry for the miss judge. I have looked all over the internet and found that it is indeed mentioned but it was not a really made clear in some of the articles. Even though you can find Tilt-a-Whirl’s everywhere, it was a great family ride for everyone to enjoy, since not everyone in the family likes to ride the “big” rides. If you have any more questions, please email me and I will do everything I can to help you find information on this ride.

        Your fan,
        Kyle M.

        • Kurt

          11/02/2011 at 8:05 am

          The name of the ride was Circus Wheel and it was original to the park in 1971. In 1982 they added another tilt-a-whirl to the courtyard area that is now known as Baja Ridge, roughly where the Panda Express sits, and it was called Baile de las Flores. In 1988 they moved it over to Pirates Cove, where the entrance to Goliath is today, and renamed it Jolly Roger. It was placed in the spot formerly occupied by the Jolly Monster, an Eyerly Monster ride that had been removed seven years prior. In 1999, the ride was removed to make way for Goliath construction. They used it to replace the original Circus Wheel, which was quite a bit older. It remained in use there until it was removed and made into the basketball challenge in 2008.

          • Kyle

            11/02/2011 at 3:44 pm

            Yes, you got it spot on. Sorry for being lazy and not putting all of that information in. But yes it was called the Circus Wheel and it was in a few other spots. To bad, Mark Shapiro had to go and get rid of this ride, and replace it with a 3-point shooting contest. He should of at least replaced it with something better than another basketball shooting game. Maybe a new Tilt-a-Whirl or even a dark ride if it would fit (since they really need one).But at least it is not just an empty lot like Flashback’s spot. Thank you Coaster Guy for all the hard work you put into this website showing us Six Flags Magic Mountain yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

            Your fan,
            Kyle M.

          • Kurt

            11/14/2011 at 7:24 pm

            I’m not sure what I was thinking when I wrote this, but I need to correct myself. The original Circus Wheel that opened with the park in 1971 was actually a Chance Trabant. It operated from 1971-1999. The Sellner tilt-a-whirl was added to the park in 1982 as the Baile de las Flores over in Baja Ridge, as previously mentioned. In 1999, the tilt-a-whirl, now known as Jolly Roger, replaced the Trabant and assumed the identity of the Circus Wheel until it too was removed and replaced with the basketball challenge in 2008. I hope I didn’t confuse anyone too much.

    • Donovan B.

      11/01/2011 at 10:09 am

      One of the ride ops that was there on the 30th told me in 2013 it will become a new coaster of some kind. One can only speculate.

  3. Justin

    11/01/2011 at 10:25 am

    “NOOOOOOOOOOOO!” (Darth Vader voice)

  4. Spokker

    11/05/2011 at 1:36 am

    It was a nice little flume ride that blended well into the scenery.

  5. Ryan

    11/06/2011 at 8:55 am

    It’s a real shame. They’re taking away one of the originals and Log Jammer was my favorite water ride out of any water ride I’ve ever been on. I miss it so much and when I go to the park I will be even sadder. They’re letting it go for no good reason. They can find other space for new coasters just like they did for Green Lantern. Out of all rides, they have to take away one of the originals… I’m personally not to excited at this point for future coasters because they have enough for now and they shouldn’t be taking away there 40 year old water ride and I will miss it so much as well as many others. It was one of the originals and Magic Mountain wouldn’t be where it is today without it… what a shame, something that they didn’t have to do and shouldn’t of… WE WILL MISS YOU LOG JAMMER!!!!!!!!!! ;(

  6. Eric

    11/09/2011 at 12:29 pm

    Log Jammer was one of the better flumes, but I’ll agree that its time to retire was here. At least there’s still Jet Stream. Not many parks have the luxury of two flumes. The thing is, Jet Stream will be 40 next year…will SFMM consider removing it as well? Sadly, water rides are energy and maintenance hogs, and removing them will save the parks a ton of money. They’re great family rides, but you know where the main concern is…that dreaded “bottom line.”

  7. j

    11/14/2011 at 1:10 am

    i know whats going in log jammers place and in dejas but ill never tell

    • Kurt

      11/14/2011 at 6:58 am

      Then what exactly is the point of your comment?

      • Eric

        11/17/2011 at 10:34 pm

        ^ His 15 seconds of fame… 😉

      • Diego

        06/11/2012 at 4:21 pm

        yeah that was pretty stupid

  8. Monger

    12/02/2011 at 3:08 pm

    A true loss,and we can probably expect yet another stupid DC comics superhero ride.Ive enjoyed the Jammer since the 70’s and on summer days it was a nice cool off spot (as was/is jet stream) Why not make it “Aquamans log jam escape”? no..dont even associate it with those lousy comic book rides.MM is slowly losing all the classics. I remember the mountain express and the magic pagoda (which still stands,barren..why not reopen that? Or would some DC comics name have to be associated with it?) In short,i rode the Log Jammer a couple times over the summer,but i didnt know until today i was saying goodbye to an old friend.

  9. Bob Winek

    01/07/2012 at 9:24 pm

    I’m just throwing this out there but what are they going to put there

    • Kurt

      01/08/2012 at 9:25 pm

      We don’t know yet, Bob. All indicators are that a new, record-setting roller coaster will be placed in this spot for the 2013 season, but everything is purely conjecture at this point. No official plans have been announced by the park.

  10. Cosma Shiva

    03/05/2012 at 11:57 am

    What a tragic lost! If I remember correctly, Log Jammer opened as the world’s longest flume in 1971. This was one of my favorite flumes: loved the two drops and the flume’s meandering path around the Gold Rusher and the hillside.

    Goodbye, my friend!

  11. Eric

    03/08/2012 at 10:10 pm

    Whats next?

    The Sky Tower?? I guess i should not give them any ideas

    Six Flags thinks they are improving the park,

    But for the people who have have been going there since we were kids and have introuduce are own children to the park,

    We are VERY UPSET with Six Flags, BRING BACK OUR TROLLS and WIZARD

    • joe

      03/15/2012 at 12:10 am

      The Log Jammer is being replaced by a new world breaking roller coaster. A man at the gate that was taking survey’s said this to us before our entrance. He also talked about the Lex Luther’s Drop of Doom opening this year. This roller coaster is supposed to be the biggest longest roller coaster and make an opening for the 2013 season. Perhaps in spring or fall of that year.

  12. Francoise

    04/12/2012 at 10:55 am

    My kids & I were so sad on Tuesday when we went to MM & found out they were not putting log jammer back, I was hoping they were just fixing it or updating it. We all loved that ride, & it doesn’t seem fair that they didn’t give the fans a chance to ride it before they got rid of it (like they did with DejaVu). I love coasters, but it’s not all about them. Log jammer was an oldie but goodie that the whole family could enjoy. Why not replace it with a newer version of it.
    Pretty soon, the Magic Mountain we grew up with will no longer be there. Makes me sad. :'(
    We will miss you Log Jammer. <3

  13. stephanie

    05/14/2012 at 6:03 pm

    noooooooooooooooooo log jammer great memories i love it they shld have closed jet stream

  14. James

    05/21/2012 at 10:35 pm

    My 10-year-old and I had season passes last year, and the ride we rode most was the Log Jammer. He won’t say it’s his favorite ride, but it’s the one he always rides at least twice. Well, was. We’re moving to Northern California this year so hopefully I’ll never have to tell him it’s gone. When we were there this winter I told him it was just closed for the season.

    • Kurt

      05/22/2012 at 10:24 pm

      Start going to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo and it won’t be very long before he completely forgets about Magic Mountain and Log Jammer.

  15. Diego

    06/11/2012 at 4:34 pm

    I went to MM yesterday with a friend and he said that when he went on friday june 8 2012 there was a vid on about the new atraction he said it was related to superman and it had duel track and a launch section but i don’t know if thats true but i also heard that it would be called full throttle and have 2 launches so in any case we can expect another coaster that has some sort of a LIM/LSM or a cable launch. But i want something with a vertical lift hill 🙂

    • Imabzman

      06/30/2012 at 2:49 am

      Diego, it sounds like your talking about Lex Luthor, Drop of Doom which was scheduled to open today, June 30, 2012, but that’s been postponed until July 7, 2012. Here’s a video of the test run and you can see how it’s linked up with superman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXXgpPJmTE4

      But back to Log Jammer….I was shocked when I saw that it was gone too. Although I am a coaster fan more so than water rides, I LOVED LJ as a kid.

      I hope whatever goes there is worth it. I miss Spin Out too (sigh)

  16. Alyson

    06/25/2012 at 2:09 am

    Now, do you guys feel bad for taking it away. Sixflags is a kids place you know kids loved the log jammer because either their not tall enough or old enough to ride any other rides.yea they have bugs bunny world but alot of kids aren’t little babies.I tottaly disagree with your guys decision you gusy are the cheapest ones in America. Why didnt you take away one of the newest ones one that no one could miss or would miss. I think you guys should rethink your decision. But thank you I will now spread the word that six flags in California sucks don’t go there because the roller coaster you love might be gone next month. I hope you guys go bankrupt and you will agree with what I am saying.

  17. Annie

    12/12/2012 at 3:54 pm

    I was there one of the last days, and I saw a man that had been riding it nonstop all day. Every so often he would yell “Log Jamma! Whoo!” haha, poor guy, it must have been his favorite ride.

    • Kurt

      12/13/2012 at 7:37 am

      I think it was a favorite ride for a lot of people. Lots of nostalgia there. It’s really too bad they didn’t give it a proper send off.

  18. Jim

    11/10/2013 at 8:43 pm

    Log Jammer was the best, along with KBF’s flume ride. How naturally it grew into and fit the space was amazing. So sad SFMM loves to eliminate their history. I guess Gold Rusher is next. They have no sense of history.

    • The Coaster Guy

      11/10/2013 at 8:58 pm

      I totally hear what you’re saying, but nothing can last forever. Log Jammer’s maintenance costs were high and it wasn’t a top reason people were going to the park. Something like Full Throttle is a people magnet and is drawing in record crowds to the park, along with more revenue, which allows them to build more new cool stuff. It sucks for those nostalgia buffs among us, but I can’t blame them one bit. After all, it is a business.

  19. Jara Matthews

    04/25/2014 at 10:24 pm

    Devastated. That’s my favorite ride of all time.
    You don’t know the magic of being alone and just floating through the exquisite Valencia mountains. HOW COULD THEY DO THIS? I can’t believe it. I was watching a video for full throttle and noticed the big red tree and thought OH GOD NO… So i googled. Sure enough, log jammer is gone. That is blasphemous. I was actually gonna go to magic mountain this weekend but fuck it. I’ll never forget one time it was pitch black and there were fireworks going off. It was magical. That ride twisted through the trees. They didn’t need to get rid of it. They could have put it somewhere else. This is AN OUTRAGE.
    I’m not going to buy that season pass.
    Fuck em.

    • andrew

      04/27/2014 at 2:15 pm

      Are you CRAZY?!?! There is ABSOLUTELY NO need for that kind of language. We are all devastated that Log Jammer is gone but there is no reason for you to state that so CLEARLY. What if children go on this website to look things up for Six Flags? Then THEY see your harsh comment and then THEY decide to use that kind of foul language…. that completely DISGUSTS me that you would DARE use that language on this website. Why don’t you and your little group of haters go talk to Six Flags if you think that they should put Logger Jammer back. People are much more attracted to Full Throttle than they were to Log Jammer and Six Flags does what it has to for the majority of the people and visitors there.

  20. Libra Hargett

    06/30/2016 at 6:30 pm

    A part of history was taken. I’m just finding this out. I was planning a trip to go there In Oct and that is my favorite ride. Nothing to look forward. Just more of the same. I can go to six flags over Dallas for freaking coasters. Its closer. They ruined something great.

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