Sling Shot Construction At Six Flags Magic Mountain?
A trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain this morning revealed some new construction that has started this week in Cyclone Bay. My trip report from last week (here) had noted some activity in that area, but it was unclear at the time what they were doing. Looking back now, they were building the construction wall. I’m waiting to hear back from the park, but all indicators are that this will be for the Sling Shot ride that has been sitting nearby, in pieces, for several months now. You can read some history about it here.
This is the new construction wall, between Totally Kick’n Chicken and the Epic Rides (Apocalypse) gift shop:
The only camera I had on me today was my iPhone, as I wasn’t expecting to see anything new since my visit on Monday, so these are the best I could do. From the Sky Tower, you can see the new construction wall and the other walls that were behind it are gone. They had the footer locations marked off on the ground. Towards the top-left, you can see one that looks like it’s ready for a concrete pour. In the middle, bottom of the dirt, there is a guy in an orange work vest that appeared to be digging another one out with a shovel:
A little bit wider shot shows where the ride is being installed relative to where Deja Vu was and Apocalypse is. You can also see the ride pieces in the top-left of the photo:
I’ll try and get back to the park soon with my bigger camera to get some better shots. I have to admit that I’m not very excited about this ride. I’m not big on up-charge attractions. Are any of you eager to ride it?