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Full Throttle Construction Update #1
Now that the construction walls are finally up at Six Flags Magic Mountain for the Full Throttle roller coaster construction, I’m going to start numbering my updates that are specific to the build. This is construction update #1 from 18 Nov 2012.
The first thing you see when you enter the Six Flags Plaza and try going to the right, towards Goliath, is a giant blue construction wall. The entire midway has been walled off:
The only sign that explains the wall is that tiny blue “Excuse Our Mess” sign you see above. What boggles my mind is that there are absolutely no detour signs at all, telling people how to get around it, and it is not intuitive. The Mporium store is on the right of the wall. The detour path routes behind Mporium, but anyone familiar with the park knows that area has been fenced off for several months. I didn’t even consider trying to go that way at first, and I’m here all the time. Those not familiar with the park didn’t know you could go that way either. After a couple of people asked a passing employee where to go, others followed them and a blazed a trail. However, there should still be some sort of signs, in my opinion:
More construction walls behind Mporium:
The wall finally turns a corner on the backside of the old Palace games building:
I don’t like to bash the park, because I see a lot of potential in it, but I also don’t consider myself a park apologist or fanboy. When I see stuff like this, it really gets under my skin. These are recycled construction walls from the Lex Luthor build. While I applaud them for reusing materials, this looks positively horrible. There is absolutely no excuse for this and should have been painted over before being placed in view of every passing park guest:
The (hideous) wall ends just before getting to the old Log Jammer station:
The construction wall is around 7′ tall and they have the entire area very well blocked off from prying eyes. If you peek around the end of the wall, you can just make out a huge pile of broken up concrete in front of the Palace games building that hasn’t been cleared yet:
I’m guessing these were all the trees that were in planters along that section of midway:
It’s weird looking across that area and not seeing the What the Fried? building:
From the Sky Tower, this area doesn’t look like it’s been touched lately:
The Palace games building is still there and the rumors are that this will be a restaurant for the new themed area. All the trees around it are gone:
This is all that’s left of the WB Kids Club theater:
It’s hiding behind Tatsu, but that’s the beast that’s performing all of the destruction:
I’m not sure if this building will be re-purposed or just hasn’t been razed yet:
I couldn’t help but notice a rock crusher on the far side of the parking lot turning concrete chunks into gravel:
I figured this was all the concrete being ripped out of the park, but it seems like a lot:
It’s going to be really hard to get good construction updates with how they have the wall positioned, however I’ll do my best. Please check back often.