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Six Flags Magic Mountain Trip Report For 09 Dec 2012

By on 12/09/2012

The nasty weather we had a couple of weeks ago finally moved on and it’s been absolutely beautiful lately. With a sunny blue sky and temperatures in the low 70’s, it was a great day to go to Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Today was the last day for the Toys for the Holidays toy drive. As people dropped off their gifts at the booths setup out front, Sylvester was on hand for photo ops:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Christmas Toy Drive

Even Foghorn Leghorn was there taking pictures with folks. I rarely see Foghorn make any appearances around the park. His rare appearances may explain why kids were yelling “Hey Chicken!” to get his attention:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Foghorn Leghorn

That giant snow globe I saw last week is for kids to play in. A blower around the base of the perimeter was keeping the fake snow churning as the kids staged a snowball fight:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Holiday in the Park

The park has finally added a detour sign, directing people around the construction:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle

They have also completely wrapped all of the exposed construction walls. This one is around the side, in front of the Looney Tunes Superstore:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle

This is where the wall picks up again on the other side of the Palace games building:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle

It continues down the back, all the way to the end where the main midway starts again:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle

Nothing looks changed from the above, except the old Log Jammer station:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle

A closer inspection shows that about a third of the building has been cut out, along with the concrete slab underneath it. My hypothesis is that this will be where the transfer track is for the maintenance area. The track will run parallel to this building, exactly like the Log Jammer flume did. It will then make a 130° left turn into a brand new station, which will be inline with the vertical loop for the launch. I can’t think of any other possible layout with this space:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle

You can see what’s been removed from the station when you get up close to it:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle

All of the demolition debris has been removed from in front of the Palace games building. It looks like it also got a coat of gravel and was graded nice and flat:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle

Here’s a better picture taken from ground level:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle

The ground next to Palace games is still a little churned up. You can just make out the legs of someone on the right either working or surveying the progress:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle

There appears to be lots of earth moving going on over by where the WTF building was:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle

In other news, the Sling Shot looks to be nearly complete:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Sling Shot

The ride area has been fenced off, covered with gravel, and had some landscaping planted:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Sling Shot

A close-up of the ride vehicle shows water dummies strapped in. We must be really close:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Sling Shot

Some new wrought iron fence has already been installed in front of freshly planted bushes and trees. You can see a pile of the rest of the fence waiting to be installed:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Sling Shot

This really surprised me. The new entrance that was built for the Willoughby’s Fright Fest maze this year has been removed and the doorway sealed up. The only explanation I can think of is that they don’t want any sign of Fright Fest exposed outside of October. I think that entrance looked much nicer than this. I hope they plan on cleaning this up a bit:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest

I’m not sure if this is new or not, so I’ll leave it up to you to tell me. As I was walking by the Action Theatre/Aftermath maze (whatever it’s officially called these days), I smelled a really strong chlorine odor. Looking down in the water, it looked extremely clean to me, at least compared to what I remember from the last time I looked. This picture doesn’t do it justice, but it really did look good. Is it possible that they cleaned it up and chlorinated the water? There were no leaves, garbage, or anything floating in the water at all. It looks really nice:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Lagoon

That’s it until next time. This is the last week the park is closed before being open daily again for the holiday. Also, time is running out to get a free 2013 Thrill Pass upgrade to the new Gold pass. If anyone is interested in buying passes as a group to qualify for the free upgrade, let me know. I talked to the park and they said it was allowed. If there’s enough interest, I might just organize something. Drop me an email at kurt@TheCoasterGuy.com.

15 Comments

  1. Zac

    12/09/2012 at 9:28 pm

    coaster guy! i worked today and I have to walk past waterfront and the stadium to get to my building. I noticed it as well. It smelt clean and nice and the water was really blue. I’ve noticed that when I walk by that area it used to have a terrible aroma and I have heard guest comment about it as well. Maybe the park finally got enough complaints to clean up the lake. I also noticed that there were construction vehicles in the stadium….. could it be? Are they finally redoing and reusing the stadium to hopefully traffic more people that way of the park? fingers crossed that is what they are up too

  2. Byron Lopez

    12/09/2012 at 9:59 pm

    Kurt how exactly do you get to Goliath from in front of the park. In addition RIP Jenni Rivera

    • SFMMCrazy Productions

      12/09/2012 at 10:48 pm

      Great Update Kurt! Yeah , poor Jenni Rivera…I actually know her dad and I feel bad for him :(

  3. Eric

    12/10/2012 at 1:17 am

    My sister and I are planning a mid-week visit to Magic Mountain during the first week they’re open daily for winter break. We’re looking into getting enough 2013 passes to qualify for the upgrade to Gold. I’ll get a pass, she’ll get one, and maybe one for my daughter’s boyfriend. If you’re interested, Kurt, maybe you can go in on it with us to reach the four needed for the upgrade.

    • Kurt

      12/17/2012 at 8:55 am

      Sorry, Eric. I didn’t see this comment until just now. I have already pulled a group of people together to buy several tickets and we’re getting them this Friday. If anyone else is interested in going in with us, just drop me a line.

  4. Neil

    12/10/2012 at 7:54 am

    I was told yesterday that Slingshot would open in two weeks, so I think the 22nd. Good planning for the park to have it open by Christmas week.

  5. Hype

    12/11/2012 at 3:14 pm

    I hear that it suppose to open up on the 15th which is this coming Saturday.

    • Kurt

      12/11/2012 at 3:27 pm

      That would be my guess. But nobody’s going to know about it unless they advertise it somehow.

  6. Byron Lopez

    12/11/2012 at 4:14 pm

    The park also needs to upgrade their website because this ride is not on the list of attractions

  7. Casey

    12/12/2012 at 10:26 am

    In the action theatre,my guess is that they’ll probably make a new show to replace the Kids Club.Hopefully it’ll be a good one!

    • Kurt

      12/13/2012 at 7:35 am

      Highly unlikely. The two venues are for two completely different types of shows. If anything, they’ll start using the Carrot Club Theater for more kids shows. I never understood why they had two stages for kids that were virtually the same anyway.

  8. Hype

    12/13/2012 at 10:10 pm

    Track pieces forFull Throttle is now on site.

  9. Eric

    12/14/2012 at 12:34 am

    Just thinking about the former restaurant up on Samurai Summit near the tower, and what’s left from the Magic Pagoda, it seems like they could clear that stuff out and put a new attraction of some sort up there. I think they use at least a part of the old Magic Pagoda for a Fright Fest maze, but it seems silly to leave old stuff behind (like the former Eagle’s Flight station) just for a one-month use.

  10. Baller

    12/15/2012 at 11:55 am

    Does anyone know the name to the slingshot?? There’s so many places for small attractions that they don’t seem to notice. And any news on what the new theme is gonna be for the full throttle area??

    • Great American Coasters

      12/15/2012 at 5:53 pm

      It’s just called SlingShot and it opened today. It’s 30$ for a single rider and 40$ for two riders. 30$ for 2 riders if you have season pass. It’s so fun to watch.

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