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Crazanity Construction Update #1 at Six Flags Magic Mountain

By on 11/12/2017

Construction, or more accurately…demolition, has begun at Six Flags Magic Mountain for their brand new flat ride Crazanity. The much anticipated swinging pendulum flat ride is due to open in the summer of 2018.

When I was there two weeks ago, the construction walls were just starting to go up. Nothing had been touched yet and you could still see the old building for Crazy Barrels, which hasn’t been in operation for decades, standing behind the Shoot the Hoops game:

The last remaining Metro monorail station, known as Contempo Station, was also still standing, slowly being taken over by Mother Nature:

Fast forward to this past weekend and the construction walls were completed and demolition had begun. The first wall cutoff the midway just past Johnny Rockets, as you are headed towards the back of the park:

The wall continued around the corner. Over the wall, you could clearly see that the monorail station had been razed and the last remaining section of monorail beam in the park was now easily visible. The blue and yellow Superman track is also much more visible above it. I hate to say it, but I hope they clear out some more of the trees through here so you can see the Superman cars racing by from this part of the park:

The construction wall extends all the way from Center Ring Games, which will become the new Boardwalk, to the Sandblasters bumper cars:

Peeking over the wall, you can see the buildings are gone and tree clearing has begun:

With the station gone, you can now see the last remaining section of the long defunct monorail that was finally removed years ago:

Even though the bumper cars are going to be completely replaced with a brand new installation, the old ones are still open and operational for now. At some point they’ll need to close it off to do the renovation and conversion. They’re not sure if they can reuse the building or if the entire thing will need to be replaced:

Here’s a short video showing the progress to date:

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  1. Adam Williams

    11/19/2017 at 6:58 am

    This isn’t the last section of the monorail track. There is still a section (or endpoint) that can be seen sticking out from the trees across from Wascals.

    • The Coaster Guy

      11/19/2017 at 7:29 am

      That’s the same section. It starts here, snakes through the trees behind Johnny Rockets, around the corner, and down towards Wascals. You can see it through the trees when riding Swashbuckler as well. All the same remaining section of track.

      • Adam Williams

        11/20/2017 at 3:29 pm

        I didn’t know that it was all still one long piece… The portion of track seen in this update has now been removed… 🙁 Still trying to figure why they are cutting down all the trees along the main parking gate approach. (NOT on Magic Mountain Pkwy)

  2. Matt

    11/28/2017 at 5:41 am

    ” Still trying to figure why they are cutting down all the trees along the main parking gate approach. (NOT on Magic Mountain Pkwy)”

    I don’t think that’s land that’s owned by the park, I think up till recently it was owned by the Newhall Land and Farming Company. Perhaps they found a buyer and are prepping it for construction?

    • The Coaster Guy

      11/28/2017 at 6:56 am

      There’s a drainage wash that runs along that side to help clear all the water when it rains. The roots from all those large trees started to jack it up. The city wouldn’t come in to fix it until they got rid of all the trees that were screwing it up. The trees will all be replaced with smaller ones with a different type of root system that won’t interfere with the wash as they mature.

      • Sean

        12/03/2017 at 7:23 am

        The city will not fix it because that section is not in the City of Santa Clarita. It is unincorporated Los Angeles County.

  3. Bob E.

    12/01/2017 at 3:52 pm

    Speaking of the Bumper Cars, long live the last remaining Troll in the park! Hope they can find a spot for it with the “new” Bumper Cars – nice homage to MM’s origins.

    • Matt

      01/31/2018 at 6:38 pm

      The sign is gone now. The rest of the building is still standing for the time being, but the sign has been taken down. 🙁

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