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Full Throttle Track Is Onsite At Six Flags Magic Mountain

By on December 16, 2012

Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle Logo

The first few pieces of track arrived at Six Flags Magic Mountain this week for their upcoming 2013 Full Throttle roller coaster. They are still busy transforming the area of the park that it will eventually be built, but at least the pieces will already be here waiting when they are ready for them.

The pieces are being stored in the overflow parking lot, on the opposite side of Feedmill Road from their main parking lot. These overflow lots are not needed during the offseason, so it’s a good place to store them for now. The first piece is half straight and half curved. It’s hard to tell if this will be part of the top of the loop, with another piece of track to be mounted on top of it, or if it’s just upside down with regular support mount points:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle

The second and third pieces are completely straight:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle

Judging by the extra brackets on these two pieces, I’m guessing they’re either a part of a launch section or a brake run, or possibly both if it’s part of the tunnel section:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle

There’s a good sized forklift sitting in that lot as well to unload other pieces as they arrive:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Full Throttle

22 Comments

  1. AvgCoaster

    12/16/2012 at 5:33 pm

    I can just imagine Bruce Buffer in my head yelling, “It’s TIME!”

  2. Caleb

    12/16/2012 at 5:39 pm

    …Is there rust on the pieces?!

    • Kurt

      12/16/2012 at 5:48 pm

      There might be a little surface rust/oxidation on the areas that aren’t painted. After all, it is steel and it’s been raining off and on here for several days. Don’t worry, it won’t hurt it or be visible after it’s all put together.

      • Eric

        12/16/2012 at 7:39 pm

        Do you or anyone reading this know where Premier’s manufacturing plant is?

        • Kurt

          12/16/2012 at 8:01 pm

          All of Premier’s manufacturing is done in a facility close to the Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) airport, not far from their corporate headquarters.

  3. JJJJ

    12/16/2012 at 7:57 pm

    Why cant they build the expo line like this?

    • Shaun

      12/18/2012 at 10:26 pm

      I wish they would

  4. Andrew

    12/16/2012 at 9:18 pm

    Here’s a link to a clip I got of SlingShot from this afternoon:

    http://youtu.be/IqrTcj0uvHc

    • Kurt

      12/16/2012 at 9:28 pm

      No offense, but I like mine better. ;-) http://youtu.be/Pw-EVIS_wR8

      • Andrew

        12/16/2012 at 9:37 pm

        Yours is better! It looks like the amount of flips varies for each ride? Because on your video it flips many times, where on mine, it only flips twice.

        • Kurt

          12/16/2012 at 9:49 pm

          I think I flipped four times during my flight. Look for my profile in the morning and I’ll explain why.

          • JIMMY TOVAR

            12/17/2012 at 8:46 am

            How does it shoot you up?

  5. JIMMY TOVAR

    12/17/2012 at 8:46 am

    Sorry, how high does it shoot you up???

    • Kurt

      12/17/2012 at 8:51 am

      200-230′, depending on rider weight and if they applied full power or not.

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  7. Ashton

    12/20/2012 at 5:08 am

    is there any confirmation on what color this will be? I assume it will be grey, all with Revolution being white right next to it….

    • Ryan O

      12/21/2012 at 12:09 pm

      According to the promotional video, the track will be white (light gray) with black supports.

  8. Laura

    01/15/2013 at 8:32 am

    Any idea of an opening date for Full Throttle? Would like to visit from Florida.

    • Kurt

      01/15/2013 at 8:44 am

      Unfortunately, no. All the park is saying is ‘Summer 2013′, which was pushed back from Spring. They’re making good progress, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. I’ll be sure to post an opening date as soon as I hear anything.

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