Published: January 21, 2007 at 3:49 PM
My Magic Mountain wish list:
Scream (but landscape it)
X (but only if they can fix it so it runs two trains at all times)
Logjammer (with a rehab and touched-up landscaping)
Then tear out everything else in the park. Seriously. Give me a new kids' area, with a Vekoma Junior Coaster as its centerpiece, plus a Wiggles show and a family indoor/outdoor water dark ride (think 'Small World,' but with better music). Throw in a couple spinners and a train ride, too.
For the bigger kids (and grown-ups), give us a Spider-Man/DarKastle-grade 3-D dark ride, a second, themed flume ride, a Bluto-type tub ride and a year-'round Haunted House attraction. Oh, and a stunt show and musical show, too. Do fireworks every night.
Plant trees and flowers all over the place, so there's much more shade and more pleasant foilage. Go with the coolest pavement solution you can find. Put misters every few yards where there is unshaded pavement. Finally, hire a chef to run a high-quality table service restaurant and install a family restaurant with an animatronic show in the new kids' lands.
Oh, and flood the place with DC characters and any other 'toons you can license.
Then watch the money flow in....