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Six Flags announces changes to Magic Mountain's X roller coaster

By Robert Niles
Published: November 1, 2007 at 10:48 AM
It looks like Magic Mountain will be getting a little capital love from Six Flags, after all.

Last month the amusement park chain announced capital expansion (business-speak for "new rides") at several of its top parks, but nothing for one-time flagship Magic Mountain.

But the Valencia, Calif. park got its announcement today. Six Flags will revamp X, Magic Mountain's Arrow 4D coaster, adding a tunnel and light elements. The coaster will reopen in Spring 2008 with the new name, X2.

In its press release, Six Flags promised "completely redesigned, sleeker trains and introduces all-new, innovative state-of-the-art visual, audio and sensory effects" in the $10 million rehab of the once-troubled ride.

The park will also add "Thomas Town," a new play area themed to "Thomas the Tank Engine."

Readers' Opinions

From Larry Zimmerman on November 1, 2007 at 1:45 PM
I think they should strap some Thomas the Tank Engine cars onto X2... whooo whooo!
From Phillip Florendo on November 1, 2007 at 2:14 PM
Dang. Nothing about making the ride less painful.
From Mike Neilson on November 1, 2007 at 7:30 PM
I love X!
This ride leaves you confused at the end!

I can't wait for the improvements...

Maybe... "New Sleeker Trian" will give a smoother ride...

Cause it is a little rough,
especially towards the end of the day!!!

STILL... CAN NOT WAIT!!!!

-=PeaCe=-

From Deidre Dennis on November 1, 2007 at 10:10 PM
Surprised by the comment that X was painful. I don't remember being banged around like you are on some wooden coasters. This ride is so awesome and when you flip around... I thought I was going to have a heart attack. Can't wait to go back some day.
From Phillip Florendo on November 6, 2007 at 7:15 PM
Really? Almost every person I see coming off the ride at the exit has a look on their face like "Owwww!"

I always ride in the front car, so maybe that can somehow contribute to why I find it painful. The first time I rode it, though (pretty soon after it opened), it was smooth.

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