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Robert Niles

Magic Mountain drops tunnels from X2

Published: April 18, 2008 at 9:58 AM

It looks like that Six Flags Magic Mountain continues to tweak its plans for the refurbished X2 roller coaster, as it approaches its planned opening next month.

Brady MacDonald at reports that the Valencia, California park has dropped plans for tunnels on the new ride, though it still will add some special effects and music to the former X roller coaster.

X2 is slated to open May 24.

Replies (3)

jazken .

Published: April 18, 2008 at 6:27 PM

Why does SFMM keep referring to X2 as a new ride??? Getting a new paint job and a few upgrades (new trains, music, fog, etc.) does not constitute a new ride. An "enhanced" experience perhaps, but definitely not new.

Doesn't this sound like another example of a well-marketed "The Emperor's New Clothes"? After all this hype, I sure hope it fixes its nightmarish capacity issues.

Robert Niles

Published: April 19, 2008 at 2:57 PM

My impression is that the capacity fix is the core reason for the rehab.
Jack Williams

Published: April 19, 2008 at 8:50 PM

First they cancel construction on The Dark Knight Coaster, and now they take the tunnels away from X2. Hmmmm...I wonder if they have something against indoor coasters?;)

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