New concept video for Six Flags 'Terminator' coaster
I've just put up an attraction listing page for Terminator: The Coaster
, the $10 million GCI ride that Six Flags Magic Mountain is building on the old Psyclone footprint in Cyclone Bay.
The page includes a computer POV video of what designers envision for the ride, which will open next year.
The ride sounds, to me, a lot like the very popular Thunderhead GCI coaster from Dollywood, and shares a theme, of course, with the Terminator shows at rival Universal Studios Hollywood and Florida. (A woodie for the sleek, high-tech Terminator franchise strikes me as a bit odd, but, what the heck, so long as it's a good ride, I suspect coaster fans will go for it.)
Sounds promising, suprised its not at SFGA. Can they call it Terminator? Does it have anything to do with the movies?
I watched the video, and it seems like it is as basic as coasters get (in theming that is)....it is just a wodden coaster (and btw, wooden coaster for Terminator?? makes no sense to me)....I hate when parks name a coaster after a popular franchise and the ride is not themed to that franchise what so ever....I dont even see any theme in the queue according to the concept art
GCI coasters are some of the best wooden coasters. Any park would be the wiser to add one. They aren't total bank breakers, they are extremely popular with all ages, and they are fun, plain and simple. If Magic Mountain is to remain a coaster park, I can't think of a better thing to build.
I was a bit apprehensive about the size of TERMINATOR until
We'll have to see if Terminator rises to the Thunderhead level (I haven't been on that coaster, BTW), but it is the same manufacturer and offers some similar elements. But, you're right, the ride itself sounds quite promising, even if the theme seems muddled, at best.
How stupid. A woodie for Terminator? With no theme whatsoever, besides the logo? And come on, what's with the catchphrase 'join the resistance' anyways? Six Flags, you have shamed us again.
GCI makes excellent wooden coasters, and this one looks to be one of their best. Yes, using the Terminator brand for a wooden coaster is a head-scratcher, but come on, this is Six Flags, were you expecting something more?
No, I wasnt really expecting more, altho Six Flags has had the occasional well-themed ride, like The Dark Knight Coaster, that while even tho it disappointed from a thrill standpoint, is still a pretty well themed ride for Six Flags, especially in the queue
The video makes it look pretty good, but I still am a little apprehensive about the Title "Terminator". Why not the Viper, which reminds me of the Viper at SFGA, only better
Corey, I agree with you entirely, however, when it comes to Six Flags I tend to lower my expectations quite a bit: I consider it a good visit if I have a little fun and keep all my limbs intact.
If you watch the video and pause it about 3 seconds in, you'll notice a few straightawys on the ride that are covered by shed-like structures. Perhaps these sheds house some modest scenery (it is Six Flags) along with some small special effects thrown in here and there?
Did anyone else find the coaster to be exceptionally lengthy? The ride was about 100 seconds without lift hill time - that seems awfully long for a woodie.
Josh, you need to ride
Ive had the good fortune of riding ThunderHead at DW and it is a great ride with great airtime!!!
I feel that a wooden coaster based on Terminator is a bad theme idea. I just don't see it. Even with on ride effects such as music, fog, fire, etc. There is already the T2:3D ride at Universal.
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