All I can say is OUCH!
Something I really liked from the article was: To make way for the new entrance to the Terminator's themed queue, Magic Mountain demolished a former arcade which had stood on the site of the old glass blower's shop in Cyclone Bay. Anytime you take out a midway experience like an arcade to put in a themed coaster (however slight that theme may be), well I am good with that!!
And Derek is right: GCI builds wondeful wood coasters. This one looks very similar to Evel Knievel that opened at Six Flags St. Louis last year, which is an awesome ride. And based on the length of time it took to build Evel Knievel, SFMM is going to have a hard time meeting their deadline - although I guess they didn't have a Missouri winter to slow down construction.