Did you see any fatties riding it today?
I'll be there in a few weeks, and I'm hoping to avoid as many "walk of shames" as possible. Also, did you notice if Flash Pass was going to be available for it?
No Flash Pass signage, but the queue wasn't completely set up yet.
I'm glad Six Flags is going after unique ride experiences as opposed to just putting up steel. (Which is what if feels like they did with Green Lantern. IMO that delivers one of the worst ride experiences ever)
Silly question for Six Flags, but does the coaster have any sort of background story or narrative?
Did you happen to ask if the hot dogs are all beef or chicken parts/sawdust, or what?
No backstory, but they had a huge video screen under a shade structure in the plaza that was showing a music video montage of action sports clips and very nice on-ride footage from other Magic Mountain rides, to reinforce the "Full Throttle" theme. I hope that stays. It provided a very nice scene-setting touch to the wait area.
You'll definitely need to bend your knees. The lap bar has another pad that hits at shin level, so that you can't keep your legs straight underneath the lap bar on the ride.
All of Premier's coasters seem to use the same lap bar restraint and it looks like FT has the same trains as Kennywood's Sky Rocket. I would assume that if you can get on Revenge of the Mummy and Flight of Fear you should be able to get on this.
To me the ride looks alright at best, based on the video. I'm just not a fan of coaster vids. To quote Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.."Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby."
Great to see Magic Mountain on the move again. The coaster is one thing, but to see them offering food like that is a sure sign. That's a serious hot dog.
It's a shame that they didn't respect the Log Jammer and refurbish it instead.
Also, I would technically call the other inversion a "dive loop" since the train dives down into the inversion instead of up like an immelman.
That capacity is just a killer, and while SFMM has dozens of other big coasters to spread the crowds, Six Flags can terribly inefficient at running their attractions, Full Throttle is going to carry some seriously long waits (longer than the typical 2 hours for X2 and 90+ minutes for Tatsu).
On the bright side, I've heard that Discovery Kingdom has been doing a great job at pumping up capacity and moving the line quickly with Superman, another Premier coaster.
Even on it's worst day Full Throttle should have better capacity than Green Lantern and Lex Luthor ;)
Obviously, I'll be taking advantage of the Flash Pass, with myself only getting to be there for one day.
I wanted to say that Six Flags has JUST updated their Flash Pass website and made the following modifications:Flash Pass WILL BE AVAILABLE for an addition fee for Full Throttle, but ONLY for those with Platinum Flash Pass.
They have also removed the fee associated with Lex Luthor.
Now I'm REALLY excited to go. :)