A theme park cannot solely rely on Coasters to bring in the punters year after year. They do need to diversify to other rides. Thats what makes Universal so successful. they have 2 coasters, Mummy and Woody. Same goes for Disney. Rides with a theme and a story entertain more people than coasters alone, and this alone brings people back year after year.
Without fail, every week, Universal Studios wait times always exceed that of Islands of Adventures and this is becasue they are more family friendly rides over at USF..
Good shout I say!
Should Magic Mountain stop building coasters. No way!
Huh?, you might ask. I'd love to see Magic Mountain clear space for great new themed coasters, dark rides and play areas by tearing down some of it's old, played-out coasters. Good-bye Flashback, Viper, Ninja, Goliath Jr., Superman and Psyclone. And if the park can't get Déjà Vu to work every day, lose it, too. (Gold Rusher and Revolution, you get stays of execution merely for historical interest.)
I hope Shapiro comes back west to visit Magic Mountain this summer. A few minutes in the Valencia heat ought to be enough to convince him to build a shaded, themed flume ride and a couple indoor musical dark rides (make one a MIB-style shoot-'em-up), which this broiler of a theme park so desperately needs.
Honestly, I think they do too, simply because they have failed to bring balance to their attraction list, and they are incapable of taking care of the ones that they do have. There really is nothing else to do there but ride...or at least wait in line for a coaster. Tatsu should mark the end of coaster building for awhile, at least until they get some things straightened out.