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X - under construction?

Six Flags Magic Mountain: Does anybody know what they are actually doing to it?

From Ryan Traylor
Posted November 12, 2006 at 9:55 PM
X is currently under "rehab construction" according to the six flags website. Does anybody know what they are actually doing to it?


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From rafael g
Posted November 12, 2006 at 10:21 PM
i could only be 2 things, 1) they are actually going to fix it or 2) scraping it and selling it. more likely fix it, which means tha they will not be closing the park. i still think it was all a stunt to get more attention over there. but thats just my opinion.

From Greg Shilton
Posted November 13, 2006 at 1:12 PM
If they were getting rid of it, I'd doubt they tell the people "it's being refurbished" and that it "will open next season."

So, no, it is not going away.

It is either:
1. Getting new trains(Trains put an extreme amount of stress on the track) like the ones for the new 4D ride in Japan. (They're different).
2. Fixing the track in order for the ride to run a little longer until the next refurb.

or

3. Both 1 & 2.

From Dustin Kern
Posted November 13, 2006 at 7:45 PM
If they're smart, then it'll be both 1 and 2, but seeing as how it's Six Flags, probably only 2.

From Greg Shilton
Posted November 14, 2006 at 12:29 PM
Sadly, you're probably correct.

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted November 16, 2006 at 6:36 PM
In the long run, wouldn't it be more economical to just replace the cars/trains to be like the ones on the Japan version? (I know this is Six Flags so they'll do the 'easy way out' which may not & usually is not the best way, but I was just wondering what y'alls opinions were on that).

From Greg Shilton
Posted November 16, 2006 at 7:24 PM
It would overall be cheaper, but I believe more work.

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted November 17, 2006 at 11:46 PM
Well not really, once the new trains were in place, wouldn't break down less often or wouldn't ya think it would break down less often?

From Greg Shilton
Posted November 18, 2006 at 12:00 AM
Well I wouldn't know. Anyone here know how good the new 4D coaster in Japans operation is?

And what the new trains are like? I know they're slightly different and less of them.

Only time will tell.

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted November 18, 2006 at 11:58 PM
Yes you're right about that!

From Dustin Kern
Posted November 22, 2006 at 5:58 PM
The trains on Japan's version have many new tricks to them. All they do is lower the overall weight of the train. Some parts of the train were redesigned after seeing how poorly 'X' ran so that it would be better. I don't know exactly what is different or how well it is running, I just read that information someplace else and I think I caught a special on it on tv maybe?

From Phillip Florendo
Posted November 26, 2006 at 12:19 AM
If it's possible to take out a couple cars to improve the ride, then I'm all for it. The past 3 times I've ridden X have not been pleasant and have been rather painful. But for some reason I ride it anyway.

From Greg Shilton
Posted November 26, 2006 at 5:33 PM
Yeah, when I first rode it, it was a blast. Last time I rode it, I hated it. Way too painful, and very very unpleasant.

From mike brunson
Posted November 29, 2006 at 10:29 PM
maybe fix the track get brand new trains and open it on memorial weekend 2007 it would be better or work on it every day and get it running for spring break

From Greg Shilton
Posted December 2, 2006 at 9:54 AM
I heard January.

From Brooke G.
Posted December 2, 2006 at 10:06 AM
Yeah, the sad thing is that SFI might just look right over the fact that they could use the new trains and just not use them.

I've never been on X but hopefully it will be less painful for those of the people who go on it after the rehab.

From Greg Shilton
Posted December 3, 2006 at 8:23 PM
I'm sure it would be. If it isn't, then no more ridding X for me.

From Robert Fritzen
Posted December 27, 2006 at 1:29 PM
From Wikipedia: X's operation status

Currently, X is closed for some form of refurbishment. It is stated that since X's trains are extremely heavy, they produce a major amount of stress on the structure, and causes consistent closure in order to fix small parts of the track or the supports. The roller coaster is scheduled to re-open next season.[citation needed]

I've been to the park 3 times without X being operational, I hope rumours of its reopening next season (2007) are correct, it is a great ride (almost worth the hour plus wait). I would like to hear for other "insiders" if construction is really going on at the site on a regular basis. If not, my suspicion is that corporate is taking a "wait and see" approach to the park status in general or upgrade is awaiting "funding".

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted December 27, 2006 at 9:37 PM
Well that would be REALLY disappointing if they waited. The website states that it's slated to open in Jan. but who knows. Let's hope they ARE working on it & will reopen it, if they're smart they will get it fixed as soon as possible, (also if they would just remove Psyclone & move Flashback to the Psyclone's spot & refurbish poor Flashback & reopen IT--well, I can always hope anyway.) ;)

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