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Six Flags CEO talks up Magic Mountain plans

February 22, 2008, 10:09 AM · I was laid up with a nasty bug yesterday, so I was not able to get out to Six Flags Magic Mountain for a meet and greet with CEO Mark Shapiro and park president Jay Thomas. So I will have to direct you to the LA Daily News' coverage of the meeting, instead.

The suits announced that Magic Mountain will be getting a new, unspecified thrill ride in 2009. Otherwise, the focus was on the previously announced X2 and the Thomas Town kiddie area.

I've got an invite to come back and talk with the new SFMM park president (when I'm not longer a semi-conscious germ, of course....) so if readers have some questions they'd like me to ask, post 'em in the comments.

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February 22, 2008 at 7:13 PM · I can't believe that Six Flags actually would talk to internet media. I've been trying to get on speaking terms with them for years to no avail.
February 23, 2008 at 9:19 AM · I thought they were going to try to make the six flaggs have more family oriented things. ??
February 23, 2008 at 9:29 AM · Hmmm ask them about that new attraction, & where'd the money come from. (No doubt it will live in the space haunted by Flashback now that's finally been dismantled).
Ask if X2 is at all similar to when 70's tv shows retooled to try & keep interest by adding another character(i.e. Mork from Ork on Happy days).
Don't get me wrong MM is my favorite 6F park. But they've made some shakey decisions in the past of throwing good money after bad.
February 24, 2008 at 11:58 AM · new money will probably come from raising ticket, parking and food prices... you know, the over priced items that they already have

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