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questions about the skytower six flags magic mountain.

skc2000

Posted:
10/29/17 at
11:31:54 AM

living in new york i havent been to magic mountain in over 8 years since 2009.A couple of years ago in 2014 i heard a rumor that the skytower is coming down & a new tower is going up in the same spot & a 550 foot tall roller coaster will be winding around the new tower.anybody have more information on that?i havent been to magic mountain since 2009.is the skytower still open?any help will be greatly apreciated.

skc2000

Re: questions about the skytower six flags magic mountain. by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 10/29/17 6:48:49 PM
Wild rumor with, I'm betting, no basis in fact. One of those things where someone said, "wouldn't it be cool if..." and it morphed and changed.

As far as I know it's been closed again the last few years. Six Flags just doesn't seem willing to put in the amount of money needed to get it up and open reliably for a low throughput and not popular attraction.

Re: questions about the skytower six flags magic mountain. by skc2000 at 10/30/17 12:22:22 AM
Here is the link to that article

http://www.thecoasterguy.com/2014/04/01/magic-mountain-replacing-sky-tower-550-polercoaster/

Re: questions about the skytower six flags magic mountain. by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 10/30/17 7:55:39 PM
skc2000 said:

Here is the link to that article


http://www.thecoasterguy.com/2014/04/01/magic-mountain-replacing-sky-tower-550-polercoaster/

Reading it I can't help but laugh at what is really a pretty absurd concept. A 550 foot high Polercoaster on top of an already high hill? One that would have extremely low capacity and humongous cost that the park would never hope to get back again?

It was written back in 2014, and notice his last couple of statements: "The current rumors are that an RMC Iron Horse makeover of Colossus will be the big 2015 attraction, with work being done in parallel with this job. There will be an unprecedented party in 2016, celebrating not only the new Polercoaster, but also the first theme park in the world to ever offer 20 different roller coasters in one location."

Notice there has been absolutely no work done on the tower. None. So they're already 2 years behind a concept that has no basis in reality.

Not trying to be rude, really. But that's one of the more ridiculously laughable rumors I've seen. Someone was dreaming big time when they came up with that, but absolutely no truth to it whatsoever. Shoot, even the one polercoaster that actually had a little basis in reality in Orlando hasn't even come close to even starting ground breaking or getting past the design process.