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I don't know if there's already a thread for this, but apparently Magic Mountain is doing testing around Green Lantern's former location and the location of Tidal Wave. Additionally, they've posted what appears to be a teaser on their Instagram:

 

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I don't know if there's already a thread for this, but apparently Magic Mountain is doing testing around Green Lantern's former location and the location of Tidal Wave. Additionally, they've posted what appears to be a teaser on their Instagram:



This certainly doesn't seem like a "pointless discussion"
 
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So without even thinking about options for 2021, you could fill in that question mark with Bugs Bunny World, Superman: The Escape (original), or Terminator.
 
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Hopefully Six Flags chills with Magic Mountain after this. They’ve gotten stuff that should’ve gone to other parks that need it more.
 
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Hopefully Six Flags chills with Magic Mountain after this. They’ve gotten stuff that should’ve gone to other parks that need it more.

The strategy for a flagship park isn't necessarily wrong, the issue is that Six Flags names every park Six Flags XYZ, implying they are all about equal when there are clear differences in different markets. It would be similar to having a McDonalds that served steak, prime hamburgers, and alcoholic drinks while still calling it McDonalds. Cedar Fair does this correctly by keeping different names for their parks so it's easier to tier the park to its market.
 
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The strategy for a flagship park isn't necessarily wrong, the issue is that Six Flags names every park Six Flags XYZ, implying they are all about equal when there are clear differences in different markets. It would be similar to having a McDonalds that served steak, prime hamburgers, and alcoholic drinks while still calling it McDonalds. Cedar Fair does this correctly by keeping different names for their parks so it's easier to tier the park to its market.
No, it’s not wrong. However, I do feel they’ve reached a point where they would be better off sending a few of them to other parks. Maybe this strategy is getting great returns, I don’t know, but think about what doing something like sending west coast racers to a park like SF America or St. Louis would do
 
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No, it’s not wrong. However, I do feel they’ve reached a point where they would be better off sending a few of them to other parks. Maybe this strategy is getting great returns, I don’t know, but think about what doing something like sending west coast racers to a park like SF America or St. Louis would do
St Louis isn’t that big a metro and they basically have a monopoly in the area. Six Flags America is a strategic mess that needs a lot more than a single ride to fix. Magic Mountain is in a huge metro with a lot of competition. New rides and attractions are a must in that environment just to keep even, let alone grow.
 
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The most repeated rumor is a Mack Power Loop in Green Lantern and Tidal Wave's locations themed to Aquaman. This is a Mack Power Loop for anyone who might be unfamiliar:

 
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I think that the ride itself would be awesome for a park but from what I can tell Magic Mountain requires higher capacity rides. Even if this ride has 2 boats running it'll be a long, slow line.
 
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St Louis isn’t that big a metro and they basically have a monopoly in the area. Six Flags America is a strategic mess that needs a lot more than a single ride to fix. Magic Mountain is in a huge metro with a lot of competition. New rides and attractions are a must in that environment just to keep even, let alone grow.
Yeah, I suppose you’re right, and obviously America needs much more than a new ride, but all their ongoing appearance and TLC work won’t get nearly the same results without a thrill ride to bring in crowds. A giant discovery is a step in the right direction, though. As for St. Louis, maybe I just have a soft spot for parks that deserve better than what they’ve got. That park has gotten the short end of the stick for YEARS, and they could greatly use a raptor or other signature standout coaster to boost attendance.
 

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I think that the ride itself would be awesome for a park but from what I can tell Magic Mountain requires higher capacity rides. Even if this ride has 2 boats running it'll be a long, slow line.

Outside of Summer Magic Mountain regularly runs only 1 or 2 trains on all of their rides. Capacity isn't a problem there.
 

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That ride looks really cool, but I can’t help but think of how similar the layout is to the old Schwarzkopf and Arrow shuttle loop coasters. Funny how technology comes full circle like that.
 
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Well that really takes some of the impressiveness out of Jersey Devil, considering how this will break all its records
 

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I just want to go on record as saying this is approximately 637x better than a Mack Power Loop.

I honestly appreciate that they’re modifying the layout to fit the site instead of just plopping down a clone, building a halfassed new station, and calling it a day. This is more effort than I’d typically associate with the chain so good on them.
 
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I just want to go on record as saying this is approximately 637x better than a Mack Power Loop.

I honestly appreciate that they’re modifying the layout to fit the site instead of just plopping down a clone, building a halfassed new station, and calling it a day. This is more effort than I’d typically associate with the chain so good on them.

But is it Batman the Ride?
 
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I just want to go on record as saying this is approximately 637x better than a Mack Power Loop.

I honestly appreciate that they’re modifying the layout to fit the site instead of just plopping down a clone, building a halfassed new station, and calling it a day. This is more effort than I’d typically associate with the chain so good on them.
I agree, good on them, but they are reusing a station for this, and those are fairly simple layout modifications that are mainly the brake run and a turn before the lift.
 
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