I went to Six Flags and had a pretty killer day. It seems like the park is really on the up and up in terms of cleanliness and quality of food (which is weird, since their practically giving it away at this point and you’d expect it almost to get worse as a result).
I was able to ride most everything a few times and get my $8 worth of locker money paid back in terms of both laps of rides and amount of lockers rented. I’m the type of dude who brings a bag and stores it instead of keeping anything in my pockets. I’ve lost or almost lost too much stuff on rides that I’ve just gotta play it safe anymore. Plus, it’s keeps my glasses safe.
Anyway, here’s some pictures and commentary. We’ll start with the construction then get the general day stuff. There’s a giant hole in the fence near the Riddler’s queue for anyone curious to take a peek themselves next time they’re there.
Here’s the west side of the construction site–it’s still all dirt, but they’ve added a path to the access road along the outside of the park.
East side. More dirt, though I’m wondering if their non-removal of the statue speaks to the theme of whatever ride they’re about to put in.
They’re also up to no good near Apocalypse. All the fencing back there is new and possibly moved back a few inches.
Also the place where Deja Vu used to be is completely cleared out. There used to be trees and stuff there but no longer–it’s all flattened out and seemingly ready to go for new construction.I couldn’t find a good place to take a picture and I sure as shit ain’t taking my phone on the ride.
So basically, I think there’s something big about to happen. Maybe one of dem T-Rex’s? I had a dream they built a green and purple ride that was 381 feet tall. Let’s hope that turns out to be a prophecy. I’m writing it down just in case. (And yea, I have coaster dreams.)
They’re still working on putting the slides in over at Hurricane Harbor.
Okay, here’s general day stuff:
11AM and already bananas-busy. It turned out most everyone was headed for Hurricane Harbor (it was 101 degrees) though since Magic Mountain itself was pretty dead that day.
Nice to see this area reinvigorated. They did a good job with remodeling the area.
Full Throttle: A ride I’m compared to a just-okay pizza. At least it looks good. Also, I love the policy of not making people wait in that weirdo area without any shade.
I’ll follow you! It was nice of them to put up this sign for us when they moved the (poorly placed) smoking section from near the bathroom to a place near Green Lantern with a buttload of shade that’s also way more off the path… Another bench would be nice, though. Cedar Fair really knows how to treat their smokers so maybe look to them for something that really doesn’t matter to like 80% of the population anymore.
Fun little occurrence: After beating on his father in the New Revolution queue screamin’ out the N-word while his sister screamed for him to stop, a white kid punched this sign so hard it came down. Sometimes them zip ties fail you.
The Best part of New Revolution is that the shortcut through Baja Ridge is back open. The VR is gimmicky, worth one ride, and only okay.
Ca-Caw! I kinda like the faded murals in the Spillikin Corners of Cyclone Bay. It is the Apocalypse after all…
Just waiting around for a major refurbishment/reprofile/Aquaman.