August 29th, 2018 - This week's update is some what unique and special. We were invited by Six Flags Magic Mountain to join them on their biggest milestone yet. In this update, we will dive into what's in store for next year and go behind the scene into the construction zone of the future West Coast Racers. Enjoy!
West Coast Racers is Magic Mountain's 2019 attraction for Magic Mountain and the park's 20th coaster! Click here to learn more about this attraction.
Magic Mountain hosted an announcement event to kick off the 2019 announcements for the Six Flags chain. Racing ahead with the record for most coaster in any park in the world, the park announced it's newest addition to their coaster dynasty, West Coast Racers. Magic Mountain is partnering with the world famous West Coast Customs, an automobile repair & customization shop, to bring the thematic elements to life on the new ride.
MINI CONSTRUCTION TOUR
We were able to visit the future site of the park's newest coaster. As of right now, markers and dirt surround the area. This used to be the former site of several retail buildings that stood at the park since the opening of Spillikin Corners, later retrofitted for Cyclone Bay.
That's all for today! Hope you enjoyed the new announcement.
Stay tuned on our site for upcoming updates on West Coast Racers.
Planet SIX is proud to confirm that West Coast Racers is coming to Magic Mountain in 2019!
The attraction, which is slated to open at the Valencia theme park, will be the world’s first racing launch coaster — slated to open in 2019. Unlike traditional coasters, this one-of-a-kind racing coaster will feature two side-by-side tracks with four individual high-speed launches. The race covers two complete laps, multiple airtime hills, extreme high-banked turns and exhilarating over/under near misses. A highlight of the ride is an immersive real time “pit stop” designed and produced by world famous West Coast Customs that will provide riders with a racing experience unlike any other.
Riders will begin their three-minute journey on the unique terrain-hugging track, sitting two abreast are loaded onto sleek West Coast Customs-designed coaster cars. Launching around the first lap, riders will experience head-to-head racing with the other cars on the twin track. The first of its kind “pit stop” experience, narrated by West Coast Customs Founder and CEO, Ryan Friedlinghaus, occurs between the two laps and provides riders an exclusive inside look into the West Coast Customs shop.
West Coast Racers will be located in a new LA centric urban-themed area where guests will enjoy a high-energy street vibe. Currently located in this area is the popular wooden coaster, Apocalypse, and the Cyclone 500 Go Karts, which will undergo re-theming. New dining, games and retail locations will be added to complete the extensive area renovation.
Ride features include:
- A record-breaking four magnetic launches, including a side-by-side first and second race launch;
- Four total inversions, including three zero G rolls and a zero G stall;
- 14 track crossovers and a high-five (where riders can almost high-five guests riding the opposing train), for a total of 30 train interactions (15 per lap);
- Side-by-side airtime hills and overbanked turns; and
- Speeds up to 55 miles-per-hour as riders cross the finish line.
Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced another new maze for this year’s Fright Fest – Hell Fest.
Inspired by CBS Films and Lionsgate’s upcoming movie, Hell Fest, in theaters Friday, September 28th – the new maze ventures through a number of rooms, each themed to depict scenes straight from the movie.
Room by room, guests must find their way out, or risk being trapped by “The Other,” the movie’s deranged antagonist.
Some rooms include:
This maze will be located where Vault 666 previously resided, adjacent Full Throttle Plaza.
“Fall means Halloween and for millions of people, Halloween means Fright Fest at their favorite Six Flags theme park,” commented the film’s director Gregory Plotkin, who continued, “We are excited for Six Flags patrons to have the unique opportunity to step inside the terrifying world of ‘Hell Fest.’ I can’t wait to hear the screams and laughter!”
Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ, and Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL will be bring this maze to their event as well.
Fright Fest runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 15 through October 31. Operating schedules vary by park.
It's crazy to see such drastic changes happening at the mountain. This month, we take a look at the further progress of project 2019 and the surrounding area.
From above, it is no secret that something big in the works for next season.
Gone are the structures that housed many retail shops like the Photo Emporium and Glass Craft. Cyclone Bay and Spillikin Corners are becoming history.
Survey markers have appeared throughout the entire area. Some can be seen throughout Cyclone 500 and behind the construction walls.
Apocalypse is currently under a lengthy refurbishment. Similar to the last refurb, track pieces have been removed and will be replaced to make the ride as smooth as possible. In other news, we might see the Apocalypse theme come to an end. With the new attraction and re-themed area coming, it is possible that the ride will recieve another thematic change.
To conclude this update, here are some of the teasers the park has put out along the blue construction wall in Cyclone Bay. What are your thoughts? Are we getting a launch coaster next year?
Check out our latest update on our parent site, California Coaster Kings! Click the photo below!
Hello riders! Click the photo below to check out our complete construction tour of CraZanity & the Boardwalk. We've also posted some Ride! exclusive photos of the tour beneath it. Enjoy!
January 19th, 2018 - This year marks an exciting expansion for Magic Mountain. The park is giving their old Colossus County Fair an overhaul with the world's tallest pendulum ride, renovated rides, dining, and shopping experiences. Additionally, the park is open 365 days this year, giving visitors more days to enjoy what the thrill capital has to offer. With that being said, let's move on to our update.
Magic Mountain has announced CraZanity, the world's tallest Pendulum attraction with a newly themed area and renovated attractions coming this Spring.
CLICK HERE to learn more about this addition.
As this being our first update for CraZanity, there hasn't been a significant difference in construction from the previous months. The land has been cleared up, creating a big space in which the abandoned Crazy Barrels and Monorail station resided. All that is left is the former "Shoot The Hoops" game, which may be relocated in the new Boardwalk area.
The new "Boardwalk" area stretches from Scrambler to the arch of DC Universe. With the upcoming area, the park has decided to give Sandblaster, the park's bumper cars, an enhanced experience. No details about what is happening to Scrambler or Tidal Wave as of yet, but our best guess is that they both will receive new paint jobs.
The midway games of the former Colossus County Fair are beginning to receive a new coat of paint to fit in with the upcoming land appropriately. The Boardwalk is expected to be very colorful and popping like Screampunk District. Many of the colors which will reflect more of a "fun in the sun" type of experience. Check out the concept art below.
World’s Tallest Pendulum Ride, CraZanity, at