Alexander: It’s been about a month since our last full Six Flags Magic Mountain update (mostly due to a few quiet weeks at the park), but this week we experienced a LOT of developments seemingly overnight! Let’s take a look!
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With Spring Break festivities in full swing, Six Flags Magic Mountain was busy running an all-hands-on-deck program during this particular Saturday visit; just about everything was open (no, still no Green Lantern), running two trains (three if you’re Twisted Colossus) with excellent operational swiftness.
A big, welcome addition to Magic Mountain’s food lineup is Plaza Ice Cream and Shakes, home to lots of InstaGram-worthy treats! More on that later.
No change here: The Helpful Honda Express hasn’t been very helpful the last couple of months, and there’s no clear word on when it’ll be operational again.
The rides were busy, but the midways were clean and mostly clear of excess crowding.
Six Flags surprised its fans with the announcement of a new VR experience for Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom, with the overlay going operational almost immediately.
DC SUPER HEROES Drop of Doom VR officially drops this Monday, but as of today the new experience has soft-opened to the public.
The big question on everyone’s mind: How are operations effected?
The good news: VR on a drop tower is a lot less complicated and time-consuming than on a traditional roller coaster.
The bad news: It’s still VR, which means dispatches definitely take longer than anyone would like. Fortunately, Magic Mountain can now tout a VR experience for guests without tying up a roller coaster. It’s a pretty good program, too.
The runaway success of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is not lost on the developers of this all-new VR experience: while the Man of Steel goes toe-to-toe with Lex Luthor over his crimes, Wonder Woman is who comes through for the hostages – but not before a hair-raising plummet from the window of the 40+ story LexCorp skyscraper.
VR headsets on a Six Flags rollercoaster present a constant battle between the rider and a clumbsy Samsung Galaxy Gear mask sitting on their face. However, with a drop ride being 97% a slow ride to the top, VR riders can enjoy an experience largely free of motion sickness, poorly synched images, or a rattling mask working its way off the nose.
Elsehwere, changes abound Magic Mountain. Fresh concrete is laid (complete with sun shade poles) in front of Sandblasters. No noticeable changes over at the CrayZanity plot, however.
Look who’s open again and floating LOTS of boats! It’s Jet Stream!
Ninja’s partner in crime is once again online.
After weeks of boat, track, and structural maintenance, the world’s first Arrow Hydro Flume is looking fresh as a daisy.
Though not terribly warm out, Six Flags guests were eager to enjoy a ride.
Resident amazing/irresistable/perfect/angelic creature, Ninja, is enjoying two-train operations even on weekdays.
Still a line out the door for The Blackbelt of Coasters even with lightning-fast operations.
Oh, and as for Boardwalk, I think most of the games pavilions are about done. Don’t they look lovely? Work should start on Johnny Rockets any day now.
Evening snack: A Nutella and chocolate ice cream Belgian waffle sundae! Six Flags knocked it out of the park with this one, peeps!
My buddy got the cookies and cream “Thrill Shake.” Pretty lavish-looking, right?
X2 was experiencing quite the line (2hrs+) despite its quick dispatches. No rides for us this time, but we *did* notice something worth documenting.
A rare-enough event that it’s worth stopping for a picture, X2 is kind enough to grace us with its most fussy “4-D” feature every once in a while.
I haven’y actually *ridden* X2 with the fire working, but at least I can say I’ve photographed it.
Lately, sunset has marked closing time for Magic Mountain, but Spring Break means daily operation until 8pm (at least for a little while).
Oh! And look who’s rocking the OG YELLOW once again!?
With Viper’s yellow train back in action, the rightful order has been restored. 😉
Thanks Six Flags Magic Mountain for the invitation to check out DC SUPER HEROES Drop of Doom VR! It was a great day.
Here’s some obligatory sunset goodness:
(the fire was a real trooper. I expect it to turn on and off periodically on days when it’s actually functional, but today I got pictures of the fire with every passing train)
Be sure to check out DC SUPER HEROES Drop of Doom VR on your next visit to Magic Mountain, and be on the lookout for all the exciting changes happening around the park!
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