NEWS: Los Angeles Theme Park ... to Xtreme Park The Thrilling Transformation Continues ...

NEWS: Los Angeles Theme Park ... to Xtreme Park The Thrilling Transformation Continues ...

Post by JackTheRipp » Wed, 22 Aug 2001 22:02:09


Los Angeles Theme Park ... to Xtreme Park The Thrilling Transformation
Continues ...

08/20/2001
PR Newswire
(Copyright (c) 2001, PR Newswire)

           Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Opening Date For
                      '2nd' Xtreme Coaster This Year  
                                 Deja Vu  
             The World's Tallest, Fastest, Suspended Looping
           Boomerang Roller Coaster to Open Saturday, August 25    
VALENCIA, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags, Inc. announces
the unveiling of yet another prototype, record setting thrill ride in
Los Angeles -- Deja Vu -- the world's tallest, fastest suspended
looping boomerang roller coaster is scheduled to open Saturday, August
25, 2001. Deja Vu is the "second" of an unprecedented three new Xtreme
roller coasters scheduled to open this year at Six Flags Magic
Mountain -- a stunning capital expansion transforming the Los
Angeles-based theme park into the world's first-and-only Xtreme Park
with more coasters than anywhere on the Planet!

"Six Flags is known world-wide as the industry leader in quality
thrill ride innovation, and bar none, Six Flags Magic Mountain leads
the pack always adding the biggest and the best," noted Gary Story,
president of Six Flags, Inc. "There's no better way to commemorate Six
Flags' 40th anniversary then to put the 'icing on the cake' in Los
Angeles ... the Park that truly exemplifies the powerful Six Flags
brand."

"This year marks a very important milestone for Six Flags Magic
Mountain, capturing the 'coveted crown' and staking our claim as the
number one Thrill Park in the world," stated Del Holland, vice
president and general manager of Six Flags California. "With Southern
California's rapidly changing theme park climate, it's the perfect
opportunity to redefine the park -- requiring not one, not two, but
three new coasters this year -- news that's not only stunning our
market but echoing across the country."

Known world-wide as a thrill ride haven, the addition of three roller
coasters puts Six Flags Magic Mountain in a league of its own ...
transforming the noted Thrill Park from "theme park" ... to "The
Xtreme Park!" With an unmatched world-class coaster collection soon to
total 15, the new Xtreme Park will set a Guinness Book World record
for more coasters than anywhere else on the Planet.

"Three coasters in one year is simply unprecedented in this
competitive business. And Six Flags Magic Mountain will do it with
such style ... Deja Vu alone is yet another one for the record books,"
said Paul Ruben, North American Editor of Park World Magazine and
noted roller coaster historian. "Deja Vu is the perfect complement to
the park's record breaking coaster collection -- it's pure fast and
furious coaster e***ment ... only this time you get to do it
forwards and backwards!"

Think you've experienced it before, think again. Strapped into sleek
ski-lift style chairs suspended from the track above, Deja Vu sends
riders dangling face-down out of the station and up the first striking
blue tower ... to then ... simply ... drop into a complete vertical
20-story free-fall reaching speeds of 65 miles-per-hour before racing
head-over-heels on the outside of a 102 foot-tall vertical loop
followed by an enormous 110-foot-tall butterfly turn ... before
rocketing up the second 200-foot-tall tower -- only this time riders
are on their back with nothing but the sky above. The heart-pounding
rush accelerates as the entire thrill is experienced again ... only
this time backwards! It's Deja Vu!

"When our guests think of thrills, they think of Six Flags Magic
Mountain ... hands down. Following the giant success of Goliath, we're
delivering not only another record breaking ride but a record breaking
year that's sure to bring Southern California thrill seekers to their
knees!" added Del Holland. "Deja Vu is Xtreme coaster e***ment at
its best."

Designed and engineered exclusively for Six Flags by Vekoma of
Vlodrop, Netherlands, Deja Vu marks the theme park's 14th roller
coaster addition to its world-class collection.

 
 
 

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Post by IOA Rul » Thu, 23 Aug 2001 10:42:34


Quote:
>Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Opening Date For
>                      '2nd' Xtreme Coaster This Year  [...]

Just what the F*** is so "Xtreme" about Goliath Jr?!  Honest to God, it kills
me!
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       F O R C E
                          *L E G E N D    

                                          *I S L A N D S O F A D V E N T U R E

"Whoa, airtime, wow."  - Clay Hauck

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Park » Thu, 23 Aug 2001 11:22:19

Quote:
>Just what the F*** is so "Xtreme" about Goliath Jr?!  Honest to God, it kills
>me!

But it's the most extreme coaster to open in years on the West Coast, it pushed
the envelope big time with it's amazing speed of 7 mph and breath taking height
of 6 feet.  It broke 2 records in the park for least number of footers and
furthest moved coaster in the park, and how can you say it's not Xtreme?? And
how dare you go against what Fuhrer Gary Story or Herr. Del Holland says,
you'll now have to be exterminated.  :)   (j/k)

-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_-_
Finally, one day it was discovered that through an error in our accounting
department, we had inadvertently missed three payment's on our roller
coaster..And then we knew the answer..Our ride had been REPOSSESSED!

 
 
 

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Post by mamoos » Thu, 23 Aug 2001 11:33:30


Quote:
>Just what the F*** is so "Xtreme" about Goliath Jr?!  Honest to God,
it kills
>me!

Well they're not claiming its extreme for ***s.  But to kids it just
might be the biggest thrill they've experienced.  I'm not defending
the park but I do think you gotta look at it from a different angle.

--
Matthew Sullivan
[remove XXX to reply]

Word of the week: Anticipointment -- The feeling you get after riding
a coaster you've been dying to ride and ultimately discovering it's
not as good as you thought it would be.  [first coined by Mike
"Bassistist" Miller, IOA, November 2000]

Total track record: 233

Fav woodies [in alphabetical order]:
Boulderdash
CI Cyclone
Ghostrider
Legend
Raven

 
 
 

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Post by IOA Rul » Thu, 23 Aug 2001 13:12:56


Quote:
>>Just what the F*** is so "Xtreme" about Goliath Jr?!  Honest to God,
>it kills
>>me!
>Well they're not claiming its extreme for ***s.  But to kids it just
>might be the biggest thrill they've experienced.  I'm not defending
>the park but I do think you gotta look at it from a different angle.

You crack me up, Moosh.  ;-)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
{3. 2. 6.}

*M I L L E N N I U M      
       F O R C E
                          *L E G E N D    

                                          *I S L A N D S O F A D V E N T U R E

"Whoa, airtime, wow."  - Clay Hauck

 
 
 

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Post by Metro » Thu, 23 Aug 2001 17:00:50

Quote:

> Just what the F*** is so "Xtreme" about Goliath Jr?!  Honest to God, it kills
> me!

That sure is a cheep shot dude. For the love of god. Its a freaking
kiddie coaster. Almost every theme park in the world has one. With a
park the size of Magic Mountain, whats wrong with 2 kiddie coasters?
 
 
 

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Post by Steve Hoskin » Fri, 24 Aug 2001 05:49:54


wrote :

Quote:

>>Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Opening Date For
>>                      '2nd' Xtreme Coaster This Year  [...]

>Just what the F*** is so "Xtreme" about Goliath Jr?!  Honest to God, it kills
>me!

I think just trying to get in the cars would kill me!!!
 
 
 

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Post by IOA Rul » Sat, 25 Aug 2001 11:57:33

Quote:
>> Just what the F*** is so "Xtreme" about Goliath Jr?!  Honest to God, it
>kills
>> me!

>That sure is a cheep shot dude. For the love of god. Its a freaking
>kiddie coaster. Almost every theme park in the world has one. With a
>park the size of Magic Mountain, whats wrong with 2 kiddie coasters?

"Cheep" shot, huh.  I don't care how many coasters they have...the fact that
they're saying all 6' of Goliath Jr. is an "Xtreme" coaster is the part that
cracks me up.

Sorry you were offended, that wasn't my intention.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
{3. 2. 6.}

*M I L L E N N I U M      
       F O R C E
                          *L E G E N D    

                                          *I S L A N D S O F A D V E N T U R E

"Whoa, airtime, wow."  - Clay Hauck