It’s time for a much needed photo update! This month, we take a look at the progress for the transformation of Cyclone Bay to The Underground, alongside the construction of West Coast Racers.
The Underground is a newly renovated LA-centric urban-themed area featuring various new dining, retail, and game locations. This high-energy street is also home to Apocalypse: The Ride and two existing uncharge attractions: Slingshot & Cyclone 500 Go Kart Racing.
As of now, there's minimal progress around the area.
Majority of the work looks to be inside the buildings.
West Coast Racers
The construction of West Coast Racers and its surrounding area into The Underground is moving at a slow pace, with the most significant change being the addition of rebar on the property. It is possible that footers will be constructed within the next two weeks and we will see them being poured later next month, making the progress accelerate. In addition to the rebar, supports pieces have finally arrived at the park and have been stored adjacent to the parking lot.
That’ll do it for this photo update. Don't forgot to view our latest episode of Road To West Coast Racers. Be sure to follow Thrill Capital Insider for continuing coverage of Six Flags Theme Parks.
Six Flags Great America gave us a glimpse into the construction of Maxx Force, a triple record breaking coaster coming to Six Flags Great America. The ride is planned to go underneath the railroad, launching at 78mph in just 2 seconds, making it the fastest launch in North America. Maxx Force will break two other records, the tallest double inversion at 175ft and the fastest inversion at 60mph.
Below is a video of the recent conference held at the construction site.
The upcoming Lone Star Revolution receives a name and location change. El Diablo will terrorize guest aboard the World's Tallest Loop ride this spring at Six Flags Over Texas.
Lone Star Revolution was to be located in the Texas section of the park, but will now be located in the Spain themed area under its new name.
Description of the ride:
After being locked securely into the 32 passenger, curved train, this super-sized loop gets going right away, rocking back and forth as it slowly builds up energy. With every pass through the fly-through station, the train gets closer and closer to cresting the top of the loop. Finally, the train reaches the apex of the ride - a full 100 feet in the air - all while experiencing some serious hang time.
The ride is expected to open Spring of 2019.
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.
Thrill Capital Insider 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.
It's shocking to see such drastic changes happening around the mountain. This month, we take a look at the further progress of project 2019 and the surrounding area.
Cyclone bay 2019 project
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?
That's all for today!
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