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?
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