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.
Don't think we forgot about this important update! Ok, maybe a little. We were super busy with our production happening at Midsummer Scream. Thank you Magic Mountain for inviting us to see an exciting construction milestone with West Coast Racers. This construction tour was held on July 19th, 2019. Without further ado, let's dive in.
The finale of the ride will serve as one of two entrance portals to The Underground. You'll be walking directly underneath the coaster, giving much needed kinetic energy to the area. The yellow track will be the very end of the coaster experience, flipping you upside-down through a flat spin before turning into the brake run. The white track will end the first half of the ride experience and go through a pit stop before racing down the yellow track.
This portion of the ride is the most complex. Interesting fact is that various sections of the coaster supports were manufactured in different countries. For example, the first half of the spaghetti bowl was built in China and the final turn structure in Italy. All the pieces were carefully made in order to fit like a big puzzle. This portion is expected to be intense and have constant directional changes. You can see that crew were still lifting supports on this day.
Just after the High Five element will be the other entrance portal to The Underground. It will be amazing to see how Ninja and the new coaster will interact with each other. The park also provided more information regarding dining and shopping. Totally Kickin' Chicken will be replace with a refill station and light snacks. Across from the refill station will be a new Members Lounge replacing the Epic Rides shop. Members will be able to relax and charge their phones inside with other perks to be announced.
second & fourth launches
The second & fourth launches will be in the backstage area, speeding above the LA riverbank. You will get that true racing experience as seen in various films. In front of them is Coaster Candy Company and a new un-named LA Street Taco shop taking over the old Cold Stones building. The candy store will be completely renovated and refreshed. The park also stated that they are building an entirely new restroom facility in the same place as the old ones. The Mexican quick service restaurant adjacent to Cyclone 500 is being renovated into The Chicken Coop, which will serve.... chicken!
Thank you again Six Flags for having us. For our viewers, thank you as well.
Expect a new & more recent update to come soon!
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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