We're back at the mountain for yet another photo update! In this update, we continue to take a look at construction progress on West Coast Racers, as well as the multiple other projects under construction throughout the park. Let's dive right in.
West Coast Racers
West Coast Racers is Magic Mountain's newest roller coaster scheduled to opening this fall. Click here to learn more about this attraction.
It's officially been a year since West Coast Racers was announced and construction is nearing the finish line. The park has officially stated that the ride is slated to open this fall season. The entire layout exception of the station has been bolted down and completed. This ride looks phenomenal with it's twisted steel track maneuvering through the black support structure.
In past week, work on the queue and station building has progressed. We assume that the queue will now be indoors as it appears that a structure made of cinder blocks has been erected alongside the proposed area. They had plethora of movement in the land as they are nearing the end of construction. We assume that testing may commence towards the end of September.
West Coast Racers isn't the only thing getting the attention. Other workers have been renovating the surrounding building which will be a part of new The Underground. Coaster Candy Company has received new exterior walls, which are waiting to be painted. The un-named Taco shop has been painted a grey and white color scheme. Beyond the buildings, a new fence was erected in Apocalypse's queue. The previous fence adjacent to the river bank was removed in order to work on West Coast Racers. Lastly, Jet Stream's maintenance shed received a new paint job, now sporting a grey color. Hopefully this means that Jet Stream's queue and station will get some love before the new land opens.
Green Lantern Removal
It's finally happening. GREEN LANTERN: First Flight is being dismantled and will soon be shipped to its new home in Montreal, Canada. This infamous coaster will be given new life as Vipère at La Ronde in 2020. As of last week, the trains are on route to their final destination.
Fright Fest Prep.
Fright Fest is around the corner and there have been notable changes around the park. The Metropolis area is being transformed into Witches Lair. Majority of the set pieces for the scare zone are up with the giant tree left to be placed in the back of the area. Over in DC Universe, the popular City Under Siege scare zone is back with a few new damaged cars. The lights for Holiday in the Park's Rockin' Universe have been place on the buildings. It's possible that they will use them again for Fright Fest. If you are curious to see this year's line up, check out our SEASONAL EVENTS page.
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It's been a month since our last update and it looks like things are coming to an end with track installation for West Coast Racers. That's not the only construction happening. Fright Fest is around the corner and the park is getting prepared to terrify guests with returning favorites and possibly new additions to the event. Check everything out on our latest update below.
West coast racers
West Coast Racers is Magic Mountain's 2019 attraction and the park's "20th" coaster! Click here to learn more about this attraction.
Track installation is coming to an end in the next few weeks. It's crazy to see how much progression there has been. With the 2020 announcement being days away, maybe we can expect this ride to open during Fright Fest. All there is left to complete is the Zero G rolls and the station work and work around The Underground. Aftermath 2 is expected return for this year's Fright Fest, so we may catch a better glimpse of the ride in the coming weeks.
The scariest time of the year is just weeks away and the park is gearing up for their most popular event of the year. Fright Fest will run on selected dates beginning Sept. 14th through Nov. 3rd. Scare zones like Demon's Door, Nightmares, Exile Hill, Terrortory Twisted will be returning this year as they are being dressed throughout the park. The mazes most likely returning are Willoughby's Resurrected, Sewer of Souls, Aftermath 2: Chaos Rising, and Condemned. Hell Fest is unlikely to return, but we found it interesting that the facade for Vault 666 still stands. Maybe it will come back with new rooms? No word about Red's Revenge. Hopefully the park provides the line up real soon.
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