Six Flags Magic Mountain - September 14, 2003

My college friend Ash and I took our much delayed trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain on September 14th. Lines were short, except for X and Viper (which later closed).

Photos taken with Fuji FinePix A210. You may click on the thumbnails to see a larger image.
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The front gate, complete with airport-style metal detectors. Part of SFMM's impressive skyline includes Colossus, Superman, and Goliath.
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The impressive looking "X" You go up the lift hill backward. When you get to the top, the seats flip you forward so you are facing straight down.
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While not a great picture, this shot gives you an idea as to how this coaster works. The seats stick out from the sides and can rotate forward or backward. The rotating is controlled by the yellow track. The trains are HUGE. A Viper train negotiates the pretzel loop near the end. This poor ride is now so rough that it's painful.
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Revolution. Didn't ride it. Goliath is truly a monster. 255 foot first drop, 85 mph top speed. When you hit the brakes, it feels like you could go around the circuit again. I almost blacked out the first time I rode it. That helix is nasty!
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Superman: The Escape. They were (as usual) only running one side, but the lines weren't bad. 0-100mph in 7 seconds doesn't feel as fast as it once did. Looking straight up the 400 foot tower.
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Scream is the newest ride at the park. It's a pretty standard B&M floorless coaster.  
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A HUGE loop Batman. One of my favorites. This camera doesn't stop the action very well.
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Riddler's Revenge, a B&M standup coaster. Really intense -- you can feel the blood rushing to your legs. This is called an incline loop. The coaster's lift hill goes through one of its loops.
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  One of the highlights of the day was shooting water cannons at people on the log ride.
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On the way out, the sun was starting to set behind Colossus and Goliath. If the trash cans and cars weren't there, this would've been a nice shot.

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Photos 2003 Jeff Keller.
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