Preston: After a few weeks away from Magic Mountain, we finally made it back! Earlier today, Derrion and I were lucky enough to attend a media tour of the construction of West Coast Racers. In this update, we are covering everything that has to do with the new coaster, along with the new area. We also have information regarding the park’s only true wooden roller coaster, Apocalypse. Stay tuned!
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Let’s start with the first (and third) launch track. The station and queue area has yet to be built. Because of this, they obviously haven’t put in those connecting pieces for both sides that will make one of the cars switch track colors and the other return to the station.
Moving on to the land itself. The Underground will have many food locations, along with some other fun stuff, including one thing that Six Flags members will especially love! First up: a chicken restaurant, which will be going into this now-vacant building.
Something that I’m sure a lot of you will be excited about is that the fan-favorite candy shop WILL be returning to The Underground! This time, with a BRAND NEW look. They truly are starting from scratch with this one. Here’s a look inside!
A brand new restroom building will be placed to the left of the tacos. As some of you may remember, Six Flags used to have a restroom building right nearby the Apocalypse entrance. However, instead of just remodeling the current restrooms, they opted to knock down the building and start fresh.
On the other side of the Apocalypse entrance, the old “Epic Rides” building is being transformed into a Six Flags Member’s only lounge! The lounge will feature drink refilling stations, phone chargers, along with plush seating.
We received official word today that Apocalypse, along with The Underground, will open BEFORE West Coast Racers opens. This means that as expected, WCR will be the last thing to open with the new land. Land first (including Apocalypse), then West Coast Racers.
Thank you for staying all the way to the end of this long West Coast Racers update. Derrion and I, along with the entire Coaster Kings team, would like to thank Six Flags for inviting us to this media construction tour! Stay tuned for more updates in the future and check out our video footage below!