Just as I was writing a post about relocated roller coasters, Six Flags Magic Mountain finally announced today the name and theme of their 2010 relocated family coaster. Mr. Six’s DanceCoaster was announced as the park’s 17th roller coaster. It will be themed after that creepy old dancing guy that serves as the company’s spokesperson. While I think he’s annoying, the theme fits a family coaster and the trains will be themed to look like a pair of dancing shoes.
Mr. Six’s DanceCoaster is a Vekoma Junior Coaster (RCDB list) from the former Six Flags New Orleans that was closed by flooding from Hurricane Katrina. These coasters are pretty common and are sometimes referred to as ‘roller skaters’ as the trains are often themed like roller skates. According to the LA Times Funland Blog, the new-ish coaster will be located: “between the looping Déjà Vu coaster and the Johnny Rockets Shakes and Fries food stand.”
Popular versions of these family coasters include Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster at Universal Studios Florida, Gadget’s Go Coaster at Disneyland, Spacely’s Sprocket Rockets at Six Flags Great America, and Roller Skater at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. As I mentioned in October, the coaster itself isn’t the real story as it won’t be drawing droves and droves of enthusiasts from around the country. The most noteworthy part of the announcement is that Mr. Six’s DanceCoaster will be Magic Mountain’s 17th roller coaster tying it with Cedar Point. So that Sandusky park’s claim to fame as the park with the most roller coasters in the World will have to be shared at least for this year.
Thanks to the LA Times Funland Blog for the images. It’s a great blog for theme park fans in Southern California.
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