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Park News - (11/11/15) A trip report from Six Flags Magic Mountain has been posted to ParkJourney this week, checking out the start of work on the Revolution restoration as well as adding Christmas decorations throughout the park.
2016 - The New Revolution - Confirmed - (11/24/15) ThrillCapitialInsider has posted an update from SFMM on the work starting to take place on Revolution. So far the construction walls are up, and it looks like some clearing away of the nearby landscaping may be taking place to allow for better access to repaint the coaster. Some work is also taking place in the queue and station area as well.
If you keep scrolling down you'll find some updates of the Holiday in the Park decorations also going up all over the park as well.
(9/16/15) A quick update on those new Revolution trains coming in 2016. According to further reports, Magic Mountain is "designing them in-house", but will contract out the work to build them.
Also, while new effects are being considered for the ride when it reopens, one of the old long removed effects of having strobe-lights in the tunnel, was already confirmed as NOT returning in 2016 for one reason or another.
(9/14/15) I'm told that Six Flags Magic Mountain answered some questions about The New Revolution over the weekend at the West Coast Bash event, where they said that they were building the custom new Revolution trains themselves. I'm not sure if this means they are really going to manufacture them on-site, or if they are simply overseeing the plans for what they want and contracting out the labor and manufacturing to unknown 3rd parties.
(9/7/15) According to a tweet from Six Flags Magic Mountian today will be the last day to ride Revolution before they begin work to turn it into The New Revolution for 2016. The park will have a DJ, music and more at the ride from 12-8pm for everyone to get their final rides.
One thing I've been curious about is to find out who will provide the new trains for The New Revolution. While the initial thought many had was that they would probably buy the same new trains that Hersheypark did a couple of years ago for sister-ride, SooperDooperLooper, I don't see that happening at all as those trains were produced by Gerstlauer. If you've forgotten, Six Flags and Gerstlauer have been locked into lawsuits and disputes as part of the fallout from the accident on the Texas Giant a few years ago, where Gerstlauer provided the lap-bar only train for that particular attraction. So with Gerstlauer out of the picture, who's left to make the new trains for Revolution.
(9/3/15) The park will at long last renovate and restore the park’s classic Revolution coaster in 2016 with all new trains and promise an improved ride experience.