Six Flags Magic Mountain was kind enough to invite us to the opening of their 17th coaster "Road Runner Express". The ride is located between Bugs Bunny World and Whistlestop Depot and is a great addition to the park.
Ride Station. The Desert Southwest theme of the Road Runner cartoons is well represented here.
The theme is well done throughout the ride area
The theming in the station is subtle and playful, just what you would expect from "Acme".
Close up of the ride sign
The extended queue shows some of Wile E. Coyote's evil plans
And the actual coaster design
I think Disney needs to have a coaster like this, perhaps naming it after an obscure character from a cancelled cartoon?
Wile E. is setting up for some kind of dastardly deed
Some nice murals have been created to support the theme
Watch out for the Anvil
Wile E. Coyote would like to think RoadRunner is oblivious, but we know better
Since the coaster trains are themed to shoes (this coaster was moved from the New Orleans park) applicable theming has been added to the trains, and it works.
The obligatory ride safety information. The ride has a 36" height requirement which makes it fun for kids and adults!!
There is an extended queue area, which I'm sure they had to use today
Park Management poses for a picture in front of their 17th coaster!!!
The toons came out to help open the ride!
A quick ribbon cutting ceremony
And the ride is open!!!
The first train of public riders!!
Our good friends from Theme Park Review were there as well!!!
The ride in action
The ride queue quickly filled up after the ceremony
Wile E. Coyote wants you to come out and ride his ride!!!
Thanks again to the park for having us out. We'll be back soon for Green Lanterns opening!!!