Hello everybody. Recently I visited Six Flags Magic Mountain for the Legacy of Arrow Development documentary and I wanted to do a review on it. Sorry I didn’t get this out sooner but I haven’t had much time to do this so I figured to get this out while I have time.
I’ll try to make this spoiler free ;).
When I first heard about this I knew I needed to see it, but when it was announced it would show in San Jose only I was pretty bummed because I knew I wouldn’t be able to see it until it came out. But eventually news broke that it would be shown at Six Flags Magic Mountain and we dropped all of our plans and went to Six Flags Magic Mountain asap. It was pretty packed and I didn’t get many rides in but I noticed a certain Arrow Ninja only had a five minute wait so I went on it a few times and had a blast. I forgot how much fun Ninja is!
After that I headed to the Scream Punk district and Caught a ride on Scream and Twisted Colossus! Some of my favorite rides of all time!
Once the film started it got straight into details, where the company began how it started what Arrow was doing back in the old days.
Not going to lie the Documentary went by pretty quick and ran through a few details. Not trying to be mean I’m just saying. The part where it really focused on details was the Disney part. If you didn’t know Walt Disney and the Guys at Arrow were homies, when Disney needed rides Arrow was there and when Arrow was failing Walt Helped and Vice Versa.
Another section where it really focused on was the good ol’ Corkscrew from Knotts in the 70’s. This was the first Modern Inverting Coaster if you didn’t know. My mom was lucky enough to have ridden this when she was a kid and she thought it was amazing :). The ride is currently at Silver Wood under the same name. But anyways it explained a lot about how the Ride was made and the backstory of the modern day Inversion, which was one of the best parts of the whole film.
All of these things seem to lead to something else which I really loved how the documentary did that. All the topics flowed really well. And weirdly enough a few important rides to Arrow were Drachen Fire and Steel Phantom for all the wrong reasons. It was a lesson for Arrow and the failure of both The Steel Phantom at Kennywood and Drachen Fire at Busch Gardens Europe lead to some innovations like the track now found on Tennessee Tornado at Dollywood today. And…. X ah good ol X. I’m sure you know how that went sadly… After that it seemed like Arrow was out of business but if that wasn’t hard enough to handle, a chance for Arrow to revive them selves was sadly shunned upon by the Las Vegas people.
This was the nail in the coffin for Arrow sadly. I didn’t even know about this project and I claim to know a lot about Arrow!
Again I don’t want to talk about EVERYTHING this amazing Documentary had to offer but nonetheless this Documentary opened up a lot I didn’t know about. I gotta give HUGE props to the guys over at Ace that made this amazing Documentary. When this comes out or it airs in your area I HIGHLY recommend you give it a watch, come help out and support these guy’s hard work. As for the Documentary it’s self I give it a solid 9/10. As I said it felt quick but maybe I was just having too much fun lol. Again huge shout out to the guys who made this, truely great job!
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