Hell Freezes Over: Moosh visits SFMM

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Tuesday, December 7, 2004 5:36 PM
I know that Magic Mountain has many problems, but I had 2 great trips out there. However, I realize how I was very lucky. I must say that Magic Mountain has alot of great potential, however, to grow into an all around great park. But, they have not utilized the potential as of yet.

-Peace *** Edited 12/7/2004 10:37:16 PM UTC by PKI discodude***

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Tuesday, December 7, 2004 5:37 PM

superman said:
Since we all love coasters we should get together and rescue SFMM from the hands of the obviously inept managment.
I wouldn't go as far as saying that enthusiasts know anything about how to run an amusement park!
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Tuesday, December 7, 2004 5:50 PM
Does any park list all the rides that are closed due to weather at ticket booths every time it rains? Ive never seen any park do it before...nor would I expect them too.

Certain coasters at SFMM, such as Ninja and Deja Vu, will not run if the temperature is under a specific degree. Superman will not run if it is raining. As an enthusiast I know those facts but the general public does not.

If the park knows that it will be too cold or too rainy to operate certain rides shouldn't they list them on the "closed rides" board? Or, at the very least have a sign at the front of the park or at each ticket window stating that "due to inclimate weather not all attractions will be operating." No such sign was posted...we looked.

IMHO that's just bad customer service.

YMMV.

*** Edited 12/7/2004 10:51:11 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Tuesday, December 7, 2004 6:39 PM
The weather statement is in the park map: "INCLEMENT WEATHER--Some rides and shows may close temporarily during severe weather conditions. As soon as conditions permit safe operation, these rides or shows will reopen."

Southern California rain usually isn't severe, but SFMM does occasionally close rides if it's more than just a light drizzle.

If it wasn't actually raining when all those rides were closed, that a lot of rides to have closed on a weekend, let alone any day of park operation.

Either way, it's probably a good idea to have a sign at the front of the park, especially on days when it looks like it might rain. After all,they've already got one sign showing the cut-off time for getting in line to ride X.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2004 12:00 PM
SFMM just stanks. ;)

I really wish they'd get that monorail up and running again.

Goliath sans trim? Yoose lucky dogs!

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Friday, December 10, 2004 4:10 PM

Jeff said:
I wouldn't go as far as saying that enthusiasts know anything about how to run an amusement park!

But, but... I can name all of the coasters in the US and who built them and I've been to a bunch of parks and I've ridden lots of rides! And I haven't been to business school or managed any kind of business but I've seen "The World's Biggest Amusement Park" show like 243 times, so I should be qualified!

;)

- Aaron K

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Friday, December 10, 2004 8:56 PM
Mamoosh-Where did you get the free parking pass? I am planning a trip for mid Jan and hope to get to ride X. It is a long way from AL to CA :). I only visit LA about every 3 years.
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Friday, December 10, 2004 11:33 PM
Yea, Im interested because I thought it may come with the season pass, but I didn't get one :(
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Saturday, December 11, 2004 12:49 AM
The free parking pass came in a coupon book I received when I purchased my season pass. Sorry, Steve...that's the only way I know how to get them.
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