Help with Magic Mountain?

Sunday, October 19, 2003 12:54 PM
So, I'm finally getting out of Texas and heading to Magic Mountain this Friday.
Can anyone give me some tips on the best way to tackle the park? Are there a lot of ride closures right now? Do you think Friday is a bad day? (better than the weekends, I'd assume)

THANKS for any help...I'm so freaking excited about this I'm about to freaggin' blow up.

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Sunday, October 19, 2003 1:18 PM
Ok, cool finally a subject about my favorite park. Friday is a very good day to pick because people are at school and work. The top rides to go on: X, Goliath, Riddler's Revenge, Revolution, and Superman.(I'ts a shame that deja vu is not running) Anyways, DO NOT EAT AT THE PARK. you'll end up paying $11 dollars for the same meal you can get at the Wendy's down the street. I think the lines should be managable. Let's see.........I recomend that the first coaster you ride is Revolution just because of the fact that it is the first looper in the world. If you know the park's layout, it is a very good idea to plan where you are going instead of "winging" it. I hope this will help you and if you need more help just type back and I'll check up on this subject. I'm out.

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X- the coaster designed to break all the rules

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Sunday, October 19, 2003 1:26 PM
Well , as soon as you get there , which must be at opening, DO NOT go to Revolution. Go directly to X. You will only get one ride on this because of HUGE lines.

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Sunday, October 19, 2003 1:33 PM
ah but in beautiful santa clarita everyone is at work. but u do have a point pinkdoomofmonkeys.

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X- the coaster designed to break all the rules

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Sunday, October 19, 2003 1:34 PM
Help me out here pinkdoomofmonkeys is there anything I left out?

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X- the coaster designed to break all the rules

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Sunday, October 19, 2003 1:36 PM
Yeah, man...I've been searching the last 10 pages or so of trip reports and there are none to be found...

I get a lot of negative feedback from the park, but I'm such a huge fan of rollercoasters..that I dont really care. So long as I get a ride on X, Riddlers Revenge and Scream..I'll be cool.

Any online maps of the park?

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Sunday, October 19, 2003 1:45 PM
Grab a big breakfast and get to the park well before opening, it can take a while even for a small crowd to get thru the metal detectors. Go directlty to X first and pray it opens when the park does. Pay close attention to the seating and how trains roll in and out of the station as many mistake the back of the train for the front. Just remember the front of the train always leaves the station first. Since you might only get one ride wait for the money seat: front row.

After X you should be able to ride almost everything once without problem. The only other coasters that have capacity issues are Deja Vu and Superman, so I suggest hitting those after X and getting them out of the way, if they're open.

Oh, and I agree about eating in the park, hence the suggestion to eat a big breakfast. If you can manage it leaving the park for only one meal instead of two is preferrable. If you can't or don't want to leave the park eat an non-peak hours [before 11:30am or after 1:30pm for lunch, before 4:30pm or after 6:30pm for dinner]. I recommend Mooseburger Lodge or Laughing Dragon Pizza, but not much else.

Have fun. Don't set your expectations too high.

mOOSH

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Sunday, October 19, 2003 1:53 PM
They have one on the official website.

I would advise you to do a search. If you search here on coasterbuzz, go to parks, then type it in. Another good site is rcdb.com, with many pictures and links. I would give you direct links but I have to go. Good Luck. :)

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Sunday, October 19, 2003 1:56 PM
yea mamoosh gave some good advice. Do you know anything about the layout of magic mountain. Well, a couple more suggestions....don't waist your time with anything other than rollercoasters. There games there are rip offs and the other rides there are boring. When you go in head to the fountain and then go left to Revolution(ride if you want),X(go on it), and Viper(don't waist your time). Go on X first. If you need more help type back.

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X- the coaster designed to break all the rules

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Monday, October 20, 2003 11:49 AM
As long as you hit up X first, the rest of the park should be a breeze. I think Deja Vu has been closed since Fright Fest started, I think part of its queue is used for a maze. (lame planning if you ask me)

I'll agree and say that you should not eat inside the park. Your paid parking ticket IS good for going out and coming back into the parking lot, so take advantage of that and eat somewhere nearby.

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SCREAM with me... in 2003!

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Monday, October 20, 2003 2:33 PM
If you have an AMEX card, Six Flags has been offering discounts from 15% --> 30% depending on the store or food. If you can't leave the park, you might be able to use that discount to bring the prices down to normal prices.
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Monday, October 20, 2003 2:44 PM
Not much to add to mOOSH's excellent comments, other than:

1. Ride their two flumes. Both are scenic with good drops.

2. Ride Colossus forwards first so you can see how bad it is, then ride backwards for a small taste of how good it used to be.

3. Most of the Fright Fest mazes are fun but nothing special. Willoughby's Mansion (at the top of the park) is the exception. It's based in an old fun house and makes good use of the pre-existing elements.

4. Go to X FIRST! Since Deja is closed, I would suggest heading to Superman second. You might also want to hit Batman early, as it has been running only one train most of the summer. I don't think you will run into any waits at all on any of the other rides during the day. It will get a bit more crowded in the afternoon/evening, but the mazes add a LOT of capacity.

5. Have fun! I bag on Magic Mountain a lot, but it's still a hell of a lot of fun for a first-time visitor.

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Monday, October 20, 2003 6:55 PM
Hey fright fest is open on the weekends only right? And slowmotion is going for one day on Friday right. If not correct me but he will only see the fright fest decor.

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X- the coaster designed to break all the rules

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Monday, October 20, 2003 8:00 PM
Nope, Fright Fest stuff runs every day the park is open, I.E. Fridays thru Sundays in October.

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Mike Miller - The CPG: The ORIGINAL flash mob

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 5:47 PM
Just as a note (and obviously, your mileage may vary), a couple of cow-orkers went to SFMM a couple of Fridays ago and reported 20-30 minute waits for X, even with single train op. They left before most people got off work (round 5ish or so), but during the day it wasn't half bad.)

Hopefully you have the same experience if you go on a Friday. Good luck!!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 6:55 AM
I went on a Sun. last Jan and the park was empty. 20 minutes for X after lunch. 14 rides in one day.

I disagree with Moosh and would suggest the back (the last row out the station). The feeling of getting ripped over the top of the first drop while facing down is my favorite moment on any coaster and I don't think the visuals are really that exciting.

I also agree that getting S:TE early is key. The capacity is SO bad that after the first 30 min. its been running, it will be 1 hr. or so (in my 3 visits to the park). Goliath tends to eat people and I would imagine Scream and Batman also do. Riddler's is a bit on the slow side, line wise.

MM isn't really an exception so I just go by my standard rules:

*Arrive early, leave late.
*Eat at off peak times.
*Start at the low-capacity, high demand rides.
*Work from the back forwards in the morning. (I've never been to a park where a line for a ride in the back of the park was longer than that for a ride in the front of the park within an hr. or two of opening, save a brand new ride).
*If you plan on power riding, save credit whoring for morning/evening. There's no reason to wait for Viper/Ninja/Psyclone for an hr. at midday, when they'll be 20 min. later in the early evening. On the other hand, the big coasters will have about the same lines all day.
*If you're more concerned about doing the big rides and not credit whoring, definitely wait 'em out. Nothing is more painful that watching a ride that you traveled for go down halfway through the day and not come back up.
*Don't wait for front when the line is short. If you wait 20 minutes for the front and the line is 20 minutes, you lost another lap. If you wait 20 minutes for front when the line is 2 hrs., it's a drop in the bucket.
*Have fun! I'm a planner. I make a decision tree based on crowd size before I go to any park that isn't my home park. I realize that most people aren't so anal. MM is definitely doable in 1 day most of the time.
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*** This post was edited by ApolloAndy 10/22/2003 11:05:31 AM ***

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 3:06 PM
It all dependswith Fright Fest. Last year I went down for our Nevada Day holiday which is on the last friday of October. Conditions were very good for the most part. It does tend to pick up later in the afternoon as the locals turn out for the mazes and special events, but the longest lines are sure to be the mazes. I think we waited about an hour or so for X at 7pm that day and they were running two trains. All the other lines were pretty good...dont forget to ride the Log Jammer at night!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 3:24 PM
"Please note that Deja Vu is currently closed due to scheduled ride maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience to our guests." - From SFMM Site

Yeah right, scheduled. I just wanted to put this b/c I thought it was funny. I haven't been to MM but would love to so have a great time. Don't forget to ride Viper.


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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 5:49 PM
Don't forget to turn off bold.

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Be polite and ignore the idiots. - rollergator
"It's not a Toomer" - Arnold Schwartzenkoph
"Those who know don't talk and those who talk don't know." -Jeff

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 6:57 PM
I agree with ApolloAndy. Although riding in the front of X is great because you approach the first drop a little slower, and get to enjoy it a bit more being held up by the rest of the train, riding in the back of the train offers a more powerful drop. Being yanked into that verticle drop in the back with those extra heavy trains is absolutely intense!

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*** This post was edited by Draco 10/22/2003 11:01:20 PM ***

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