How far is Magic Mountain from Las Vegas?

Sunday, March 10, 2002 11:51 AM
I was thinking of planing a trip to las vegas this summer , and I thought maybe I can go to Magic mountain while im in the area. But I looked at www.mapquest.com , and it says its over 5hrs from Las vegas and that it has a little over maybe 270miles. Now I thought I can do about 200 miles in about 2 1/2 hrs. So dose anyone know how far they are apart and have you personaly driven from those two points ,and if so how long did it take you? Thanks..... Oh yea and is las vega fun? and dos eanyone know the drving distance between the major atractions such as the indoor amusment park covered by a dome (not sure of the name) or the desproado to Manhatten express to the stadosphere hotel?

*** This post was edited by WoodenCyclone on 3/10/2002. ***

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 12:11 PM
It is about a 5 to 6 hour drive depending on traffic.

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 12:19 PM
I made it from Knott's to Vegas in 4 1/2 hours and that included the stop for lunch. So, about 5 hours would be correct.
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Sunday, March 10, 2002 12:29 PM

The search at www.rcdb.com says its 225 miles away.

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 12:50 PM

RllrCstrDude187 said:
"The search at www.rcdb.com says its 225 miles away.

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Remember, RCDB tells you exactly how far Las Vegas is from SFMM if you went directly knocking down everything in your path. You have to take a few freeways to go from Las Vegas to SFMM making the drive probably around 5 hours.

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 1:00 PM
Matthew is right, there is no "good and direct" way to get from Valencia to Vegas.

You have to swing South on the 5 to the 210 East to the 10 East to the 15 North, then in to Vegas on the 15. 4-5 hours would be a conservitave estimate.

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Sunday, March 10, 2002 1:56 PM
Wow thats a preety long treck. I might attempt taking the trip but I guess I will have to see how Vegsa is first I will prop be busy over in vegas to want to leave anyway. ( but X looks like a coaster worth driving 5hrs)
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Sunday, March 10, 2002 7:45 PM
I have made the trip from vegas(which is home for me)and sfmm. Including the time I was stuck in some very nasty traffic it was about 6 hours. To answer your second question it is about a 30 minute drive from the strip which is where all the major attactions and coasters are to the desperado and while you are here don't forget speed or the big shot they are both awesome.
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Monday, March 11, 2002 5:03 AM
i made it in about 3.5 hours, no joke, but i also didnt stop for lunch or whiz

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Monday, March 11, 2002 12:57 PM

The Adventure Dome is inside Circus Circus Casino. Speed: The Ride is in the Sahara (Nascar Cafe) Casino. Big Shot and High Roller are on top of the Statosphere Casino. Manhattan Express is in the New York New York Casino. All of these casinos / rides are on the main Las Vegas Strip, which spans 4-5 miles long. Desperado is at Buffalo Bills Casino in Primm, Nevada, about 30 minutes south of Vegas on the Nevada / California border. If you are planning to goto Buffalo Bills, then SFMM is that much closer. If you DO go to SFMM, I would recommend that you head to Knotts after 4pm (discount admission after 4) and get a ride in on GhostRider! SFMM to Knotts is about and hour (pending traffic).

Yes, it is worth a five hour drive for X, Deja Vu, Goliath, Riddler, and GhostRider. Plus Xcelerator if your trip is in May or later.

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Monday, March 11, 2002 12:59 PM
PS - Hit the buffet at the RIO Hotel / Casino. It is NOT to be missed!

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Monday, March 11, 2002 3:29 PM

I was gonna say that LoadedG, the Rio Hotel's buffet (in my opinion) is the best in Vegas.

I think that you should make the trip to SFMM, X and the other rides are worth it, as well as the trip to Knott's for Ghostrider.

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Monday, March 11, 2002 6:36 PM

I live in Vegas and am actually going to SFMM next week. It usually takes us 4.5 hours to get there, and thats including a half hour stop at Barstow.

We usually take I-15 South to the Palmdale Rd. (CA 18 West) exit in Vicotville, CA. From there we take that two lane highway to just outside Palmdale/Lancaster where it meets up with the 138. Eventually you turn off onto CA-14. After riding thru the canyon for a while you meet up with I-5 North and take a short trip up to Magic Mountain Parkway.

One time I went on a church trip and we drove straight through. We left at 2am and got there by 5:30. We stopped at the Denny's on Lyons to eat before the park opened.

Driving from Las Vegas to SFMM is an easier drive than to other LA area parks as you avoid most city traffic and CA 18/138 is fun with all of its hills (my friends call it roller coaster highway).

There are a few shortcuts and tips that might save a bit on time. First, NDOT and Caltrans are expanding I-15 from Vegas to Barstow from 4 lanes to 6. Right now a large section is done up to Primm so that helps traffic. Also a good shortcut heading into Vegas from SFMM is to stay on CA14 thru lancaster and go around Edwards Air Force Base (cant remember the name of the highway). Its a flat 4 lanes and you get to see the commercial airlines boneyard. The road links with I-15 at Barstow.

ok i can stop rambling......mention highways and i get excited

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Monday, March 11, 2002 6:43 PM

also i forgot to add.....mapquest suggests you go all the way down to the 10 or 210...personally I think that is pretty dumb as you actually go south to go north (due to mountains) as well as thru city traffic like whoa. CA-18/138 and CA-14 may not be nice interstates, but they get you to the mountain pretty quickly

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Monday, March 11, 2002 6:46 PM

thx for the good driving details, badboy. I was wondering if there was a way of getting frm SFMM to Vegas without going the I-10 to I-15 route. That's a lifesaver.

From Phoenix we take the I-10 to San Bernardino, then hookup with the 210, which takes you through the San Fernando Valley. Just before you meet up with the I-5, there is a road sign for "La Tuna Canyon" (hehe). That always makes me laugh, but more imortantly, it means we are almost there! Once hooked up with the I-5 north for about 3 miles, then we stay at a hotel on Lyons, but usually feast at the IHOP.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 8:50 AM

Im really considering it... I took me less then 3hrs to get from Newyorkcity to Sixflags America which is about the 210 miles. So it would prop take me 4hrs to get to SFMM from vegas. As long as there is no traffic but it seems like the areas going tord Magic mountain have alot of traffic so maybe longer...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 11:07 AM

baddboy said:

We usually take I-15 South to the Palmdale Rd. (CA 18 West) exit in Vicotville, CA. From there we take that two lane highway to just outside Palmdale/Lancaster where it meets up with the 138. Eventually you turn off onto CA-14. After riding thru the canyon for a while you meet up with I-5 North and take a short trip up to Magic Mountain Parkway.



I would suggest you take this route. SFMM is North of the city, and CA-14 travels along the northern ridge of the San Fernando Valley, thus, keeping you out of inner city traffic. SFMM is about 3miles north of CA-14 once you merge with the I-5.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 11:55 AM
I was going to drive, but my parents would'nt let me and my cousin dive 5 hours through a desert. Believe me, Las Vegas has ABSOLUTLY NO tours going to sfmm. I went to almost every concierge and there were only trips to disneyland. Unfortunatly I did'nt getr out there. I cry everytime I see X now (jk). Still, you should deffinetly go for it.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 1:19 PM

To be quite honest, I would call southwest airlines, sometimes they offer $39 one way Vegas/L.A or Burbank(even closer) and take a super shuttle to the Mountain, you can probably be there within 1 1/2hours.

The Rio buffet is a must, as is the Voodoo lounge on top of the Rio at night, incredible views!

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 3:37 PM

WoodenCyclone said:
But I looked at www.mapquest.com , and it says its over 5hrs from Las vegas and that it has a little over maybe 270miles.


One thing I've learned about mapquest is that they ALWAYS overestimate drive times by a large amount of time. It told me that it would take 7.5 hours to get to San Francisco from my home, and I drove the speed limit the entire way, made two rest stops, and made it in just under 6 hours.

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