Lines for X in early April?

Sunday, March 24, 2002 7:14 AM
I'm going to SFMM on April 2nd and I'm preparing for the worst when it comes to crowds. Now I need you guys to confirm it...how long will I have to wait for X? :)

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 7:16 AM
Get there at opening and run for X. I would wager its your only chance to get anything reasonable.

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If the shoe fits, find another one.

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 8:18 AM

Oooh, April 2nd! That's the very day I'm going to SFMM also.

I've discovered that the Los Angeles public schools have Spring Break THIS week, and they're back in school April 1-5 (bwa ha ha ha we rule!). Therefore, crowds should be much lighter without those schoolers.

I'm going to be wearing my Holiday World Legend shirt and be at the park around 9:30 to race for X. If you find me, say hello. :)

I'm also going to KBF and DCA that week (April 1-7), any recommendations from locals?

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 8:25 AM
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What will the wait time be for X in April? Since I cannot predict the future, allow me to consult The Magic 8-Ball...

"Oh wise and powerful Magic 8-Ball, will the lines for X be long on April 2nd?"

Magic 8-Ball responded "Absolutely." So there you have it. Magic 8-Ball is never wrong!
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Seriously, how are we supposed to know? Your guess is as good as anyone's.

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 8:27 AM
Jet Coaster, I'm going to DCA and DL the following 2 days. Maybe I'll see ya there!

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You can't spell my hometown's name with out "Lame"! aLAMEda...:)

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 8:37 AM

-sarcasm on-

Well, based on last April's wait- be prepared to wait. It took eight months to get on the ride.

-sarcasm off-

Seriously, noone knows what the line will be like at any particular ride on any particular day at any particular hour until that day/hour.

There have been countless topics on this subject and it always comes down to the fact that you have a 50-50 chance that the line will either be long or short.

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*** This post was edited by redman822 on 3/24/2002. ***

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 8:39 AM

redman822: Why do you need to reinvent the wheel and waste bandwidth for basically what Soggy just said?

Perhaps you guys could have contributed information like L.A. public schools spring breaks, special events, etc. etc. that might have an influence on the park crowd.

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The Jet Coaster ROARS!
Will Johansson, Webmaster of Xtreme Paramount Parks
http://xpp.coasterbuzz.com/

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 8:43 AM
I went SFMM in early March and X was the ride I went on first, and the wait was nearly 4 hours. If the line starts at the entrace to X than its only about 2 hours. If you are getting in line by the Panda Express than you better be prepared to wait about 4 hours. I just went last weekend to and the lines were the same so I didn't even ride X. Well have fun anyways.

*** This post was edited by alex_great_one on 3/24/2002. ***

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 8:44 AM

because I started my reply before Soggy's was posted but had to walk away from my machine - (there's more to life than the internet and posting here - at least for me there is) and by the time I finished my post Soggy had posted his message.

Get over it.

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 8:45 AM

alex:

Was that on a weekend (The March line), or a weekday?

April 2nd is a Tuesday.

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Will Johansson, Webmaster of Xtreme Paramount Parks
http://xpp.coasterbuzz.com/

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 8:46 AM
That was on a weekend both times I've been this year so far.
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Sunday, March 24, 2002 8:58 AM

lets hope that sfmm isnt crowded on easter!

thats my day to xperience the xtreme

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 9:15 AM

Run to the ride. If line is short, wait. If line is long, buy FastLane. When I went on the 16th, I chose the FastLane option. Wait was approx. 3-4 hours, stretching through entire queue line area, across bridge to ride, around corner, and down some stairs. But if you can't get the FastLane, wait anyway. It IS worth it, if you will not have another chance to ride soon.

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 11:19 AM
I'll might be there too w/ my brother that day... running to X in the morning of course.....
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Monday, March 25, 2002 10:30 PM
X has not operated on a non-weekend, non-holiday, off-season operating day yet, so it's anybody's guess. However, even with short(er) lines, it is THE main draw and EVERYONE goes to it. I would get there early and RUN for it. If the line is short and reasonable after that, ride it many many many more times and boast about it later.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 2:23 AM
I was SFMM on 3/17. We arrived at 9am and waited for the gates to open. When the main gates openend, we ran with the crowd, up the hill and across the bridge to wait another hour outside the queue lines since it was even opened yet. Later, we waited 1.5 hours. It doesn't matter how long you have to wait. This ride is worth waiting for.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 3:40 AM

LoadedG: WHAT! So that means on Tuesday, April 2, X won't be open!?!?!

Will Johansson

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 7:38 AM

I really hate to say this because I more than anyone understands that money doesn't grow on trees, but I would recommend the following: When the gates open, and everyone is running for X and wearing themselves out(it's quite a uphill battle to get to the ride), RUN to Fastlane. Yeah I know, but hear me out. It's worth it to spend the $20 because while everyone else is running to a ride that may or may not open on time, you'll be getting empty lines for Goliath, Riddler's and Batman. The Fastpass line has been significantly shorter than the regular one, even mid-day.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 7:54 AM
I agree. This is jsut about the only case I think I would use Fast Pass.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002 7:55 AM

Alright, I am planning a trip to Magic Mountain for this week. Do people think the crowds will be heavier on weekdays, while LAUSD is off school or on Easter.

~Nick

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