magic mountain

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 9:23 PM
My family and i were deciding where to go on vacation last night and my dad wants to go to magic mountain. I've never been there is it worth the flight from chicago?
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 9:43 PM
Well, I flew from MD, and it was worth it, though I went to more than just SFMM. If you do go out there, make sure you at least visit Knotts and DCA, as well. We visited PGA and SFMW while in CA.

Just be aware that SFMM, while it has some great coasters, isn't run very well (to put it simply), so don't be surprised if you encounter bad ops. It's not run as good as SFGAm (which you should have been to if you are near Chicago).

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 9:52 PM
if i go to SFMM i would want to ride x but i heard it's getting new trains and i didnt want to go while thats happining.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 11:54 PM
Another coasterkid?! If you're dad is willing to take you on vacation to SFMM, then go for it. There's no reason not to.
Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:55 AM
with SFMM it's always good to look around, they often have special offers with admission, which is quite a factor, I find.
X should be running right now, but who knows when exactly the new trains will be built in - my guess is it will not happen before next fall, but maybe they will give X another break during the year.
The park is also fun without X, but as has been said, once you're in the area, you can also check out the other parks.
Have fun on your holidays though - I wish my dad would have me flown out to SFMM for my holidays :))
Thursday, February 15, 2007 1:06 AM
...Another number change? How come? Variety is the spice of life I suppose, but can't you at least go in some kind of order?

***crap, SGAlover already beat me to it ;) , but seriously, can't we get to know one of your personalities before you go switching to another? This is what, coasterkid version 4 or so? *** Edited 2/15/2007 6:12:11 AM UTC by P18***

Thursday, February 15, 2007 1:33 AM
Actually, why fly all the way to California when all of the coasters at Magic Mountain will have arrived in MiA by this spring? :)
Thursday, February 15, 2007 1:45 AM
^LOL, how could I have forgotten that. It's part of the new inter-chain ride rotation program. Eventually, everything and everyone will be there. The big bang theory predicts that Michigan's Adventure is where all matter will pulled back to in the end. It's just starting with the Amusement Industry first.
Thursday, February 15, 2007 1:59 AM
P18 said:
Eventually, everything and everyone will be there. The big bang theory predicts that Michigan's Adventure is where all matter will pulled back to in the end. It's just starting with the Amusement Industry first.

Actually, that would explain why MiA has become a black hole. It's really a giant mass of anti-coaster that consumes all of the other rides from across the country. :)

The scary thing would be that the genius that first came up with this theory would be the new Einstein. And that would be... Coasterkid. OMG, it's the end of the world. The water under the tree was just the beginning of the flood. ;)

Thursday, February 15, 2007 2:24 AM
If he is the new Einstein, then it's possible humans are devolving instead. It all makes perfect sense now, the predictions of the great flood, everything. Those mature trees weren't pulled out by a tornado, they were just the first things pulled into Michigan Adventure's evil dark heart to make way for everything else.

Quickly everyone get one last ride on that favorite coaster at your home park, because soon it will be all consumed by a little park with an "out of this world" appetite in North Muskegon... followed by your entire world around you and then... your soul. Maybe he has some sort of insight on how to survive this?

*** Edited 2/15/2007 7:43:56 AM UTC by P18***

Thursday, February 15, 2007 11:17 AM
Your dad is offering you a trip to california and you need to ask that question on here?
Of course go, SFMM is a great park and on top of that you will be in SO CAL! There is a lot more here than just amusement parks.

Hollywood, Beaches, The Grove, Beverly Hills, Laguna Beach and the list goes on...

Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:13 PM
Absolutely. If you come during the summer, I highly suggest taking the trip up to the mountain on a weekday. Fastlanes cost less, less crowds. Book your flight into Burbank's airport, far better than landing at LAX and then fighiting traffic up to MM. And since your'e in the area, I would zip down to Universal for a 1/2 day - 20 minutes from Valencia.
Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:21 PM
I unlike most folks didn't think the ops were horrible at all. Maybe, that's just me. However, expect roller coasters to be closed. It's just a fact. So, if you want to get on the roller coasters over there, it's just not possible. They have too many for the off-season to keep up, and working.

If Cedar Point were open, it would be the same thing. So, expect some roller coasters to be closed. Deja Vu is closed until March 24. My guess has something to do with Psyclone removal.

When I went there in the offseason, Tatsu wasn't open (still constructing), Revolution because of Tatsu, Psyclone was down, Deja Vu was down, and of course our beloved Flashback wasn't open. It was fine with me (I guess.)

Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:41 PM
I enjoyed the rides that were open in the park, but someone needs to change the garbadge and sweep a little bit.

But the number 1 thing that bugged me, was the amount of line jumpers. Never in all of my travels have I came accross so many line jumpers.

Back to the rides. There were a LOT of rides that were closed(not just coasters). If I am paying good money to get into a park, I at least expect most of the rides to be open.

Thursday, February 15, 2007 9:50 PM
I am only asking because we have season passes and can go to any six flags park. Also if we go anywhere it's only going to be for a couple of days. I just wanted to know if another park would be a better choice.
Thursday, February 15, 2007 10:21 PM
Yeah hit that park up its great and if you somehow float up near Sacromento go to SFDK that park can get crowded but on quiet days its one of the best smaller parks(its not really small but the coaster part of the park is only about 100 feet into the park)

MM is great no lines if rides are running but you can get a taste of anything.

Thursday, February 15, 2007 11:37 PM
Personally, I'd suggest going to DL and Knott's before I'd recommend SFMM. It was a *VERY* mediocre park as of late last summer (and that's a compliment). Over ten flats were closed and one restaurant had been shut down due to rodent infestation. As it stands now, my only reason I'd want to return to SFMM is to ride X, which was closed when I went, and to go up in the Sky Tower, which was also closed.
Friday, February 16, 2007 8:09 AM
I agree with thrillerman. While my tastes might differ from others, I need to spend 2 days at DL and a day at Knots before I even consider including SFMM in my time. While SFMM might have the superior coaster collection, it is a nothing of a park compared to the other 2....I'll have 100Xs more fun at them.
Friday, February 16, 2007 1:45 PM
It's worth going just for X alone

Friday, February 16, 2007 1:53 PM
A family trip from Chicago to LA to go to SFMM? Wasn't that the plot of National Lampoon's Vacation?? ;)

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