Questions about Six Flags Magic Mountain...

Sunday, May 26, 2013 12:11 PM
ThatStrangeKid42's avatar

I'm pretty sure I'm going this year, and I've never been before (I'm from Ohio, so yeah), so I had a few questions. Any help will be highly appreciated.

First off; what day does Full Throttle open? I want to be sure I'm there for it.

Next; what's the best ride to start off with? I usually like to start at the back of the park and work my way forward, but I just need your guys' opinion.

Obvious question; best place to eat at the park?

Finally; what's the best ride there to go on at night? I'll be there for two days, so maybe the best two.

If you have anything else, feel free to comment! Thank you!

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Sunday, May 26, 2013 12:56 PM

Well, it's been 10 years since I've left Ohio for southern California, but I will do my best...

First off; what day does Full Throttle open?

I was there the year X opened. Well, the week it re-opened, actually. We had no idea if it would be running or not. Best suggestion, if you're that concerned, is to wait until it is running for a few weeks before you go.

Next; what's the best ride to start off with?

This is highly subjective. If you like experiencing a park in a specific order, do that.

Finally; what's the best ride there to go on at night?

Xcelerator, but that's at a different park down there. X was pretty cool at night, but something with trees like Revolution or Ninja helps you escape the highly lit areas. Then again, with Tatsu and Full Throttle also being up on the mountain makes me wonder how dark it is anymore.


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Sunday, May 26, 2013 1:56 PM
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What ride to start with? Basically the highest demand with the lowest capacity. Full Throttle and Lex Luthor probably fit that bill. Green Lantern and Superman both have pretty low capacity and are pretty new as well. X always has high demand also.


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Sunday, May 26, 2013 3:48 PM
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enfynet said:

Finally; what's the best ride there to go on at night?

Xcelerator, but that's at a different park down there.

Knott's Berry Farm, eh? Oh, and thanks for the awesome advice.

Last edited by ThatStrangeKid42, Sunday, May 26, 2013 4:13 PM
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Sunday, May 26, 2013 4:33 PM

I've never been to the park, but x2 looks cool at night. It has the fire effects and whole disorientatingness (is that a word?). Full Throtle probably won't be a good night ride because it's not quick and snappy. I think Lex Luthor would also be good at night. It looks scary.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013 5:53 PM
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ApolloAndy said:

What ride to start with? Basically the highest demand with the lowest capacity. Full Throttle and Lex Luthor probably fit that bill.

Somewhat surprised that Lex Luthor has high demand. Given the comments here and elsewhere among thrill-ride enthusiasts, I figured that ride to be higher viewership than ridership.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013 6:43 PM

I will be going to SFMM and Disneyland next month for one day each as part of a California vacation. Likely will get Flash Pass for SFMM as its not clear we will have a full day at the park.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013 9:50 PM
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Lex is amazing, gator.


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Sunday, May 26, 2013 11:45 PM
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X2 is wonderful. Don't miss it. It's such an uncommon coaster that so long as it's open (I didn't encounter any reliability issues the last time I visited, but it has been a couple of years), it is worth riding. The capacity isn't actually too terrible either.

All of the B&Ms are great, Batman - The Ride especially so. ;) Even Scream!, with it's atrocious location, is still a very good ride.

Goliath is also fantastic. Ride it a lot.

Apocalypse is a ride you don't hear much about, and I'm not sure why. Maybe it's because it's in a park with numerous other great coasters, but it is one of the best wooden coasters I've ever ridden anywhere.

Tatsu can get a nasty line even on an empty day. If you get there at opening, I'd consider going to it first. Granted, I don't know what Green Lantern and Full Throttle have done to the dynamic. The last time I was there, Superman was undergoing its modifications and Deja Vu was on the outs.

Overall, I really like the park. It's definitely a coaster park, and there's not much else worth mentioning other than those. It's decently scenic, but it's pretty much just a collection of coasters.


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Sunday, May 26, 2013 11:53 PM

Yep, definitely just a coaster park. It would be nice if they invested in some flats, dark rides, etc., but I guess it makes sense at this park since it has competition and being the coaster thrill park is their niche which the other parks in the area don't come close to.

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Saturday, June 1, 2013 4:10 PM
ThatStrangeKid42's avatar

Okay, well I'm not following something - is Full Throttle actually open to riders at this point?

Other than that, this is great advice.

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Saturday, June 1, 2013 4:13 PM
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GoBucks89 said:

I will be going to SFMM and Disneyland next month for one day each as part of a California vacation. Likely will get Flash Pass for SFMM as its not clear we will have a full day at the park.

Heck, I'll be there two full days and I'm still getting a Flash Pass! Nineteen coasters is a lot!

Last edited by ThatStrangeKid42, Saturday, June 1, 2013 4:13 PM
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