Tuesday, December 4, 2001 4:01 PM
I'm going on a trip to California from Dec. 29th to Jan. 5th.  Could someone please tell me the best days to go to SFMM and should I go there for one or two days.  This is my first trip however I am traveling with my parents who don't ride any rides.  Also, does anyone have tips on what else to do in California besides the theme parks.  Thanks!
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Tuesday, December 4, 2001 4:09 PM
Your parents don't go on any rides. How are you going to get them to take you to SFMM?

I will be in So Cal on the same dates and also would like to know the best day to go to SFMM. I'll bet DWeaver would know.

*** This post was edited by ZeroG on 12/4/2001. ***

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Tuesday, December 4, 2001 5:06 PM
I don't think there will be any good days during the dates y'all are going to be here. It's right in the middle of Winter Vacation for a lot of the schools in the LA area, and if what everyone is saying about X opening the 24th (or around there) then expect the park to be packed!

*** This post was edited by Surfsphere on 12/5/2001. ***

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Wednesday, December 5, 2001 8:22 AM

I would agree with Surfsphere, that it will probably be pretty crowded through-out that period. Saturday is, however, the worst possible day to go. If there are crowds you should plan on two days, but I dont know how your parents are gonna stand around while you wait in line for rides. There isnt much else to SFMM other than the rides. IF the Batman Stunt show is happening, make sure to check it out.

If you only get to choose a limited number of rides, dont miss Deja Vu, Goliath, Riddler, Batman, and Viper (and X of course if its open). Skippable coasters include Revolution, Goldrusher (although there is rarely a line and its rather fun), Colossus, all flume/raft rides, Superman (fun but usually not worth a LONG wait) and Ninja. All are good rides, but not the creme of the crop at SFMM. Definately pass on Psyclone and Flashback (2 pretty horrible rides)


For someone who doesnt care for thrill rides, I would suggest Universal Studios. They have a large number of neat "attractions" that would be more suited for your parents taste and you would enjoy also. Backdraft, T2, Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, ET, and the famous tram ride. Good Stuff. They opened a new Mummy attraction also.


Every hotel in California has a HUGE display in the lobby chock full of brochures. Grab a bunch and see what's out there. There are a ton of things to do in L.A.
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*** This post was edited by LoadedG on 12/5/2001. ***

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Wednesday, December 5, 2001 8:40 AM
If your able to convince your parents to take you to SFMM, more power to you. You might want to warn them that the park is quite large and landscaped around a mountain. That means quite a bit of walking up and down hills. My family wanted to ring my neck for taking them to this park, they were used to the flat grounds of  Cedar Point. I don't know, maybe your family might be one of those athletic type who like that sort of thing :)

Last year at this time the park was PACKED, almost every day. Somehow I don't think it will be as bad this year, my advice would be to go on a day when the wheather isn't so nice(So-calers run from cold wheather). Whatever you do, avoid Saturdays, Sunday-Wednesday would be best.

Hope you have fun!

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Wednesday, December 5, 2001 8:45 AM
I told you DWeaver would know.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2001 10:58 AM
Loaded G said: If you only get to choose a limited number of rides, dont miss Deja Vu, Goliath, Riddler, Batman, and Viper (and X of course if its open). Skippable coasters include Revolution, Goldrusher (although there is rarely a line and its rather fun), Colossus, all flume/raft rides, Superman (fun but usually not worth a LONG wait) and Ninja.

I would say the must-rides are the unique ones like Superman and Ninja.  He can ride Deja Vu in 2 other places, Batman in 6 other places, can ride a near-clone of Viper in 2 other places, etc.  He'll never ride anything like Superman, unless he goes to Australia.  And Ninja is a breed of ride that there aren't too many of.  And skip the world's first looping coaster?  and Colossus, perhaps the most filmed wooden coaster ever? 

He should definitely hit them all, even if it means riding them only once each.

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