SFMM Trip Tips

Friday, July 25, 2003 3:17 PM
I'll be heading out to SFMM on Thursday and hope to have a good time! Please give me some tips about food, ride lines, ect...... I'll be arriving at the park rather early. My cousin went a month ago and told me that X was only running 1 train and had a 3-4 hour wait, but he got their at noon so I don't know what to go for first (probably X) I would really appreciate some facts from those who have visited SFMM. Thanks.
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Friday, July 25, 2003 3:23 PM
dont go....lol sorry....

i went last year and had a bad experience, with x being closed and all, and the park seemed just like every other six flags park, dirty and disgusting....im just not all about six flags anymore.

anywho, id recommend getting some chinchillas to eat, those are good even though you can find them at a lot of places...um i cant really tell you about lines since i live far far away, but everything was decent. I think 1hr for Goliath was the longest wait when i went last year.

honestly i think knotts berry was more fun than magic mountain, but that may be because i had anticipated X all summer.....wait actually i anticipated both X and Xcelerator, but Ghostrider proved to be far better than anything Magic Mountain offered (that was open at the time.)

Sorry this may not be helpful, i just sorta let myself go.
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Friday, July 25, 2003 3:54 PM
Thanks a lot, coastingohio, I'm sure thanks to all of your wonderful comments and suggestions that SoccerMSC9 can't wait to go to SFMM. The Six Flags bashfest from Ohio residents continues, thanks for doing your part...

Definately get there early and run to X. It may not open right up at 10:00, but usually will be going before 11. If it's still running 1 train, that will still make for the shortest possible X wait.

I'll admit it, food is not all that great at SFMM. However, you can leave the parking lot, eat at a nearby place and get back into the lot without paying again, just be sure to keep your parking ticket. There are lots of good places about 3 miles South of SFMM.

The rest of the lines will probably be long, but not horrible. If you can get on and off X quickly, Deja Vu should be your next target. After that, Superman. After that, you're on your own.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 4:16 PM
My husband and I were pleasantly surprised at how nice of a park SFMM was. We ran to X first thing and were glad we did--definately a totally different coaster experience!

As far as food goes, it seemed like the selection wasn't too bad for a park. I remember there was some fast food chinese and there was also a mexican restaurant that looked pretty good but it wasn't open when we went (Early Feb) but perhaps that was because it was the 'off' season.

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Friday, July 25, 2003 4:35 PM
First, don't pay attention to what CoastinOhio said.

Second, don't worry about Scream, Goliath, Batman, Riddler, Viper, Revolution, Colossus, Psyclone and Gold Rusher. All those have good-to-excellent capacity and lines move fairly quickly, if there is even a line at all.

Ride X, then Deja Vu [if open] followed by Superman and Ninja [which, I've been told, is only running one train at the moment]. Then you'll have all of the troublesome and small capacity coasters out of the way. From there, pick a coaster and work your way COUNTER-clockwise around the park. If Vu, Superman, or Ninja are closed just pass them by and check later.

As for food the only two in-park places I can suggest that offer table service are Mooseburger Lodge or Laughing Dragon Pizza. If possible try to avoid popular eating times [11:30-1:30 and 4:30-6:30]. Otherwise you'll find the typical expensive fast food type eateriers around the park.

Have fun!

mOOSH

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Friday, July 25, 2003 5:29 PM
thanks Mamoosh, Catherine, and Soggy for the tips. Anyone else?
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Friday, July 25, 2003 5:57 PM
Here are my person favorite places to sit on the coasters:

Revolution- front seat! The back is pretty rough, but the front is still a lot of fun.

Viper- I love the backseat (or second to back) of this coaster. A little rough, but not too bad and very forcefull.

X- I would say take a "front" seat (if they are not assigning seats) because for a first ride, back might be a little too intense and fast. On my first ride, I sat in the back and only found it to be a so-so ride, then I sat front for a few rides and started loving it. On my last visit I sat back and loved it more than ever, even though it was so fast and so intense I knew a little more about the ride making it more enjoyable... does that make sense?

Deja Vu- Some like the front, some like I back, I like the back. That rear tower is freakin huge, and the back uses that feature to the extreme! They usually will tell you where to sit, and just about any seat is a good seat, but the back rules all in my opinion.

Psyclone- Call me crazy, but there is airtime in the back, if you can handle the pain at some moments of the ride. Fun, and I don't think as bad as some make it out to be.

Riddler's Revenge- I like the front even though it has a much longer wait. The ride isn't very intense, but in the front it is different. It feels very natural, I guess is one way to describe it.

Batman- If you havn't sat front on an invert before, you should. The veiw is great. The back is the best place for intensity.

Scream!- Ok, sit on the far right if possible. Also, sit both front and back if possible. It is a completely different ride between the front and back, and each has its own unique qualities. If you have not been on a floorless front seat before then definatly ride front.

Colossus- Fun, I like the back and front equal. Not much else to say about it.

Goliath- Front seat makes the drop feel HUGE. I couldn't believe how big the drop seemed. The helix is most intense in the back. Your choice, I would actually go front.

Superman the Escape- You get a great feeling of speed in the second row on the two outside seats. There are only 3 seats in the front row and they sit lower, so you basically get a front row seat without the wind gaurd.

Ninja- Doesn't matter much where you sit, just sit in the front of the car.

Goldrusher- The first drop is actually really cool in the back. I would sit toward the back.

Hope this helps you enjoy the coasters even more. Have fun at the park!
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Friday, July 25, 2003 6:09 PM
GoliathKills said:

Psyclone- Call me crazy, but there is airtime in the back, if you can handle the pain at some moments of the ride. Fun, and I don't think as bad as some make it out to be.

You're crazy! :)

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Friday, July 25, 2003 6:19 PM
Yeah im sorry, i dont know what got into me. Just disregard what I said Soccer. Hope you have a great time!

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Saturday, July 26, 2003 1:24 PM
I was just there yesterday (7/25) when you posted this Trip Tip thread and I'll tell you to be cautious of entering the queue of The Riddler's Revenge...where the line moves as slow as a snail. And if you're lucky you won't encounter a single train Batman operation and two train ops for Scream!, Goliath, and RRv.
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Saturday, July 26, 2003 1:26 PM
Oh, and an added note -

The money seat on Ninja is the front row of the first car. GoliathKills - I don't know if you have ridden Ninja in that row of that car, but it makes the coaster that much more intense and visually exhilerating. Ninja in all other seats/rows is no more thrilling than Jaguar! at Knott's.

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Saturday, July 26, 2003 2:25 PM
If you're in the front of the park and want to get over to the back of the park, you can save your feet and some time if you take the trolly located behind the carousel. Takes you up to the top of the hill where Ninja and S:TE are, and just a downhill walk to the other coasters in the back of the park. You'll be doing allot of walking, so you might as well utilize it since it's the only operating transportation ride left in the park. Have a great time!
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Saturday, July 26, 2003 3:52 PM
Thanks Draco, kRaXLeRidAh, and SFWoARules! for your tips. I also have another question, do you guys think X will be running more than 1 train? I have much doubt that it will, but I thought that I would ask you guys why X hasn't been running a second train.
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Saturday, July 26, 2003 3:59 PM
Because even with two trains, chances are, it will stick stack. There is a possibilty that it may run two trains, I didn't bother to check yesterday. I mostly stayed in the Gotham City Backlot, Movie District, Colossus County area of the park the entire time re-riding the higher capacity coasters.
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Saturday, July 26, 2003 5:12 PM
Seems to me having a second train on X doesn't help with capacity very much. If anything with the crew they have it slows it down!

Prepare yourself for one ride on X only. Choose the front seat in case you don't get a second ride. Keep in mind that the seats face backwards when the train is in the station so what looks to be the last seat is actually the first. Easiest way to tell is to notice what end of the train leaves the station first...that is the front!

mOOSH

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Monday, July 28, 2003 12:00 PM
Thanks for the tips everyone! I have yet another question. For those who have visited the park lately, Is Deja Vu running? I've haven't heard much about it and was wondering how the progress is? Just to remind everybody, I'll be going this Thursday and will be leaving Wendesday morning, so any last tips before I go will be fine. Thanks!!
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Monday, July 28, 2003 12:02 PM
Deja Vu has been running all summer but is closed sporadically due to "staffing and budget concerns." I have heard that when X is open Vu is not and vice versa, but I don't have 100% confirmation on that.

Have fun!

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Monday, July 28, 2003 12:10 PM
It's been a few weeks since I went last, but on that day both DV and X were open. The only coasters closed all day were Flashback (closed all summer) & Goldrusher. (not sure why that one was closed)

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Monday, July 28, 2003 12:14 PM
I'm going for my first time in August. Which is the better side to go on for "X"? I heard that you should veer to the left, as the right side is unforgiving?

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Monday, July 28, 2003 12:39 PM
Go to Knotts and the Disney parks! ;)
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