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Coconut Pete

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  1. Love watching these, thanks for posting. Last time I was there, Loch Ness was the big coaster. Nice to see how much has changed. I need to revisit this park soon!
  2. If you want to get there by 7:30 am on Sunday, it should take about one hour up the 5. I would leave around 6:19 AM exactly! We usually come from the Knotts area and always plan on at least 2 hours. There's an IHOP, Denny's and a few other eateries at the Lyons exit just before Magic Mountain. You can always stop for a bite to eat, that's what we do if we get lucky with traffic. Better to be early than late.
  3. Just got the Knotts day for my son and I, he just recently passed the magical 54 inch mark and is exciting to ERT Silver Bullet. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
  4. Just wanted to thank everyone for their great tips and advice. I'll be making a list of everything, and I'm sure the day will be awesome. One last question? Sunglasses, do they let you wear them on the coasters if you have a strap? Or should I just plan on ditching them in a pocket everytime?
  5. Definitely on my "To Do" list. Been looking forward to riding this coaster for a long time! Oh, and if anyone has any food recommendations, I'm looking for good places to eat in and near the park. Probably gonna eat somewhere nearby for breakfast, and then for dinner when we leave.
  6. Hello all, I'm finally returning back to my old stomping grounds for the first time since the late 80's. I notice there has been a few changes since then. Planning on going on Monday July 16th and I'm looking for your expert advice on how to tackle the park. Will definitely be arriving when the park opens, and not sure yet how late we'll be staying. Oh, does it get cool there in the evening, or should I just prepare for hot and stick all day? Your help is greatly appreciated!
  7. Thanks for the great opportunity, I sent my email last night, hopefully there is still room. I will gladly take the morning off work if I get in.
  8. The more I see of this ride, the more excited I am to ride it. Thanks for the great photos and video!
  9. True, it's no X2, but it is very uncomfortable for us taller folks. Fortunately I can happily walk past it without feeling the need to ride it.
  10. Should be no lines for the 12th. It is Lincolns Birthday but i sure cant find anyone having it listed as being off. USPS, LA School and local high schools all seem to be in session. So lines should be non-existed. Arrive around 10 get sweet spot and ride till you puke. We know you can ride all the rides that are open at least 10 times but dont try it just go nice and easy. Based on current weather pattern it might be around 85 degrees unless hell freezes over. So bring some sunblock and leave all the other stuff in the car. This is great news, thanks for the info. I too will probably be there on the 12th. My son just hit the magical 54 inch height, and is looking forward to adding a few more coasters to his arsenal.
  11. My son just hit the magic 54 inch mark, our last coaster was Silver Bullet at Knotts.
  12. My personal favorite is the back car, on the left side. However, there is no bad seat on Ghostrider.
  13. If you are into trains there is the LA Live Steamers at Griffith Park. They are only open on Sundays though, and they used to offer tours of Walk Disney's barn on select days as well. http://lals.org/
  14. I'm curious if they are trying to get Hangtime open as soon as possible due to Xcelerator being down until who knows when. Looks like so much fun, I can't wait to ride it!
  15. Hows about a Premier Rides spaghetti bowl that's called Shocktop? What the hell does that have to do with Jimmy Buffet? Please step away from the Parrothead party. Poser. Around here we drink Landshark. Fins up. We also spell Buffett with two "T's". This place needs a drop tower called Gravity Storm.
  16. My son and I are finally going for his first trip to the Mountain on Friday, hoping it's not too crowded the first part of the day. Planned to go last month but I was sidelined with an injury. Plan to do Revolution first without the VR, since I hear there is no more single rider option for this. Then we'll head up to Superman and Ninja. We got the Gold Pass Upgrade for free on Labor Day weekend. Am I correct that we just get into a line and they process us at the turnstyle? And if I show them the receipt at the parking booth, will they let us in since we get the free parking with our pass?
  17. It is not random. It is Yom Kippur, and it will most likely be packed. Thanks for the info, I'll avoid that day. I'm guessing it's better to go on a Friday in October?
  18. The park is opened on a random Wednesday, October 12th from 1030-8. Is there something going on that day, or would this be a good day to go? I took advantage of the Flash Sale and need to find a day to go process my pass. Thanks in advance for your help and knowledge.
  19. Love Rock & Brews, the atmosphere is fun, they have a really good beer selection. And the happy hour is pretty cheap ($3 beers).
  20. The weekdays of August 22nd to 26th should be pretty empty. Pretty much all local schools are back by then. You will just have the lovely valley heat to deal with Thanks so much for the info. It'll be my son's first trip to the Mountain. He can go on everything between 48 and 52 inches requirement. We plan on hitting Revolution first, but without the headsets, as he doesn't care to try those. After that, should we head up to Superman, or go over and ride Goliath, Lex, and Twisted? He just found out that he can ride X2, is that still pretty crowded? Maybe best to do that late afternoon? You guys are awesome, and I trust your judgement when it comes to visiting the Mountain.
  21. "Bring a Friend Free Weekdays August 8-26" Is this going to bring in more crowds? I was planning on going Aug 25th since I figured most schools have already started. But I will gladly post-pone if it means everyone in SoCal AND their friends are going to be there.
  22. Very helpful indeed, thanks! My dilemma is whether or not I should take him on a weekday in August, and braving possible crowds and heat. Or doing the Friday thing once schools are back in session and hopefully a bit less crowded, and cooler. We will definitely will hit up Twister Colossus, probably a few times. He wouldn't let me miss that one, he's really excited to go on it.
  23. Looking to take my son for his first trip to MM since he is now tall enough to ride most of the coasters. Just wondering if the Fridays in last Sept and Oct that stay open late for Fright Fest draw crowds? We'll mostly be there during the day, so I'm guessing that it wouldn't be too bad on a Friday? Also, if we wanted to ride Revolution without the VR, everyone has said to just use the Single Rider Line. Would they make my son and I split up if we did that, or could we still ride together without the VR? Thanks in advance for your help.
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