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Man alive did the park already ship the trains away? They must have had them on site for .000001 sec until they were sent to SFDK for spare back ups to the 1 train there!

 

No updates

???

 

FT trains have not come yet i dont think

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Man alive did the park already ship the trains away? They must have had them on site for .000001 sec until they were sent to SFDK for spare back ups to the 1 train there!

 

No updates

???

 

FT trains have not come yet i dont think

Oh no your right, it was suppose to be one of those MM jokes, but that was a bad one

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Got my survey last night. I was asked about Cookie Monster and Hot Wheels. One of the questions asked how I'd feel about a "Cookie Monster extreme coaster." Needless to say, I said I'd make a special trip for it!

 

But then they asked the same question about Hot Wheels. If they really are going to attempt licensed rides again (that aren't DC or Looney Tunes), I think a Hot Wheels themed coaster would actually be pretty awesome! Actually, that might have been a cool idea for YOLOcoaster...

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I'm sure these surveys are "throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks" type of surveys where they are just looking into the possibilities of some new licenses.

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A report on two visits:

 

Sunday, May 5

 

--Only went because of the X2 ERT promo and, as you've read, no bones. I didn't even get one of those X2 exit passes other TPR posters said they received.

--Barely anyone was in the park during ERT time. I had an entire Batman car to myself. Maybe it was the clouds/dampness that scared everyone away, or they (rightfully) assumed SFMM wouldn't get X2 working on schedule.

--Only went on a small handful of rides, but walked on Apocalypse even with only one car running.

--Viper: Waited nearly a half-hour even with two cars running. Even the Tatsu line was quicker.

--SFMM staff was uncharacteristically super-nice the entire day.

--More adults than kids were riding that new Road Runner coaster thing. And re-riding, too.

 

Tuesday, May 7

 

--SFMM staff went back to being indifferent, aloof and/or miserable.

--Rides only operating one car: Apocalypse, Scream, X2, Superman, Batman (though both were running, they only loaded one), Colossus, Ninja. But maybe that's common for a pre-summer weekday.

--Walked on everything except X2 (15 minutes around 2:45 p.m.; line had grown considerably by the time I got off), including Tatsu. "Wow, we have no line," the operator at the mic said, with five of us waiting (all for the front).

 

Also:

--Saved $15 each day by parking at the Santa Clarita Transit Center on McBean and Valencia and taking the $1 bus over to the park, where it dropped us off right at X2. I can't be the only non-Valencia resident who does this. Yes, I'm cheap. No, I won't spring for a parking pass.

--Anyone else notice — and subsequently disappointed in — what looks like brakes midway down the Full Throttle top-hat drop? I know its stops short at the end, and maybe I've never noticed brakes on other coasters' drops, but this has me slightly less excited for FT. Just looks like we're going to be shortchanged on this ride. F'n spend the money and design it right, or don't do it at all. While I'm ranting: If they're also renovating/re-theming the surrounding area, how the eff will that all be ready by the end of the summer? Looks like they've still got a long way to go. I would not be surprised if FT's opening gets pushed back to fall.

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--Saved $15 each day by parking at the Santa Clarita Transit Center on McBean and Valencia and taking the $1 bus over to the park, where it dropped us off right at X2. I can't be the only non-Valencia resident who does this. Yes, I'm cheap. No, I won't spring for a parking pass.

 

I used to take the $1 bus to SFMM before I got my 2013 gold pass. It's a very good deal and I recommend it to anyone who has a regular pass to SFMM.

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Hey guys, I was just wondering, what is the best plan of attack at SFMM if I want to hit all of the coasters in one day? It has been about 5 or 7 years since I was at the park. Also, when does YOLO Coaster open? I am visiting the park somewhere between May 19th and May 23.

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Hey guys, I was just wondering, what is the best plan of attack at SFMM if I want to hit all of the coasters in one day? It has been about 5 or 7 years since I was at the park. Also, when does YOLO Coaster open? I am visiting the park somewhere between May 19th and May 23.

 

This is the best way I've found to ride all the coasters at SFMM: Go on Orient Express first, then ride Tatsu, Superman, & Ninja. Then, go down the hill and ride Riddler & Green Lantern first. Then, you could ride Batman & Apocalypse, though these two rides typically don't have very long lines. After that, you can head over to Colossus, Scream, & Goliath. X2 typically has shorter lines at 3:00pm, so do not rush to X2 in the morning even if it sounds like a good idea. Also, don't forget to ride Lex Luthor & Sky Tower.

 

Full Throttle will not be open at the time you are visiting the park.

 

Also, bring your Discover card for 5% discounts and for early entry to the park (5 minutes before the park opens).

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Sounds good, I am planning to get a Platinum FlashPass. Where in that plan should I ride Drop of Doom?

I recommend riding during the day..the height effect (for me at least) was somewhat diminished at night. The line for it is never that bad, usually 30-45 min at worst. I'll be there on the 20th, maybe I'll run into you.

 

Also note that the Flash Pass doesn't automatically work on X2, you have to purchase flash pass rides for X2 for $15 extra per rider per ride. On the days that you're going, it's not worth it...the lines won't be that bad.

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Oh, I thought that it works with the gold and higher flashpasses.

 

I've used both platinum and gold, and the gold got me on everything in one day

He's talking about X2. You have to have the platinum flash pass and then pay the upcharge to skip the line for X2. When you pick up your flash pass in the morning you can purchase the X2 tickets which would be for a specific time, but unless an event unexpectedly packs the park you probably wont need it. Tuesday night there is a grad night event, so it may get busy towards the end of the day when they start showing up. (which is one of the reasons I'm going on Monday)

 

You can save your cash and hit X2 either first thing in the morning or in the afternoon. The crews on X2 are always among the fastest in the park so by the afternoon the initial rush dies down and the line gets shorter.

 

Here's your best tip regarding use of flash passes and getting everything done in one day - check the list of flash pass rides at the beginning of the day and if there is anything that isnt using flash pass that is also only running one train (like Apocalypse and Scream), hit those rides first. They will rotate which rides use flash pass..last time I was there Riddlers' had only one train and wasn't doing flash pass so I had a pretty long wait.

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someone texted me and said there is a fire near/at SFMM?

It could be this, in Camarillo: http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info?incident_id=780

Name: Springs Fire

County: Ventura County

Location: Southbound Highway 101 at Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo

Administrative Unit: Ventura County Fire/CAL FIRE

Status/Notes: 24,251 acres - 96% contained

Full containment expected later today.

Date Started: May 2, 2013 7:01 am

Last update: May 6, 2013 7:00 pm

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Hey guys, I was just wondering, what is the best plan of attack at SFMM if I want to hit all of the coasters in one day? It has been about 5 or 7 years since I was at the park. Also, when does YOLO Coaster open? I am visiting the park somewhere between May 19th and May 23.

 

The order I liked was: Tatsu, GL, Batman, Colossus, Scream!, Goliath, Riddler, Goldrusher (worth skipping if the park is busy), Apocalypse, Superman, Ninja, Viper, Revolution and X2.

 

I found this to work well as you can get an early ride on either Tatsu or X2 before the crowds build up, and then you can get some quick rides on the older rides in the north and west before the majority of people have make their way over after riding the more popular coasters. Obviously you'd want to get their early to ride it before the line gets even longer!

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