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Questions about the Flash Pass! I'm going to be going to the park on June 15th and was considering getting the Platinum Flash Pass. Is it worth getting? It's $89 per person on that day. It says it reduces the wait time by 90%, how long is that exactly? So if Tatsu had a 2 hour wait, it would be a 20 or so minute wait? And one last question, anyone know how much the upgrade for X2 is? Thanks in advance!

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Questions about the Flash Pass! I'm going to be going to the park on June 15th and was considering getting the Platinum Flash Pass. Is it worth getting? It's $89 per person on that day. It says it reduces the wait time by 90%, how long is that exactly? So if Tatsu had a 2 hour wait, it would be a 20 or so minute wait? And one last question, anyone know how much the upgrade for X2 is? Thanks in advance!

Your wait time will basically be zero. I've used the gold one before and on a busy day I was getting buzzed about 5 minutes after I requested a ride. As soon as I checked into a ride Id request another one and itd be ready before I got off the current ride. With Platinum it will probably just buzz you immediately unless theres a 90 min+ line for something. The big difference on platinum is you can re-ride a second time without getting off, plus you can purchase X2 or LLDOD upgrades, which I believe are $10/ea. (It might be $15, I cant remember).

 

Unless you have a large group, you can save your money on the LLDOD upgrades and use the single rider line instead, you can pretty much walk onto the ride with no reservation if youre by yourself or dont mind being split up from the members of your party. Green Lantern, Riddler's, Viper, and Revolution have them too but you wont need those if you have flash pass.

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That looks pretty close. Is this the closest a fire has come to SFMM?

 

Every few years, the fireworks they shoot from behind X2/Viper manage to cause small brush fires. It was a running joke among employees.

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That looks pretty close. Is this the closest a fire has come to SFMM?

 

Every few years, the fireworks they shoot from behind X2/Viper manage to cause small brush fires. It was a running joke among employees.

As is the running joke of people cheering the seasonal wildfires on to burn SFMM to the ground.

 

Well, more so in 2007 and before.

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Here is a picture shown on my local news showing how close it came to the back of the park. The news said that a spokeswoman for SFMM stated that the park was still open, but one ride had to be closed (presumably Apocalypse) because of the need to use the road behind the park for emergency vehicles. Sorry for the bad quality, they haven't uploaded the video online yet.

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Well, the fire plays nicely with Apocalypse's theme...

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That looks pretty close. Is this the closest a fire has come to SFMM?

 

Every few years, the fireworks they shoot from behind X2/Viper manage to cause small brush fires. It was a running joke among employees.

 

SFMM hasn't had fireworks for years and years since those exact house's and WRH (school) were built & that fire was in direct line of fire today. Only fireworks type display now are in the plaza or Falls area during summer around 8-9pm and those don't even launch perhaps more than 30 feet and all below Tatsu coaster line so its mostly a ground show.

 

Apocalypse has sprinkler system and I'm sure it was ready to be used if needed.

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Questions about the Flash Pass! I'm going to be going to the park on June 15th and was considering getting the Platinum Flash Pass. Is it worth getting? It's $89 per person on that day. It says it reduces the wait time by 90%, how long is that exactly? So if Tatsu had a 2 hour wait, it would be a 20 or so minute wait? And one last question, anyone know how much the upgrade for X2 is? Thanks in advance!

 

I've never used Platinum, but when I've used Gold at other parks it was definitely good enough. Most of the time, it would be time to ride by the time I got to the attraction I had reserved (provided I made the reservation as soon as I redeemed the previous one). I also don't agree with the way Six Flags does double rides for Platinum users, so I would never get one. If I were you, I'd save money by getting Gold and use single rider on Lex Luthor (or ride within the first hour of opening). X2 is a $15 upcharge per person, per ride, so I'd just go ride this first thing in the morning, then get the Flash Pass, then head to Lex Luthor and go from there.

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My biggest tip with the platinum, when they clear your flash pass reservation at the queue, Immediately schedule your next reservation before you even get on the ride. That's 5 - 10 minutes 'waited' depending on the flash pass entrance, and then the remainder of the wait time is spent getting to the next attraction. Your wait time even on the busiest days will be practically zero. I've used the platinum flash pass twice (and not considering cost as I've never PAID for one), they are great.

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My biggest tip with the platinum, when they clear your flash pass reservation at the queue, Immediately schedule your next reservation before you even get on the ride. That's 5 - 10 minutes 'waited' depending on the flash pass entrance, and then the remainder of the wait time is spent getting to the next attraction.

 

This is an excellent tip. I wouldn't have thought of doing that.

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I was on Apocalypse when the fire was going. It was on the side of the hill next it the ride. So they held us at the final breaks before the station as they cleared the station and closed the ride. I checked later in the day and the ride was closed all day.

 

The park was very busy as they had 75 buses (yes I counted them as I rode Colossus). Most of the buses were from schools. Mostly high school seniors and the rest 8th graders. It was busier then a lot of summer days because of busing in so many students. So I will not be going back until schools are out.

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^^^ I do that no matter what FlashPass I have. When they scan it at the FlashPass entry you can reserve another ride. The only time it doesn't work is when they put you on a train/boat/whatever as soon as you reach the station. But even then you are only waiting 1-2 minutes for the rides.

 

From what I remember from the last time I used the FP at SFGAm a couple of years ago you can also queue up more than 1 ride so that as soon as the first ride is scanned it immediately starts queuing the next ride.

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The park was very busy as they had 75 buses (yes I counted them as I rode Colossus). Most of the buses were from schools. Mostly high school seniors and the rest 8th graders. It was busier then a lot of summer days because of busing in so many students. So I will not be going back until schools are out.
The problem with that plan is that there are many more busy days when schools are out than there are when schools are in. Days like you experienced suck, but are much less frequent. Your odds are much better when school is in.

 

From what I remember from the last time I used the FP at SFGAm a couple of years ago you can also queue up more than 1 ride so that as soon as the first ride is scanned it immediately starts queuing the next ride.
I wish the SFMM passes allowed this, but they don't..after you reserve the ride the display just shows which ride you reserved and gives you the option to cancel the reservation, you have to cancel to reserve a different ride.
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The park was very busy as they had 75 buses (yes I counted them as I rode Colossus). .

 

Easy to count the buses that have stayed . About 25 per row. Hasn't changed in years. So at quick glance 3 rows of buses 75. However what your not seeing are the buses that dropped off and left and some-days that number exceeds the number of buses that stay. But easy enough just dbl your 75 and say 150 buses had showed up . Trust me its good info.

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The park was very busy as they had 75 buses (yes I counted them as I rode Colossus). Most of the buses were from schools. Mostly high school seniors and the rest 8th graders. It was busier then a lot of summer days because of busing in so many students. So I will not be going back until schools are out.
The problem with that plan is that there are many more busy days when schools are out than there are when schools are in. Days like you experienced suck, but are much less frequent. Your odds are much better when school is in.

 

From what I remember from the last time I used the FP at SFGAm a couple of years ago you can also queue up more than 1 ride so that as soon as the first ride is scanned it immediately starts queuing the next ride.
I wish the SFMM passes allowed this, but they don't..after you reserve the ride the display just shows which ride you reserved and gives you the option to cancel the reservation, you have to cancel to reserve a different ride.

The idea is that you queue up your next ride right after the park employee scans your FP, saving you possibly quite a bit of time as you can be waiting for some time after the FP scan point.

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^^ Right, the best way to do it is as soon as you check into the current ride you select your next one and it's ready when you exit, I thought he was saying you could preselect more than one ride and when you checked into one it would automatically reserve your next one for you

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I have just found this which claims to get $26 off the ticket price but from what i can see its $1 cheaper than the standard price.

 

Can anyone explain what im doing wrong?

 

http://content.sixflags.com/coke/magicmountain/welcome/?isAd=1&parkid=0&utm_medium=banner_ad&utm_source=Facebook&utm_campaign=CK&utm_content=unknown&ref=http://www.facebook.com/SixFlagsMagicMountain?ref=ts&fref=ts

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