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I wish California would publicly grade amusement parks as the state does with food establishments. I'd be interested to see what SFMM would get....

 

This is completely opinion-based, however I would be very surprised to see if SFMM's rides each received less than an "A". Safety is always a top priority, and I really think that all parks (especially chain parks) strive for complete safety. Plus, the parks would receive plenty of time to prepare for an inspection and would most likely receive a pre operational inspection; where the inspector will simple note everything that needs to be completed before they'll complete a real inspection. (Please note- this is based solely on what I know of food establishment inspections in my home state, I'm well aware it would be different with rides)

 

I think that inspections like this would be a great thing. It would really give the park something to strive for- receiving all A rankings. It would be very bad PR to have a sign posted saying "This ride received a C ranking upon last inspection by CalOSHA" I know I'd think twice about riding!

 

This is a great concept, maybe one day we'll see it in action.

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I wish California would publicly grade amusement parks as the state does with food establishments. I'd be interested to see what SFMM would get....

 

This is completely opinion-based, however I would be very surprised to see if SFMM's rides each received less than an "A". Safety is always a top priority, and I really think that all parks (especially chain parks) strive for complete safety. Plus, the parks would receive plenty of time to prepare for an inspection and would most likely receive a pre operational inspection; where the inspector will simple note everything that needs to be completed before they'll complete a real inspection. (Please note- this is based solely on what I know of food establishment inspections in my home state, I'm well aware it would be different with rides)

 

I think that inspections like this would be a great thing. It would really give the park something to strive for- receiving all A rankings. It would be very bad PR to have a sign posted saying "This ride received a C ranking upon last inspection by CalOSHA" I know I'd think twice about riding!

 

This is a great concept, maybe one day we'll see it in action.

But that shouldn't happen because don't most parks, if not all, have inspectors check the rides every morning too make sure they're safe. And if the ride doesn't pass the inspection, they won't open it that day. If that's what they do, you would assume that all rides would get an 'A', or at least a 'B'.

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I wish California would publicly grade amusement parks as the state does with food establishments. I'd be interested to see what SFMM would get....

 

This is completely opinion-based, however I would be very surprised to see if SFMM's rides each received less than an "A". Safety is always a top priority, and I really think that all parks (especially chain parks) strive for complete safety. Plus, the parks would receive plenty of time to prepare for an inspection and would most likely receive a pre operational inspection; where the inspector will simple note everything that needs to be completed before they'll complete a real inspection. (Please note- this is based solely on what I know of food establishment inspections in my home state, I'm well aware it would be different with rides)

 

I think that inspections like this would be a great thing. It would really give the park something to strive for- receiving all A rankings. It would be very bad PR to have a sign posted saying "This ride received a C ranking upon last inspection by CalOSHA" I know I'd think twice about riding!

 

This is a great concept, maybe one day we'll see it in action.

But that shouldn't happen because don't most parks, if not all, have inspectors check the rides every morning too make sure they're safe. And if the ride doesn't pass the inspection, they won't open it that day. If that's what they do, you would assume that all rides would get an 'A', or at least a 'B'.

 

This make be a little contradicting to my last post, but it's still something important I'd like to highlight. I'm a manager at a local fast food restaurant with food safety training. Each day, we complete a checklist of the store to make sure everything is up to standards, and that we are in complete compliance with regulatory requirements. I know without a doubt, even if I completed the checklist to the best of my abilities I would still miss many things than an inspector would not. The problem with internal inspections (while still being very helpful), is the simple fact that they're being done internally. If the state changed or revamped its inspection policy, they wouldn't be seeing things from the parks eyes. They're simply looking out for each and every thing that is not to code. The top priority of an internal inspection is to make sure that, by the end of the day, your rides are safe and opened to guests. An external inspector doesn't see things that way. In a better sense, all they look for is that the ride is safe and you aren't violating any rules. They don't have that feeling in the back of their head that this ride needs to be (or restaurant if you're following that way) open to the public.

 

I have complete faith in Six Flags keeping their rides safe to everyone, however sometimes internal and external inspectors can see things in two completely different lights.

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I wish California would publicly grade amusement parks as the state does with food establishments. I'd be interested to see what SFMM would get...

 

You can go to Guest Relations and ask to see the rides certificate of compliance.

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I just came back from a quick visit to the Mountain. I processed my Gold 2014 season pass in less than 30 minutes today. I bought it online yesterday. They still want to take a new picture of you.

 

Also the only ride listed on the not operating board was X2. So I'm guessing "Pocky" aka Apocalypse is running again. I didn't go back since I only had an hour before the park closed tonight. I got 6 on Goliath.

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That sign has been on Scream since at least early April when my company had an event there...it was one train at that time...seriously, does it take that long to rehab another train?? Really...? So glad we are skipping Saturday of WCB this year to focus on Sunday...I'd like the Yolo credit but I can wait...I hope its a great day on Sat for those going but I remain skeptical...

 

Yeah I hadn't been since late late December so I'm not sure how long it had been one train, possibly a few months before April. It would break my heart to see the park do the same one train stuff they practice with Riddlers

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I just came back from a quick visit to the Mountain. I processed my Gold 2014 season pass in less than 30 minutes today. I bought it online yesterday. They still want to take a new picture of you.

 

Also the only ride listed on the not operating board was X2. So I'm guessing "Pocky" aka Apocalypse is running again. I didn't go back since I only had an hour before the park closed tonight. I got 6 on Goliath.

 

Are normal 2014 passes on sale yet? I know they usually come out during Fright Fest time

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I just came back from a quick visit to the Mountain. I processed my Gold 2014 season pass in less than 30 minutes today. I bought it online yesterday. They still want to take a new picture of you.

 

Also the only ride listed on the not operating board was X2. So I'm guessing "Pocky" aka Apocalypse is running again. I didn't go back since I only had an hour before the park closed tonight. I got 6 on Goliath.

 

Are normal 2014 passes on sale yet? I know they usually come out during Fright Fest time

 

All 2014 season passes are available online since Friday. I got mine online and as I said processed within 25 minutes including another picture.

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^ That's great news! Was the park not that crowded?

 

At the season pass processing there were only 5 people ahead of me. I bought online, so they scanned the bar code and took my picture and I was off.

 

That last hour at Goliath, was a walk straight up to the platform and a max 3 train wait. They were running 2 trains. I guess #3 is off site since I didn't see it.

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So for WCB on Saturday are we expecting the park to be crowded during the day, or should it be a pretty mellow day, where we should be able to get plenty of rides when we don't have ERT?

 

I'd expect it to be pretty crowded. You should be able to get in all the non-ERT rides that are open at least once though.

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Question, I bought my season pass in April of this year, it doesn't expire til April of next year right? And if so, can I already purchase my 2014 season pass?

 

Six Flags Magic Mountain passes are based on Calendar Year. 2013 passes expire at the close of business on 12/31/2013. Buying a 2014 season pass now will be good till close of business on 12/31/2014.

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^ That's great news! Was the park not that crowded?

 

At the season pass processing there were only 5 people ahead of me. I bought online, so they scanned the bar code and took my picture and I was off.

 

That last hour at Goliath, was a walk straight up to the platform and a max 3 train wait. They were running 2 trains. I guess #3 is off site since I didn't see it.

 

This is probably a great time to get the 2014 passes. Anyone else get stuck in the pass line from hell January of this year?

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Question, I bought my season pass in April of this year, it doesn't expire til April of next year right? And if so, can I already purchase my 2014 season pass?

 

The pass you bought in April will expire 12/31/2013. Unless its a membership pass. 2014 passes are now on sale find 3 others and buy a 4 pack @ $72.99 per and they upgrade it to a Gold Pass that includes parking for at all Six Flags not just SFMM, HH passes for all, and no blackout dates.

 

Go read the page SFMM Season Pass and find what works for you.

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^Memberships are monthly payments. You just continually get billed for them until you stop the membership.

 

Was at the park this morning. Apocalypse is open but only running one train, the other was indeed damaged I guess. The park wasn't that busy, as Tatsu only had an hour wait even with X2 closed.

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New Lex Luthor promo to honor the ride since it now has a big brother and its title is short lived. Thanks to Zumanjaro. I wish I could make it to WCB maybe next year.

 

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