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Great info, thanks. I might be visiting the park on Friday, June 27th and had a few questions.

 

1) If I go with the Gold Pass and regret it for some reason, can I upgrade it later in the day to a Platinum Pass? Is there a chance the passes run out later in the day?

2) Are you able to exit the park (to get lunch, etc...) and return and continue using the Flash Pass? I would assume yes...

3) Would the game plan still be to hit Yolocoaster first and then get the Flash Pass?

 

I just want to make sure I maximize my time since I likely won't be back any time soon.

Unfortunately you cannot change from one type to another, although if money is not an object you could always just return the gold and buy a platinum. Again unless you want to buy YOLOCoaster passes or ride twice in a row the platinum is pointless.

 

You can absolutely exit the park. You are asked to take your flash pass device to the return window and let the staff know you're coming back, they will hold it for you until you return to the park.

 

I usually head for one of the two major coasters without flash pass (X2 or YOLOCoaster) before getting my flash pass since park opening is one of the few times to do that without a line. If either of these two coasters are running one train, hit that one right away when the park opens because the line will be long all day. If both are running 2+ trains, then you can take your pick of which one to hit first and hit the other in the afternoon.

 

Is there ever any chance of them running out of Platinum Flash Passes? Do you happen to know the rides that don't allow 2 rides in a row with the Platinum, I don't see a list on their web site.

 

TIA,

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Anyone been to the park as of lately? I'd like to see a Photo TR on anything new or changes.

 

Tell me what you want a picture of and I will take it tomorrow night (thursday). I really don't think anything new is going on except new coaster in Bugs world that might open in cpl weeks (?)

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Is there ever any chance of them running out of Platinum Flash Passes? Do you happen to know the rides that don't allow 2 rides in a row with the Platinum, I don't see a list on their web site.

 

TIA,

There is that chance, but they are less likely to run out of platinum than regular or gold. It takes a really really busy day for them to sell out of any level, it doesnt happen often. I was there on saturday of labor day weekend last year which is one of the busiest of the year and they didn't sell out.

 

I dont know where there's a list of those, I know obviously you can't reride YOLO or X2, I know you can reride Ninja, Scream, Riddler's, and Viper. I *think* you can't reride Green Lantern (although it has single rider line, so you can get back on fast anyway). Generally the more popular rides or rides with complicated (or low capacity) loading are less likely to allow it.

 

Take advantage of Single Rider Line on Lex, Riddlers, and Green Lantern if you don't have a big group, can save you a ton of time.

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holly crap, just went on Colossus for the first time in a long time. i'm so glad they are closing it. that was seriously painful.

 

Slurpee night was good. there are a few days where if you buy a Slurpee, you get a wristband for an hour of ERT after the park closes. Today was Goliath and Drop of Doom. I'd guess maybe 50-60 total people? However many, you didn't have to get off Goliath, and Drop of Doom was empty until we got there. Fun time.

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I like how so many people think Colossus is horrible because they rode those terrible Psyclone trains and expected them to be just the same forwards.

 

Forwards with those Morgan trains is a pretty fun ride. It's not the most intense wooden coaster, though it's in no way painful.

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I like how so many people think Colossus is horrible because they rode those terrible Psyclone trains and expected them to be just the same forwards.

 

Forwards with those Morgan trains is a pretty fun ride. It's not the most intense wooden coaster, though it's in no way painful.

 

+1. I still have nightmares about those Psyclone trains

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I like how so many people think Colossus is horrible because they rode those terrible Psyclone trains and expected them to be just the same forwards.

 

Forwards with those Morgan trains is a pretty fun ride. It's not the most intense wooden coaster, though it's in no way painful.

I rode backwards on the B&M trains a couple years ago during Fright Fest and and it's funny because at the time the Morgan trains were really rough but the B&M trains were pretty smooth or at least unremarkable. Now the B&M trains are extremely painful but the Morgan trains have been giving unusually smooth rides. Perhaps there was some track work or something done a while back to accommodate the Morgan trains which didn't agree with the B&M's.

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I went to the park yesterday and had a great day despite an initial hiccup.

 

We ended up having to buy season passes because that was the cheapest way to get six of us in after we learned our AAA discount was online-only (despite conflicting information and a poorly-designed website), and since we had driven from Anaheim that morning, we didn't get in the park until about noon. (NOTE: We have a few regular season passes now; these do allow entry to any park in the chain, right? If so, we might try to use them at a new park in the fall.)

 

Rides:

-YOLO (#47; 45 min) WOW! That was a lot better than I expected. Several spots have INSANE negative-G action!

-Tatsu (35 min?) Still a great ride. The pretzel loop remains the single most intense element I have experienced.

-X2 (#48; 40 min?) My new #1...my brother's reaction to this ride was priceless.

-Attempted to ride Namtab, but the line was glacial. Is there only 1 train during backwards operations?

-Green Lantern (#49; 10 min w/ single rider line) Was all right; the body slams on the "turns" created some whiplash and a bit of a headache.

-The Riddler's Revenge (#50!; 45 min) I wanted to like this ride, but because the seats are hard to move in the station, it became painful to my upper thighs. Otherwise, it was a good ride.

 

After 4 consecutive days of theme parks, my family was tired, so we decided to stop there. It was a good day.

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^ There are 2 backwards trains although its possible one of them wasn't running that day. For Riddlers (or any standup) if you are standing straight up like they tell you to do, your weight will be on that hard bicycle seat and its uncomfortable. You have to crouch just a tad before the seats lock so that when theyre locked, you stand up straight and theres an inch or two clearance between the seat and yourself so your weight won't actually be on it during the ride.

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^ There are 2 backwards trains although its possible one of them wasn't running that day. For Riddlers (or any standup) if you are standing straight up like they tell you to do, your weight will be on that hard bicycle seat and its uncomfortable. You have to crouch just a tad before the seats lock so that when theyre locked, you stand up straight and theres an inch or two clearance between the seat and yourself so your weight won't actually be on it during the ride.

 

1. There were probably 2 from what I saw, but the line was still ridiculous.

 

2. I've done that successfully on CGA's Vortex, but our seats on Riddler were being difficult. They went to the top and wouldn't move until an op came by our car and moved everything down; even so, the seat went up 2 or so notches on its own after that (and even on the lift ). I found that a bit odd...

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Hey guys!

So, I'm getting married next month... and returning home to SoCal for a few weeks (wedding is in CA.)

We're gonna take advantage of our season passes to visit the good ol' Magic Mountain. My Fiance has never been so I'm excited to take him.

 

Question is... Flash Pass. Worth it? Any tips for the flash pass? We're going to Disneyland too and people always have a game plan for the fast-passes there (slightly different, I'm aware. Seeing as how those are free).

 

I've never purchased a flash pass for my home park (SFoT) because, well, it's local and I can always come back whenever to ride anything I missed previously.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Hey guys!

So, I'm getting married next month... and returning home to SoCal for a few weeks (wedding is in CA.)

We're gonna take advantage of our season passes to visit the good ol' Magic Mountain. My Fiance has never been so I'm excited to take him.

 

Question is... Flash Pass. Worth it? Any tips for the flash pass? We're going to Disneyland too and people always have a game plan for the fast-passes there (slightly different, I'm aware. Seeing as how those are free).

 

I've never purchased a flash pass for my home park (SFoT) because, well, it's local and I can always come back whenever to ride anything I missed previously.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Well, if you only have one day, it's relatively busy and you want to ride ALL the coasters, then yes it is definitely worth it. I would buy a Gold pass with X2 and do Full Throttle first, then reserve your way around the park.

 

This question is always asked, but without enough info. The answer can change on your goals, expectations, time and length of visit, personal circumstances, and etc, etc. For example, if you arrive at opening, you can ride X2, Tatsu, and Superman and possibly another ride with little waits. From then on, the waits will increase dramatically as the day goes on, but you will ride most. For some that's a good day, for others who can't wait an hour for a ride, it's terrible.

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(NOTE: We have a few regular season passes now; these do allow entry to any park in the chain, right? If so, we might try to use them at a new park in the fall.)

Yes. No worries there.

 

Side note: that actually used to confuse me a long time ago, since some parks had 2-3 levels of passes, and part of me wanted to think the cheapest one was for the home park only, though that wasn't the case.

 

2. I've done that successfully on CGA's Vortex, but our seats on Riddler were being difficult. They went to the top and wouldn't move until an op came by our car and moved everything down; even so, the seat went up 2 or so notches on its own after that (and even on the lift ). I found that a bit odd...

I have had that exact issue every time on Riddler's. I have no idea why it always seems to be only me, since I don't seem to be doing anything incorrectly, nor am I notably weaker than average. And the extra click up leaving the station ruins the perfect position the op was magically able to set (that sounded creepy).

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Hey guys!

So, I'm getting married next month... and returning home to SoCal for a few weeks (wedding is in CA.)

We're gonna take advantage of our season passes to visit the good ol' Magic Mountain. My Fiance has never been so I'm excited to take him.

 

Question is... Flash Pass. Worth it? Any tips for the flash pass? We're going to Disneyland too and people always have a game plan for the fast-passes there (slightly different, I'm aware. Seeing as how those are free).

 

I've never purchased a flash pass for my home park (SFoT) because, well, it's local and I can always come back whenever to ride anything I missed previously.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Well, if you only have one day, it's relatively busy and you want to ride ALL the coasters, then yes it is definitely worth it. I would buy a Gold pass with X2 and do YOLOcoaster first, then reserve your way around the park.

 

This question is always asked, but without enough info. The answer can change on your goals, expectations, time and length of visit, personal circumstances, and etc, etc. For example, if you arrive at opening, you can ride X2, Tatsu, and Superman and possibly another ride with little waits. From then on, the waits will increase dramatically as the day goes on, but you will ride most. For some that's a good day, for others who can't wait an hour for a ride, it's terrible.

 

It all depends on a number of factors, but I've managed to ride every adult coaster except Goliath at least once before 2PM on a Saturday just by getting the gold pass early entry & high-tailing it over to FT, then getting over to X2 before the main gates open. If you're getting off X2 and heading up to Tatsu before the main rush is able to make it up that hill, you're golden.

 

By that point, you will have gotten FT, X2, and Tatsu, all on one of the first handful of trains out of the station with basically zero wait. At that point, head up to Ninja and then Superman, then circle back to hit Gold Rusher and Apocalypse. Here's where it gets a little more difficult if you're not a single rider. Both Riddler's Revenge and Green Lantern have single-rider lines that can drastically reduce your wait time. Depending on the length of the main queue and your desire to ride together or not, you may want to utilize the SR lines. Then hit Batman, Scream, and Colossus. LL:DoD is worth doing--same deal as RR & GL with the SR line.

 

Then you can either wait the 60-90 min for Goliath or go hit Viper & Revolution (same deal again with the SR lines). With an aggressive pace and a little bit of luck, it is possible to ride the 15 adult coasters, plus LL:DoD by early/mid-afternoon on a Saturday without a FP. What you do afterwards is up to you.

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Getting a FP makes it so much easier though. As someone said above you can get a gold which all but eliminates waits on everything except X2, YOLO, and water rides (theyre on FP but usually have 30-45 min waits even for gold FP in summer). You can reserve your next ride while still in the station for the first one which speeds things up even more. With Gold or Platinum its usually 5-15min for almost all rides and if you consider time for station wait + walking to the next ride it makes practically everything a walkon.

 

I always promote the SR lines because I love them (I go to parks solo a lot) and ACS is right..but let me stress how dramatically the wait time is reduced for Riddlers and Green Lantern. Even when the standby lines are 2hr+ the Riddlers will be walk on and Green Lantern will probably be 10 minutes or less. It's a huge difference, so even if you have a small group it's worth it. Lex Luthor has one but you'll almost always wait 15-20 mins since because each gondola holds so many people it's it's easier for them to fit groups together and thus less likely that there will be empty seats, so for Lex if the standby line isn't more than 30-45 it's not worth it to use SR. Viper and Revolution have SR lines but I really don't know why...99% of the time there's next to no line anyway, I've never actually used those ones. I usually don't even use FP on those rides when I have it, there's no point.

 

I wish my other home parks (SFDK and CGA) had single rider lines..especially for Gold Striker at CGA. SFDK used to call for single riders on Superman when it was new but I haven't seen them do that in at least a year.

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It all depends on a number of factors, but I've managed to ride every adult coaster except Goliath at least once before 2PM on a Saturday just by getting the gold pass early entry & high-tailing it over to FT, then getting over to X2 before the main gates open. If you're getting off X2 and heading up to Tatsu before the main rush is able to make it up that hill, you're golden.

 

By that point, you will have gotten FT, X2, and Tatsu, all on one of the first handful of trains out of the station with basically zero wait. At that point, head up to Ninja and then Superman, then circle back to hit Gold Rusher and Apocalypse. Here's where it gets a little more difficult if you're not a single rider. Both Riddler's Revenge and Green Lantern have single-rider lines that can drastically reduce your wait time. Depending on the length of the main queue and your desire to ride together or not, you may want to utilize the SR lines. Then hit Batman, Scream, and Colossus. LL:DoD is worth doing--same deal as RR & GL with the SR line.

 

 

This plan works IF early entry starts on time AND FT and X2 open with the park - no sure thing. Since FP is usually available day-of, you can defer the decision.

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Hey guys!

So, I'm getting married next month... and returning home to SoCal for a few weeks (wedding is in CA.)

We're gonna take advantage of our season passes to visit the good ol' Magic Mountain. My Fiance has never been so I'm excited to take him.

 

Question is... Flash Pass. Worth it? Any tips for the flash pass? We're going to Disneyland too and people always have a game plan for the fast-passes there (slightly different, I'm aware. Seeing as how those are free).

 

I've never purchased a flash pass for my home park (SFoT) because, well, it's local and I can always come back whenever to ride anything I missed previously.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

a question, and maybe a tip for those who have passes. one of the perks i see at http://sixflags.com/pass is buy one reg or gold flash pass get one free. when i log in, it specifically says no platinum. magic mountain is also referenced. what i'm interested in is, if anybody has bought a flash pass and been able to get the BOGO deal at another six flags that isn't the park they bought the pass at?

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