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25 years ago, waiting 4 hours in line, meant standing there, very very bored. Now a decent indication of a line is PokeStops lit up with lures Yes, I now catch Pokemon to pass the time. Unless I'm with someone, then it's just fun to visit with the person/people.

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Regarding X2 . . . . what's the longest wait in line you've had for it?

 

I had asked this on a YouTube POV clip of the ride and one of the responses I got was "between 2 and 3 hours"

 

I recall waiting about 3 hours. Was there with the girlfriend and the parents.

 

This was before the cell phone epidemic, and honestly spending that much time together wasn't that bad, and after we got off the ride it was definitely worth it.

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Hey, can anybody give me a price estimate for the following:

 

-2 adult plane tickets, roundtrip, Boston - LA

-2 day tickets to MM

-Flash Pass for both days

-Beverage bottle

-Hotel

-Car Rental

A lot of this is going to depend on exactly when you go, but it can be done for significantly less than $3,000. Look into Spirit. I flew them from MCI-LAX for $340 round trip. Looking into itineraries BOS-LAX, it looks like you can get it for around $400pp round trip. Also, don't get 2 day tickets to Magic Mountain; go get a season pass to SFNE for around $65pp; it's good at all Six Flags, including Magic Mountain, and includes parking too. Flash Pass is expensive, and no way to make that cheaper, but yeah, you're going to want it. As for hotels, Knott's Berry Farm Hotel is one of the best deals in LA. They're reasonably priced at around $120 or so per night, and they have all the major amenities. Depending on who you're going with, you may look at hostelling. There are hostels for around $30 per bed per night. That's what I did, and if all you want is a place to crash, then no sense in paying for stuff you're not going to use. As for car rental, it's cheap. I rented a compact from Alamo for 5 days for around $75.

 

So here's your breakdown:

 

Flight - $800

Six Flags season pass - $130

Gold Flash Pass - $360

Beverage bottle - $25

Hotel (3 nights) - $360 (or hostel for $180)

Car rental - $50

 

Total - $1725.

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^Yah, I'm surprised the original guy didn't understand it, but obviously the original "cost analysis" post was a joke.

 

Who can't value up the cost for a trip on their own these days? Probably takes 20 minutes but come on.

 

And furthermore, who puts cents on an estimated cost LOL!

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^ Yeah, it was clearly a joke, but I didn't want this guy to be put off from going because of it. I find pricing out trips to be fun anyway. Although if I were doing it for myself, it'd be two days at Disneyland. Same price, way better experience.

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^ Yeah, it was clearly a joke, but I didn't want this guy to be put off from going because of it. I find pricing out trips to be fun anyway. Although if I were doing it for myself, it'd be two days at Disneyland. Same price, way better experience.

 

Thanks. Also wanted opinions from experts

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^ Yeah, it was clearly a joke, but I didn't want this guy to be put off from going because of it. I find pricing out trips to be fun anyway. Although if I were doing it for myself, it'd be two days at Disneyland. Same price, way better experience.

 

Thanks. Also wanted opinions from experts

Of course! I just did an LA trip including Magic Mountain a couple of months ago, so this is still pretty fresh in my mind. Have fun!

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Hey, can anybody give me a price estimate for the following:

 

-2 adult plane tickets, roundtrip, Boston - LA

-2 day tickets to MM

-Flash Pass for both days

-Beverage bottle

-Hotel

-Car Rental

A lot of this is going to depend on exactly when you go, but it can be done for significantly less than $3,000. Look into Spirit. I flew them from MCI-LAX for $340 round trip. Looking into itineraries BOS-LAX, it looks like you can get it for around $400pp round trip. Also, don't get 2 day tickets to Magic Mountain; go get a season pass to SFNE for around $65pp; it's good at all Six Flags, including Magic Mountain, and includes parking too. Flash Pass is expensive, and no way to make that cheaper, but yeah, you're going to want it. As for hotels, Knott's Berry Farm Hotel is one of the best deals in LA. They're reasonably priced at around $120 or so per night, and they have all the major amenities. Depending on who you're going with, you may look at hostelling. There are hostels for around $30 per bed per night. That's what I did, and if all you want is a place to crash, then no sense in paying for stuff you're not going to use. As for car rental, it's cheap. I rented a compact from Alamo for 5 days for around $75.

 

So here's your breakdown:

 

Flight - $800

Six Flags season pass - $130

Gold Flash Pass - $360

Beverage bottle - $25

Hotel (3 nights) - $360 (or hostel for $180)

Car rental - $50

 

Total - $1725.

 

Would not really recommend staying at Knott's Berry to 2 spend 2 days at MM. They are on complete other sides of LA metro area, it's about a 70 mile trek with nightmare LA traffic. There's decent places to stay out near Valencia or in Santa Clarita.

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We apparently have very different ideas of nightmares. LA is one of the easiest cities to get around by car of any I've been to. Sure, there are a lot of cars, but for the most part everyone knows where they're going and pays attention. I'll take it over Dallas, Boston, D.C., or Chicago. The latter three are pretty much "use transit or you're screwed"--while Dallas is simply "You're screwed."

 

Anyway, KBF Hotel was on my short list, but I also wasn't planning to visit only MM, and I wanted a good central location. I'm sure there are some good ones up Santa Clarita way that are similar in quality and price.

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We apparently have very different ideas of nightmares. LA is one of the easiest cities to get around by car of any I've been to. Sure, there are a lot of cars, but for the most part everyone knows where they're going and pays attention. I'll take it over Dallas, Boston, D.C., or Chicago. The latter three are pretty much "use transit or you're screwed"--while Dallas is simply "You're screwed."

 

Anyway, KBF Hotel was on my short list, but I also wasn't planning to visit only MM, and I wanted a good central location. I'm sure there are some good ones up Santa Clarita way that are similar in quality and price.

 

LA Traffic is a nightmare, that is a known and proven fact. People may know where they are going but you can't get there for 3 or 4 hours on what is a 10 mile drive.

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No, that's an opinion, not a fact. Opinions cannot ever be proven. And we can talk peak times and peak directions too, which obviously make a huge difference. But to bring this back to what's relevant, anyone going to Magic Mountain will be going away from LA in the morning and back toward it in the evening. Traffic won't be a concern. Give yourself 2 hours to get there, and you're good.

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I'm just going to put this here:

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/03/15/study-l-a-has-worst-traffic-in-america/

 

Regardless, it is possible to make it from Knott's to Magic Mountain in under two hours, not including any extra time for an unpredictable traffic jam. (Like from an accident)

 

Of course, if Magic Mountain is the focus of the trip, it would just be easier (And possibly cheaper) to stay closer to Valencia.

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Give yourself 2 hours to get there, and you're good.

 

To be fair, the parks are 60 miles apart and all but about 2 miles of the trip is spent on the same interstate highway. Suggesting that you should give yourself 2 hours to go less than 60 miles on an interstate highway (which in any normal area would be about a 50-60 minute trip) is kind of proving the point that traffic in LA is miserable.

 

While everyone has had different experiences and my experience driving in the LA area is limited, I do consider the area around the 5 and 405 merge around Mission Hills to be the 7th layer of hell. As an example... right now, in the middle of the afternoon when traffic in any normal city would be light, this is what you're dealing with. This map is just about every color of the rainbow at this point (though red seems to be a theme )

 

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LA traffic is hell, and it's hard to take anyone seriously who says otherwise. I mean... I don't know if it's the worst traffic area in America. There are some other contenders like the ones you mentioned, I-95 in Virginia near the Washington DC area and basically every road on Long Island (but especially the Cross Island... f**k the Cross Island) but it's certainly in the conversation.

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LA traffic isnt THAT bad if you leave at the right times and stay off the 91, 405, 110, 10, and 101 freeways. The 5 usually isnt too bad provided you're not on it weekdays during rush hour.

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LA traffic isnt THAT bad if you leave at the right times and stay off the 91, 405, 110, 10, and 101 freeways. The 5 usually isnt too bad provided you're not on it weekdays during rush hour.

 

Instructions unclear. Got Six Flags pass stuck in CD Drive...

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i'd get a room near magic mountain if that's where you'll be for two days. i live 3 miles north of knott's, so, that's my drive to get to magic mountain when i go. it always sucks at some point. and i'm never going during morning traffic. 11-1pm is normally when i'm driving up there.

 

weekends can often be worse for traffic because a lot of the people on the freeway are not used to being on it during the week.

 

it's doable from orange county, but yeah, you will have to give yourself extra time for travel.

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Hey, can anybody give me a price estimate for the following:

 

-2 day tickets to MM

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Come on out this weekend the 11th or 12th and I will hook you up with a couple comp tickets. Just be warned the 12th is Key Club day.

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