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I'm going tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully it won't be crowded, but I'm definitely going to hit up Tatsu!

 

My bet is that it will be crowded as the weather is 80/90 range and worst of all its a Bring A Friend Free day.

 

Be aware that at base of the hill leading to Six Flags that the Water company has been working trying to fix a leak for about a week now.

 

Best play if your coming from the north is to exit at Rye Canyon rd and work your way on the Old Road and just make a rt onto MMP up the hill to SFMM. If your coming from the south might get off at Valencia Blvd and come down Old Road and make left up MMP to SFMM.

 

Of course maybe they wont work on Sunday and its a non issue. bottom line... it will be crowded.... I will see ya there.

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But now with a new CEO and SF wanting to reduce capex, we could see more copy and paste attractions at MM starting with this year's JL.

 

I get that yes it's a JL but MM is getting a larger extended version so it's not really a cookie cutter addition.

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Tatsu up!

YEAH!!! That's awesome! Has Ninja been operating today? How crowded is the park? Any tips for a first timer?

 

 

I'm in the exact same boat as you, planning to be there on the 19th and this will be a big vacation for me, I will rarely get the chance to come here again.

 

Well Tatsu is now operating - thanks to coasternut for posting - so that's great news on my end. In looking at the operating schedule it appears that SFMM is preparing to be open for spring break starting the weekend after you and I will be there... so hopefully that means low crowds for us. I won't be back at the park for another decade or more so am really looking forward to getting on as much as I can. I need to search this thread a little bit to see if I can find the recommended ride order for visiting the park!

Apparently it's supposed to be a 3/4 on crowdedness and 30 degrees so we already bought the 2 platinum passes. Even if it does end up being not crowded at least we get to ride all the rides even more, especially rides like x2 and twisted colossus where we only get 1 scheduled ride.

 

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Yikes PACKED TODAY Sunday THE 12TH.

 

Cars parked deep into the gravel.

 

Took one look at that and called it a day.

 

One final BAFF for current offer is next Sunday the 19th, then back to normal.

 

Congrats to all that survived today.

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Yikes PACKED TODAY Sunday THE 12TH.

 

Cars parked deep into the gravel.

 

Took one look at that and called it a day.

 

One final BAFF for current offer is next Sunday the 19th, then back to normal.

 

Congrats to all that survived today.

 

Like a fool I stayed all day today. Yes, the crowds were brutal. Everything had HUGE WAITS. According to their app late in the day, the shortest "thrill ride" had a wait of 70 minutes. Almost all were the 90+ minutes which is as high as it goes. No buses today, just a lot of cars and friends.

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Yikes PACKED TODAY Sunday THE 12TH.

 

Cars parked deep into the gravel.

 

Took one look at that and called it a day.

 

One final BAFF for current offer is next Sunday the 19th, then back to normal.

 

Congrats to all that survived today.

 

Like a fool I stayed all day today. Yes, the crowds were brutal. Everything had HUGE WAITS. According to their app late in the day, the shortest "thrill ride" had a wait of 70 minutes. Almost all were the 90+ minutes which is as high as it goes. No buses today, just a lot of cars and friends.

Even though Cedar Point gets crowded, I've never seen EVERY RIDE there have hour plus waits at the same time

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It's easy for a ride to have a 70 minute wait when you're doing about 300 people/hour

 

I've never waited more than 30 minutes for Gatekeeper because they'll routinely pump out 1600+ an hour. The average day at Cedar Point has more guests than the average day at Magic Mountain.

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It's easy for a ride to have a 70 minute wait when you're doing about 300 people/hour

 

I've never waited more than 30 minutes for Gatekeeper because they'll routinely pump out 1600+ an hour. The average day at Cedar Point has more guests than the average day at Magic Mountain.

 

Every ride there does better than 300/hr with 2 trains running.

 

Does anybody have capacity estimates for the coasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain? I'm just curious.

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Like others have said above, yesterday was PACKED!!

 

It was a bad day for Tatsu. When my bro showed up for work (and I showed up to ride coasters) in the afternoon, Tatsu was only running one train and had a 3-4 hour wait. I'm not sure whether the park is still refurbing the other train, or they were just short-staffed. My bro didn't know, either, because his job was just to stand at the bottom of the stairs, scan Flash Passes, and deal with park guests who were outraged at the fact that the people with Flash Passes were allowed to go ahead of them. That one train finally broke down at about 6:30, and the ride closed for the rest of the day.

 

Goliath and X2 also broke down several times yesterday, but they were revived and were still running when I left the park. Green Lantern closed soon after I arrived, and I didn't see it run anything other than empty test trains for the rest of the day. With the opening of Roaring Rapids, Jet Stream was closed yesterday. All the big-ticket rides had queue lines stretching out the gates.

 

On days like this, Twisted Colossus is my go-to ride. It typically runs 3 trains, and the ride ops move as quickly as they can to dispatch trains. Even though the line stretched almost all the way down to Scream, I only waited an hour, and my train was able to race both times around.

 

It ended up being one of only two rides I made yesterday - the other being Viper, which was surprisingly crowded. The Viper and Scream crews also dispatched trains quickly. Viper dispatched new trains as soon as the other train cleared the corkscrews; Scream was slightly slower, dispatching a new train when the other train stopped just behind the station.

 

Full Throttle seemed to be short-staffed. After the park closure announcement came over the loudspeaker, the ride attendant closed the "gate", but nobody stood there to make sure people didn't hop the fence and get on the ride - which, of course, they did.

 

Days like this are a love-hate thing for me. While I hate dealing with crowds and long lines, it makes it that much more satisfying when I finally make it on the ride - especially if it's back seat on TC or X2.

 

Does anybody have capacity estimates for the coasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain? I'm just curious.

I believe Wikipedia does.

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^ AFAIK, Six Flags isn't converting any of their stand-ups to floorless.

 

I really hope not. Riddler is arguably the best stand-up out there and should stay that way for a while. If Six Flags wanted to convert Green Lantern or Apocalypse, they can be my guest, but Riddler and Scorcher should really stay stand-ups.

 

I'm not totally sure how I feel about the yellow supports on Riddler (according to concept art). I just see it becoming a faded mess in a few years like Tatsu. Faded yellow looks far worse than faded black. Oh well, at least it's getting some love.

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^ AFAIK, Six Flags isn't converting any of their stand-ups to floorless.
If Six Flags wanted to convert Green Lantern or Apocalypse, they can be my guest, but Riddler and Scorcher should really stay stand-ups.

Green Lantern would certainly be interesting as a stand-up — especially with the center of gravity located at the riders' feet.

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^ AFAIK, Six Flags isn't converting any of their stand-ups to floorless.
If Six Flags wanted to convert Green Lantern or Apocalypse, they can be my guest, but Riddler and Scorcher should really stay stand-ups.

Green Lantern would certainly be interesting as a stand-up — especially with the center of gravity located at the riders' feet.

 

I was referring to the stand-up coasters at SFGAdv and SFA, not the wooden coaster and Intamin ZacSpin in the same park Sorry for not being clear...

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Green Lantern would make a great floorless, and so would Riddler's if you ask me. But too many people seem to like Riddler's as is, so I'd be surprised if they changed it any time soon.

 

Do you think SFMM is going to start marketing Riddler's as "Only stand-up coaster in the West!" now that Vortex is converted to Patriot?

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Green Lantern would make a great floorless, and so would Riddler's if you ask me. But too many people seem to like Riddler's as is, so I'd be surprised if they changed it any time soon.

 

Do you think SFMM is going to start marketing Riddler's as "Only stand-up coaster in the West!" now that Vortex is converted to Patriot?

 

Only if they tried to rebrand it.

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SFMM Masters! This East-Coast-coaster-lover has a question for you.

 

I'm looking to purchase a Gold Flash Pass ($90... kills me everytime I say it) for this Sat 18th, and would love your guidance. Yay or Nay? I know that -

 

- X2 isn't included, but if you can get in 15 mins early with (your newly purchased) season pass which means you can ride it first

- Riddlers Revenge and Apocalypse are closed - which means pushing folks to the other rides

- Sunday Mar 19 is a bring a friend free day. Does any season pass holder know if Sat 18th is a bring-a-friend-free day?

 

Would love your seasoned advice whether it's worth purchasing a flash pass or not is worth it on a random Saturday in March.

 

Thank you!

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SFMM Masters! This East-Coast-coaster-lover has a question for you.

 

I'm looking to purchase a Gold Flash Pass ($90... kills me everytime I say it) for this Sat 18th, and would love your guidance. Yay or Nay? I know that -

 

- X2 isn't included, but if you can get in 15 mins early with (your newly purchased) season pass which means you can ride it first

- Riddlers Revenge and Apocalypse are closed - which means pushing folks to the other rides

- Sunday Mar 19 is a bring a friend free day. Does any season pass holder know if Sat 18th is a bring-a-friend-free day?

 

Would love your seasoned advice whether it's worth purchasing a flash pass or not is worth it on a random Saturday in March.

 

It's pretty much always worth it to purchase a Flash Pass at SFMM. I would get there early and use the gold season pass early entry on the far right. Once in the park, I would head straight left up the hill to X2 and get that out of the way first. Then head back down the hill to get your gold flash pass. Depending on how busy it is, you may want to get a 2nd ride in on X2 before you get your flash pass. Tatsu usually has one of the longest waits in the park, so I would reserve it as soon as you get your flash pass.

 

Also, March 18 is not a bring a friend free day, only March 19 is BAFF. So I would definitely go on March 18 as the bring a friend free days get crazy crowded.

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They will process the gold pass at the turnstile when you go through the gold early entrance. They don't take pics anymore, so you will put your finger on the reader, and they will hand you the pass right there.

 

They usually open a half hour early, to a barricaded off area. Then, 10 (not 15) minutes before opening, they move the barricade, and you are in.

 

Keep an eye out when entering if X2 is cycling trains before open. It is always subject to opening later. If that is the case, you might want to hit YOLO or Revolution instead. In my experience, YOLO will run a few before the GP gets in.

 

Good Luck!

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That's a good point, if you don't see X2 testing, then hit up VR Revolution or Yolo first. If you go straight to Yolo during the early entry, you should be able to ride it 2-3 times before the GP gets into the park.

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