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I'm gonna do a lap around both Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor today if anyone has any questions about operations/construction, etc

 

Dang, I was off today an wanted to go. My friends were saying its too hot and maybe next time. Let me know how it is? Might driver our for the afternoon.

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I'm gonna do a lap around both Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor today if anyone has any questions about operations/construction, etc

 

Dang, I was off today an wanted to go. My friends were saying its too hot and maybe next time. Let me know how it is? Might driver our for the afternoon.

Crowds at magic mountain weren't too bad, but hurricane harbor was packed (as usual)

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Sorry for the triple post, but two quick operational notes that were bugging me: The ride ops suck at enforcing the line jumping policy. Saw people cutting in front of me all day and the attendants saw it too and wouldn't do anything about it. Also dining pass: I got in line at the ice cream place at 7:25 to use my snack and get a scoop of ice cream. Buy the time I got to the front of the line it was 7:32 at they said I couldnt use my dining pass. That's such a load of bullshit. (Pardon my French) but shouldn't they give a little leeway after 7:30 for the people who were in line beforehand? Kind of a big F U to their passholders.

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Question about the two free flash passes Diamond Elite members receive: At SFMM X2 is an additional uncharge for it to be added on to the q-bots; I'm guessing its not allowed for it to be selected for your two free flash passes?

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Sorry for the triple post, but two quick operational notes that were bugging me: The ride ops suck at enforcing the line jumping policy. Saw people cutting in front of me all day and the attendants saw it too and wouldn't do anything about it. Also dining pass: I got in line at the ice cream place at 7:25 to use my snack and get a scoop of ice cream. Buy the time I got to the front of the line it was 7:32 at they said I couldnt use my dining pass. That's such a load of bullshit. (Pardon my French) but shouldn't they give a little leeway after 7:30 for the people who were in line beforehand? Kind of a big F U to their passholders.

Yeah, this park and KBF are both terrible at enforcing their line jumping policies.

 

That's odd about the dining pass. A year or so ago, they'd allow you to use it up until 7:45, even though the "official" cutoff time is 7:30.

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I like how at Knott’s there is no start or cut off time for their dining pass. It’s just a 4 hour wait in between your two meals. However, there is no snack with the Knott’s Dining Pass.

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I like how at Knott’s there is no start or cut off time for their dining pass. It’s just a 4 hour wait in between your two meals. However, there is no snack with the Knott’s Dining Pass.

 

There are pluses and minuses to both systems. I have all park season dining with SF and CF. I do like at CF parks I have eaten my meal at 930 or later on some occasions. There have also been times where the 4 hr CF period was a negative, as their was a weather delay. The snack at SF is nice, but overall CF quality and choices of food is way better. The gold star is Carowinds Harmony Hall. I wish CF had a version of that at every park.

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I went up to the park on Monday with some friends who had never gone, and I noticed something about Goliath. It's been a tradition for me to wait it out for front row every time, ever since my brother took me on it for the first time, and one of my friends decided to wait with me, while the rest banked for a middle seat. My friend and I came off having a much bigger reaction then the rest of our friends, and I was wondering, for anyone who has done both front seat and middle/back seats if there really is a big difference between the ride experience.

 

I think I rode the front seat once or twice. It was forgettable. Going down the first drop, waiting for the rest of the train to dispatch from the lift chain, waiting for the rest of the train to get off the MCBR, did nothing for me. On Goliath I usually wait for the last car (3 rows thanks to the car design) and if the last row is 5-6 dispatches I'll opt for the other last car spots because the experience seems quite the same.

 

You gotta understand, Goliath is really just not that great of a roller coaster. Period. I'd say the huge helix is the best part.

 

Yes, it is 255 feet tall and has a great huge entrance sign and a meaningless tunnel and looks intimidating from the parking lot. But that's pretty much it. I don't know why Six Flags decided to install a Giovanola. They had other options like Intamin Supermans at other parks being installed at the exact same time. A 255 foot Intamin with what they were offering at the time would have killed and been phenomenal. It would have been awesome for 20+ years, and probably still been one of the best, most popular rides at the park. There were only 2 of these types of Goliath rides made and from what it seems, for good reason! Not to mention Magic Mountain got the short end version without the helix before the MCBR.

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Goliath gets highly criticized by the enthusiasts but the attraction is extremely popular with the general public because it’s one of the biggest coasters on the west coast.

 

There is a reason Giovanda only built 3 coasters and is defunct. Goliath is one of the worst hypers every built.

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I disagree with everything you guys are saying about Goliath. Yes, the MCBR is annoying but the ride has always been an icon at the Park and is just plain fun. If you compare it to Millenium Force then yes it falls short, but if you put it at Knotts it would probably be the favorite amongst guests(not saying the best ride). I have always thought the drop has given the great stomach feeling and to this day feels like the longest drop I’ve ever done(mainly because of the 60 degree drop). Stop being haters

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A good old front seat ride on Goliath every now and then is actually pretty fun. Other than that though, the ride is pretty useless imo.

 

I will freely admit though that this ride just tickles the GP, which ultimately is a win for SFMM. This ride has definitely payed for itself.

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people are riding goliath because it's at the park. it's not pulling in anyone. it's the best hyper at sfmm.

 

It was great for what it was at the time when giant rides were not the norm. The height still intimidates people.

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It's a relatively tame drop given its appearance, but it's still one of my top-5 rides in the park — and the back seat is a must. Goliath still delivers height, speed, and yes, solid floater air on one of the smoothest tracks around. Different strokes, obviously, but I much prefer coasters you can ride reliably without wondering if you'll get off bruised or injured; it's one of just a few rides in the park that I'll gladly marathon if there's nobody in line. Aside from the chain lift issues, it's totally reliable and pure fun. Plus, having ridden the less-smooth Texas counterpart, kudos for SFMM for maintaining this one so well. A trip to the park without a ride on Goliath seems incomplete to me whereas I'll gladly skip more than half of the rest of the park's lineup. The only issue I have is that the helix does make me gray out pretty much every time (which, is true for a number of positive-G rides for me).

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It's one of the most popular coasters the park has ever built...whether you like the ride or not.

 

I will definitely agree. To the SoCal area Goliath is one of those rides that is hoisted up high by the general public.

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I actually really enjoy Goliath. Of course, I prefer quite a few other hyper coasters, but something has to be said for the pure "fun factor" of Goliath as well as how smooth it is after all these years. I also really like the trains and restraints.

 

Unless the ride has SERIOUS issues with maintenance down the line and the park has lots of trouble getting parts and upkeeping it, I don't think Six Flags is going to touch Goliath any time soon. It is such a GP machine, ALWAYS has a line (at least when I've been there), and has a huge reputation in the entire SoCal area. Heck, even here in Utah I hear people talk about Goliath and how it's the "biggest baddest coaster" around. It's really iconic.

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i seriously have no idea how you guys say it's a huge hit for the so cal area. it's a tall comfortable ride that anyone can ride, like space mountain. LOL so, a lot of people ride it, and it might be the best ride at the park for throughput. i'll admit, that when it was new, while i was happy for a new ride of it's height, it was still the weakest hyper coaster i had ridden, which i think is still true today. and that was before they slowed the lift and stopped the train on the mid course.

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