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^ I also really enjoyed both Viper and Vortex. Viper's OTSRs don't bother me because I'm tall enough that my head sits up above them, and I've ridden it so many times that I know when to brace for possible headbanging. Vortex was a pleasant surprise; that straight drop is so much better than a curved drop. If Viper had that straight drop, it'd probably be my favorite looping coaster.

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^ I also really enjoyed both Viper and Vortex. Viper's OTSRs don't bother me because I'm tall enough that my head sits up above them, and I've ridden it so many times that I know when to brace for possible headbanging. Vortex was a pleasant surprise; that straight drop is so much better than a curved drop. If Viper had that straight drop, it'd probably be my favorite looping coaster.

 

I also enjoy both for this reason. If my head weren't above the restraint, I'm sure I'd have a different opinion.

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I like Viper. Vortex needs to be loaded onto a rocket and launched into the sun.

 

And I'm the complete opposite. I thoroughly enjoyed Vortex, and re-rode it 5x when I visited KI. Viper on the other hand beats me up. I think my torso is too long for Viper's restraints, but I seemed to fit in Vortex's just fine.

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Viper is in my top 3 at the park - TC is number 1, but then it’s pretty much a three way tie between Revolution, Viper and X2. Second to last row on Viper is my magic seat. The whip over the first drop... pure bliss. Just ride it defensively and soak in the Arrow magic.

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Well I am glad for X2 and TC being put into refurb. The restraints on X2 were looking very chewed up and kind of gross looking on my FF visit. TC wasn't as bad, but they definitely could use some TLC. Very curious to see if they do any restraint work on the trains or track work on Viper. All 3 stations could use a bit of help in the visual appeal department. Just in general, I think they need to go around to all the coasters and put in shelving for loose articles/drink cups where there is none, like at Crazanity.

 

FF next year on a Friday. During the day, I doubt FP would be worth it. There is every possibility that all the coasters might be functioning, so that will divide the crowds up nicely.

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Don't forget the A's have 4 World Series titles and the Giants have 3...

 

The way the World Series is going, looks like Revolution is getting a Red Sox retheme in the near future.

Does that count as a new credit?...lol

 

I will GLADLY allow the BoSox to have their name on the Revolution coaster as such, because that way the only California Baseball team with the most current World Series title is the Anaheim Angels. With Studly Stud Man Mike Trout one can only hope they try to get him a ring before those low-lifes!

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I was at the park today, and here's a ride update.

Rides closed:

Twisted Colossus - working on supports under the track.

Lex Luthor - Maintenance in catch car riding up with water dummies in the seats.

X2 - for me no biggy

Viper - ditto see line above.

 

I was really surprised how many rides still had 2 trains running. Exceptions to this: Ninja, Batman, Goldrusher.

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How long have Green Lantern and Apocolypse been closed? If they've been closed a long time, I'm surprised RCDB hasn't listed either as SBNO

 

Green Lantern closed roughly around the same time Xcelerator closed, in late summer / early fall of 2017. Of course, Xcelerator has since reopened.

 

I can't speak for Apocalypse, but I rode it last December.

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How long have Green Lantern and Apocolypse been closed? If they've been closed a long time, I'm surprised RCDB hasn't listed either as SBNO

 

Green Lantern closed roughly around the same time Xcelerator closed, in late summer / early fall of 2017. Of course, Xcelerator has since reopened.

 

I can't speak for Apocalypse, but I rode it last December.

Apocalypse has been closed since early/mid July of this year. A piece of track was removed from the final turnaround (for some unknown reason) and is still missing. Since that whole area is now closed off for construction, I wouldn't look for it to reopen until West Coast Racers opens.

I was kinda bummed that they didn't get it open for Fright Fest, as it's one of my favorite night rides. I wouldn't shed a tear if Green Lantern was removed, though.

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Evacuation order was finally lifted for my house on Sunday so I got to go to the park for a couple hours today to unwind a little. It seems like they're ready to go for Holiday in the Park. Twisted Colossus was running with 3 trains. The only (unusual) closure was X2. Gate was closed and nobody was guarding the bridge. Viper had crews working on the transfer track. Heard a rumour recently that it might not be back up till next year. From Ninja I saw that they were digging and doing prep work for footers behind the Epic Rides store. Other than that not much change around the WCR area. Another thought, was there a fire by the park recently? I noticed that the brush behind Batman was all burned. Also, because of the fires LA county and Ventura County schools are out till after Thanksgiving, so expect the park to be more crowded than usual on weekdays through then. When I left around 2:30 the second lot was starting to fill up to the picnic area. Oh, and still no signs of life at Green Lantern, even though Neal mentioned it should be up and running by the time WCR opens.

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^X2 closes when there's even a slight breeze in the forecast, and high winds are forecasted in Valencia all the way through tomorrow.

 

That's interesting about the burnt brush behind Batman. Maybe it was a controlled burn?

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Holiday in the Park opening night!!

 

Theme Park Review was invited to experience opening night of Holiday in the Park. We got to sample all the foods that will be available during "Taste of the Holidays Food Festival". It runs Dec. 15th-30th. I believe it will be one of those punch card type deals.

 

SFMM really looks impressive this year. There are next to no spots that aren't lit up. New this year is Merry Lane in Metropolis. Huge ball ornaments dominate the landscape with colorful light shows. Of course it snows here too every 20 minutes I believe.

 

Santa's Cottage is also new this year. It's located in front of Bugs Bunny World. Santa's there of course being it's his cottage, and there's crafts for children also. Santa even got to meet some Kardashian's while we were there tonight.

 

On to some pictures!

 

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Food!

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More food!

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And More Food!

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This was my favorite. Chicken and Waffle. Real crispy tender chicken nugget. The waffle is like infused with syrup. So rich and delicious!

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Hot chocolate to go with a peppermint brownie and pork cranberry slider.

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After losing the world series bet to SFNE, Neal had to wear a Red Sox jersey all day along with naming Revolution to Red Sox Revolution.

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San Onofre at SFMM

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Orange ball

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Blue ball

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4 balls

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Someone stepped on a plug.

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Entrance to the Gleampunk District

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S'Mores

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Peppermint Bark, and S'more

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Root Beer Cake

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Peppermint Pudding Parfait.

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Bacon Pecan Yams

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Prociutto Mac and Cheese. I think that's a typo, but that's what the card said.

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SFMM is selling these cute little guys for charity. A buy one give one. They will donate one with every purchase. There are a number of different ones to choose from.

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SFMM is selling these cute little guys for charity. A buy one give one. They will donate one with every purchase. There are a number of different ones to choose from.

 

That's some of the most fun I've had at SFMM besides West Coast Bash. And I didn't even ride one ride! Not even the bus after parking in the gravel lot. There was a good sized car show in the parking lot, KROQ I believe had extended hours for their fans, and first night of Holiday in the Park had the place jam packed. Everyone seemed to be in such a good mood. It really was a great first night of Holiday in the Park. Look forward to getting back soon!!

 

Big thanks to everyone at SFMM for their hospitality!

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Thanks for all the pictures, it actually looks like a really nice event. I know people love to hate Six Flags, and I know this is damning them with faint praise, but it looks a hundred times better than anything Merlin would do for example, at least in the UK parks.

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Thanks for all the pictures, it actually looks like a really nice event. I know people love to hate Six Flags, and I know this is damning them with faint praise, but it looks a hundred times better than anything Merlin would do for example, at least in the UK parks.

 

Six Flags does an excellent job with their Holiday in the Park events. Dare I say I even prefer it to Knott's Merry Farm.

 

Thanks for the report. HITP is my favorite time of the year at Magic Mountain. It's not insanely hot, the lights are amazing, and it's easier to get night rides! Can't wait to go in December.

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Me and the wife went last night( saturday) as well..the park looks amazing..merry lane is a cool addition...used our skip a lines for Tatsu and Twisted, both were relentless. Those were the only rides we hit and they were both running well and fast, tho didnt get the tatsu train with the lights. Everyone including all the staff we encountered really seemed to be in the holiday spirit. I dont think ive ever had a more pleasent experience at the Mountain. Go Six Flags! You really hit it out of the park this year, i hope this trend continues....havent been to Merry Farm yet but i thought Fright Fest was better than Scary Farm this year so saying HITP might be better than Merry Farm doesnt seem like to much of a stretch...nice trip report by the way, pictures are great, and ill have to try those chicken and waffles next visit.

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