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It appears you can't ride WCR without some sort of pass/membership (aka a normal, ticket-buying guest) until 2020, so maybe the jury is still out on if it "opens" in 2019 or not.

 

I’m thinking it’s a 2020 opening, since it doesn’t officially open to the public till 2020!

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How strict is SFMM with closing the park for inclement weather? I'll be in LA next week with my family, and we were planning to go on 12/24 (Christmas Eve). The weather forecast calls for a 40-50% chance of rain ("overcast with rains showers at times", according to Weather Underground). We're hoping that the combination of a major holiday and lousy weather will keep the crowds away, but I'm also concerned about the park being closed altogether that day. If it closes, then so be it. I'm just curious, should I brace myself for a closed park, or am I concerned for nothing? Thanks.

-Doug

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How strict is SFMM with closing the park for inclement weather? I'll be in LA next week with my family, and we were planning to go on 12/24 (Christmas Eve). The weather forecast calls for a 40-50% chance of rain ("overcast with rains showers at times", according to Weather Underground). We're hoping that the combination of a major holiday and lousy weather will keep the crowds away, but I'm also concerned about the park being closed altogether that day. If it closes, then so be it. I'm just curious, should I brace myself for a closed park, or am I concerned for nothing? Thanks.

-Doug

With it being Christmas Eve they'll probably closed right when it starts raining.

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^^You're certainly not concerned over nothing. SFMM notoriously will close in rain. Californians do not do well in rain. That being said, if there are a lot of people booked for the park or it's busy enough they may not. Also, weather has been so unpredictable lately that I wouldn't freak out just yet, wait till like two days before and look at the forecast again.

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And definitely check their twitter as you get closer. They are generally surprisingly good about tweeting when they are closed or closing early due to inclement weather.... so if it is open and starts to rain, check their twitter for updates.

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I'd also watch out for the temperature. X2 opened late and closed early due to inclement weather. It was a sunny day in the high 50s on the day I visited.

 

That was the only ride I saw go down for (what I presume was temperature), but it looks like it'll be cooler on your visit.

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How strict is SFMM with closing the park for inclement weather? I'll be in LA next week with my family, and we were planning to go on 12/24 (Christmas Eve). The weather forecast calls for a 40-50% chance of rain ("overcast with rains showers at times", according to Weather Underground). We're hoping that the combination of a major holiday and lousy weather will keep the crowds away, but I'm also concerned about the park being closed altogether that day. If it closes, then so be it. I'm just curious, should I brace myself for a closed park, or am I concerned for nothing? Thanks.

-Doug

 

whenever it's been a weekday, and forecast to rain consistently, even light, throughout the day, it seems they close. but on a weekend, it seems unless it's just raining cats and dogs, it stays open since it's busier. my guess is, unless it's really coming down, they may stay open next week because of the holiday break.

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I'd also watch out for the temperature. X2 opened late and closed early due to inclement weather. It was a sunny day in the high 50s on the day I visited.

 

That was the only ride I saw go down for (what I presume was temperature), but it looks like it'll be cooler on your visit.

X2 typically goes down for wind. If there’s a weekday with even a slight breeze in the forecast, it usually won’t open. On a weekend, they may still try to open it.

Last Saturday night, the wind picked up about an hour before closing, but they kept running it - presumably because it’s already warmed up and less likely to valley. But I’ve been there other (week)days when there was next to no wind, but it didn’t open at all. The ride ops standing outside the ride told me it was due to wind.

 

 

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I was browsing the Six Flags site for the hours for Great Adventure's Holiday in the Park and accidentally ended up on the chain's main page for HITP.

 

Does anyone else find it funny that Magic Mountain's thumbnail shows the now removed Green Lantern?

 

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Well at least they still light the sign up.

 

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I was browsing the Six Flags site for the hours for Great Adventure's Holiday in the Park and accidentally ended up on the chain's main page for HITP.

 

Does anyone else find it funny that Magic Mountain's thumbnail shows the now removed Green Lantern?

 

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This isn't surprising. I had to call out a survey sent to me by SFMM, because one of the questions was checking off your favorite rides at the park... and Terminator: Salvation was listed. This was a while ago, but it had still been closed for at least a year at the time.

 

In the "What else would you like to comment on?" question at the end of the survey, I told them it was difficult to take the survey seriously when they don't even seem to know their own rides.

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^That's the entrance to the old ride queue, which I don't believe has a door.

 

^^I mean, I'm sure people would be complaining about how bad it would look if the lights were totally off, so it's kind of a no-win here. I don't mind them on as a matter of theming and safety, if nothing else.

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I had an early morning, and really cold, appointment with The Underground and the new for 2019/2020 West Coast Racers!

 

Theme Park Review was invited for a special sneak peak to ride West Coast Racers before the Membership previews kicked off today.

 

A number of coaster nerds congregated at the front gate early at 9am sharp. Any later, and you'd be left outside! Once inside, the great public relations person, Connie Lujan, escorted us back to The Underground. We made our way into the WCR queue, and waited for some test runs to finish then it was our turn to ride. Some of the West Coast Customs guys rode first, so when I got on, they would be our train's first race. We smoked them. lol

 

So the ride is A LOT of FUN! Don't go expecting a crazy intense roller coaster. This ride is all about fun, imo. It's made to race 100% of the time. Sure, there's some extended waiting from time to time, but for the most part, it didn't seem too long. From what I could time, the waiting varied from about a minute to two minutes.

 

I'm no fan of the comfort collars. But, they do seem faster to deal with than a seatbelt. I believe that was one of the reasons they are there and not seatbelts like YOLO coaster. There are also only 12 seats to check, helping out with quicker time to get the next race going. I got thrown around a bit in the seat in some of the elements, but i'd say the coaster is pretty smooth. The launch out of the station is very gradual. The 2nd and 4th launches feel a bit stronger. I slammed my head back into the seat on both of my rides. The interaction with the other train is very good in a few spots.

 

Height requirement is 54". That's too bad because I think it would be a great coaster for those just joining the 48" height. Overall, I think this is going to be a big hit at the park, and have a solid queue line when it finally opens on January 9th.

 

The whole area is looking great. New asphalt, lines mimicking a street. The newly painted buildings look excellent. Twin Charged Tacos had a good line coming out of the door all day selling tacos and some Holiday in the Park food. The candy store is all new. They completely gutted it and started out fresh, and it came out great. Nice and bright inside and fully stocked to satisfy your sweet tooth. The candy making side is still under construction and will open "soon".

 

Now on to some pictures!

 

 

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The side of the station and where you enter through the door.

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Outside queue area

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Train returning from it's two races.

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Front of the station. More details and signage to come.

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The line got really long.

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Really like this picture frame. I have one of Outlaw Run that's similar in construction.

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The Underground!

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Technical Rehearsal aka don't bitch if it goes down now and then.

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Park President Neal not paying attention and texting.

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Dueling! Or is it racing?

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Can't fake that expression. Well, you probably can, but doubt they knew i was taking their picture. :)

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Ready to race!

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