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I'm SUPER pumped to be visiting this park Feb. 16, 17, and 18. Just wondering what kinds of crowds to expect. The 16th is a Sunday, the 17th is President's day and I believe LA schools are off, and then I imagine Tuesday the 18th should be pretty dead. But not sure what to expect for the other two days. And I'd also like to hear some ideas for a plan of attack. Thanks!

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^ Superman isn't on the Flash Pass. And Full Throttle, X2, and West Coast Racers are one time only on the Flash Pass. If you don't plan to get a Flash Pass, I recommend hitting these three attractions early in the day since they will build up the longest queues. If you plan to get a Flash Pass, I recommend hitting these rides anyway since you probably will want to get a few rides on them.

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I'd recommend hitting YOLOcoaster, then West Coast Racers first. I just went on Monday and Tuesday this week and the park was completely dead. Everything was a walk on, but WCR still had a 20-30 min wait. With X2 the line tends to die down by early afternoon.

 

I agree with this. However, I will add that I tend to hit X2 first. It's a rough ride, but the first few rides of the day are relatively smooth. After that, it goes downhill. I've ridden it first thing, then come back after 4:00 (the line usually dies down by then, but not always), and it beats the crap out of me.

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^You may have just ridden in a different seat. Your ride experience can change drastically row-by-row, left side vs. right side, and even individual seats. Every ride on X2 is a hit or miss, regardless of time of day. I have gotten both smooth and rough rides in the morning, mid-day, and evening.

 

With that being said, I suggest heading straight to X2 or Full Throttle in the morning. Neither is a bad choice. Both lines tend to die down later in the day, but X2 will die down more since it is less accessible and convenient. Both rides have terrible capacities. I would then head immediately to WCR. After that, just do as you please. Even though it will be President's Day weekend, I don't imagine you would encounter massive crowds. The 18th will definitely be the best day. And even if it were crowded, three days is plenty of time to hit everything in the park without a Flash Pass.

 

Have fun! Report back!

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In my experience, sit in the middle on an inside seat on the right wing and the ride will only be a moderately bone-jarring and brutal. Sitting on the outside in the back usually makes me wish the train would derail, killing us instantly so we didn't have to go through that last raven turn.

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^&^^I stick to the front row, inside seat, on the side closest to the road. I've still found it better in the morning than later in the day. Though, I tend to shy away from it after those first few rides of the day, so I could very realistically be missing inconsistently smooth(ish)/rough rides later in the day. I was impressed last Christmas Eve day, though. I went with my family, and went for the first ride of the day in the aforementioned seat, and I was shocked at how (relatively) gentle it was. Even the last raven turn didn't bounce my head around. And my 9-year old daughter (who had never ridden it before) absolutely adored it. She couldn't decide if that or Twisted Colossus was her favorite ride.

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^Awesome

 

I should also state that my experience on this ride is extremely limit considering the fact that I don't particularly like the ride (like at all) and live across the country so I usually ride it like twice a decade. My last ride was decent-ish though and that's where I sat. That back row sucks hard though.

 

But yeah, your advice is probably much better than mine since you ride it occasionally.

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While it's a major ride to try if you've never ridden it, I'd be hesitant to get on X2 too early in the day. It's profoundly violent in ways that could potentially screw up the rest of your day. There's no coherent rhyme or reason as to how it runs (inside seat, toward the back of the train [front of the station] seems to have some impact, but even then it's impossible to tell what it'll do to you). While the first part of the ride is jerky and rough, and the middle is meandering and dull, the last few moves are absolutely punishing. It slams your head back into the seat while slamming your body up and into the restraints. Worth a ride for the experience, but have some Tylenol on hand.

 

Unless it's a busy day, X2 doesn't really get major lines. You can also get a good sense of how long the wait is by jumping on Viper (which rarely has a line) and checking out the queue from above.

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I last rode X2 in 2016, back row outside seat, and I had to stop and rest halfway down the exit ramp because the raven turn beat my legs so hard that they literally went numb and then I had an anxiety attack about how badly my neck was hurting.

 

That said... I loved it. It's insane and a piece of coaster history, but holy hell I was not ready for the beating.

 

Recently I rode Eej over @ Fuji Q and oh man is that different. It's still shaky and crazy and wtf insane but it doesn't slam the s*** out of you repeatedly during the last 5 seconds like X2 does. They definitely smoothed out some issues in that re-engineering.

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^ Superman isn't on the Flash Pass. And YOLOcoaster, X2, and West Coast Racers are one time only on the Flash Pass. If you don't plan to get a Flash Pass, I recommend hitting these three attractions early in the day since they will build up the longest queues. If you plan to get a Flash Pass, I recommend hitting these rides anyway since you probably will want to get a few rides on them.

 

I don't plan on getting flash pass for the reasons you brought up. I just don't see the value for it at this park.

 

Here's what I would do first without a flash pass:

1. YOLOcoaster

2. X2

3. West Coast Racers

4. Superman

 

So there's a pretty solid consensus that this is the way to go. It might not help on my first day there because I just realized my flight is scheduled to land at the Burbank Airport half an hour before the park opens.

 

^You may have just ridden in a different seat. Your ride experience can change drastically row-by-row, left side vs. right side, and even individual seats. Every ride on X2 is a hit or miss, regardless of time of day. I have gotten both smooth and rough rides in the morning, mid-day, and evening.

 

With that being said, I suggest heading straight to X2 or YOLOcoaster in the morning. Neither is a bad choice. Both lines tend to die down later in the day, but X2 will die down more since it is less accessible and convenient. Both rides have terrible capacities. I would then head immediately to WCR. After that, just do as you please. Even though it will be President's Day weekend, I don't imagine you would encounter massive crowds. The 18th will definitely be the best day. And even if it were crowded, three days is plenty of time to hit everything in the park without a Flash Pass.

 

Have fun! Report back!

 

Thanks, I will definitely report back. And thanks to everyone who responded, I really appreciate it!

 

X2 has been my most anticipated ride for a while now. I hope it doesn't disappoint. I love the 4D free spins..

Good to know that the crowds shouldn't be massive.

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So there's a pretty solid consensus that this is the way to go. It might not help on my first day there because I just realized my flight is scheduled to land at the Burbank Airport half an hour before the park opens.

Burbank Airport is pretty small, so you should be out of there pretty quickly once you deplane. Seeing that your first day at the park is a Sunday, you should be able to get there within an hour of park opening if everything goes smoothly. There typically isn’t much traffic on Sunday mornings between Burbank and Valencia, and the park typically doesn’t get crowded until the afternoons on Sundays.

 

 

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So there's a pretty solid consensus that this is the way to go. It might not help on my first day there because I just realized my flight is scheduled to land at the Burbank Airport half an hour before the park opens.

Burbank Airport is pretty small, so you should be out of there pretty quickly once you deplane. Seeing that your first day at the park is a Sunday, you should be able to get there within an hour of park opening if everything goes smoothly. There typically isn’t much traffic on Sunday mornings between Burbank and Valencia, and the park typically doesn’t get crowded until the afternoons on Sundays.

 

 

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Burbank uses airstairs, so you can deplane from the back door of the plane. But if you’re Landing 30 min prior to park opening, unless you have no checked bag and your ride waiting for you, 1hr after park opens might be slightly aggressive. Definitely within the first 2hrs though.

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I'm definitely looking forward to the airstairs!!! I'm going to feel like the President! Hopefully I land 30 minutes prior to the park opening. I have to change planes in Dallas and I only have 45 minutes to do so. I hear DFW is a crappy airport and if my connecting flight is in a different terminal I'm pretty much screwed... so fingers crossed that I can make it!

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