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It has a 54" height requirement because it's SFMM. =(

 

Oh, and comfort collars are still probably the worst thing to happen in the industry in the last five years. STUPID!!!!

 

Those trains in general are just bad, and the restraints make them so much worse. It's bad enough to kind of turn me off on any of the recent Premier coasters.

 

Are they worse than B&M vests, though? Hmm...

 

I am gonna laugh if Energylandia beats SFMM to 20 coasters.

 

I mean, that should happen as soon as Vekoma has their next two-for-one sale on Roller Skaters, right?

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So I went to Magic Mountain for the first time in over 20 years on Saturday.

I was surprised at how clean and relatively "lush" the park looked, especially in the area from Viper over to Samurai Summit.

 

For me, the surprise hit was X2 -- I simply could not believe that first drop and the subsequent switchback hill (raven turn?) in the first seat. It may be the best first drop I have ever been on? I thought the entire ride was disorienting (in a good way) and spectacular -- and incredibly intense. I also have my first ever calf bruises from a rollercoaster ride. I left the park hoping that Schilke would find some way to make a next generation 4th dimensional ride with RMC technology/ design.

 

I also thought Tatsu was excellent: a great layout, and the flying coaster design really works better soaring that far above the ground.

 

Finally, Twisted Colossus is a blast: very different feel from the RMCs I have been on (Goliath and Steel Vengeance) with a ton of quick pops of air, and I loved all the head choppers from diving around the structure. Great ride.

 

Although operations were slooow, I was impressed by the park and thought it actually looked "nicer" than what I remember.

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Does anyone happen to have current information on the Flash Pass and available rides at SFMM? The official website is outdated as it does not include West Coast Racers. Also, it still shows that Twisted Colossus is one time only (I have seen a few recent reports where folks have said it is now unlimited). So I guess I just want to confirm the following:

 

1. Is Twisted Colossus indeed now unlimited reservations on ALL levels of the flash pass?

 

2. Is West Coast Racers one time only, and only for Gold and Platinum levels of the flash pass?

 

3. Other than WCR, are there any restrictions on the regular version of the flash pass? The most recent info on the SFMM site seems to indicate that all other rides are included but just want to make sure!

 

4. Is there any discount for any levels of the flash pass for members or season passholders?

 

Thanks in advance for any info!

 

-Alan

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3. Other than WCR, are there any restrictions on the regular version of the flash pass? The most recent info on the SFMM site seems to indicate that all other rides are included but just want to make sure!

 

Looks like CraZanity, Full Throttle, Twisted Colossus and X2 are all one time use regardless which tier of pass you get.

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3. Other than WCR, are there any restrictions on the regular version of the flash pass? The most recent info on the SFMM site seems to indicate that all other rides are included but just want to make sure!

 

Looks like CraZanity, YOLOcoaster, Twisted Colossus and X2 are all one time use regardless which tier of pass you get.

 

When we were there for fright fest TC and Crazanity were both unlimited for gold flash pass. I’m curious to see if they shifted yolo and/or X2 to unlimited now that WC racers is open now. Superman isn’t listed on flash pass either, though that side door to get in was still open!

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^^The Six Flags Flash Pass websites are never, ever right. He's asking for someone who lives nearby or someone who's recently been to the park to check. Trying to help by looking at the website is nice of you, and appreciated but also a waste of your time.

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I am thinking of visiting the park next Saturday or Sunday.

 

A few questions:

 

It will still be a good bit quieter on Sunday vs. Saturday?

 

I've been to the park before, but my girlfriend hasn't, so we'll likely wanna try to hit all the coasters. Is that possible without Flash Pass during this slow time?

 

I know they'll be running one train ops, but what should my strategy be, exactly?

 

Also, website shows Roadrunner Express and Superman as being down. Have these been down all winter? Is this just an ops thing or could they open back up?

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Got it, yeah. We definitely would avoid Saturday then. Are Sundays still *pretty* crowded then? Like 30-60 minute waits for stuff is more expected than 0-30 minute waits?

It's almost impossible to say as there are a number of variables involved. A safe assumption, though, is that weekends will be very busy with the potential for long lines whereas weekdays won't be. If it's a one-off trip, and a weekend is the only option available to visit, I'd assume the place will be pretty packed and hope to be surprised.

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I did a Sat/Sun middle in Nov. Sat was busy, lots of buses already there before it opened. Sunday started slower and we got a bunch of rides in during the first few hours. Seemed like a membership got us in a few minutes early for a head start.

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I am not surprised. Tidal Wave has been rumored to be removed for many years now. However, I do find it surprising that work is already starting on something so soon after WCR. That was a huge project for the park (clearly, since it took so dang long).

 

Next year is also their 50th anniversary. I know, I know, anniversaries don't mean anything. But SFMM did add three "new" coasters for their 40th in 2011. Remember that cheesy announcement video of Green Lantern, Superman EFK, and Road Runner lumped with them advertising 40 years of thrills? Adding their 20th coaster during their 50th anniversary year in 2021 could be tons of easy marketing.

 

I would be thrilled with a Mack PowerSplash, and if turns out to be the new concept with a loop, then even better.

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I think it'd be awesome, if they did a complete renovation of everything surrounding

all the attractions. And updating all the buildings etc. Landscaping, lighting and water features, too.

 

An Entire Park Renovation. Now that, to me, would be a great thing to do for their Big 50th Anny in 2021!

 

 

But to everybody else, it's most likely a Big Ride/Coaster/Food they're wanting.

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I am not surprised. Tidal Wave has been rumored to be removed for many years now. However, I do find it surprising that work is already starting on something so soon after WCR. That was a huge project for the park (clearly, since it took so dang long).

Why hasn't this narrative died already? WCR was a comedy of errors, not some massive and complicated project.

 

I like rumors. It's being suggested current survey markers everywhere line up with Jersey Devil. Several sections are exact or very close.

I haven't seen this rumor anywhere, but that would be awesome. Everything I've seen so far has pointed to a Mack Power Loop/Splash, which sounds pretty cool as well and the park really needs a new water ride.

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I do find it surprising that work is already starting on something so soon after WCR. That was a huge project for the park (clearly, since it took so dang long).

 

If they start working on it now and throw up some work walls or something they can budget cut it for the summer rather than paying to do a winter refurb or to staff and operate it until like August or whatever and hype up their budget cut as "something new and exciting coming for 2021". It seems to be a new (and very creative) industry trend.

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Question here. How windy does it have to be for the rides to shut down? I noticed it may be slightly windy next week when I decide to go.

 

The first rides to shut down in high winds are X2, Lex Luthor, and Superman. Most rides should operate unless it is incredibly, abnormally windy.

 

Are there any decent places to eat inside the park?

 

My favorite location to sit down and eat is in Food etc. (to the left of Goliath's entrance). Lots of seating, climate controlled, and spacious. Some of the booths on the bottom level can be pretty gross and outdated though. This place includes nachos, tacos, Greek food, and I believe sushi as well. However, my favorite food in the park isn't necessarily located there. I really like the sandwiches at Twisted Witches down near Twisted Colossus, and the BBQ place near Riddler's Revenge and Tidal Wave is also quite good (I believe it's called Ace of Clubs). Although apparently all the seating has been ripped up due to the mysterious construction, so perhaps that restaurant is closed entirely, and if not, there is definitely limited seating there now.

 

EDIT: Also, I forgot to mention that there are several new food options in the WCR area, but I have not tried them yet. I rode WCR during it's technical rehearsal when the food facilities weren't open yet.

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Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll try food etc. today. It was packed pretty much all day yesterday. I ended up eating at Carlini’s pizza and it was really good for amusement park pizza. That cheese bread was really good too!! Also think I’m going to try the burgers at Katy’s kettle.

 

 

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^ The loaded baked potatoes at Katy’s Kettle are good, too. They have a chili cheese potato and a chicken bacon ranch potato, and they’re both pretty tasty. They’re both on the dining plan, too.

 

 

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