The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Twistedtatsu805 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:50 pm

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That's awesome! Today it looked as though they're ready to start setting the footers. At this point, it seems the only thing holding them up is the weather...

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby clippers6 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:45 am

Went today 2/15/2019 (will be yesterday by the time I post this). Light drizzle most of the day with only a few moments without any rain. The member’s Valentine event was rescheduled to today since they did not open due to rain on 2/14. Members could get in an hour before the general public for character meet and greets, exclusive ride time on FT, Rev, and the carousel. We planned to go early, but the day before we decided it wouldn’t be worth it given that it would not be busy at all so we slept in and got there right before noon. Lots of characters out early in the day. We got Valentine's Day buttons. No one seemed to have much more information regarding member appreciation day. They had $2.14 heart shaped funnel cakes that were cute and Instagram worthy, but kind of small and 1 per member. The buy one get one free carnival games advertised as part of member appreciation day was only 1 game that I saw (break the plates). Apparently there was also free engraving at the Glass Shop, but we didn’t stop in.

This was my first time at Magic Mountain in the rain and I was impressed. Every ride scheduled to be open was open with many running multiple trains despite light crowds. I was also surprised how many restaurants were open. I wonder if they were trying to give their employees hours after being closed for so many days this month. We walked by Carlini’s Pizza all the way in the back corner of the park about half an hour before closing and it was open and had a short line. A comparatively light crowd at a Disney park would have a lot more food service closures (well, maybe not the OLC parks). Lots of stores were closed though. Employees were generally nice; some allowed use to reride when there was no line and some made us go back through the queue. Also saw several tour groups, both American and international. Being open 365 days probably helps them book more such groups.

For fans of carnival games, they have a new play pass where you pay for $20 worth of tickets (each ticket is equal to $1 so you would redeem 5 tickets to play a game that costs $5). On top of the $20 you receive 4 free games tickets for 4 pre-selected games, 2 buy one get one free coupons, and 500 reward points. They advertise it as a $50 value for $20, but to get the full value you would have to do the buy one get one free so it would be more like a $50 value for $40. Also note that the free games are split between Boardwalk and Mining Town. After we bought our passes, we were told that Mining Town was closed and they allowed us to use all our tickets in Boardwalk. Apparently this is a new promotion and we were rang up incorrectly 3 times before we got our passes. From what we were told, several of the employees working the games were new. We had to have them call supervisors over a few times, because a couple of them weren’t following the posted rules. I’m a little surprised they decided to do these tickets instead of a card system like Disney and Knott’s. Most of the employees were really great though.

Definitely could have hit every open coaster today, but our group split up as we had different priorities. One faction focused on riding TC as many times as possible. Another decided to pick up credits in Bugs Bunny World since it was empty and there wasn’t the shame of being the only adults on a kiddie coaster. I personally made it my mission to do stuff I either hadn’t done in awhile or had never done before. In hindsight, I wish I had joined the group trying to “ride it all” since it would have been interesting to try each ride in the rain.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:24 am

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Yay!!! I was starting to think they were hoping we all just forgot about this ride. :lol:

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:52 am

jamesinclair wrote:One of the reasons to go 365 was because you get better employees.

Temporary employees are a PITA. You are constantly hiring and training, and because they all know the job is temporary, the folks who are on a longer horizon are looking to get out quickly.

This is further complicated when you want to close in September, then open for Halloween, then close for November, then open for Holiday in the park.

If you can promise someone a full-time job, youre going to get better candidates and less turnover.

Of course, there are still some advantages for temporary jobs. You have a lot more labor available in the summer when the kids are out of school and need cash. But again, if you want to open during the school year, youre in trouble once your kids all quit on September 1st or whatever.

what a weird statement about not everyone checks operating schedule. I'd be shocked if anyone planned a trip to go to a park (even if just the local or home park) and didn't check to make sure they were open that day.

I think the point being made is that tourists might be in LA for a week, and then on Monday say "lets go to Six Flags Wednesday, itll be empty". They look up the hours and woops, its not open until Saturday when they cant make it anymore.

So people obviously check the hours, but are less likely to check the days they are open. I know as a tourist, Ive made the mistake where I planned to visit X attraction on a Tuesday, and when I check the website it turns out they dont open Tuesdays, but Ive already planned other stuff on Monday and Wednesday so Im out of luck.

They still aren't going to get quality employees because they pay minimum wage with no real benefits.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Superbatboy » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:02 pm

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby njcoasterguy34 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:46 pm

Check out this funny video of South Korean celebrities riding Goliath.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby CaptainUnknown » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:08 pm

He sounded like Nicolas Cage being stung by bees.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:52 pm

^^ More importantly, is this the next "Masked Singer" for the USA???

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Garet » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:59 am

njcoasterguy34 wrote:Check out this funny video of South Korean celebrities riding Goliath.

I posted that in this thread a couple of years ago,They also took a ride on X2.

Here's one they did on T Express. Not sure if this video includes the do the make-up challenge or having to present the news on a top-spin since MBC block the videos domestically to send you to watch it on the Korean sites.

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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby SteVeUrkle » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:31 pm

Oh I can't have my phone but this dudes allowed to bring a plate of fried chicken and spaghetti?!? No wonder the seats are always so sticky.

I never understood why Goliath is such a fan favorite, it is not that good. I wish they'd tear it down and replace it with one of the Intamin Supermans.
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