The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

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

Postby Manic Monte » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:03 pm

^ It may not be too bad. But be advised, forecast will be about 98°.

In other news, Apocalypse opened today and is running great!

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

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:20 am

^ Good to hear about Apocalypse. I really liked that ride in 2014, but it was brutal the last time I rerode it.
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Postby joelwee » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:51 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:^ Good to hear about Apocalypse. I really liked that ride in 2014, but it was brutal the last time I rerode it.

It ran really well after its last major retrack and was still running well when they closed it for West Coast Racers construction.
I’m stoked that they opened it for Fright Fest. It’s one of my favorite night rides, especially during Fright Fest.


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

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:11 am

Glad to hear Apocalypse is running well. It has a great layout and is tons of fun when it doesn't beat you up.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby coaster-mm » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:06 pm

FYI:
At the park now. Crowds are non-existing. Longest we waited was 10 min. for Tatsu, everything else was a walk-on. Rode every major coaster in 3 hours time.
Btw: apocalypse is running great.


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

Postby Kylis » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:39 pm

coaster-mm wrote:FYI:
At the park now. Crowds are non-existing. Longest we waited was 10 min. for Tatsu, everything else was a walk-on. Rode every major coaster in 3 hours time.
Btw: apocalypse is running great.


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Doubt that is going to last on a Fright Fest Sunday. Though good to know that earlier in the day it is dead.

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

Postby coasterlvr » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:06 pm

Fright Fest Opening Day 2019!

SFMM was packed when I got there around 5pm. Parked way back in the gravel lot and cars were still coming in. Oh, and in Santa Clarita fashion, it was hot as hell too. Walked to the front gate for some exercise and still beat the bus. LOL

Inside, we checked into the sports bar for some pre haunt treats.

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Some of the food. Strawberry milk/shake? Churro, Pork and Takis, Sriracha Hot AF Hot Wings, and a chocolate parfait.

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Monsters Unleashed is fun to watch.

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Next is a series of shots from inside and outside of the mazes. Again, when it comes to haunts, etc. in coaster dork talk, I'm as GP as they come. I enjoyed all the mazes. We did miss out on Vault 666 Unlocked though. All had some good scares, some missed, etc. Sure, the budget, and themes aren't as cool as Universal, but that doesn't mean Fright Fest isn't as fun. I actually had much more fun at Fright Fest than I did at HHN a couple days before. As a GP haunt guy, different things may make my time fun for me than the hard core haunt enthusiast.

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Something else that I haven't seen in a while is a hypnotist show. Back in the day, Magic Mountain used to have two shows a day in the small theater near the Batman stage. They were always hilarious. So, we checked out the one that will be there every Saturday thru November 2nd.

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I also really enjoyed watching and listening to the band at Voodoo Nights at the YOLO Plaza.

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Anyway, had an awesome time. Thanks to the SFMM team for a great event!

Also, I didn't get a chance to ride Apocalypse. I don't trust a SFMM Fright Fest attendees enough to leave Robb's camera and mine somewhere while I ride stuff. LOL I'll maybe hit it up on a Friday day to see for myself how it's running. I've heard and read good, great, better than ever, decent, etc. etc. lol
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby Kylis » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:11 pm

lol does this forum automatically replace f-u-l-l t-h-r-o-t-t-l-e with YOLO?

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

Postby coasterlvr » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:14 pm

Kylis wrote:lol does this forum automatically replace f-u-l-l t-h-r-o-t-t-l-e with YOLO?


not really answering your question, but in my report, i purposely typed YOLO Plaza. lmao.
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Re: The Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:34 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:Magic Mountain is open 365-days a year. I don't think opening a brand new coaster in the peak of summer is really necessary when they get just as crowded (if not even MORE crowded) during Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park.

Maybe i'm old fashion but I think you should want your new attraction of the year open for your peak season. With other parks opening attractions I would personally go to the park with something new to do if I only have one time a year to go to a park. I know, we as enthusiast try to cut parks slack but to open your new for 2019 attraction when there is only like 50 days left in 2019 is kinda bad to me.
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