Six Flags Magic Mountain - strategy tips for 2018?
Hi, I was reviewing older discussions on strategy for SFMM. I saw this thread from after New Revolution opened:
Theme Park Insider
That was the most recent I could find. Any updates since then?
I'm planning to take my 11-year old daughter on February 16, 2018. It's the Friday before President's Day weekend, and also Lunar New Year.
isitpacked.com says "Ghost Town".
Major question: according to the Six Flags website, my daughter can't ride New Revolution with VR. Is there a separate line to ride it non-VR?
Given that we won't be riding with VR, do we revert to one of the older touring strategies? Like these suggestions:
Theme Park Insider
Thanks in advance for your help!
The height requirement is 48" regardless of VR or not. My suggestion is take her to Disneyland and skip SFMM until she gets to that 48 mark.
@the_man - I don't think the OP mentioned the height of their daughter, so my guess is that they were commenting on the fact that Six Flags does not allow guests under 13 to use VR on their coasters. To answer the initial question posed, guests queue through a single line and when reaching the station can choose to ride with VR or without. Those who are too young to use VR can ride without the headsets on the same train with guests experiencing the VR. Honestly, I'm not even sure if SFMM is even running VR on Revolution right now, and from what I've seen at other parks around the country is that SF is giving up on the VR concept chain-wide (I've spoken with some officials, and they mentioned that their deal with Samsung ended in mid-2017).
Thank you for the information, that is very helpful. You are correct that my daughter is well past 48" - she's getting close to 60". We will be spending a couple of days at Disneyland, but she loves roller coaters, and Disneyland Resort's best coaster will be closed for refurbishment/retheming/etc. We will also try to fit in a trip to Knott's. Calgary has one amusement park, but it's nothing like the Southern California options!
Since SFMM has not generally been open on weekdays during the winter, it is difficult to predict with certainty what crowds will be like. However, if they follow a similar pattern to Knott's, that day will probably be pretty quiet. Most LA area schools have the 19th off for President's Weekend, so while it may be a little busier than an average Friday it will probably be significantly less crowded than the rest of the weekend.