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Least Crowded Days at Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain: What are the Best days to go: when it isnt crowded.

From Brieson Rowlan
Posted March 10, 2007 at 11:10 PM
Does anyone know the best time to go to sixflags MM? when its least crowded i mean. Because i always went the first day of winter break and it wasnt very crowded, but now we are going the last of spring break and i wanna know how crowded it will be.


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From John Smith
Posted March 16, 2007 at 8:52 PM
it will prob be crowded. the best days to go are during the week.

From Brieson Rowlan
Posted March 18, 2007 at 4:27 PM
well my spring break (in Arizona) is from march 19 - 25, so is south californias Spring break in those dates or are they on a different week, Please someone help me out!

From Ally Pascua
Posted March 18, 2007 at 10:17 PM
Being from California, here's a few tips that will hopefully help with this dilemma:

1. of course, the obvious best day to go is on super bowl sunday
2. usually spring break here is between late march and mid april, so try to avoid these days as much as possible
3. try as much as possible to go on a weekday (tuesday and wednesday are the best) because friday and saturday can be a total nightmare
4. IMPORTANT IF YOU DO GO ON A CROWDED DAY: before you enter the park, be sure to buy a "Flash Pass". Basically, it's a special pass that cuts your wait in line by a fraction on the most popular rides. you can either use it for one person on four rides, two people on two rides, or four people on one ride. on weekdays its $15 and on weekends $20. Trust me when I say this is a really great deal and so worth every penny. (Example: for Tatsu, my friends and I waited only 15 minutes vrs. 3 hours)

From John Smith
Posted March 19, 2007 at 4:33 AM
this past saturday was packed. they sold out of flash passes, the parking lot was almost filled up.

From Brieson Rowlan
Posted March 19, 2007 at 11:54 AM
Can someone please tell me the exact date for californias spring break. Thanks for all the answers above!

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted March 20, 2007 at 3:29 PM
You can probably find out on a school's website or local gov't website.

From John Smith
Posted March 23, 2007 at 3:01 PM
different schools have different spring breaks. this week was a really good week to go. the first parking lot didn't get filled up, so no big lines at any rides.

From Brieson Rowlan
Posted March 30, 2007 at 2:11 PM
I went and it was DESERTED!!!

From G G
Posted March 16, 2009 at 9:51 PM
The best time to go to Magic Mountain is in October, the last week they are open during the weekdays (the week of Halloween) on that Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. I have been going to Magic Mountain regurally for the past 20 years or so, and I have never had to wait more than 10 minutes for any ride at the park during those days. One time, it started sprinkling, and there were only about five people, including my friend and I, in the entire park. Most people weren't aware that they have special cars for running the rides in the rain. I rode Viper so many times without ever getting off, that my friend got sick and I spent the rest of the day riding all the rides by myself. The best part of that particular trip, was that we got to come back the next day for only a dollar (through the parks Twicket program). I've gone to the Park on various days throughout the year (usually on a friends' insistance that it was the best time to go), but, in 20 years, I have never found a less crowded day (consistently so) to go than during the week in October the week of Halloween. Plus, you should see how they decorate the park etc. for Halloween. (Consider this a trade secret and try not to spread this info around too much, or it will get crowded then). Thanks.

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted March 17, 2009 at 9:00 PM
I went in September & it was awesome. NO crowds whatsoever. Just maybe 5-10 min. waits on the rides. It WAS exTREMEly HOTT! But if I ever get to go back & ride what I missed, I'll definitly go in Sept. or October & plan my day a bit better to avoid the heat if there's any.

From Deidre Dennis
Posted March 17, 2009 at 9:37 PM
We went last August and purchased the Flash Pass and didn't need it. I think we went mid-week, like Tuesday or Wednesday. Got there after the park opened and decided on the Flash Pass and didn't need them. It was nice to have for Tatsu, though, and that was the second ride we hit. Every time we used a Flash Pass, the ride operators actually gave them back to us. The lines were long at some attractions, non-existent at others. IT GETS HOT AT THIS PARK, I think based on being in the middle of a desert. The year before last we went in mid-June and despite putting on sunblock/sunscreen every couple hours, we all got sunburned.

From Adam Hughes
Posted May 11, 2009 at 3:36 PM
hi guys. I'm travelling at the end of this month all the way from Australia, do you reckon Magic Mountain will be busy? We're going to try our best to go on a weekday.

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