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HELP! - Avoiding Parking at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain: Any parking outside SFMM? Any buses to avoid parking? Any upgrades on Season passes to free parking?

From Rick Corbett
Posted May 26, 2007 at 10:24 AM
Hey everyone,

I just bought a season pass the other day and perhaps stupidly, I did not pay the extra money for free parking at the time. Now, I will have to $15 each time. Is there anyway to get around parking at Six Flags? Are we allowed to park aomewhere else and walk (even if it's 2-3 miles?!?)...or take a bus into the park? I really want to take advantage of having my free pass, but I was not thinking very brightly when I bought the standard season pass. Can I upgrade?

Thanks!
Rick


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From Tyler W.
Posted May 26, 2007 at 11:10 AM
you can probably still upgrade it

From John Smith
Posted May 30, 2007 at 4:51 PM
try calling magic itself and ask

From Chris Glass
Posted May 30, 2007 at 10:11 PM
other than the advice you've already got, the walk from any of the local establishments that may allow you to park your ride and walk to the Mountain, are so far away. It would suck. Try taking a group, everyone chips in. Unless you live nearby you may not go there too often. It's hotter than hell in the summer, and the park is getting sort of scroungy. On the other hand, they have the best coasters in So. Cal., anyway good luck, let me know how it works out. late.

From Adrienne McDonald
Posted May 31, 2007 at 3:35 PM
I know Wendy's & a few other businesses are at the bottom of the hill. You should probably ask. If not asking, try to park past the window area so they won't see your car & wonder about it. Everything else is across that busy intersection. Try to look in that area online to see if there are shuttles from certain locations to the park. Sometimes it's just easier to pay the $15 so you won't HAVE to walk so far at the end of the day. I know I'm glad I forced myself to shell out the $15, although I hated to being on limited budget; the park at least has a parking lot trolly to use for taking patrons back to their cars. Like the one poster said, it gets FREAKING hot, even in September which is when I went. It was so hot I'm surprised I made it w/o passing out. Try to get there early, as it gets hotter during the day, you might get lucky & have hit most or all the rides before it gets blazin' hot. I made the mistake on going straight there after flying in, it was after Noon. What I shudda done was just goto my hotel room, rested the afternoon & gone to the park the next day (the park was nice & clean BTW). Just keep in mind that it gets hotter as the summer progresses. I kept filling up my water bottle & pouring it on me trying to cool off, didn't work much. The water wasn't fit to drink & wasn't cold by any means either. Just thought I'd warn you about that. Otherwise, have a GREAT time!

From John Smith
Posted June 1, 2007 at 10:17 AM
parking at the wendy's or any of the other places, you take the risk of getting your car towed away. if a car is parked there for along time, they might have it towed. when you pay the 15 bucks to park, your paying for the convenience, and at the end of the day when your legs are reddy to colapse from all the walking, you will be glad you shelled out the 15 bucks.

From John Melillo
Posted June 2, 2007 at 10:50 AM
The season pass for parking is only $40.

From Rick Corbett
Posted June 3, 2007 at 12:56 AM
WOW John, they have a separate pass you can buy just for parking? That might be worth it.

UPDATE: I went the other week (I DO live close so am planning to go lots), and I parked at The Shops. It was only a 10 minute walk (although it took me some risky jay walking). My car was not towed, and all was happy.

ALSO, I found out that there is a bus from Santa Clarit that only takes 15 minutes to get there, so one can drive to the McBean Transfer station, park around there and then ride into the park. THe inconvenience of this is of course having to plan exits and entrances to the park around a scheudle. Still worth $15 each visit to me though :oD

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