What to ride at SFMM?Six Flags Magic Mountain: This summer, I'm probably going to SFMM, so what should I do?
From Eli KatzmanOkay, folks, I need some help. This upcoming summer, I will probably go to SFMM. I need to know what rides to ride, what to avoid, what shows to see, what food to eat, how long should I risk waiting in line for certain rides, and where should I spend the most time. I'M AN ALL AROUND ROLLER COASTER PERSON. That means I will even ride X, Goliath, and R'sRif they are worth the wait.
Posted November 28, 2007 at 12:14 AM
I will only be able to go 1ce, because of vacation planning/relatives. I will have 2-5 people in my group including me. no more than 10 hours in the park. I would like as much help as I can get to have the best experince possible. Thanks!
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From Eli KatzmanOoops. When I said "R'sRif", I meant "R'sR if". Sorry for the confusion if you had any<>
Posted November 27, 2007 at 5:54 PM
From Ally Pascuaif you're going during the summer, the first thing i'd recommend is to go on a tuesday or a wednesday. it gets absolutely PACKED with locals and tourists during the summer (i should know since i live in l.a.). next, try to come near the time the park opens. before you enter, ask a staff member about "flash passes" and where to buy them. trust me, they will save you A LOT of wait time ($20 on weekdays and $25 on holidays and weekends). now, here's my recommended game plan (roller coasters):
Posted November 30, 2007 at 10:11 PM
1. Batman (the line for some reason can double i size in 10 minutes, so get there quick)
Other Recommended Rides:
Rides to AVOID
One more important detail: do not forget to buy the flash pass!!!! visit this site for more info
From Rosa De La CruzI think Viper is still worthwhile. Most of the time the line moves quickly. For some reason if you sit in the front end of the car (in either the front, middle or back of train), the ride is much smoother, so you're not banged around as much. Also the same is true for any inside seat on X, much smoother than the outsides. Enjoy!
Posted December 3, 2007 at 2:22 PM
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