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Six Flags Magic Mountain: This summer, I'm probably going to SFMM, so what should I do?

From Eli Katzman
Posted November 28, 2007 at 12:14 AM
Okay, 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.
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!

From Eli Katzman
Posted November 27, 2007 at 5:54 PM
Ooops. When I said "R'sRif", I meant "R'sR if". Sorry for the confusion if you had any<>

From Ally Pascua
Posted November 30, 2007 at 10:11 PM
if 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):

1. Batman (the line for some reason can double i size in 10 minutes, so get there quick)
2. Riddler's Revenge
3. De Ja Vu
4. flash pass tatsu (this has one crazy pretzel loop, so if you think you can handle it, ride in the very back for the most intense ride experience you will ever receive)
5. Revolution
6. flash pass goliath
7. Colossus
8. Scream
9. X (the reason why i said this one last is the line gets very hot during summer and there are no fans anywhere. try to get on as late possible [best time is 1.5 hours before the park closes] because by then, most guests have left the park and you don't have to worry about fainting from heat exhaustion in line. try as much as possible to ride either in the front or the middle because it's incredibly rough in the back. plus, riding this last makes a perfect ending for your experience)
10. also before you end the day with X, finish your flash pass

Other Recommended Rides:
- Dive Devil (comes with a fee)
- if you have family, ride Goldrusher and Ninja
- Superman the escape
- Orient express (will save your feet from ascending a steep hill to samurai summit)
- Jet Stream
- Log Jammer
- Roaring Rapids

Rides to AVOID
- Viper (it's a real headbanger)
- Grinder Gearworks (honestly to me, it's a waste of precious wait time
- Sandblasters (bumper cars, YAWN)

One more important detail: do not forget to buy the flash pass!!!! visit this site for more info


From Rosa De La Cruz
Posted December 3, 2007 at 2:22 PM
I 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!

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