Anyone ride the new X2?Six Flags Magic Mountain: Is it better than before or about the same ?
From mike brunsonanybody rode x2 how was it? is it better than before or about the same ?
Posted May 25, 2008 at 9:08 PM
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From M. Ryan Traylorthe wait time is currently longer, but that's because it's opening weekend. i went there yesterday and was told to prepare for a six hour wait. i got into the line at 1035A and it was all the way across the bridge. i stood in line for a half an hour watching the track and never saw a single train go with people, so i decided to wait until a non-peak day.
Posted May 27, 2008 at 10:06 AM
on a side note, Six Flags staff still does not enforce their own policies. while waiting in line I watched dozens of people walk by me to join their friends or family. i even talked to security about it and they said they were going to bring their friends back here to the end of the line, but I never saw that happen.
From Arnold SanchezIt is defenitely better than X and the soundtrack is psychologically tormenting.It is the best roller coaster ever.My only complaint is that the first drop is EXTREMELY intense.
Posted June 18, 2008 at 10:33 PM
From Eli Katzmanis intense good or bad? Like is it scary and rough or really awesome?
Posted June 19, 2008 at 8:57 AM
From Danny MelilloHe means bad because he said it was his complaint. I wish I could get out to California for this.
Posted June 19, 2008 at 12:06 PM
From Eli Katzmanyeah, me too, Danny. I live across the country, hoping to visit family in San Fran. My cousins live there, and they like coasters, and we might be able to go there, but I highly doubt it. I'd have to fly over there, then we'd have to drive through more than half of California
Posted June 20, 2008 at 8:00 AM
From Ally PascuaX2 was definately much better than the original. Usually, I would have avoided the back seat because it used to be disgustingly rough on the neck, but with the new trains it was as smooth as butter. The special effects were INCREDIBLE! With that said, it's a definite must-ride attraction and the best time to line up (from my experience) is exactly 1 hour and 5 minutes before park closing
Posted July 6, 2008 at 9:09 PM
From Brian DI went on X the first summer it opened, and it instantly became my favorite ride anywhere. I moved from LA to PA a couple years ago. I got a season pass for Great Adventure, so I went to visit LA and went to SFMM twice this past week (Friday day & Sat. night).
Posted August 12, 2008 at 6:08 PM
Fri: 2.5 hour wait at 11am. Awesome ride in front row.
-3 trains running, so, it probably would've been 3.5 hours with the old X
Even with the "new" X2, I gotta say, El Toro is close to taking over as my favorite ride. Maybe it's a tie now. X2 is just a couple turns too short.
Also, Tatsu is kinda sweet. I like it better than Superman at SFGAdv.
From M. Ryan TraylorSo I finally got to ride the new "X2" a few days ago. Took some friends that have never been to SFMM and walked them right up to X2 for their first ride. Wait time was a nice 30 minutes.
Posted August 31, 2008 at 3:03 PM
I enjoyed quite a lot of the improvements. First the ride is much smoother. The last loop and raven turn do not seem to jolt you as much as the old trains did. Also, I enjoy the fact that they have a Disney style station now, with an attendant telling you which row to go to. Makes for a more enjoyable wait in the loading station since when you get in there it's not another 1/2 hr.
The previous unloading platform is not being used. Not sure the reason behind this. Also, they have 3 trains (were operating 2 at the time I rode), but if you look in the shed behind the station, you can still see that they have one of the older trains in purple and yellow.
The music track is great. When I heard about this, I felt I would be disappointed as I have with other coasters that have this function. When Space Mountain became "rockin", I wanted more than just one song. X2 gives a great compilation of songs that actually fit moments in the ride. I also felt that this increased the tension of the first drop.
I did not see any smoke or fog. I'm sure that it was blow away by the wind.
I know the fire effect has a wind sensor to cut it off, but I think it needs a temperature sensor also. Valencia had a scorching high of 98F that day and the blasts of fire did not really help or enhance the ride experience.
Overall a great improvement to a great ride that needed to be refurbished.
From c o04-24-2010. ride: x2, magic mt....The first ride I rode as soon as I arrive to Magic was X2. The ride was smooth and fun, until the last few minutes when the BACK OF MY HEAD GOT HIT REALLY HARD ON THE HEAD REST. I felt a strong feeling of "brain freeze" and sharp SHARP pain in the back. I told my friends and one had felt the same thing. That lasted for like an hour. It then went away, and the at night felt the pain coming back. I took 2 Advil's that night. Today, two day later, I am considering going to the doctor because I still feel light headed. I read that many have suffered brain bleeding and concussions. Anyone had this happen to them? What did you do? What did the doctor tell you?
Posted April 26, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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