Trip Report - SFMM 8/29/08

Six Flags Magic Mountain: Taking first timers and cashing in on coupons!

From M. Ryan Traylor
Posted August 31, 2008 at 3:53 PM
Last week, I took some friends on their first trip to SFMM and it was a great experience. Albeit very hot, (high of 98) we had a wonderful visit and I was personally surprised at some of the improved customer service.

First, I am a season pass holder, so I got my friends in using the free coupon in my booklet on the last possible day.

We hit up X2, Tatsu, Ninja, Superman, Jet Stream, Goldrusher, Riddler, Revolution, Goliath, and Thomas the Tank Engine.

With the temperature being what it was we knew constant cold beverage would be good. Used a $3 off coupon to get a refillable souvenir mug. So $10 and and 8 refills later of Powerade became a great deal.

Around 2pm (after Riddler) we headed out of the park for lunch and returned, purchasing tickets to Hurricane Harbor for $15. Stayed there until closing (6pm). This was were the best customer service was. We went to get a large locker and the rep said they were all out. I asked if I could have two smalls for the price of a large. He said no problem. Awesome!

But when we returned to SFMM after the water park, getting a locker over there was an issue. First of all the S/M/L lockers are price at $9/$13/$17 for all day. Seeing that there were two hours left we asked about a discounted price. No deal. Alright, your loss on the money.

I also found out that the company that operates the lockers in MM is the same that do carts at airports. However, not the same company that does the lockers at HH. Very odd. (Dear Six Flags, have the same company, and allow customers to pay one price for a locker and be able to move contents to the other park. i.e. Disney)

Anyway, a great day for the low price of $30 for 4 people total. Okay, $40 including the drink. The park was not crowded. Longest wait was for X2 at 30-45 minutes. Tatsu was about 30min, which was I didn't really care about the mom cutting in line, but still pointed it out to her.

From James Rao
Posted September 1, 2008 at 8:52 AM
Thanks for the trip report. Also, saw your X2 review in another discussion thread. Good work!

From Eli Katzman
Posted September 1, 2008 at 10:42 AM
seems like fun. It was pretty funny, when you were going over the hard-core coasters that you rode in the 2nd or 3rd paragraph, and then- Thomas the tank engine. Heh-heh.

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