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To Magic Mountain, or not Magic Mountain?

Disneyland: How far and is the trip worth it to go from Disneyland to Magic Mountain?

From Hollis Burks
Posted July 6, 2010 at 2:50 PM
How far is Six Flags Magic Mountain from Disney. We are going to be staying at Paradise Pier sept 25th thru 30th. We have the Six Flags Season Pass and wondered if it would be worth the trip?


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From David L.
Posted July 6, 2010 at 3:48 PM
on I-5 it should take you about an hour and 15 minutes plus traffic. IS it worth it? probably. I haven't been but considering the ride selection and possibly clean with good workers, i'd go.

From Nick Markham
Posted July 6, 2010 at 4:02 PM
If you have the season pass, definitely. We drove from Knott's to Six Flags, just five minutes from Disney, and had a blast at SFMM. If possible, get Gold Flash Passes, they will help you enjoy the experience even more!

From M. Ryan Traylor
Posted July 6, 2010 at 4:53 PM
Again, I'm going to agree with Nick. Since you have the passes, you should make the drive. And if you have a parking pass even better. Traffic is going to be bad from Anaheim to Downtown LA. From there, it should be a smooth trip all the way to Valencia. (everyone is driving the other way)

Google Maps says 1:10 to make the drive, but up to 2:20 in traffic. So be prepared for a long drive. It wouldn't suprise me to leave Anaheim area at 8AM and be at SFMM around 10AM.

From AJ Hummel
Posted July 6, 2010 at 9:48 PM
If you are a roller coaster person, you must go to Six Flags Magic Mountain. It has the best variety of coasters out of anywhere I've been (which includes Cedar Point), and is also probably the best park in California outside of Disneyland. However, if you visit on a weekend without a Flash Pass you will not be able to get on everything in one day. Weekdays are good days to go, but you will need to leave the Disneyland area by 9 in order to stand a chance at getting to SFMM by opening (I'd recommend leaving at 8:30 to be safe). If you are not someone who will ride any and all roller coasters, however, SFMM is not the park for you.

From rick stevens
Posted July 7, 2010 at 12:08 AM
I have to agree with everyone so far. Since you have the passes, go for it. Plan on a long drive there and a long drive back.

From Brian Afdahl
Posted July 8, 2010 at 3:25 PM
Okay this is my area here. I live in Anaheim and drive to valencia everyday. Mon to Friday 2 hour drive if you leave before 830am. Between 830 and 10 it can be cut to hour to hour n half. 10 to 12 hour and half. If you go sat or sun 1 hour if that at 65 mph. I can make it in 50 mins with no traffic.

From Deidre Dennis
Posted July 8, 2010 at 6:36 PM
The couple times we went to SFMM the drive was short. Went on a Tuesday both times, from the disneyland hotel it only took us about 45 minutes. Got to the park @ opening.
Maybe we were lucky.

Anyway, if you are in the area, you don't want to miss this park. Definitely worth the drive.

From M. Ryan Traylor
Posted July 9, 2010 at 2:41 PM
I will allow yourself 2 hours. You never know what is going to happen on the LA Freeways. If there any sort of accident, you could get screwed.

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