Best Day for Fright Fest 2011 up in SFMM?Six Flags Magic Mountain: When's the best time to go this weekend?
From Steph RamosHey everyone!
Posted October 26, 2011 at 7:41 AM
Now that Halloween is around the corner, a couple of my friends and myself decided on a sort of spur-of-the-moment trip to a theme park to take in the Halloween festivities.
In the case of Fright Fest up in Six Flags Magic Mountain...when's the best time to go? Keep in mind, this weekend is the last weekend Fright Fest is in full action at the park...so what day would be best? Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?
I'm looking for small crowds on rides, don't care much about the line wait for the haunted mazes, since we'll only probably do two or so...we're in it for the revamped ride senarios most of all....:)
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From Mike GallagherSteph, can you go Monday? The moderator on another board I frequent is a regular at MM, and he feels Monday (Halloween itself) will have virtually no crowds/waits, with even X2 being 15-20 minutes tops. It is a school day, after all. I can only speak from my own experience. Although I've never been to SFMM, the weekend immediately preceding Halloween has been a mob scene on both the Saturday and Sunday whenever I've gone to the Eastern parks. Friday's usually a little better, but "my" parks are only open Friday NIGHT. I don't know if that's the case with MM. Whatever you do, have a blast!
Posted October 26, 2011 at 7:58 AM
From Steph RamosAww....wish I could do Halloween Monday...it would make the holiday all the more awesome...but I actually have class in the afternoon and can't afford to miss....:(
Posted October 26, 2011 at 8:46 PM
Hmm...as for the SF parks here on the west coast...they're open all day Friday through Sunday....halloween night seems to be closed at the park unfortunantly....
Well...taking into consideration your advice...Friday seems to be the best bet for my friends and myself (I don't go to school on Fridays so this will be no problem for me....). Thanks a lot for the advice! <3
From AJ HummelJust wanted to let you know that if you go again next year, try to go on the first (or second) Sunday of the event. That is when I went, and while there were lines during the day (not too long, but majors mostly in the 20-30 minute range), at night none of the rides were longer than a three train wait (except Batman, which was running only one train, and Tatsu because it is in the middle of a scare zone). Even X2 took less than ten minutes in line, while it was a 45 minute wait earlier in the day. The mazes, however, were surprisingly crowded. I didn't do any of them since they cost extra, but they looked to be about a 30 minute wait each.
Posted October 26, 2011 at 9:14 PM
From Mike GallagherI didn't mention that "my" parks are not open Monday at all. And since Halloween is my favorite day of the year, that disappoints me :(
Posted October 27, 2011 at 4:11 AM
From Steph RamosWell here's an Update for you guys:
Posted October 30, 2011 at 2:21 AM
Went on Friday, and didn't arrive at the park untill a little after 2 pm...
And that was our night...in all honesty I think we accomplished a pretty good set of rides considering our usual numbers during the summer season. We probably could've done more too, since we left about an hour before the park was scheduled to close officially, but by 9:30 we were all pretty burned out from running around that we just decided to call it a night after X2. The only rides I kind of regretted not trying that night was the Terror Track version of Riddler's Revenge, the Terror Track version of Tatsu, and the new version of Superman Escape from Krypton. I probably would've added Deja Vu to that list too had it not been recently closed for good...but that's a whole other story...
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