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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.
Up on the block this time is Six Flags Magic Mountain's Fright Fest up in the Santa Clarita area...
Ok...so I hate to kinda admit this, but this will actually be my FIRST trip to a theme park during the Halloween season (Everytime I've ever had the chance to go to one of these events my health always seemed to fail me as I was growing up...)....so with that in mind, here's my question for you seasoned halloween theme park attendies:
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....:)
Went on Friday, and didn't arrive at the park untill a little after 2 pm...
I was afraid this was going to be an issue in regards to crowds....but once we got past the gate we headed strait for Tatsu and only waited about 25-30 minutes to get on (The sign outside warned of an hour wait to board...realized quickly that was a major bold face lie).
Anyway...the day pretty much went on in the same fashion, with the mild exception being Green Lantern's First Flight...which took almost an hour to board (I let this one go though on account that its still pretty new and its boarding capacity per hour is pretty small in number). With the park's hours extended untill midnight that day, and our arrival to the park being around 2 pm...here's what we mannaged to accomplish in terms of rides:
-Green Lantern's First Flight
-Colossus (Backwards...the other track continued to run in its normal foward setting, but we never went back to ride it....)
-Batman the Ride (Terror Track re-vamp in place at this point of the night)
-Apocalypse (With Terror Track revamp in place)
-X2: Area 19 (Also revamped for the holiday)
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...
All in all though, it was a pretty good night. There were plenty of frights, and the Scare Zones were enough to make me majorly nervous to walk by in the low lights and fog...
Thanks guys for the advice...it really did help out! :)
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