1. Do we need to worry about flash passes or will October 8th (being a Monday and the only day they are open while we are in LA) not be a busy time for them?
2. What order should we visit the rides? I have read other threads and they have all given slightly different orders, however all those people asking where going during the summer months.
3. Any other info to know for first time Six Flags Magic Mountain goers?
I don't think a flashpass is necessary unless the park is really busy, like on a Saturday. We used a platimum pass in 2011 and it cost around $300 for the four of us for the day. It did allow us to walk onto any ride at any time and ride twice, but it was a lot of cash.
In 2012 we found we didnt need the flash pass. Crowds were not too bad although there was a huge wait one day for Tatsu as they were only running one train....BOOO!
Regardless, as soon as you get entry you should head left to X2. It has the longest queue lines and you might want to run! Expect to wait about 90 mins if the park is busy.