Six flags Magic Mountain Queue Time February
Six Flags Magic Mountain:
How long are queues on a Saturday in February at Six Flags Magic Mountain?
My husband and I are spending two days in Santa Monica on our way to New Zealand from the UK, and he has bought tickets for Six Flags Magic Mountain. We are visiting on Saturday 15 February, as the park is obviously only open at weekends at the mo. Can anyone give me any idea what the queues will be like at this time of the year? Also are there any single rider queues, as it will only be myself riding? Thanks.
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We'll be there in February as well, and have gone in "off-months" in the past. What we have found is that while the park is not overly crowded, the lines can be extremely long because most of the coasters are not being run anywhere near peak capacity. You're also limited by the operating hours of the park, which are reduced during the off-months. It's been a few months since we've been, but I don't recall any single rider entrances (very few Six Flags attractions even have them).
The last time we were at Magic Mountain, we were there from when the park opened (10 AM) until it closed (6 PM), and managed to get on 10 rides. Riddler, which was single-training, took almost 90 minutes to ride, and X2, also single-training, took nearly an hour even though we went straight there after rope drop. The only coasters that had more than one train were Scream! and Tatsu. Even Goliath, which has a nearly 3-minute circuit time, was single-training. If I were actually paying for admission to Magic Mountain, I would never go during the off-season (I have a SF season pass that gets me into all of their parks---and free parking this year).
It's Six Flags, lower your expectations...Hey, that should be their slogan.
From AJ Hummel
Posted January 24, 2013 at 12:55 PM
I typically visit on Sundays during the off season, when most rides run one train but the longest wait is about 3-4 trains so it's not a big deal. On Saturday, I'd expect up to 45 minutes for the headliner attractions, possibly longer if the rides are running one train, and 20-30 minutes for most of the other attractions. Additionally, the weekend you are visiting is a holiday weekend so the park will probably be more crowded than usual. I would definitely budget for a Flash Pass (regular or gold), but wait until you arrive to buy one in case crowds are low.
As for single rider lines, SFMM started adding them last year. I believe they currently have them on Green Lantern, Lex Luthor, Revolution, Riddler's Revenge, and Viper (not certain about this one). Unfortunately, signage isn't the greatest for most of them and they aren't always open. Lex Luthor has a sign that tells you if the single rider line is open or not, but the other attractions do not. For all of them, go up the exit and follow the posted signs as best you can, and ask an employee if you get lost. I am almost certain that Riddler's Revenge and Lex Luthor are the only headliner attractions with one, but there may be one or two other lesser attractions with one.
Interesting. SF Great Adventure only has one single rider line..for Green Lantern, the stand-up...and it's most often not open..
do not wast your money at sex flags you may not make it to NZ
Went yesterday (2-3-13)started in the back of the park and rode all the coasters in the back in under 3 hours. Went up front at 1:30 and found X2 with only a 15 minute wait. Viper and Superman were closed all day. Only coaster not running two trains were Scream and the GCI coaster. Have fun.
I will be there Monday. They are actually open until 8. I am hoping lines will be short.
It was an absolute nightmare! The lines were ridiculous. 90 minute waits for flat rides. The same day we rode everything at Universal Hollywood including the one hour tram tour in 4 hours! The customer service was typical Six Flags. They ran out of food at various restraunts. I asked for a refund on parking sice we were unable to ride anything and it still has not gone through. Cedar Point and Knotts Berry Farm are far much better and in my opinion the best thrill parks. Had I not gotten in on a media pass I would be demanding my money back.
Takes a lot of chutzpah and cojones to ask for a parking refund just because you got on nothing. There's an old expression (even older than me)..You pays yer money, you takes yer chances. And you got into the park free. So kwitcherbeefin'.
I hope we'll hear from the original poster on how she made out..it was this past weekend she was due to be there.
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