This past Saturday night the online community along with some of those "other" types of news outlets were invited out to Six Flags Magic Mountain for a tour of Holiday In The Park.
And when we say "Tour" we don't just mean lights and stuff, but a full on culinary overload of so much good food and fun.
It was a great night hanging out with our friends from other sites because nothing brings people together like lots and lots and lots of unlimited food and hot chocolate. =)
Written by Gregg Condon
Awesome Pictures by Matt Nelson
Not so good pictures and video by Gregg Condon
Before we get started on Holiday In The Park stuff, why don't we take a quick look at Revolution. These are definitely the "Before" pictures. But they are hard at work in the station and things seem to be progressing very quickly.
One of these updates we'll do a before/after just to show the amount of trees and other brush that has been cleared. Because it's A LOT.
One bit of Twisted Colossus news, the new shed looks to be done over the transfer track. Not sure if no front of back is going to help though with El Nino coming. ;)
So one of the biggest things for Holiday In The Park ... the food. And there is PLENTY of it. From great meals to desserts to amazing Hot Chocolate. Below, our food rankings from the plethora of food we tried on Saturday night.
And trust us, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Be sure to check out the food pics below, but again, not all of it by any means.
At this point you all should be hungry and making your plans to get out to Holiday In The Park. But that's not even the half of it. Let's take a look around at the amazing holiday lights!!
Let's start off in Winter Wonderland which stretches from Viper to Roaring Rapids.
While the themes this year are the same as last year, there are many more lights this year, I think they said about 30,000 more.
It's just amazing how different the park looks from Fright Fest to Holiday In The Park. It's absolutely beautiful.
Really don't think it would be a bad thing if they kept it this theme all year. It looks spectacular.
Next, let's move over to Rockin' Universe!!
Be sure to check out video of one of the fun shows, there are a few of them.
More amazing pics from Matt
Look at all the Holiday fun!!
We tried to capture the snowmen from the Snowmen glasses, but you should get them when you go. They are really cool.
Lastly, snowy nights, even more fun with Ricky Rocks and friends!!!
We ended our night with a ride on Revolution (kind of) with our friend Sean from California Coaster Kings.
We hope you enjoyed this update from Holiday In The Park. Be sure to head up to the park this month to check out all the great fun, it's definitely a can't miss event.
Holiday In The Park runs on select days until January 3, 2016. You can see all of the details of the event including hours and ticket prices here.
We'll be back at some point this season, we'll be sure to post some updates from our return trip.
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Today we have a quick update from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and a look at the all new Joker that's now under construction thanks to a couple of great friends of the site.
Stephen was at the park Thanksgiving Weekend and Andrew was there this past weekend, so we're playing a bit of catch-up but we know you'll enjoy the updates nonetheless. .
Thanks for the pics and we hope you all enjoy!!! - Gregg
From Thanksgiving weekend. You can see all the great progress on Joker.
As is par for the RMC conversions, much of the old structure is now gone.
Working on the new first drop
Supports for the station turn around ... scroll down to see how different it looks this week. =)
Let's move on to this past weekend and we can see there's definitely been some progress made in the past week.
It's a rainy Chanukah day today at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
A lot of work is happening on the Joker. The drop out of the station is up!
All this track was added in just the past week.
Farewell to Roar sign is still up in the old queue.
Everything is a walk on today. Gotta love the off season!
Old Roar meets new Joker.
Lots of progress happening on the lift hill! Some new wood and steel beams in place.
One of the parking shuttles is now themed to Joker. The other one is themed to Superman: Ultimate Flight
More Joker updates, with the top of the lift hill peaking over the park and the bottom of the first drop
Thanks again to Stephen and Andrew for two great weeks of updates!!! We really appreciate it.