Earlier in the week we took a much needed day off to head up to Magic Mountain for one of their not busy at all days, and we had an amazing time of course.
I think the longest wait we had was about 30 minutes, we'll get into that down below.
Of course, we also took a look at the "progress" of CraZanity.
Written by Gregg Condon
First thing, they are installing shade at the metal detector lines, something that is LONG overdue. Small changes like this may not bring in new guests or look good to the bottom line, but they help guests not get too much sun.
Let's take a look at the Boardwalk updates
A new "hit the poop into the toilet game".
I'll repeat: hit ... the ... poop ... into ... the ... toilet ... game.
Are you S**tting me? What is this obsession with poop all of a sudden? Is it a generational thing?
For some reason CraZanity STILL isn't vertical, whereas other parks with much bigger projects are getting ready to debut them. Isn't SFMM the flagship park in the chain? There's no reason this ride should not be open yet.
On the positive side, Tidal Wave is getting some fresh paint.
The roof of the bumper cars looks great
Speaking of poop, allow me to rant here for a second. No, not about paint or about how much I simply don't like Tatsu (don't @ me).
It's about the operations on this ride. After 13 years they still can't seem to figure it out. EVERY OTHER RIDE we rode on Wednesday was a walk-on, with only 1 train operations (or in the case of Twisted Colossus, 2 trains). The ops were on their game, doing their job.
But for some reason, this ride seems to have the most lackadaisical ride ops, there is no sense of urgency, no desire to try and get trains out in an orderly fashion. Just don't get it. There have been enough complaints about the ops on this ride over the years that management should be well aware of the issues. It's simply unacceptable for one of the flagship rides at the park (whether I like it or not). =)
It had been awhile since we'd checked out the merch in the store ... and we found this.
And this, and a few other designs of this that were REALLY nice. It's nice to see the park not making every piece of merchandise "flashy" or "extreme" and something that people can just wear outside of the park.
And the prices aren't bad on these either.
Lastly, another one of those projects that's probably not going to bring in any new guests, but is much appreciated. It's nice to see Lightning Falls get some TLC this offseason.
Alright, that's gonna wrap it up for today, we hope you enjoyed.
Be sure to get out to the park during the week before Memorial Day, you'll have the park pretty much to yourself. Ops for the most part are great, and I have to give a shout out to the new burgers by Justice League. The BBQ one was fantastic!!
Over the weekend we headed up to Six Flags Magic Mountain to take a spin on the newest VR offering, Drop of Doom.
We also of course had to check on CraZanity and everything else going on at the park.
Written by Gregg Condon
It was a beautiful day at the park
We love the new Member Priority Entrance!! We usually get to the park before the park opens, but on days that we don't it's nice to know we can still have a short line.
No more VR on Revolution!! Let's hope it stays this way. Fast dispatches on this classic ride are the way to go!!
Jet Stream was testing, and a look at the development going on behind the park.
The building for the first drop looks brand new!!
Retail and houses going up behind the park (and people to complain about the noise for the park that's been there 46 years we're guessing).
Let's take a look at the Boardwalk
Love that they are leaving the classic look of the Scrambler
Welding of the new floor for the Bumper Cars
A peek through the cracks
Tractors and stuff
The games area is looking awesome!!
The main reason for our visit was to check out DC Super Heroes Drop of Doom VR
While we'd be the first to admit we aren't fans of VR on theme park rides (in our opinion coasters and theme parks ARE the escape from the everyday world) we will admit that the VR is a much better fit on Lex Luthor than on Revolution.
B-Roll of DC Super Heroes Drop of Doom VR
Lastly, they are painting some of the slides in Hurricane Harbor, just a few months until Summer officially kicks off!!
Happy Hump Day everybody!!
Today we have a quick update from Six Flags Magic Mountain. We were at the park for a bit this past Sunday, the park wasn't busy at all and we were able to get some CraZanity pics.
We also did year some news about the opening, but we aren't sure if we're able to share it yet. We'll try and find out and edit this post if we can.
Written by Gregg Condon
Well, the first thing we noticed is that work has begun on the parking lot. This isn't the "slurry" that the park has done a few times over the years, but is all new asphalt. Guessing this is in preparation for the Solar Panels that are coming to both Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
Most of our morning was spent just riding stuff like Full Throttle, Goliath and Twisted Colossus (with zero waits on any of them)
And Batman of course
Work is continuing in the new Boardwalk area
A lot of brightness, a welcome change!!
Ground clearing is almost done for CraZanity
Would imagine the ride pad will be poured any day now
A look back at the fresh new paint
Soon ... very soon
Tidal Wave is still closed, and is reportedly going to get some new (much needed) paint
More CraZanity ... we've also heard that the rest of the trees here will remain which is great
The Bumper Cars are also getting a full re-build as well as a new fleet of cars
From the Magic Mountain Twitter (picture from SFMM)
SPECIAL DELIVERY! Sneak peek of our new bumper cars #thrillcapitaloftheworld
It's going to be like an all new ride!!
Jet Stream is also closed and is receiving a pretty nice refurb
You can see all of the work done on the first drop building
Lastly, all rides are now available for all levels of the Flash Pass!!
That'll wrap it up. We hope you enjoyed our look at the goings on at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Considering the last time we did a "Magic Mountain Update" other than Media events was last May we figured it was way past time to head up to the park and see what's going on.
So here we go!!
Written by Gregg Condon
In celebration of being open 365 days in 2018, the park got a new sign.
Lots of ground clearing going on all around the park. In the front for what is probably more office buildings, in the back for Newhall Ranch.
How long until people start complaining about noise from the park?
Please Neal, keep it this way!!
Hey Viper!!! (had a really great ride on it today)
It was a gorgeous day at the park
Let's take a look at CraZanity progress
Honestly not a lot to report, but there is one tiny piece of Metro track back there
Should start seeing some progress soon
Lots and lots of walls
A peek through the wall
Goliath seemed to be having some issues, train was stuck at the top of the hill all day
One last shot before heading out
We had a really great morning at the park, not busy at all.
Be sure to take advantage of the operating days during this time of year, during the week you should pretty much have the park to yourself.