Today we headed up to Six Flags Magic Mountain for our first "park" update in a few months. Between vacations, Fright Fest and everything else it's been kind of hard to get up for a daytime visit. Plus with Apocalypse closed it was kind of getting repetitive since we couldn't see more of the ride.
But not today!! Not only was the back area open, but more of the area is starting to take shape. We have a LOT to get to today, so let's get to it!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Early entry FTW!!
Hey Tatsu, we see you hiding back there.
DE-NIED!! Well, hope you enjoyed the update!!!
Actually, the area was closed while Apocalypse was still testing. We had to come back later.
Sling Shot is open as well
Ready to head Underground?
Video update and pics continuing below
The station is really starting to take shape
It's gonna be awesome to see trains flying overhead in all directions
And lots of them!
Twisty stuff all over the place
More of the station
The rest of the area is, well, not done. Crossing our fingers they don't leave it like this.
There were supposed to be a lot more planters than two.
Launch and electrical stuff.
Some were expecting testing to start tomorrow, don't see that happening, but it should happen very soon.
Twin Charged Tacos is open!!
Street Tacos and Sopes.
Would have greatly preferred more Coke Freestyle.
But it looks quite nice inside.
The restrooms are also open, very nice but no pics inside. Because that's just creepy.
An overhead view from Samurai Summit.
This is as far as you can get for now.
Holiday in the Park
The park is preparing for Holiday In The Park, which begins in (checks calendar), 13 days? Didn't Fright Fest JUST end?
Merch already available in the stores.
Including, Christmas Poop Hats? I mean, what did you eat!?!?!
The globes are back in Metropolis.
Lots of lights strung up for Rockin' Universe.
Around The Park
A few random odd's and end's from around the rest of the park.
Revolution is currently running 1 train. The other train is on the transfer track. Not sure if it's getting pulled off or if it's coming back soon.
Some Fright Fest props are still waiting to get put away for the winter.
Superman (and Lex Luthor) are currently closed.
More Fright Fest stuff lingering. They should do a "dark Christmas" theme in this area. =)
Alrighty, that's going to wrap it up. We'll obviously be keeping our eyes on West Coast Racers over the next couple of weeks for testing and an opening date. As soon as we know, you will too!!
Today we continue our look at Holiday Events for 2018 at Holiday In The Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Just a few short weeks after the fogs and screams of Fright Fest we are greeted with snow and lights as far as the eye can see. This years event has two new area's and lots of great food to try when their Taste of the Holidays food festival begins on December 15th. We will definitely be back for that!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to Holiday In The Park!!
Our first stop was to the Metro Park Pub to check out some of the food coming for Taste of the Holidays!!
First up was this turkey wrap thing, which I loved!
Who doesn't like some ribs?
Both the Slider and Cherry Pie Nachos were fantastic
After stuffing our faces for a bit, we headed out to the all new area in the park, Merry Lane. (Don't worry, more food pics are below)
We absolutely LOVED this new area, some great photo ops and snow!!
We've already pitched the idea that they should bring these back for Fright Fest next year, but have them be Jack O' Lanterns.
You can even go inside some of the bulbs!!
Don't miss our Holiday In The Park Video!!
It's nice to see them using the lighting on Justice League to fit the area.
We also headed over to one of our favorites, Rockin' Universe.
This was seriously the only pic we took, but we have lots of video of the area above.
Another one of our favorite area's. So different, and that's amazing.
Giant walking Candy Cane!!
Santa's Cottage has moved from up near Tatsu to down by Bugs Bunny World. A much better location.
The next two pics show how a photo is made!! Lol.
Send a letter to Santa!!
Mrs. Claus will make sure all of your letters get delivered on time.
Full Throttle Nights are back!!
The front of the park always looks spectacular for the holidays
Here's our Construction Update!! =)
Always one of our favorite area's of the park
Oh, we promised you some more food pics didn't we!!
Root Beer Cake!!!
Some kind of pudding thing with a cookie thing on the bottom
It was yummy
More of the great food coming to Taste of the Holidays including a Guinness Sloppy Joe and a Prosciutto Mac and Cheese!!
Rice Pudding and Elote!!
Last and most definitely not least, we wanted to share this little guy.
When you go to the park make sure to buy one of these for only $12.99. For each one purchased the park will donate one to CHiPS for Kids!!
When you purchase one, be sure to share to your social media and tag us!! Everybody who shares a pic with their Furry Friend will get something from IAAPA!!
We hope you enjoyed our look at Holiday in the Park and are making plans to visit. We will most definitely be back!!
Last weekend we were invited out to Six Flags Magic Mountain for another amazing hear of Holiday In the Park.
Kind of weird to think that just a few years ago there were practically no decorations at this park and it has turned into such a holiday classic event.
Written by Gregg Condon
The lights are about to come on!!
Let there be light!!
While waiting for it to get a bit darker outside, we suggest checking out Kwerkmas!!
It's a really fun show!!
And when you get out, it's totally dark and the lights are amazing!!
This year they have a Fire + Ice Pub at Metro Park with a lot of really amazing food including Lobster Mac and Cheese which was AMAZING!!
DC Universe is as always a lot of fun
Amazing lights everywhere
Great photo op at the front of the park
As you can see it was a bit crowded. But holiday fun was being had by all.
Be sure to check out Holiday in the Park 2017. It's a hoot!!!
Recently we had the opportunity to check out the Christmas spectacular at Six Flags Great Adventure, “Holiday In the Park” . After premiering just a few short years ago, this event has quickly become a not to miss holiday event and easily our favorite Christmas event in the North East.
We'll also have a quick look at Justice League: Battle for Metropolis
Written by Chris Con
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Since this special time of year is all about spending time with your loved ones and families, we traveled with our preschooler and kindergartener. While we love Six Flags collections of world class roller coasters and rides, this event is so family friendly that we had a wonderful time just enjoying the different holiday attractions.
Walking into the park your are greeted by an incredible Christmas tree that magically comes alive every 30 minutes with dancing lights and festive music.. This is not to be missed.
Your little ones can meet Santa (they do a great photo op here too which is much better than most mall Santa set ups), send a letter to the North Pole, listen to the spectacular live singers, and even roast s’mores at one of the many numerous fire pits. If all Great Adventure offered was this and the spectacular light displays, it would be a top notch event, but as a special Christmas gift for all of us, you also have a collection of top notch coasters to ride between all the merriment.
It should be noted as well that the Joker does run during this event..
We also got a look at Justice League construction. Looks to be about as far along as Magic Mountain's. But since this park is going to be closed for a few months this is likely the last look we'll get until it opens in Spring.
Thanks for reading, we hope you all enjoyed our look at Holiday In The Park at Six Flags Great Adventure. Thanks again to the park for having us out to check out the event. We can't wait for next season!!
Over the weekend we got to check out the first night of the amazing Holiday In The Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
In just it's third year this event has easily turned into one of our favorite events of the year. Even if you don't care for the rides at Magic Mountain, experiencing the Holiday atmosphere in the park is worth the price of admission alone.
Pictures by Matthew Nelson and Gregg Condon
Written by Gregg Condon
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Let's start off with a few daytime pictures because the park looks incredibly festive by day and night.
On The New Revolution for the Holiday Season is "Santa's Wild Sleigh Ride". We got a chance to experience the ride and we all really did enjoy it.
I hadn't personally ridden the VR Version of Revolution since Media Day earlier this year and while I'm still not a fan of VR on coasters and it's impact to capacity I have to say I did enjoy this more than the regular Revolution VR. And that pretty much was the consensus among everybody I talked to. So be sure you check it out.
Also new this year is a new show in the Gearworks Theatre - Kwerkmas.
It's a fun cirque type show with great acrobatics, dancers and a magician. We've put together a slideshow below to give you an idea of what the show is like.
So one of the things that really put Holiday In The Park on the Map when it started two years ago was the food. This was definitely a departure from the normal "Burger and Fries" that Magic Mountain had been known for.
The first year they started kind of traditional, with a ham feast, tamales and other traditional type holiday foods. Which was awesome. And yes, for those of us who live in Southern California, tamales are most definitely traditional holiday food.
But last year they started "experimenting" with a few different things. Some things were removed and in it's place came the Holiday Turkey Dog (Turkey dog with stuffing, cranberry sauce, mayo) which from it's description you wouldn't think would work. But it DOES.
Other favorites from last year included the Mac n Cheese Burger, Chocolate Covered Caramel Pretzel, Funnel Cakes and more. And all of your favorites are back with a few new treats to enjoy.
And as we did last year, we'll be sharing our top 5 lists so you can be sure to know what to try when you visit.
Aftermath of our first food stop of the night. Sorry, we ate too fast to get pictures. Plus we were having such a good time just enjoying the company.
Towards the end of the night they had a nice reception set up for us near Katie's Kettle. SFMM sure does spoil us.
Lots of amazing treats.
We actually remembered to get a before pic ... kind of. ;)
Top 5 food picks
We had such an amazing time at Holiday In The Park. It truly is one of our favorite events each and every year, not just holiday events, but in general. The lights are fantastic, the atmosphere is phenomenal, everybody is just out to have a great time, it's stress free, no drama. Oh, and the food is amazing.
Thanks again to Magic Mountain for the amazing night, we can't wait to get back and experience more of Holiday In The Park. And we WILL be back.