Happy Thanksgiving Eve everybody, and welcome to our first Six Flags Magic Mountain update since, checks calendar, February. Wow.
This is definitely the longest we've ever gone between updates from the park, but we've got a great one for you today. We've now experienced Holiday In The Park Drive-Thru experience twice, and we absolutely love it.
Below are some pics from Saturday and last night, and a video drive-through from Saturday. We also did a live-stream last night which was a lot of fun, even if Mariah Carey stole all of our ad revenue.
Let's get to the fun!
Written by Gregg Condon
Hi X2 ... hope we get to ride you soon!
The entrance to the park, we aren't going in this way.
Remember, you must have a reservation to drive through the park!
You start off going through the employee entrance.
Video from our experience on Saturday. I think it's time for a new GoPro, ours is 6 years old and it shows. But still, hope you enjoy! We enjoyed putting this together.
Hello old friend. I would say the chances of this being set up in the "Bus Parking" section of the Underground are very high once the park reopens.
Let's head in for some holiday fun!
You start off in Rockin' Universe!
And them move through the Boardwalk. CraZanity was running, and I really did want to jump out for a ride!
Merry Lane looking as festive as ever!
A few things in The Underground, and some cool cars!
All of the performers were great, distanced and wearing masks!
These LED lights need to stay on the Ninja supports! Who's with me!?!?
Always loved this area of the park during the holidays
Some new characters on the hill heading towards Viper
Chances that these penguins are from Astroworld and have been sitting in storage for 16 years? =)
You really do drive through the entire park (except Samurai Summit)
Hi Sylvester!!! We miss you!!!
Our favorite Mrs. Claus. Hope her and her sister Lurane, Lorraine are doing well. =)
Likewise, hope these LED lights on Goliath remain.
Somebody had some fun as Lex Luthor is indeed Jewish (it's canon, we checked)
SANTA! I know him!!
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Holiday In The Park, and we'll be back for sure. It's a totally stress-free evening of fun. The entire experience takes about 40 minutes and the line to get in has been about 25-40 minutes, which isn't bad at all.
Plus, you get to drive through a theme park. How awesome is that?!?!
Have you experienced the Holiday In The Park Drive-Thru experience? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Happy Friday everybody and welcome to another update from Six Flags Magic Mountain.
It's been a couple of weeks since our last update, but there is now DEFINITELY something going on around Tidal Wave. So let's head in and take a look at what it can be.
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to Six Flags Magic Mountain!
Got a new phone this week so took some pics around the park to break it in a bit. So far I'm very happy with my iPhone 11 Pro. Can't wait to check it out during Haunt Season.
Old Glory flapping in the wind
I rode 3 different Premiere coasters at 2 different parks. Just because I could. =)
Screampunk District is still looking great!
We've got our update in video mode as well!!
Looks like some plumbing work going on in DC Universe
According to this, Tidal Wave will reopen at some point this year. Will it be it's last?
Some trimming has been going on in this area
I had never noticed that dividing wall there, but I don't usually wear my glasses in the park, so it could have always been there. =)
Definitely something going on over here
Some markers, this one is C-8
And just a few feet away, C-9
Does somebody not know what a Telephone is?
Something was torn up near the Metropolis restrooms
These are new, nice that they are there!
Alrighty, that's gonna wrap it up. We'll have an update from Universal Studios Hollywood up sometime tomorrow.
As always, thanks for reading and watching!
Happy Monday Park Journey Readers, we hope you had a fantastic weekend. Of if you're a 49ers fan like me, hope you're doing ok this morning (I am, thanks for asking).
Today we have an update from Six Flags Magic Mountain where we check out the rumored 2021 attraction location. We also finally have our last look at The Underground as the Speed Store is now officially open and the area appears to be completed. Let's head in for some fun!
Written by Gregg Condon
It was a beautiful day at the park.
My normal plan was to come for a couple of hours to take my mind off the game, but as an added bonus, my friend Chris was making his first ever visit to the park. So it was nice to join in with Chris and his friend Blake for a bit and ride some rides!! I will also add, it's always nice to see parks through fresh eyes. We get kind of jaded on our own parks, but it's cool to see them through somebody who's never been.
After a quick ride on Full Throttle and Goliath, I noticed they have a queue now for the Fish & Chips. I'm sure they've been here for awhile, but honestly, with West Coast Racers I don't think I've actually been to this area of the park since November.
The park was delightfully empty.
Last week Screamscape reported a rumor about a possible 2021 attraction replacing Tidal Wave. A Mack Power Splash. But this one would have a loop.
So, we figured we'd look to see if we could find anything.
The rumor of Tidal Wave's demise has been going around for at least a decade, but honestly, given the prime real estate and the fact that it's hardly ever open, it may actually be true this time.
We'll definitely keep an eye out over the next few months. If they do build something here, and it's DC themed, hopefully they'll actually connect DC Universe and Metropolis.
Heading over to The Underground, it looks like the area is finally complete.
The "at Six Flags" is new since media day.
As is the sign for the Pacific Speedway. Looks nice.
Some cool posters that I forgot to take a closer look at as I was leaving.
The Speed Shop wasn't open for us during Media Day, but it was yesterday.
Here's a look at all of our videos of The Underground we've taken over the past few months, including a land overview, the Speed Shop from yesterday and even the Candy Shop from the first day it was open last year.
Some cool looking merchandise.
Not even sure Universal has Fast & Furious merchandise.
Cool looking shirt.
This also wasn't here for Media Day.
Have to admit, the crew was really crushing it. Dispatches were very fast.
Alright, that's gonna wrap it up. This is generally the time of year where our Six Flags Magic Mountain Updates ramp up, but since there is no construction going on this year I honestly can't tell you when our next one will be.
Probably in a month or so unless anything major pops up.
Thanks for reading as always!!
It's finally here!!
Well, on Thursday. West Coast Racers is finally opening to the public and we were invited out today to experience Media Day which including getting to the park super early in order to fill some seats for the "big guys". As well as getting a reverse POV, lots of awesome off-ride footage and many, many pictures.
Let's head right in for some fun!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Good Morning from Six Flags Magic Mountain!!
My day started off with sitting on West Coast Racers for about an hour. Not a bad way to start the day. It was pretty chilly!!
They've added a LOT more themeing since the previews. The garage looks like, well, a garage now!!
After sitting on the ride I decided to get off and get some sunrise footage of the ride, because let's be honest, sunrise coaster rides are awesome and all too rare.
Including a time-lapse of the area and coaster.
Some really cool details, even on the turnstile.
They've done a really great job with the rest of The Underground. The store wasn't open for us today, we'll do a walk-through next time we're at the park.
A walk-through of The Underground and some off-ride footage of the ride.
54" is pretty appropriate for this ride!
Look!! Established 2019!! So there!! =)
They've really done a great job plussing The Underground in the past few weeks.
Even the Go Kart loading area looks great!
I spliced together two pics for this one, because I think it looks cool.
The ride is incredibly photogenic
We also got some awesome Reverse POV, POV video and Drone Footage!! We love the way this turned out. Shout out to Gabe from Theme Park Duo for riding with me.
And of course, we now have an official POV of the ride!!
They've also added some Fabrication and Paint department videos
More photos of the ride in motion
The Mr Six Bus belongs here!!
A few more pics of the ride in action
So what did I think of the ride? Well, if anything I love it more than I did when we did this review during the previews!!
West Coast Racers officially opens this Thursday (January 9th). We won't be there opening day, but if you will be, tag us in your pics and we'll retweet them!!
Last weekend we were invited out to experience Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain. We also got a preview of "Taste of Holiday in the Park" which begins December 14th.
And of course, we took some time to get a West Coast Racers update now that the ride is testing.
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to a damp Holiday in the Park!
The park was not busy due to the weather which meant we got to say hi to our friend Bugs!!
We first headed back to see if West Coast Racers was tesing
The rest of the area is starting to come together a bit, still hoping for some more shade.
The new Coaster Candy store had just opened the day of our visit, and looks great.
Holiday in the Park
Prior to setting out to see the lights, we got a preview of Taste of Holiday in the Park
Everything was REALLY good, we can't wait to head back and try more.
Some of the HITP merchandise
Be sure to buy a bear, and they'll give one to a local charity. We love this.
SANTA!! I know him!!
The popular S'mores stations are back.
Boo, no spider. =)
Lots of awesome characters all around the park
The big globes of Merry Lane are back!
The front of the park looked great with the ground wet from the rain
Love this picture
Holiday In The Park continues through January 5th, you can find more information about the event here.