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!!
This past weekend we headed out to Six Flags Magic Mountain to take a look at the progress on Project 2019 (which will be announced in just over 2 weeks), Fright Fest Prep (which begins next month if you can believe it) and of course a few rides on CraZanity.
Let's head into the park!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Like most of our recent updates, you can have your update in picture or video form.
Ops on CraZanity have improved TREMENDOUSLY since opening, averaging just a few minutes between dispatching.
And the ride is of course amazing. And seems to be VERY popular. Hopefully this is a good sign for more flat rides in the future.
They've also added some fences around the landscaping to keep people out. I'd imagine more plants will be added here once the summer months are over.
Let's head over into the soon to be extinct, Cyclone Bay.
The park has begun teasing the 2019 attraction, lots of things here definitely support some of the rumors going around about the ride.
Apocalypse is down for the count, a lot of track has been removed already.
The last time you rode this ride as Apocalypse was the last time you rode this ride as Apocalypse. =)
Bye Cyclone Bay, wish we could say you'll be missed but ...
Lots of prep work being done for the new attraction and development behind the park.
The park is already promoting Fright Fest
The facade for Sewer of Souls is looking amazing. Can't wait to see inside.
The past few re-themes of this maze have been merely cosmetic, that does not seem to be the case this time.
Keep out ... for now.
And lastly, a new air conditioner was installed on the Orient, err, Helpful Honda Express. It's a Big'un.
Alright everybody, that's gonna wrap it up. We hope you enjoyed.
Be sure to check back tomorrow as we'll have the full announcements from Canada's Wonderland and their 2019 attraction.
Hello there Park Journey Readers!! Today was finally the day, it was time to get CraZy, and InZane, and enjoy the AweZome new ride at Zix FlagZ Magic Mountain. (sorry, I've been up since 245am)
Let's check it out!!
Written by Gregg Condon
(click any picture below to see a larger version)
The best thing about having to get to Six Flags Magic Mountain at 4am ... well, despite the lack of people and the possibility of seeing a Raccoon is to ride an amazing new ride. And even better, getting to see the awesome lighting package.
Let's start off with our Reverse POV on the ride!!
You can see the ride and the lighting package from well outside the park
Ever wanted to know how we do Media Days? Cats out of the bag. We use both hands. =)
The result, our off-ride video below with the amazing lighting package!!
Seriously cannot wait to see the lighting package on this during Fright Fest and Holiday In The Park
The lights underneath were a nice surprise as well.
Some more pics of the ride in action
Ride sign, safety first!!
Really liked this blue!!
Typically during media days there's so much going on we don't really get a chance to get a lot of pictures. That was not the case today. So I decided to play with the camera settings a bit. Something about CraZanity made me want to use some of the more vivid settings.
You can see some of the results below.
You'd think doing black and white pictures wouldn't do the ride justice. But they still do.
Some more bizarre camera settings because why not
As the sun came out the ride really popped. Again, something about this ride made me want to use different settings than what you get with a normal lens. Hope you agree.
It still looks great with no filters though. =)
A LOT of Confetti!!
A Plethora of Confetti (Confett-eye?)
So how is the ride? This was my first of the giant pendulum's. I think the biggest I'd ridden up to this point is the one at King's Dominion (haven't ridden Wonder Woman at SFDK yet). And I totally loved it.
The sign of a good ride? No matter how many times you ride it you still get that little twinge of nervousness. And as you can see in our reverse POV, I was still a bit nervous, until it got going. And that was probably my 4th or 5th ride.
And as soon as the park opened, and they opened the ride, there was a line. The GP was ready to ride and I anticipate the ride being VERY popular.
This is definitely not an "in between" ride, or something to "take a break" on between extreme coasters. This is as extreme as any other ride in the park, but so much fun. It will be a must ride on every visit to the park for sure!!
But wait ... there's more!!! Also took a chance to check out Project 2019 Construction since there was nobody at the park. And they are doing a LOT of work. Even since our last update last week.
It looks like Gold Rusher got a new sponsor
And because why not, a few more camera experiment pictures in an empty Metropolis.
Alright all, that's a wrap on our media day coverage. We hope you enjoyed!!
Now get out there and ride and be sure to share your thoughts on the ride!!! We'd love to know what you think.