Happy Monday and welcome to our first Six Flags Magic Mountain update of 2016.
We headed up to the park this past Saturday to get our first rides of 2016 in and of course to bring you the latest on The New Revolution. It was a very light day in the park as you'll see below.
Also, don't forget our second event at Six Flags Magic Mountain "Mountain Madness 2.0 - Revolution's Revenge" will be held on Sunday June 5 with ERT on The New Revolution and much more. We got our pricing last week and we are VERY happy with what we've got for you all for such a low price. Look for tickets to be on sale within the next week or so. We'll of course let you all know when. In the meantime, be sure to click our event info in the link and RSVP. It's going to be an amazing day.
Written by Gregg Condon
One of the main reasons we headed up to the park was to process our 2016 Season Passes. This is the kind of line you want to see!!
Because the park has been open daily (other than 2 days for rain) there is still a lot of Holiday In The Park stuff up. This will probably be gone by next week.
The photo op is still looking great
The loop ... hopefully they'll trim down these trees so we can get a clear view of the loop when the leaves come back in the spring. Yes, leaves fall off trees in California for the winter. ;)
It's going to be so awesome to take these turns with no pain again.
The walls at the entry have been decorated. 48 million rides, wow, that's awesome.
RD only has about a million of those. =)
Even though it was kind of chilly (in the 50's, so we won't say cold in respect to the rest of you who live in REALLY cold weather) they were working on Saturday.
Pardon the zoom, only had the iPhone last week.
If you eat at the park the Season Pass Gold Dining Pass is a really good deal. Us, we just got our sports bottle.
A better angle, lots of wood replacement going on. It's nice to see them keeping the ride as close to original as possible.
Moving around to the other side, lots of stuff has been torn out.
Now that the trees are thinning out a bit we can start to see more of the work they are doing. Most of the old exit path that leads back towards the front of the park is gone.
A wider shot ...
And then lastly, from the Tatsu exit, you can see a lot of the layout. No paint yet and it's really not the best weather to be painting right now anyway.
Moving on past Revolution towards Apocalypse. Took our first rides since Fright Fest and you can definitely tell they are working on the ride.
While it's not quite where the ride was when it opened it's definitely rideable.
You can see just how much wood is being replaced. There are also 2 trains on the ride, or there was last weekend.
The old Dolphin/Action/Aftermath area is being removed for ???
A couple of random park notes, there is a new grill outside of the Waterfront area. It's a REALLY nice set-up. Need to have them come out and do this at our house. =)
A new queue has been set up at Johnny Rockets which will hopefully help some of the traffic issues with people standing in the middle of the walkway. Hopefully these are coming to all eateries.
Looks like a new sign for Panda Express is coming?
Gearworks Theater is now promoting Season Passes.
In honor of the upcoming Legacy of Arrow Documentary we made Viper our first coaster of 2016. Actually had a pretty decent ride on it.
Be sure to check out the info for their world premiere on January 23.
The park was so dead even Tatsu was a walk-on.
Apparently I made some people shake their heads when I indicated on Instagram that I'm not really a fan of Tatsu. It's not just one thing, I just don't care for it. But I ride everything at least once a year, so that was my ride for the year. =)
Best ride EVER!!
Even though the park was pretty empty I expected there to be a line for Twisted Colossus.
The Zeppelin has been replaced, which is great that they are maintaining the ride queue.
And this was the line. The only time I'd seen a shorter line was during ERT of the first Mountain Madness back in October.
Hopefully it will be slow next weekend too as we have JoAnna coming out from IL to ride Twisted Colossus for the first time.
Alright, that's going to wrap it up for this update, we'll likely have another SFMM update next week as well as Knott's and maybe even Disneyland as apparently they are planning something big over there. =)
Thanks again for all of the amazing support. We haven't thanked you all enough.
The Coaster Guy, Park Journey and Metro Atlanta Coaster Club are pleased to announce our first ever event:
Mountain Madness – Day of Play/Night of Fright
Where: Six Flags Magic Mountain
When: Friday, October 2nd 2015
Time: 8:30am to 1:00am
General Admission: $80
Six Flags Passholder Admission: $70
Click on "Online Tickets" and then "Promo" and enter code "mountainmadness".
An all day and night event including 2 hours of Morning ERT on Twisted Colossus and Scream, Maze Tours, Group Dinner, Gold Fright Fest Wristbands ($35 value), free parking and other surprises throughout the day.
With the exception of Morning ERT, all of the events will be in the late afternoon/evening so even if you can’t make it during the day the Fright Fest event will give you PLENTY of time in the park for some great mazes and “Coasters In The Dark”. This Friday is traditionally a slow Fright Fest day and ride lines are generally no more than 20 minutes.
We will have a backstage tour of Twisted Colossus at 4:30pm. Details below!!!
Morning ERT 8:30am – 10:30am on Twisted Colossus and Scream
Will begin Promptly at 8:30am and will include Exclusive Ride Time on the ALL NEW Twisted Colossus and newly re-done SCREAM.
Note: There will be no breakfast provided, be sure to eat prior to arriving at the park. There are plenty of Starbucks and other eateries in the vicinity. Please note, Six Flags Magic Mountain does not allow outside food/beverages in the park, even for morning ERT.
Parking is only free until 9:00am after which normal parking fees will apply.
Maze Tour 3:00pm:
At 2:50 we will meet in front of the Full Throttle Sports Bar for a tour of Toyz of Terror 3D. We will have one walk through with the "lights on" where they will give us some background on the maze and another with show lighting and with 3D directly after.
Twisted Colossus Tour 4:30pm
After our Toyz of Terror 3D tour we will make our way over to Scream Plaza (or meet there at 4:20) where we will get an approximately 45 minute tour of Twisted Tour which will lead us right up to our dinner.
Includes Lasagna, Burgers, side dishes, unlimited soda and more. This will be a private meal in one of the Magic Mountain picnic area’s.
Fright Fest 7:00pm:
Fright Fest begins at 7:00pm and runs until 1:00am. Your Gold Passes give you unlimited front of the line access to all mazes until the event closes at 1:00am. This does not include Flash Pass to rides.
We will have surprises throughout the day that will be announced as the event gets closer.
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Update: Sept 14 ... All Spots have been filled. Congrats to those who made the cut!!!
Six Flags Magic Mountain is looking for people to film a Fright Fest commercial on Twisted Colossus NEXT THURSDAY (September 17). See below for all the details.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is looking to fill the Twisted Colossus trains while they film the ride for upcoming promotions. If you are available September 17 from 5:30pm – 11pm, age 18 or over (ID required), and are able to ride multiple times, they want you. All riders must be within safety guidelines.
Send a photo of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information (name, age, email address). Their talent supervisor will contact you with confirmation and details. SAG/AFTRA members are not eligible.