Today while out and about getting my race stuff for the LA Marathon on Sunday I figured I'd make a quick stop at Six Flags Magic Mountain to see what's going. Especially since our last update from the park was ... checks calendar ... Holiday in the Park? That can't be right? But alas, it is.
Lots to get to, let's head in!!
Written by Gregg Condon
It was a beautiful day at the park. Cool and sunny.
This is new since our last visit (although we know, not necessarily new).
I asked if I could get my front of the line for my Diamond Membership here, but nope, can only get it at the Flash Pass office.
Of course, this was probably a 20-30 minute wait. So I passed. I have yet to use this benefit of my pass. They have to come up with a better way to get people their free front of the line passes (and premiere parking for that matter).
Really wanted to ride Rev today, but it was down when I passed by.
Roaring Rapids is closed for refurbishment so the path ends here. You have to go up through Samurai Summit or all the way around to get to Jet Stream and Dive Devil.
Part of the reason we haven't been to the park since November, other than being insanely busy, is that there really isn't much going on with West Coast Racers.
We did hear that they started (finally) pouring footers yesterday.
With other parks located in far worse weather locations opening their rides in the next few weeks or a month, there really is no excuse for this. Sure they are redoing a lot, but they knew that going in.
We have a great relationship with SFMM, but we've always told it like it is. It's simply baffling that the park can't seem to get rides open for the start of summer season. It wasn't always this way either. It's just been the last few rides.
That said, we really are looking forward to West Coast Racers and I know the ride and surrounding area will be amazing when it's done.
A couple of zoomed in shots, sorry, didn't have the good camera today so cell phone zoom is all ya get.
The re-track of Apocalypse is continuing as well. Hoping that the ride is back to it's opening year glory!!
It is quite a big construction area. We aren't sure how many Star Wars Lands fit in here though. =)
Down below, the walls end just after the preview center. It's nice that they've kept it open, even if it's just so us nerds can get pics through the windows.
Lots of work going on all over the site
And also near Cyclone 500 (which I've totally never done).
Diggin' the holes!!!
And lastly, Jet Stream is also getting a refurb right now.
Alright, that's gonna wrap it up!! We have no idea when we'll be back at the park, I'd imagine once West Coast Racers is semi-vertical they may do some kind of tour in the near future.
As far as when the ride will open, right now, your guess is as good as ours. But it will definitely be summer, not spring.
Hope you enjoyed the update!!
Today we've got a surprise update (even for us)!!
Six Flags Great America sent us some amazing pics and video of Maxx Force construction. The ride is looking great!! Check out the pics and video below.
* All Pictures and Video courtesy of Six Flags Great America
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 was the kick-off of Fright Fest 2018 at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
With 3 new mazes, 2 new scare zones and of course, a brand new ride to show off, the event was simply amazing.
One of the new mazes was definitely one of our favorites of the year so far. Let's head into the Mountain.
Written by Gregg Condon
We've been showing off our videos all week on social media, so instead let's look at some pictures first. We decided to put them in glorious slideshow mode to make it easier to view. =)
This right here is probably one of our most favorite videos we've ever posted on the site. And with over 100 Halloween Videos and 100 POV videos, that's saying A LOT!!
We'll be getting more scare zone action on repeat trips to Fright Fest, but they are always amazing here.
Reds Revenge was amazing, best it's ever been!!
The all new Condemned had twists and turns galore!!
And last but certainly not least, Sewer of Souls was fantastic!!
Easily going to win the "Best year to year maze upgrade" award. (It's legit, we promise)
And if that wasn't enough, we'll leave you with an all new West Coast Racers update.
Alright all, that's going to wrap it up for our first Fright Fest visit of 2018, it won't be our last!!!
A couple of weeks back, Renee and Andrew headed to Texas for a fun weekend, which meant stops at both Six Flags Fiesta Texas and ZDT's.
Obviously, one of the highlights of the trip was the all new RMC Coaster, Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster.
Written by Renée Girard and Andrew Cunningham
Ready for a Six Flags day!
Rope dropped it over to Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster.
First train of the day on Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman is so fun! Too bad lines will be long the rest of the day, otherwise I would definitely love to ride again.
I need a drink after this. And some Tylenol.
Another great RMC coaster, Iron Rattler. A little on the short side but super fun!
These sound amazing on a hot day in Texas... if this place was actually open.
Pickle on the rocks, anyone?
Going for a ride on Goliath!
Hasta La Vista, Fiesta Texas ! On to the next Texas Adventure!
Not too far from San Antonio, we stopped in Seguin, TX at ZDT Amusement Park for their unique Switchback coaster.