Hadn't planned on going to SFMM last weekend, but we were in the area for other errands so I figured I'd run in to do a quick SFMM update.
And by quick, I was in the park for 33 minutes. A new record. But that doesn't mean there isn't lots to show you for both Twisted Colossus and Fright Fest, which opened last Saturday.
The biggest change from the outside this week is that the entire first drop is gone. You can also see some new "supports" under the lift hill.
So weird to see no first drop
Inside the park, more track has been added to the pre-lift and a couple of extra surprise twists and hills.
You can't see it very well, but there are quite a few little pops over here. Somebody sent The Coaster Guy some pics of it, looks awesome.
Nothing really going on inside the station that we can see
Saturday was also the first night for Fright Fest, and from what we've heard the event was really great this year. We'll have our full Fright Fest review next week.
Demon's Door scare zone
Fright Feast is a great deal and Michael Turco puts on a great show.
Even at about 1:00pm, the lines to get Wristbands was long
Our advice, purchase your maze wristband online, the line was MUCH shorter.
Because there are a few new maze locations this year, this is definitely needed.
The gate to Red's Revenge, Vault 666 and Toyz of Terror 3D is closed until Fright Fest actually begins.
Harvest Fest is back in Bugs Bunny World
Witch Hazel is in Wonderful Pistachios Park
It's amazing to me how many people don't heed this warning. I even saw a little girl who could have been no more than 5 at Halloween Horror Nights on Saturday.
If you'd like to avoid the long Maze Pass line at the front, there are a few other locations in the park where you can get them, including Six Flags Kids.
Zombie bus that people were actually opening the door to and going in.
See, this is why we can't have nice things.
Total Darkness is back, looks like the entrance is in the same place. Our advice, get here early. Apparently this was the longest line on opening night. Also, we hear that the pen lights aren't being used this year which makes it even darker.
Still the best scar zone
Willoughby's Garden of Darkness is where Bite and Black Widow used to be
They've actually got some great Fright Fest merchandise available this year.
Heading up to Samurai Summit we noticed some markings, looks like they are for some much needed pavement repair. Nice to see some more off-season work taking place other than "here's this new ride".
Ooooh ... Ahhhh ...
That's going to wrap it up for this week's Magic Mountain update, we'll be back at the park on Friday for Fright Fest media night so we'll have our full review of the event this weekend.
If you've been following Park Journey since we started you'll know that Fright Fest last year was our first update ever, so it's kind of a special thing to see where we started and where we are now.
In addition we'll have a small Universal Studios and Halloween Horror nights update tomorrow, and this Thursday we'll be at The Queen Mary Dark Harbor so we'll be bringing you a lot from that event later in the week.
Have a great week everybody, happy haunting.