Hey everyone, It's update time!!! This time the update comes from Six Flags Magic Mountain for West Coast Bash!!!
*** After reading, please leave comments below on what you liked & how I can improve on writing trip reports! Thanks in advance!!!***
After getting around 4 hours of sleep the night before, we left the house at 4am to begin our 2 hour 45 minute adventure to Six Flags Magic Mountain! We were unsure on how the traffic threw L.A. would be so we made sure we had plenty of extra time. We arrived at the park around 6:30am and saw this beautiful sight!
After a quick trip to McD's for breakfast burritos, we headed back to Magic Mountain!
At about 7:40 we jumped on the tram and headed to the front gate. We quickly got our packet of goodies that included a wrist band, a lanyard, and a lunch ticket! While we waited around for the gate to open, Kyle and I jammed out to some old school Britney, N'Sync, and B*Witched! It was a nice change to the normal top 40 songs that always play at my park. At about 8:20 Robb did a quick briefing and we were told that instead of Scream ERT we would get Riddler's Revenge ERT! Already a step in the right direction! The gates opened a few minutes early for ERT and we were off to our first ride!
After being on the first train of the day on Goliath, Kyle and I decided to take a walk down to Green Lantern!
After waiting about 15 minutes for GL, we took a walk over to Batman to get our credit! I must say i really liked the themeing on this ride. Much better then the one at great adventure! =]
After a front row ride on batman then a rapid fire back row ride, we took quick ride on Colossus. Once again Colossus was another walk on! I really don't see why everyone thinks it needs the Iron Horse treatment. While it may not be the smoothest ride in the world, it deff wasn't bad. After our ride we then met up with Nick (Odene497), James (Coastercrazyjames), and Jason (Rollin_n_coastin)! We all met up and decided to ride Riddles! Now i've been waiting to ride Riddles since 2003 and this is one of the rides i was most looking forward to riding! Don't get me wrong I loved the ride, I was just expecting more. Next up...
I thought the ride was AMAZING! So much better then the other flyer i've been on (S:UF at SFGAdv). One thing I noticed though was that it was pretty rattley for a B&M but no biggie! Kyle, James, I rode together while Nick, Jason, Scott & Chris waited for another row. Lucky for us as soon as we got off the ride broke down! Sad times for Nick, Jason, Scott & Chris though for being stuck for like 15 minutes! While they were stuck we walked over to X2. I've been waiting forever to get on this ride and now all that was stopping me was a 1 hour 45 minute line! While in line, I got some great shots of Viper!
After waiting for almost 2 hours for X2, which was well worth it! The three of us decided to go to lunch! On the way to lunch, we passed by Road Runner Express but said we'll just ride it lunch. Lunch was pretty good, just the normal all you can eat Hot Dogs and Hamburgers. After we finished eating, we decided to ride Road Runner Express with the rest of the credit whores!
So we got on, strapped in, and off we went... As the train came back into the station the ride op asked if we wanted to go again so we said yes! The train moved about 5 inches then broke! I guess the ride couldn't handle all of us a second time! =]
After that we decided to ride Orient Express up the hill to Ninja!
Then back down the other side to...
Ever since I was trained on one of these last season, I really admire the people that work so hard to run them. This ride compared to others is extremely difficult to operate. Some rides its just checking the restraints, pushing a button and your gone! Sky coaster you have to make sure your suited properly, hooked up correctly, make sure everything is facing the way it's supposed to be and then you have to catch them! Watching these rides operate makes me proud to be a site controller! Anyways moving on...
After Sky Coaster we went over to Apocalypse, but it was down. After that we made our way over to Scream!
After Scream, We decided to chill on the hill under Tatsu and have a photo shoot!
As it was starting to get close to dinner time, we decided to head over to Revolution for a quick spin then it was time to eat! James ended up going to eat with everyone else who bought the dinner, but Kyle and I decided to get food at Mooseburger Lodge! Kyle ended up getting the sampler platter while I ended up getting buffalo wings, and the bacon cheeseburger! The meal was amazing and thanks to my employee discount, I saved $17 alone! By the time we finished eating it was already dark out. Kyle and I headed over to Apocalypse and got some night time action!
With night ERT starting in 30 minutes, we decided it would be a good idea to go buy some gifts and other assorted items for friends back home! On the way, we ended up finding this!
Anyone know more about it?
Anyways...I ended up buying around 12 shot glasses (popular item of the season i guess) and a X2 therms. Kyle got a hoodie and a snow globe! After that it was off to X2 ERT!
While riding we ended up bumping into Nick and Jason!
After this we ended up meeting RC and another TPR member! We caught a few more rides on Tatsu, Revolution, Viper, & X2 before calling it a night!
Thanks so much to everyone that helped make this event possible! I had an amazing day!!!***NEXT UPDATE!- KNOTTS BERRY FARM- WEST COAST BASH EDITION!!!***
Thanks for reading!