HMMM.....what can I say?!
X2 is AMAZING! I lost my voice from screaming so much!
If you thought X was great
You have NO IDEA what X2 has in store.
Pictures and Video don't make up for it.
Not only do we get Night ime ERT, but we're also getting snacks and I'm reporting to you at the NEW Cybercafe!
Who EVER said $50.00 dollars was way overpriced, please, cry yourself to sleep, because this is an experience that NO ONE should miss!
X2 ROCKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I cannot believe the red carpet that has been rolled out for us tonight here at sfmm. The unexpected night time ert was a big surprise and x2 does not disappoint! I will have some photos and a trip report soon! A huge thank you to Six Flags Magic Mountain and all of the employees that stayed late for all of us! Again a huge thank you!
I am so glad I came to this......I'm writing this from the Cyber Cafe in Magic Mountain right now, enjoying the amazing hospitality of the park, as well as coffee and donuts. Just got off of five awesome rides on X2.
Had a nice trip up here, got here about 10:40 and got into the park, and made my way over to the camping area.....and that was when everyone gathered around for the announcement Jay Thomas surprised us all with: they were taking us up for nighttime ERT on X2! I was definitely surprised and extremely happy.
I will hold off on a very detailed report on the ride for now, but let me sum it up in one word: WOW. I didn't think they could make my favorite coaster better, but they did and it fully exceeded all of my expectations. The ride really seemed smoother to me; I rode back row outside and although it was turbulent, it was not "rough" to me at all. At one time I never would have ridden rows beyond 1-4, but now I can say that I would ride any seat on the ride and that not having preferred seating is not an issue to me in the least. (And after riding it tonight, I actually will agree with Tim Burkhart's comments from a while back in that the rides I had seemed at least as smooth as Scream).
Not only is the ride great, but the effects (fire, fog and mist) are impressive and work great, the audio is extremely well done, even the queue is put together better, and the crew seems full of energy and ready to tackle what are sure to be huge crowds when this opens to the public.
I wil post more tomorrow.....but I did want to say thanks to Jay, Neal and Tim at SFMM for putting on another world class event, one I am very glad I came to!
Here's a few photos and a short video from tonight's campout!
So far it's been an amazing experience. Magic Mountain suprised everyone with 90 minutes of night ERT on X2 then donuts and coffee at the Cyber Cafe to make SURE we are all wired so no one gets ANY sleep at all tonight!
The ride at night was amazing. All the effects were working for us - The Fire, The Fog, The colored lights, The Audio, etc, etc.
As an overall ride package, it's fantastic! Absolutely exeeded my expectations.
Onto some pics of tonights event....
Jay Thomas, Park President announces to the group that we are going to ride X2 - TONIGHT!
Here we go, heading from the picnic pavillion over to X2.
John is looking just a little bit INSANE about riding X2!
Jay excited, Tim, get some sleep man! =)
It's all smiles as we are about to be the first public rides to experience X2 at night!
Did we mention that it was cold? =)
Don't worry, Six Flags Magic Mountain has some ideas on how to heat things up! (Yes, that is a train emerging from the fireball!)
I'm ready for my inside back row "Smooth as Scream" ride!
Doesn't it look like the ride is actually on fire?!?!?
Raven turn...AT NIGHT!!!!
X2 is awesome baby!
Time to go post to Theme Park Review about our night.
Don't you wish YOU had some of these awesome donuts too?
THANK YOU to Jay, Tim, Neal, the X2 crew and everyone else for an awesome night...and we still have tomorrow yet to go!!!
And some VIDEO of X2 at night including the awesome fire effects!
After a great night of ERT, coffee, donuts, and internet it was time to get some sleep. Some threw sleeping bags on the tables.
Others camped out under a roller coaster back drop.
"Is it even worth trying to get sleep?"
William is proud of his tent!
Good night everybody!
In the morning everyone awakes to this awesome view!
Dramamine for breakfast? C'mon man, we've got a real spread waiting for us!
Cold and a bit damp, the campers head over to Mooseburger Lodge
A table full of TPR members!
Now it's time to head back to X. It's always fun to be in the park before it opens.
Neal says "Are you guys ready to ride X2 AGAIN?"
What are we waiting for? Let's go!
All the new queue monitors have been installed.
Time for a little more X2 ERT!
As an all day bonus to the campers, your wristband got you "All Day Flashpass" on X2. (NOTE - From the sounds of it they will be testing out how the queue operates and may be adding the ride to the Thrill Pass in the near future, and then if they are able to, eventually add it to Flash Pass.)
And now for a LOT of X2 photos!
Going up the lift hill!
Turnaround Madness Part Deux!
First drop did you say?
Geez, I really do LOVE that turn around!
Oooh, how pretty!
Uh, oh...you know what comes next....
Just in case you forgot what the first drop looked like in the past 10 seconds.
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