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Six Flags Magic Mountain Trip Report For 7 Sep 2014

By on 09/08/2014

It’s been several weeks since I’ve done a general trip report for Six Flags Magic Mountain. Surprisingly, there really isn’t that much new to report on during that time. That’s not to say there hasn’t been a lot going on, as there has been, especially with Colossus, but that’s all been covered in dedicated posts. This photo trip report is from Sunday, September 7, 2014.

The first thing you see as you walk towards the entrance are the new banners promoting the 2015 season passes and the most anticipated change for 2015, Twisted Colossus::

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All of the ticket and season pass prices are up from last year, ranging from a $2 increase on a single day admission and regular season pass to a $5 increase on the Gold season pass:

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As I was waiting in line to go through security, behind several people who all had large bags that needed to be inspected, I couldn’t help but notice that the Express Lane signs that used to swing down from the very last two security lanes were gone:

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I know they occasionally open the large gate in the middle of the security entrance for an impromptu express lane for people without bags, but they weren’t doing that today, so I had to wait. Why isn’t there always an express lane for those of us without bags? It’s very frustrating.

Once inside, there are Fright Fest decorations starting to go up around the park. This is part of the Zombie Xing scare zone in front of Bugs Bunny World:

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The annual Hallelujah Jubilee, which features Christian bands performing in the Golden Bear Theatre, will be held this Saturday, September 13th, with performances by Red and Tenth Avenue North:

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Something I was very surprised to see was work on the Swashbuckler, with a new blue paint job:

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All of the arms are now yellow and look like they’re ready to go back on. Maybe it’s just me, but the blue and yellow combo is very Superman-esque. I can’t help but wonder if the theme is changing:

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Lots of Fright Fest spider webs as you get off the Orient Express at the top of Samurai Summit:

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The entrance to the Willoughby’s mansion has been installed and is ready to go:

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What was known as the Black Widow maze last year is coming back as a new maze that will tie into the Willoughby’s theme up on top of Samurai Summit:

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For an overview of all the Fright Fest changes coming this year, be sure to read my report from the 2014 Fright Fest preview that was held a few weeks ago.

More Fright Fest prep work as part of The Wastelands scare zone:

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The entrance to The Aftermath maze is also being prepared:

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There has been some progress made on the Colossus transformation into Twisted Colossus, but I covered all that in my Twisted Colossus Construction Update #1 yesterday:

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That’s it for this update. Short and sweet. If you like what you see here, be sure to use the social media buttons below to share with your friends. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram.

7 Comments

  1. z400man

    09/08/2014 at 2:12 pm

  2. josh.f

    09/08/2014 at 2:14 pm

    Fire!!!

  3. Steve-O

    09/08/2014 at 5:15 pm

    Are there any express lanes left? Do the Discover card or the annual pass have their own lines?

  4. Scott C.

    09/08/2014 at 6:08 pm

    The express lanes Kurt is talking about are for security. There still are gold pass and discover card lines at the gate.

  5. Eric

    09/10/2014 at 11:24 pm

    It’s nice that the old Magic Pagoda building and Eagles Flight station are still there to use as Fright Fest mazes, but at the same time, it seems like there’s a lot of space wasted up there that could go toward a couple of new attractions and/or restaurants.

    Over the years, I’ve never really explored much of Fright Fest as I’m not too into Halloween so much. I have done Knott’s and Universal (Florida), so it’s time to give Six Flags a go.

  6. Larry Kalpakoff

    09/11/2014 at 11:31 am

    First off, thanks for the great site. This is one of my regular reads and its always great.

    You seem to have great suggestions for the park that are just ignored all the time. Have they ever actually used one of your suggestions? Or do they always seem to do the opposite?

    Express lanes and drinking fountains come to mind but there have been others. They never respond or implement them so that leaves me wondering. I know they must read this site. Do you think they are that out of touch with their guests? Or just disagree with you?

    If I were a PR person for Six Flags I would love to respond to some to your suggestions.

    • The Coaster Guy

      09/11/2014 at 11:48 am

      Thanks, Larry. The park does read my site, and they have taken action on some suggestions. However, there’s a big difference between replacing a ripped up flag on a flagpole and installing all new drinking fountains. I just find it disappointing that we don’t see some of the more expensive fixes done over time. Thanks for reading and commenting! 🙂

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