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Six Flags Magic Mountain Trip Report For 06 Nov 2016

By on 11/06/2016

Maybe it’s just me, but it seemed like Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain went on forever this year! Not that it’s a bad thing, but it seems like that’s all anyone has been talking about for months. Now that it’s over, and Holiday in the Park doesn’t start for a couple of weeks, I figured I’d do a quick park update to see what’s going on during the transition between the two holiday events.

I arrived at the park around 11:30 am on Sunday, November 6th. It seemed pretty quiet. Even through the park had been open for an hour, they were only just starting to park in the second parking lot. There were only a couple of ticket booths open and not many guests out front:


Most of the security lines were open and virtually no wait at any of them:


The lines to get through the main gate were also short and moved quickly, especially if you looked ahead and picked a lane were the employee was using a hand scanner (pro tip):


Even though Fright Fest ended last weekend, there were still some remnants of it to be found throughout the park that haven’t been taken down yet:


I started to get a little nervous after entering the park and noticing that there was a cheer competition being held here today. These typically draw large crowds:


Despite the abundance of cheerleaders and their families around the Golden Bear Theatre, where the competition is held, the rest of the park wasn’t that crowded:


As it was close to lunch, I decided to make my way to Chop Six to try to beat the lunch crowds. I was pleased that there wasn’t one:


As I was eating lunch, I discovered that there was now free guest wi-fi in the park. Yay! All you have to do is put in what carrier you use and your email address:


I was curious as to how good their coverage was, so I started keeping an eye out for signal repeaters. It didn’t take long before I started spotting them everywhere. At least that’s what I assume all these new devices are:


In addition to the midways, I also noticed there appears to be one in almost every ride queue I was in. There are so many, you can almost make a game out of finding them all:


I had really good service while I was in the park today, but like I said earlirer, it was fairly low attendance. I’ve already heard from people who said it’s been spotty on extremely busy days:


The Aftermath 2 Fright Fest maze entrance is still there. I know it’s a permanent maze, but it’ll be interesting to see if they hide the entrance during the off-season like they do with the entrance to the Willoughby’s Mansion maze:


A few Fright Fest light covers still waiting to be removed:


It was interesting to see the entrance to the Screampunk District, as it was a blending of the two holidays. The giant mechanical spider is in the process of being removed, but it’s currently framing Santa’s sleigh, which will be a part of Holiday in the Park:


This entire area will be transformed into the brand new Gleampunk District: A Steampunk Holiday. You can read more about it here. This steampunk sleigh will be a photo op for you:


There are lots of cool new steampunk holiday decorations going in already:


This mechanized snowman looks pretty cool:


There will be a brand new Christmas show inside the Gearworks Theatre called Kwerkmas, while the exterior of the theatre will once again use video projection mapping to show off a new Christmas themed video of the inner workings of the Steampunk Candy and Toy Factory:


Virtually all of the Suicide Squad themeing is now gone and the annual Christmas tree has made its debut in the DC Universe Plaza:


Most of the programmable LED light strands are up in DC Universe, including the arch tunnel. I can’t wait to see what they’ve come up with this year for the musical shows:


I said earlier that most of the Suicide Squad theming is gone. Either this has yet to be removed, or Santa is going to use it as his sleigh in those really hard to reach parts of the world:


Up on the hill between Viper and Roaring Rapids, all of the nightmarish fairy tales have been vanquished and some new creatures are moving in, waiting for the first snowfall of the year:


I wasn’t sure if it was OK to feed this guy or not. I didn’t see any signs saying not to:


Jet Stream appears to be leaking a lot of water again. I’m not sure if this is related to that, but there is a trench that’s been dug under those sheets of plywood, which is pretty much under Jet Stream, and there was a bunch of water just free flowing through it:


I went to get a milkshake at Johnny Rocket’s, but the line was too long. I noticed a new Mobile Order Pick-up Window on the side. You can now pre-order food through their mobile app and pick it up here. Sweet! I tried ordering my milkshake, but it wasn’t one of the options. It looks like it’s only a limited portion of their menu for now, but it’s still a great idea:


I’m really hoping this park starts installing dedicated drink refill lines soon, like some of the other Six Flags parks have already done. That will help cut down some of the long food lines, where people really do just want to order food.

I had to settle for a Dole Whip. It came out a little funky looking, but still tasty:


I know the band and dancers have already been working hard paracticing their new show for Holiday in the Park. It doesn’t look like anything has been done to the stage yet, but I’m sure it’ll look great:


I took a quick spin through the Six Flags Emporium on my way out and noticed they already have a lot of Christmas stuff available for purchase:


All of the Suicide Squad trading pins were half off. Since the Suicide Squad Experience was likely a one-time thing tied to the movie release, and won’t be coming back, I scooped up one of every piece I could. You can’t beat the price and I’m sure it’ll become a collector’s item someday:


I haven’t looped the park in awhile, and it was a bit warm today, so all my energy got zapped. I was lazy and took the air conditioned bus back to my car:


Here’s a short video of this trip report:

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  1. Steve Austin

    11/06/2016 at 11:31 pm

    i was kind of hoping you would do an update on Battle for Metropolis in your trip report.

  2. Scott C.

    11/07/2016 at 8:57 am

    Funny thing happened to me a couple Fridays ago. I was at the barricade, waiting to get in for gold early entry. A guy says to me, “Are you The Coaster Guy?”. I am wearing my ACE T-shirt, so I say, “I am A Coaster Guy. Do you know who THE Coaster Guy is?”. He says, yeah, I have checked out his website. Obviously, he had not looked much at it, given we look nothing alike. So, I said “No, I am not Kurt”, and left it at that.
    Nice to see a trip report. I went every Friday in October. Word obviously got out, as last year, the park was empty until 2-3 or so. This year, not so much.

  3. Ryan

    11/08/2016 at 12:09 pm

    That Dole Whip probably looked the same on the way out!!!

  4. John Doe

    11/09/2016 at 1:23 am

    Do you think it will be crowded on Nov 20th ??? I am trying my best to go on an empty day but every time i go its so damn packed !… Even on Sundays …

    • John Doe

      11/12/2016 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks for getting back to me On that … kurt “NOT”


  5. Eric

    11/09/2016 at 4:29 pm

    Interesting that they want to know which wireless carrier you use. Would that make a difference? Regardless, it’s nice that they’ve set up free wi-fi throughout the park. If it allows users reasonably quick access to websites and such, then it’s even better.

    My sister and I went in mid-October to process our 2017 passes. We got the Dining Pass deal where they upgraded us to the Combo Pass with the free rest-of-2016-and-all-of-2017 drinks. Those cups give us free access to the three Freestyle machines in the park as well. With the cost of food in the park these days, the $80 we spent on the pass should be recouped in about two or three visits with two meals, a snack, and free sodas on each visit.

    • JJJ

      11/15/2016 at 8:33 am

      They might be looking to install microtowers in the park based on the responses to that question

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