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Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
December 18, 2010
From journal America the place to be
london, United Kingdom
July 2, 2006
From journal Six Flags Magic Mountain
by E. B.
August 15, 2005
Scream was next after another brief wait. We waited about 40 minutes for Batman the Ride, and then waited an hour for Riddler’s Revenge. The lines are done differently now. A park attendant directs you to a lane. There are eight lanes. Previously, there was a long line for the front seat. Now you can’t choose your own lane. You must go where the attendant says. Unfortunately, the girl working that day didn’t seat people efficiently. If there is an odd-numbered party, she left the seat empty. Many park attendants do this. All the rides should have a single-rider line like Déjà Vu. When are they going to smarten up? My friend and I asked to fill the two empty seats since we were a party of two that didn’t mind being split up. The girl shrugged and said okay. At least we jumped ahead one car by taking some initiative.
After that, we went on Tidal Wave. A tip to those wanting to get soaked: you need to be at full capacity with the heaviest members in the front. Our half-filled car had the heaviest members in the back. The kids in the front were very disappointed, but unless they let the heavy adults sit up front, they’ll never get splashed the way they want. It’s physics. My friend and I scurried across the bridge before another Tidal Wave car came through. We watched as people screamed, getting completely splashed on the bridge.
We went on Goldrusher for nostalgia’s sake. Ahh… the first roller coaster. It was actually fun. Arrowhead Splashdown was next. The same rules of physics apply. The people who packed the cars were totally soaked. Some boys tried to ride solo, but the park attendant nixed that. There’s a minimum of two riders unless only few people are waiting. My friend and I rode by ourselves, shrieking at the dirty water inside the car. We were splashed a bit, but more so by the water already in the car!
Our last ride was Revolution. I was getting really tired, but we decided that we’d ride this for nostalgia. My friend’s ears were boxed by the shoulder harness. I had no trouble on this ride, but got my ears banged up on Riddler’s Revenge. I guess it depends on your height.
We finished the park exhausted. We could do no more. We left at 8:30pm: fifteen rides in 10 hours. We dragged ourselves to Denny’s for dinner, completely spent.
From journal A Day of Fun at Magic Mountain
We waited 1.5 hours to ride X. Only one car was operating. Around noon, they ran two cars. This sped up the line. My friend exclaimed that X was her new favorite ride. I have to say that it’s good. It’s the only dangling roller coaster that I’ve been on that makes you feel like your riding on your head for a moment. When we left, we found that the wait was three times as long as when we first got there. Make sure you get on this ride early, because it closes early. It closed at 9pm that day.
We skipped Déjà Vu to go to Psyclone instead. We saw a single rider sign for Déjà Vu, but we couldn’t figure out where it was. As we waited for Psyclone, we noticed that Déjà Vu stopped moving. People were stuck upside down in the ride even as we got in our car. The wooden roller coaster knocked us about. My back and neck hurt, and my friend hit her knee on the metal brace. I don’t like rides that don’t hold you firmly. Too much space between your body and the supports means that you will be hitting the supports as you are flung around by the ride. I don’t recommend this ride for people with bad backs. It’s a long ride, though, for the reasonably short wait.
As we exited Psyclone, the stuck riders were just getting off Déjà Vu. They were hanging upside down for 15 straight minutes. We worried that might happen to us. We waited to talk to an employee. A line of people were giving their names to him. They were the riders stuck on Déjà Vu. They received a Fast Lane pass for X for their trouble. They also got another uninterrupted ride on Déjà Vu immediately after the ride started back up. We asked the employee about the single-rider line, and he directed us to it. We were on the ride within 20 minutes. I waited for my friend at the exit since I got on first.
Superman was next, only a 30-minute wait. Good thing, since it’s a two-second ride. Ninja was nearby, so we rode on that after a 20-minute wait. Colossus was close to our food destination, so we rode that before eating. Beware of this ride if you have a bad back. We made our pit stop at Food Etc to rest our feet and get some energy back.
New York, New York
November 15, 2004
From journal Rolling Around Los Angeles for 36 Hours
August 8, 2004
After that, we moved on to The Riddler’s Revenge. It was a very long line. We waited 1½ hours for that ride. I had forgotten that the back lines are shorter than the front lines for this ride. When the lines split into two, seek out the section that says "Lanes 5-8." Avoid the "Lanes 1-4" line! People want to ride in the front, so Magic Mountain developed line 1 to be longest. Each successive line is progressively shorter. Look for lane 8 for the shortest wait. A horrible techno song repeats. Don’t torture yourself longer than needed!
Batman the Ride was next. This line moved faster, 45 minutes. Magic Mountain should offer the single-rider line like Disney. Several seats were empty because groups didn’t end up evenly in the cars. If there were single riders, then you could fill in the empty seats and allow for faster wait times for those willing to sit separately.
After that was Scream. We had never been on this rollercoaster, so we were glad to see that it was running, and the lines were quick. We waited 45 minutes. It lasts longer than other rides, and your feet dangle like in Déjà Vu. It’s extremely fast. The wind rushed into my eyes, making them water. My friend proclaimed that his new favorite was Scream. I still favored Goliath, which was next.
My friend didn’t want to wait, but we were almost upstairs. Once upstairs, the wait was shorter. We waited slightly less than an hour for Goliath. I love the 255-feet drop. I suspect my friend had a panic attack after seeing the drop, but he managed to finish the ride. Afterward, he was exhausted and couldn’t go on. Although I had energy to ride more roller coasters, I didn’t want to leave my friend sitting on a park bench. I decided to finish with X since I hadn’t experienced it yet. It was closed, although it had been running earlier in the day. Superman the Escape was also closed. We left around 7 pm after getting there at 1 pm. We managed five rides in 6 hours. Hours were 10 am – 10 pm.
July 2, 2004
From journal Southern California Fun in the Sun!
From journal California--It's All Here