My friend and I went to Magic Mountain Monday since the weekend revelers would be too sleepy or hungover from having a great weekend. We got there 10:30am due to my late start. My plan was to ride X first, but we couldn’t figure out where the entrance was. We ended up getting on Viper first. As we waited, we asked the park attendant. He instructed us to go over the bridge. Viper was a quick start to the day.
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.