Annually, Six Flags Magic Mountain begins their 7-day a week schedule beginning with the Spring Break period (a.k.a. NOW!) and will continue to do so through the Summer. While most other "Weekend Operating Parks" will again close during weekdays after Spring Break has ended, Magic Mountain does not! I highly recommend that you go now before the schools get out for the Summer. This period is used as a "shake down" period for the new summer employees and maintenance crews are increased to handle the now-daily operation of the rides. It's also the perfect time to go before the oppressive heat of Summer becomes unbearable. During this "off-season" period, the park is a virtual ghost town on weekdays (Mon.-Fri.) as Magic Mountain does not advertise that it is now open daily. Most guests, conditioned by it's usual "weekends only" operating schedule think that the park has reverted back to it's usual "weekends only" mode. They couldn't be more incorrect! The park is open from 10:30-6:00 Mondays through Fridays (after Spring Break has ended) but you will absolutely get your money's worth! Especially if you show up with a Burger King $27.50 coupon available at all of the local restaurants! That's half-price! Add to that, the Season Passes start at $54.99! All of the rides are walk-ons and more often than not, you are allowed to ride as many times as your stomach can handle without having to exit. If they do ask you to exit due to someone waiting in the queue for your particular seat, you may just move to another seat on the same train. Coaster junkies, this is your time to shine. It all comes to a crowded halt when Memorial Day Weekend arrives. From then on, the park will remain crowded throughout the Summer. How often does this scenario happen at Disneyland...there are times where a coaster train will remain in the station waiting for the MINIMUM number of riders to arrive! Last year I sat in the station for Goliath almost 10 minutes because 2 more riders (for a total of 8) were needed before the train could be dispatched! I bought my SFMM Season Pass with just this period in mind. Check the operating schedule on their website. You should have about 6 weeks of weekday desolation after Spring Break in the park before the crowds decend again beginning Memorial Day Weekend and they won't let up until late August. The weekends are still busy during this "off-season" period but weekdays are the BEST!!! As a self admitted "coaster junkie", I consider this the best time of the year to get my "fix". While I will still visit Disneyland many times this Summer, I am looking to escape the crowds of DL by going, instead, to SFMM and get my adrenaline rush before being forced to wait an hour or more in the sun just for a ride on "Viper". During the upcoming few weeks, I will be able to ride it a dozen times during that same hour. Not that my stomach could handle that...but I can dream.
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Hate DLR crowds...go to SFMM NOW!!!
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