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Unread 13 Jan 19, 01:25 AM  
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Best park for rides on west coast?

Opinions please

DS15 does all the big rides, I do most, DH does a few but is happy to people watch.

What to build a new park into our roadtrip (Vegas, Yosemite, SF and LA)

And ideas?
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Unread 13 Jan 19, 01:51 AM  
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Magic Mountain for me - well, I'm not up to date, so don't know if times have changed, but pre-1990 MM was my dream location to go on the coasters they had. I got there in 1990 and again around 2008 maybe. As a teen my mom arranged for them to send me photos of the park and I loved their wooden roller coaster Colossus (sadly no longer there). The park featured in the 1970s movie Rollercoaster which just made me a bigger fan (albeit a very old one ;-) )

It was brilliant - absolutely no lines at all, in fact we did so many rides we were started to feel a bit queasy by mid-afternoon!

It's now Six Flags Magic Mountain but I don't know how well it's kept up with the likes of Universal and Knotts Berry Farm. It's about an hour outside of Los Angeles but I loved it.

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Big rides you want Six flags , Disney doesnt really have many big rides , universal isnt bad but not as big as the Orlando parks .

Nothing in Vegas really bar the roller coaster at NYNY and the 3 rides on top of the stratosphere.
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Six Flags Magic Mountain north of LA for the bigger coasters. There is also Six Flags Discovery Kingdom north of San Francisco but not personally done that one.
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Six flags magic mountain is as big as I have ever ridden. Think Thorpe park with sunshine.

Disney do not do big rides. I researched Universal, but there was nothing big enough to make me want a ticket.
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I have been to Magic mountain a couple of times and will be going again later in the year. While Disney, universal and Knotts are nicer overall theme parks, Sixflags is the place for big coasters, they have the most in the world with 20! 4 are kids coasters with 16 thrill coasters.

The best ones are:

X2 (an insane ride!)
twisted collosus ( my personal fave in the park)
Tatsu - flying coaster like manga at seaworld
Superman: very short but hit 100mpg going backwards then up a 400ft vertical spike! (Twice the height of the big one on blackpool).
Goliath- huge 200ft+ high mega coaster
Full throttle: launched coaster with one of the worlds biggest loops.
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Magic Mountain for me too, been twice and it is huge.
We went during Fright Fest a couple of years ago and was in the park til way past dark, and still didnt get to ride all the big coasters
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Magic Mountain for me too, been twice and it is huge.
We went during Fright Fest a couple of years ago and was in the park til way past dark, and still didnt get to ride all the big coasters
We were there at Easter during school holidays. We went in the park as it opened and within 3 hours had done all of the major coasters once. That was without any fastpass/express pass or whatever it is called.
A great day out!


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Even Mandie got involved!
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