This weeks Magic Mountain update brings a unique look at Full Throttle. The track is some of the most interesting we’ve seen from any coaster at any park. Also, we’ll take a look at the Season Pass Exclusive Ride Time (ERT) that the park will be holding on select weekends weekends, the return of the Dole Whip, a quick look at the new park maps and of course a general park update.
The new Full Throttle theme song performed by Australian band Airborne has been released. Take a listen.
As you walk towards the construction site, you can see that the top-hat and loop tracks have now merged into one.
Season Pass ERT (Exclusive Ride Time) Mornings
In something new this year, the park is offering ERT mornings for season passholders. These events begin 30 minutes prior to the park opening and will be for one ride. They’ve had events for Riddlers Revenge in early March and Goliath this past weekend. In addition to getting to ride one of these coasters with no lines, it also get’s you into the park before the general public. This allows you to get on the most popular ride (X2) right when the park opens. And if you have a Gold pass, you’ll still get into the rest of the park 10 minutes early. Non Gold Passholders have to remain at the ERT ride until 10:30.
This past weekend, after walking on Goliath with absolutely no wait, I tried to see how many attractions I could ride in the shortest amount of time. Remember, on most of my visits to the park I’ll ride 1 attraction if it’s not too busy. On some visits I just ride the Sky Tower and Orient Express.
I also happened to run into Neil Thurman, Director of Operations at the park and he told me they are planning on having more of these ERT events leading up to Memorial Day. Make sure you are following the parks Twitter and Facebook pages, our Twitter feed and of course the In The Parks and MiceChat Group Facebook pages. We will be keeping you up to date on these events and if interest is high, maybe we’ll even do a meet (let us know if you are interested in the comments below).
Around the Park
The popular Dole Whips are back, now at Food Etc. just outside Goliath. They currently only have the Pineapple and Mango flavors, but the employee working the counter said they will eventually have other flavors as well.
Full Throttle area is as follows:
24 – Full Throttle – World’s Tallest and fastest looping coaster. Triple launch coaster takes riders up and over a “Top Hat” that traces the outside of the world-record loop. (54″)
36 – Full Throttle Games
43 – Full Throttle Nights – Music, videos, lasers and special effects lighting will immerse you in a sensory overload in this brand new area.
75 – Got Ur Back – Apparel and Gifts
64 – High Octane Wings – Enjoy boneless and bone-in wings, featuring our secret Full Throttle Sauce, Traditional BBQ, Buffalo and Teriyaki sauces available as well.
65 – Loaded Dogs – Home of the biggest hot dogs in the park. Featuring our must-try Full Throttle Dog as well as Chili-Cheese Dog, Western Dog, LA Dog and our hand-dipped Corn Dogs.
Some rides and stores are still opening late, even on a Saturday during Spring Break. While opening some food locations at the back of the park later is certainly not an issue, having ALL of them open late is.
The former Ben and Jerry’s location near Colossus is still empty but it looks like it has had some work done. Hopefully it will be a food location again very soon.
There are some geese in the park. I didn’t see any goslings (Ryan or otherwise). Be sure to give these animals their space in the parks. We love seeing them and would hate if they found somewhere else to migrate to every year.
Hurricane Harbor is getting ready for its season which will begin in May.
Some new merchandise. Wonder if they’ll give these away at Full Throttle Media day.
But seriously, we like to kid the park for the whole “YOLO” thing on Full Throttle’s teaser video, but it’s all in fun. We can’t wait to see the new ride in action very soon.
That wraps it up for this week. We’ll hopefully have another update for you soon, as Full Throttle vertical construction should be wrapping up in the next few weeks.