This is probably something the locals can answer, but when does Magic Mountain get less crowded? Does anyone know specifically when the schools start back up over there? As much as I like MM, I absolutely LOATHE being there when it's crowded. It makes the experience just unbearable so an opportune time to go is desired. Usually I would go the week before summer in May but this year, we were waiting for the Green Lantern to open. I'm looking at the hours schedule now and starting the week of the 22nd, the park closes at 6. Is that when school starts or can I expect sooner and possibly go on a 8 PM closing day? Traditionally, I would just go some time in September because that'd be the sure time to go on a weekday to not see crowds but they're closed for pretty much the entire month.
If the 22nd is the week to go to avoid the crowds than that's fine but it'd be cooler to go a bit sooner than. And a FlashPass is out of the question. There's no way my friends can afford that :-/