We're talking walk-on's some days
Best time to go
January – February
Shoulder Season
Avoid peak Spring Break (around Easter)
Okay time to go
March – May
Peak Season
Flash Pass will actually save your life
Worst time to go
June – August
Late December

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  1. 4.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Buy a Flash Pass if the lines are too long. The park is large and never feels too crowded.

  2. 3.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Ok – disclosure – I’m 45 – love coasters – took my first trip to Wally World as I grew up knowing it early November 2016 with the family. Pretty much knowing that it might be another 45 years till I get back here – I dropped the cash for the Platinum pass for 3 of us. Even though “not crowded” it was – 30-60+ min lines everywhere.
    It was the best move – We were able to ride ever coaster in 1 day. But trust me – I felt like a tool cutting in line. It was the only way I could ride so many great coasters in such a short amount of time.
    Finished the night off with Twisted Colossus – perfect….

  3. 3.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    How they manage to have 30-90min lines on every ride when the park is so empty is beyond my comprehension, but I guess it sells flash passes. First and last visit.

  4. 5.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Flash Pass is a must on crowded days. No lines for anything! You can buy it at the park if needed.

  5. 2.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    This is probably the best Six Flags park in the country, but also the most crowded. Flash Pass is a must on weekends!

  6. 1.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    On the website it says it’s packed, that is not true, this is ghost town!!! No lines, 5-10 min wait!!

  7. 1.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    It’s not alright. It’s freaking packed

  8. 5.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Ok here’s a fun one.

    Home-school day!

    Every year Six Flags has a day set apart specifically for home-schoolers where they close the entire park to the public. If you are home-schooled or you know of someone that is, try to get one of these tickets. I do warn you, this day is once a year and happens in November when it tends to rain.

    I think there might be other closed off days too but you’ll have to do your research.

  9. 5.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Average 5-15 minute wait on popular rides, where as rides like Batman, Scream and Goliath have no line at all!

  10. 4.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Arrive at Magic Mountain early (before the gates open!). Flash Passes are expensive, so I never buy it. Just go on these rides in this order and you shouldn’t need it:


    Both of these coasters usually have the longest lines, so run to both of them when the park opens. The wait in the morning is like 5 minutes sometimes. After that, go to these rides:

    Riddler’s Revenge
    Green Lantern
    Drop of Doom
    Full Throttle
    Gold Rusher
    Twisted Colossus

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