Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Six Flags - Magic Mountain

Back when Alex was still in High School I agreed to go with him to magic mountain. As life happens however the date kept getting pushed out until he was gone to University and our date was long forgotten. Alex is now down for spring break with some friends and they planned a trip to magic mountain so I thought I might see if he was still interested in our date. I was afraid I would be crashing his party but when I brought it up he seemed sincerely happy so today Alex and his friends and I got up early and headed to magic mountain.

Boy did I abuse my body today. I'm sure we walked at least ten miles and I rode some of the best roller coasters in the world. What made it tougher than normal however is that there were no lines. We walked from one ride to the next ride and we never gave my stomach a chance to settle down between rides. I've always had a bit of a problem with car sickness but I've never had a problem with roller coasters before. Of course I've never been in a situation where I was able to go from one ride to the next with no breaks. My only saving grace was the fact that Frank was always just a little bit more nauseous that I was and so when they gave him a chance recover I was able to recover. Once we stopped for lunch however we stopped long enough that I got a chance to recover and I was great for the rest of the day.

It was great because I moved so fast that by the time we stopped for lunch we'd ridden every single major ride in the park. In the afternoon we basically just re-road our favorites. Let me see if I can remember the rides we road.

The Riddler
Tidal Wave

After lunch we road some of them a second and in some cases a third time. I think my favorite was Superman and a close second was Tatsu.

Of course one of my highlights of the day was meeting Flash and Batman. That was pretty cool.

This was Batman - not my favorite ride but that might be because I was starting to get sick when I rode it.

Tatsu - On this ride you were held horizontal and it truly felt like you were flying. You were also up very high. I loved this ride, especially the barrel rolls.

Deja Vu - This ride was great as long as you were going forward but when we repeated the entire ride backwards I started feeling nauseous for the first time today. I didn't really like this ride after that.

X2 - This was probably the most exciting ride in the park. It was a bit too aggressive to be my favorite but I have to admit it was very exciting. It went fast, it rolled you in every direction you could imagine and it kept you completely disoriented. A very crazy ride but I kept worrying that I was going to lose my glasses. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I'd worn my contacts.

Superman - This ride was short and sweet and perhaps my favorite ride. It used 17 induction coils to accelerate you from a standstill to 100 mph in something like 5 seconds. You then shot straight up a vertical track and then it was 100 mph straight down. We would hold pennies in our hands and when we started down we watched the pennies float up in the air. A very fun ride.

Goliath - This was your more conventional roller coaster. It took you right to the top of a very high roller-coaster and then it was straight down and very fast. It was a fun ride.

Terminator - Another somewhat conventional roller coaster.

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Lisa said...

I'm glad you got to go. How come there are no pictures of you with the boys or pictures of just the boys?

Lynn said...

Oh my!!!

You are braver than me!!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

wish I could have gone! My favorites are...X2, Tatsu, Dejavu, &Goliath :)