Six Flags Magic Mountain crowd calendar

October 2019

Quiet
Busy

* This crowd level is predicted. All predictions are provided as a guide, you should use your own judgement and contact us if anything seems off. Make sure to check the official opening hours before attending.

Crowd notes

Tuesday and Wednesday are often the best days to go for shorter queues, while Saturday and Sunday tend to be the busiest. The most popular months are typically June, July and April, while February, September and October are normally quieter. To get the most out of your day we recommend arriving early and leaving late. Make sure to check the live queue times on our site throughout the day to stay ahead of the crowds.

Comments

naamnaam avatar

naamnaam
Went on Monday May 3. Atrocious operations per usual because of the arbitrary social distancing measures and delayed test runs. Basically an hour wait for all major rides. Rode five rides (X2, Tatsu, Twisted Colossus, Goliath, Lex Luther) in five hours. Avoid the park honestly until they end the social distancing measures. SFMM operations already suck and are THAT much worse and frustrating with pandemic protocol. As always get there at opening to maximize your day.
Reply · 2 months ago

nickbrennan7 avatar

nickbrennan7
Is it possible to get on all the major rides in a single visit without a flash pass? Or with just the bronze level? Trying to come on a Tuesday in mid-May but not sure what to expect. Hoping to hit X2, West Coast Racers, Apocalypse, Twisted Colossus, Goliath, Tatsu, and Full Throttle for sure. And potentially adding Superman, Lex Luthor, Riddler's Revenge, Viper, Gold Rusher, and Revolution would be welcome bonuses. Any advise on fast passes and order of rides to do would help! Thanks!
Reply · 3 months ago

Michael avatar

Michael
The lines since they opened have been quite long. At least 1 hour for all major rides. The line for the flash pass is 2.5 hours, try to come before opening before 10. All days of the week seem to have similar crowd levels, as there is a capacity limit. It could lighten up by then, but I am not very hopeful.
3 months ago

nickdigger avatar

nickdigger
I wouldn't attempt it until they get rid of this social distancing lunacy. Rides are half empty, which takes more than twice as long to move the line through.
3 months ago

jcai19 avatar

jcai19
Very busy April 8, Thursday, 2021. Attendance seemed OK but operation was extremely slow. 70min from arriving at the park to arriving at the first ride, 2 hours and 15min to get Flash Pass, did 2 rides in total (one 35min wait before Flash Pass and one after Flash Pass) from arriving at 12:23pm to exiting at 6:40pm. After we got the Flash Pass, every time we made a reservation after checking the ride status, it turned out delayed/temporarily closed - told by both staff and the app - when we got there!!! Three times in a row!!! Then after the only successful ride, we got into a delayed situation again while we were already in the train and freaked out when the lap bar popped up right before the take-off... Poor riders in the other train that was on the track under the sun. Bring enough drinks because it's at least 30min wait to get food/drinks and almost all restaurants are closed after 5:30pm while water fountains are not working, either.
Reply · 4 months ago

Michael avatar

Michael
I had the exact same thing happen on Tuesday. The lines were even more extensive. 2-3 hours for most rides. Ate a slice of pizza and left. Guess I got free lunch at least.
4 months ago

GarciaJ23 avatar

GarciaJ23
Does anyone know if X2 & Crazanity are operating? I’m going in 2 weeks and those are the rides I’m most hyped for.
Reply · 4 months ago

nickdigger avatar

nickdigger
On the Statistics page linked above, see Uptime Percentage Last 7 Days. X2 has been running, crazanity has not.
4 months ago

nickdigger avatar

nickdigger
Park attendance is still low. There isnt enough parking for 80%. The 25% feels like 80% because they run all the rides 75% empty "for safety". Having masses of people stuck in one spot for 2hrs, waiting to finally get a ride, is a greater risk to spread the sniffles.
Reply · 4 months ago