September 6-8

West Coast Bash: Magic Mountain

Jim and I attend this year's West Coast Bash - Magic Mountain portion only. We both take Friday off from work to head down to Valencia. I meet up with Jim at my parents home in Santa Nella (although they were not home). Jim then drove down to Southern California. We stayed at the Hampton Inn. Thank goodness we had a pool, there was a heat wave during the weekend with temperatures in the century range. Friday night we went to the Town Center of Valencia and had dinner at BJ's Brewery. Saturday we woke up early, had breakfast at our hotel before heading to the park to get our passes for the event. We ran into friends like Ericka and made new friends like Eric from Tampa. The morning ERT was on the new coaster Full Throttle, Lex Luther Drop of Doom, Goliath, Apocalypse and Green Lantern. We stayed in the park and went on a few water rides to cool off before lunch in the picnic area by Goliath. Afterwards we headed back to the hotel for cool off at the pool. We had dinner with Eric (who was also staying at our hotel), and RD from Arizona at Outback Steakhouse next door. Eric works for the umbrella company of Outback and got us 50% off our meal... sweet! We entered the park later that evening and rode a few attractions before the evening ERT on Superman, Tatsu, Apocalypse and Full Throttle (again). We had a great time and was able to add one new credit to our count. Sunday we left after breakfast and headed back home.

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  • Jim at the Hampton Inn's hot tub

  • Cooling off from the 100 degree temps in the hotel pool

  • Cooling off from the 100 degree temps in the hotel pool

  • At the front gate with our pass ready for West Coast Bash

  • At the front gate with our pass ready for West Coast Bash

  • We meet up with our friend Ericka

  • The new Full Throttle coaster

  • The inside loop

  • The outside loop

  • About to experience Full Throttle

  • About to drop over 400' on Lex Luthor Drop of Doom

  • We get the entire Goldrusher train to ourselves

  • Full Throttle

  • Full Throttle

  • Full Throttle

  • During our lunch break by Goliath and Colossus

  • Me and Wonder Woman

  • Eric and Wonder Woman

  • Jim with Wonder Woman and Green Lantern

  • Me with Wonder Woman and Green Lantern

  • Superman The Escape and Lex Luther Drop of Doom

  • Taking a break back at the hotel pool

  • Taking a break back at the hotel pool

  • Taking a break back at the hotel pool

  • Dinner with RJ and Eric at Outback (Eric got us a discount!)

  • Sunset over X2 (which was closed)

  • Sunset over Magic Mountain

  • About to enter the park for evening ERT

  • Eric, Jim and I about to ride Lex Luthor at night

  • Friends about to ride Superman the Escape

  • Friends about to ride Superman the Escape

  • Onride photo on Full Throttle

  • Onride photo on Goliath

Full Throttle POV from ThemeParkReview