See this line? This is the line for Six Flags' freakin' FlashPass, the golden ticket for getting on the rides faster than everyone else. Although not as monsterous as the horde gathered at the front gates of the park, it was a big ole pain in the ass to be in because the FlashPass training room (yes, a training room for using your freakin' FlashPass!) only requires one person out of your posse of friends to attend the five minute session and pick up the wristbands.
With the FlashPass, you get to bypass the regular line for rides and head to the front of ride platform. I admit that I felt uncomfortable skipping past all the other people waiting for maybe an hour (or two) to ride the rollercoasters. Will said a hoochie teenager glared at him one time. I stopped feeling guilty when he told me that the Platinum pass allowed us to ride twice.
See this awesome thing? The Tatsu. Twice, baby! Like this! After two goes, as the ride was slowly pulling back into the platform, I told Will, "Dangle! Just dangle in you seat like we're passed out!" Which we did to be funny.
Now this was the ride Will really had a boner for. Apparently, there's only two of The X2 rides in existence, the other one being in Japan. It's five dimensional. Yeah. All I can tell you is that we had good seats (at the back, or was it the front?) and Will was laughing throughout the whole thing. There was even a moment when there was an alley of fire, and he cried, "Omigod, I felt that!".
Early in the afternoon, we unwittingly got on a water ride, even though we both swore that we weren't going to do anything waterrides. Our little raft thingy already had a bit of water sloshing around in it, and I tried valiantly to keep my Converse sneeks as dry as I could by sitting behind Will and propping my feet up against the inside of the raft. No, it didn't help at all.
Will walked away with a soaked bottom...
...and I walked away with soaked jeans, shoes and socks Utterly soaked. Ugh.
Squish, squish, squish. All day.
Thanks to the Platinum FlashPass, we got to go on all the major thrill rides except for two, without waiting even two minutes. It was a splurge, but very worth it, being our last Hurrah! in California before our long roadtrip to Texas.
Will won that lil' blue thing for me. That Icee cup will be the death me.