Magic Flyer

Roller coaster in the United States
Magic Flyer
Magic Flyer in 2008
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Coordinates 34°25′33″N 118°35′47″W / 34.425972°N 118.596421°W / 34.425972; -118.596421
Park section Bugs Bunny World
Status Operating since May 29, 1971
Rider height 54 inch maximum
Beverly Park
Name Little Dipper
Location Los Angeles, California, USA
Operated 1946 to 1970
Manufacturer Bradley & Kaye
Product Little Dipper
Type Steel - Kiddie
Riders per train 12
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 10 feet
Top speed 10 mph
Length 360 feet
Inversions 0

Magic Flyer is a steel kiddie roller coaster built by US manufacturer Bradley & Kaye currently located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA.


From 1946 until 1970 this coaster operated at Beverly Park in Los Angeles, California, USA.

In 1970, the park was sold to Magic Mountain, and opened at the beginning of the park's inaugural season in May 1971, where it was known as Clown Coaster.[1] The ride featured two cars, colored red with orange stripes. For the 1985 season, with the rebranding of Children's World into Bugs Bunny World, the coaster was renamed "Wile E. Coyote Coaster".

From 1998, the coaster stood standing but not operating. It wasn't until 2001 when it reopened under the name of "Goliath Jr.", to memorate the the park's then-new hyper coaster in 2001. The color of the cars became dark blue.

In 2007, Six Flags signed a license agreement with HIT Entertainment to open up themed areas based on Thomas & Friends titled "Thomas Town". The portion where Goliath Jr. sat would become part of the area, and the ride was given an extensive refurbishment to fit the new theme. The coaster, now named "Percy's Railway", opened with the rest of Thomas Town on June 6, 2008 in time for the park's summer season.[2] The front car was given an enclosed Percy-shaped interior, while the other two cars became Troublesome Trucks.

In October 2010, after exiting bankruptcy, Six Flags announced that they would remove all licensed theming from their parks except for their Warner Bros. license. In 2011, Thomas Town was rebranded as "Whistlestop Park", with the coaster gaining its current name at the start of the 2011 season. Very little change was made to the coaster aside from Percy's face being removed (replaced with a generic train front) alongside the removal of the engine's stripes.



Color scheme

Magic Flyer

Light brown track and supports. This color scheme was also used on Percy's Railway.

Goliath Jr.

Orange track and blue supports.

Clown Coaster

Unknown track color and light brown supports.


Single train with 3 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 12 riders per train.



  1. "Magic Mountain: The West's New Family Funland". The Los Angeles Times. 1971-05-29. p. 20. Retrieved 2022-01-28.

External links

Articles on Six Flags Magic Mountain