|Location||Valencia, California, USA|
|Opened||May 29, 1971|
|Previous names||Magic Mountain (1971-1979)|
|Area||262 acres (1.06 km²)|
|Slogan||The Thrill Capital of the World|
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Six Flags Magic Mountain is an amusement park located in Valencia, California, USA. The park opened under the name of Magic Mountain by Newhall Land and Farming Company on May 29, 1971. In 1979, Newhall sold the park to Six Flags. It holds the record for most roller coasters in one park with 20.
When the park opened on May 29, 1971, there were 500 employees and 33 attractions. Many of the attractions were designed and built by Arrow Development Co., which later became Arrow Dynamics. The admission price in 1971 was $5 for adults, and $3.50 for children between the ages of 3 and 12.
Two roller coasters opened with the park in its first year of operation. They were Gold Rusher and Clown Coaster. Both are still operating at the park today. In 1973, the park added its third roller coaster, the now defunct Mountain Express.
In 1979, the park was sold to Great Southwest/Six Flags Corporation and renamed "Six Flags Magic Mountain". GSC/Six Flags corporation was sold to Bally Manufacturing later in the late 1980s.
Less than a decade after Six Flags bought the park, Six Flags Corporation was sold to Time Warner in 1989. The name of the park continued to be Six Flags Magic Mountain, along with other Six Flags parks around the world. During this time, several roller coasters were built in the following years.
In 1998, Premier Parks bought Six Flags Corporation from Time Warner.
When the terrorist attacks occurred on September 11, 2001, Six Flags Magic Mountain was forced to close, along with several other amusement parks.
On August 16, 2014, the wooden coaster Colossus was closed. In 2015, Colossus became a Rocky Mountain Construction hybrid roller coaster named Twisted Colossus.
Several amusement parks, including Six Flags Magic Mountain were once again closed in March 2020, this time due to the coronavirus pandemic. The park reopened on April 1, 2021.
Six Flags Magic Mountain features eleven separately themed areas to the park. Each zone offers its own distinct rides, attractions, and food service venues.
|Baja Ridge||This Mexican-themed section of the park features desert landscaping, and three roller coasters.|
|The Boardwalk||A newly renovated area for 2018 that features CraZanity, Gold Rusher, Scrambler, Jammin' Bumpers and Tidal Wave.|
|Bugs Bunny World||A family-oriented area of the park. It features two kiddie coasters, including one of the park's original roller coasters.|
|DC Universe||Several rides and three roller coasters are themed after various superheros from the DC comics.|
|Full Throttle Plaza||This area features an outdoor barbecue, sit-down sports bar, gift shop, splash pad, concerts, and it´s namesake roller coaster.|
|Metropolis||The rides and attractions in this area are inspired by the Justice League of the DC comics universe.|
|Rapids Camp Crossing||This area simulates a campsite set deep in the American wilderness.|
|Samurai Summit||Japanese folklore and mythology come to life in the form of two roller coasters atop the mountain.|
|Screampunk District||Carnival-style games, and three of the park's largest roller coasters.|
|Six Flags Plaza||The entrance to the park and various shops can be found here.|
|The Underground||A newly renovated area for 2019 that features Apocalypse, West Coast Racers, Jet Stream and Cyclone 500; among others.|
|Colossus||International Amusement Devices||Wooden||June 29, 1978||August 16, 2014||Scrapped|
|Déjà Vu||Vekoma||Shuttle||August 25, 2001||October 16, 2011||Relocated to Six Flags New England|
|Green Lantern: First Flight||Intamin||4th Dimension||July 1, 2011||2017||Relocated to La Ronde|
|Flashback||Intamin||Sit-Down||April 25, 1992||2003||Scrapped|
|Mountain Express||Schwarzkopf||Sit-Down||1973||1982||Relocated to Magic Landing|
|Psyclone||Dinn Corporation||Wooden||March 23, 1991||2006||Scrapped|
|Sarajevo Bobsleds||Intamin||Bobsled||May 12, 1984||1986||Relocated to Six Flags Over Texas|
|Shockwave||Intamin||Stand-Up||May 16, 1986||1988||Relocated to Six Flags Great Adventure|
|Condor||HUSS||Condor||1988||1989||Relocated to La Ronde|
|Eagles Flight (El Dorado)||Intamin||Ropeway||1971||1981||Scrapped|
|Eagles Flight (Galaxie Station)||Intamin||Ropeway||1971||1994||Scrapped|
|Log Jammer||Arrow Dynamics||Log Flume||1971||2011||Scrapped|
|Scrambler||Eli Bridge Company||Scrambler||1973||2002||Scrapped|
|Thrill Shot||S&S Worldwide||Sky Sling||2001||2011||Scrapped|
|Tidal Wave||Intamin||Shoot The Chute||1989||2019||Scrapped|
- ↑ "Magic Mountain: The West's New Family Funland.", The Los Angeles Times (1971-05-29), pp. 20. Retrieved on 28 January 2022.
- ↑ "Buildings, amusement parks closed", The Lompoc Record (September 11, 2001), pp. 18. Retrieved on December 22, 2021.
- ↑ "Colossus' closing: Riders take on 36-hour marathon". https://www.pressenterprise.com/2014/08/13/colossus-closing-riders-take-on-36-hour-marathon/.
- ↑ "Six Flags Magic Mountain Makes the Old New Again with Twisted Colossus". Theme Park Insider. https://www.themeparkinsider.com/flume/201505/4565/.
- ↑ "Thousands turn out as Six Flags Magic Mountain reopens after yearlong pandemic closure". https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/01/six-flags-magic-mountain-reopens-what-its-like-to-be-in-a-theme-park-again/.
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