|Six Flags Magic Mountain|
|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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Go Big! Go Six Flags Magic Mountain!
Six Flags Magic Mountain is an amusement park located in Valencia, California, USA. Six Flags Magic Mountain currently holds the record for most roller coasters in one park, surpassing Cedar Point following the removal of WildCat, and holding the title with the addition of Full Throttle. Magic Mountain was opened by Newhall Land and Farming Company on May 29, 1971. In 1979, Newhall sold the park to Six Flags.
History[edit | edit source]
When the park opened in 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.
Six Flags[edit | edit source]
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.
Time Warner[edit | edit source]
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.
Premier Parks[edit | edit source]
In 1996, Premier Parks, now known as "Six Flags", bought The Six Flags Corporation from Time Warner. On August 16, 2014, the iconic wooden coaster Colossus was closed.
In 2015, Colossus will become a hybrid roller coaster named Twisted Colossus.
Theming[edit | edit source]
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.|
|Bugs Bunny World||A family-oriented area of the park. It features two kiddie coasters, including one of the park's original roller coasters.|
|Colossus County Fair||Several carnival-style games and three roller coasters are located in this area.|
|Cyclone Bay||Guests can partake in a myriad of rides and attractions including a go-kart track, two roller coasters, and a log flume.|
|DC Universe||Several rides and three roller coasters are themed after various superheros from the DC comics.|
|High Sierra Territory||This section of the park is themed after the high sierra forests.|
|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.|
|Six Flags Plaza||The entrance to the park and various shops can be found here.|
|The Movie District||This area of the park features two roller coaster, and several shows to entertain guests.|
|Whistle Stop Park||A second family oriented area of the park. Road Runner Express is located here.|
Roller coasters[edit | edit source]
Present (19)[edit | edit source]
Past (8)[edit | edit source]
|Colossus||International Amusement Devices||Wooden||1978||2014||-|
|Déjà Vu||Vekoma||Shuttle||2001||2011||Six Flags New England|
|Green Lantern: First Flight||Intamin||4th Dimension||2011||2017||Unknown|
|Mountain Express||Schwarzkopf||Sit-Down||1973||1982||Magic Landing|
|Psyclone||Curtis D. Summers||Wooden||1991||2007||-|
|Sarajevo Bobsleds||Intamin||Bobsled||1984||1986||Six Flags Over Texas|
|Shockwave||Intamin||Stand-Up||1986||1988||Six Flags Great Adventure|
|Amusement parks operated by Six Flags|
|Current||America • Darien Lake • Discovery Kingdom • Fiesta Texas • Frontier City • Great Adventure • Great America • Great Escape • La Ronde • Magic Mountain • México • New England • Over Georgia • Over Texas • St. Louis|
|Former||AstroWorld • Belgium • Bellewaerde • Elitch Gardens • Holland • Kentucky Kingdom • New Orleans • Warner Bros. Movie World Germany • Warner Bros. Park Madrid • Wild Waves and Enchanted Village • Worlds of Adventure|