Six Flags Magic Mountain

Amusement park in the United States

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Valencia, California, USA
Status Operating
Opened May 29, 1971
Owner Six Flags
Previous names Magic Mountain (1971-1979)
Area 262 acres (1.06 km²)
Slogan The Thrill Capital of the World
The Xtreme Park
Go Big! Go Six Flags Magic Mountain!

Six Flags Magic Mountain is an amusement park located in Valencia, California, USA. The park opened under the name of Magic Mountain. It holds the record for most roller coasters in one park with 20.


Magic Mountain was designed by Randall Duell Associates and was a joint venture between Sea World Inc. and Newhall Land & Farming Co..[1]

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.[2] 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.

Six Flags

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

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

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.[3]

On August 16, 2014, the wooden roller coaster Colossus was closed.[4] In 2015, Colossus became a Rocky Mountain Construction hybrid roller coaster named Twisted Colossus.[5]

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.[6]


Six Flags Magic Mountain features twelve separately themed areas to the park. Each zone offers its own distinct rides, attractions, and food service venues.

Area Description
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 three kiddie coasters, and various other small rides.
Whistlestop Park Small train themed area, including one of the parks 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 its 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 Steampunk themed area with two of the park's major 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.

Roller coasters

Present (20)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Apocalypse Great Coasters International Wooden May 23, 2009 Operating
Batman The Ride Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted March 26, 1994 Operating
Canyon Blaster E&F Miler Industries Kiddie May 27, 1999 Operating
Full Throttle Premier Rides Launched June 22, 2013 Operating
Gold Rusher Arrow Dynamics Mine Train May 29, 1971 Operating
Goliath Giovanola Hyper February 11, 2000 Operating
Magic Flyer Bradley & Kaye Kiddie May 29, 1971 Operating
Ninja Arrow Dynamics Suspended May 21, 1988 Operating
New Revolution Schwarzkopf Sit-Down May 8, 1976 Operating
Riddler's Revenge Bolliger & Mabillard Stand-Up April 4, 1998 Operating
Road Runner Express Vekoma Family May 28, 2011 Operating
Scream! Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless April 12, 2003 Operating
Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers Zamperla Kiddie June 25, 2014 Operating
Superman: Escape From Krypton Intamin Launched March 15, 1997 Operating
Tatsu Bolliger & Mabillard Flying May 13, 2006 Operating
Twisted Colossus Rocky Mountain Construction Hybrid May 23, 2015 Operating
Viper Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down April 7, 1990 Operating
West Coast Racers Premier Rides Launched


January 9, 2020 Operating
Wonder Woman Flight of Courage Rocky Mountain Construction Single rail July 16, 2022 Operating
X2 Arrow Dynamics 4th Dimension January 12, 2002 (as X)

May 24, 2008 (as X2)


Past (8)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
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



Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Buccaneer Intamin Pirate Ship 1980
CraZanity Zamperla Frisbee 2018
Daffy's Adventure Tours Zamperla Junior Flying Carpet 1999
Dive Devil Sky Fun 1 Inc. Skycoaster 1996
Elmer's Weather Balloons Zamperla Samba Balloon 1999
Flash: Speed Force Mack Rides Superbob/Musik Express 1974
Grand Carousel Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel 1971
Jammin' Bumpers Reverchon Dodgems 1971
Jet Stream Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1972
Justice League: Battle for Metropolis Oceaneering Entertainment Systems Tracked Dark Ride 2017
Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom Intamin Drop Tower 2012
Merrie Melodies Carousel Unknown Carousel 1999
Pacific Speedway J&J Amusements Go-Karts 1992
Pepe LePew's Tea Party Zamperla Junior Teacups 1999
Roaring Rapids Intamin River Rapids 1981
Scrambler Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 2003
Sky Tower Intamin Observation Tower 1971
Swashbuckler Chance Rides Waveswinger 1983
Sylvester's Pounce and Bounce Zamperla Junior Drop Tower 1999
Taz's Trucking Co. Zamperla Track Ride 1999
Teen Titans Turbo Spin Hrubetz Round-Up 1974
Whistlestop Train Metallbau Emmeln Miniature Railway 2008
Yosemite Sam's Flight School Zamperla Junior Jets 1999


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Billy the Squid Unknown Polyp 1971 1973 Unknown
Circus Wheel Chance Rides Trabant/Satellite 1971 1994 or later Unknown
Condor HUSS Condor 1988 1989 Relocated to La Ronde
Crazy Barrels Intamin Teacups 1971 1989 Scrapped
Dragon Unknown Unknown 1974 1981 Scrapped
Eagles Flight (El Dorado) Intamin Ropeway 1971 1981 Scrapped
Eagles Flight (Galaxie Station) Intamin Ropeway 1971 1994 Scrapped
Freefall Intamin Freefall 1982 2007 Scrapped
Galaxy Astron International Corporation Ferris Wheel 1971 1979 Unknown
Grand Centennial Railway Unknown Miniature Railway 1975 1979 or later Unknown
Log Jammer Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1971 2011 Scrapped
Metro[7] Universal Mobility Inc. Monorail 1971 2001 Scrapped
Scrambler Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1973 2002 Scrapped
SlingShot Funtime Slingshot 2012 2019 Scrapped
Spin Out Unknown Rotor 1971 2008 Unknown
Thrill Shot S&S Worldwide Sky Sling 2001 2011 Scrapped
Tidal Wave Intamin Shoot The Chute 1989 2019 Scrapped
Z-Force Intamin Ranger 1987 1993 Scrapped


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  2. "Magic Mountain: The West's New Family Funland". The Los Angeles Times. 1971-05-29. p. 20. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  3. "Buildings, amusement parks closed". The Lompoc Record. September 11, 2001. p. 18. Retrieved December 22, 2021.
  4. "Colossus' closing: Riders take on 36-hour marathon".
  5. "Six Flags Magic Mountain Makes the Old New Again with Twisted Colossus". Theme Park Insider.
  6. "Thousands turn out as Six Flags Magic Mountain reopens after yearlong pandemic closure".
  7. Worden, -Leon. "Magic Mountain | Initial Construction: Metro, 1970". SCVHistory. Retrieved 2023-12/-17. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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