Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Magic Mountain logo.png
amusement park
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!
Park map
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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.

Two roller coasters opened with the park in its first year. They were Gold Rusher and Clown Coaster. In 1973, the park added its third roller coaster, the now defunct Mountain Express.

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 became 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.

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 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 Extreme lifestyle inspired, this area features an outdoor barbecue, sit-down sports bar, gift shop, splash pad, and concerts.
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.

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Present (19)[edit | edit source]

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


January 9, 2020 Under construction
Arrow Dynamics 4th Dimension 2002 Operating

Past (8)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
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 La Ronde
Flashback Intamin Sit-Down 1992 2007 -
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