Nothing provides more lasting memories than a great day at the park especially when shared with your beloved ones. That’s why, in addition to the most thrilling rides on the planet, you’ll find top-shelf entertainment right here at the park of Six flag’s magic mountain. Here’s a bit of theme park trivia you can use to amaze and impress your friends to transform the normal day in to joyous one. But the question is “where do you begin?” and the choices are plenty! Want to find out more about the Six Flags Magic Mountain Park? It’s all right here…..
SFMM – History in short
In 1969, the Newhall Land and Farm Company formulated the idea to create a more thrilling park alternative to the Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm amusement parks. The company selected Valencia as its location, and construction began that year. The park was the result of a joint venture between SeaWorld and NLFC. The theme park was to become the entertainment anchor and was a planned portion of the development. Newhall Land and Farming wanted to build an attraction that would draw visitors up and over the hill from the San Fernando Valley. Construction on the $25 million theme park began in January 1970 on a large plot of land in the newly formed town of Valencia. Magic Mountain was opened to public on May 29, 1971 with 33 attractions. Opening year admission was only $5 for adults and $3.50 for children between the ages of 3 and 12. When the park opened, there were 500 employees and 33 attractions, many of which were designed and built by Arrow Development Co. which designed and built many of the original attractions at Disneyland.
On Memorial Day weekend 1972, Magic Mountain reopened with an additional $5 million spent on improvements and new attractions. During the winter additional landscaping was planned, the queues for Gold Rusher and Log Jammer lengthened to address their popularity and several new rides debuted. The Log Jammer was so popular the first year, that the park hired Arrow Dynamics to build a second flume ride on Magic Mountain’s southwest slope. Jet Stream the world’s first hydro flume opened just in time for the Fourth of July holiday.
In 1979, Newhall Land and Farming sold Magic Mountain to Six Flags for $51 million. Over the years, Six Flags Magic Mountain has launched many record-breaking attractions. In 1976, the park opened Revolution the world’s first modern steel roller coaster with a vertical loop. In 1978, the park opened the world’s largest dual-track wooden roller coaster, Colossus. Again in 1997, the Six Flags Magic Mountain broke records with the opening of ‘Superman The Escape’, the first thrill ride ever in the Northern Hemisphere to break 100 mph.
Attractions of Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park located in Valencia (about 30 miles north of Los Angeles), CA towards north of Hollywood occupies 260 acres and features more than 100 thrilling rides, shows and attractions, including the landmark 384-foot tall Sky Tower and one of the world’s largest collections of roller coasters. The flagship park of the Six Flags franchise of theme parks, Magic Mountain is currently the largest roller-coaster park in the world. Six Flags, Inc. is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada, and soon will be expanding beyond North America with destinations in Dubai and Qatar. Since 1961, hundreds of millions of families have trusted Six Flags to combine friendly-clean-fast-safe service with affordable, value-packed thrills, record-shattering roller coasters and special events like the Summer Concert Series, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park. Six Flags’ wide array of entertainment options reaches all demographics – families, teens and thrill seekers alike – featuring themed attractions based on skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, the ultimate daredevil Evil Knievel, movie franchises The Dark Knight and The Mummy; as well as world-renowned, kid-friendly brands including Looney Tunes, the Justice League of America, The Wiggles and Thomas the Tank Engine.
Originally, the park’s theme had something to do with cute gnomes that lived in a Magic Mountain. After Six Flags came on the scene, it threw out the gnomes, pumped up the testosterone, and created what it has dubbed the “X-treme park”. Six Flags Magic Mountain now has one of the world’s largest and white knuckle inducing arsenals of coasters.
Today, like most Six Flags properties, Magic Mountain is really more an “iron park,” an amusement park filled with a hodgepodge of rides, than a cohesive theme park.
It is an enormous park, so be prepared for lots of walking. Magic Mountain has a confusing layout. Many of the paths lead to dead ends, and it can be bewildering to try and navigate from one section of the park to another. Oddly, many of Magic Mountain’s signature roller coasters are set back from the midway and are partially, or nearly totally, hidden from view. I guess this helps create a sense of suspense, but most parks showcase their coasters for maximum visibility.
To reach the “Magic Mountain” at the park’s center, you can take the Orient Express cable car or trudge up one of the steep paths. The Ninja suspended coaster at the top is a fun ride that uses the natural topography to send its pivoting cars careening down the hill. A small lift hill starts the coaster, while a larger lift hill delivers the train back up to the station at the ride’s end. Also at the top of the hill is Samurai Summit, a Japanese garden with lovely flowers, a babbling brook, and some stunning panoramic views of the park and surrounding hills. Stressed-out parents take note: Amid Magic Mountain’s hyper-adrenalized, scream-filled atmosphere, this is probably the park’s lone peaceful spot.
With the most exciting thrill rides around, California residents come here when they want to have fun. Over the years it has evolved. A new park has been added next door – Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and the two parks together comprise Six Flags California. Magic Mountain features some of America’s most thrilling water rides and roller coasters, including Colossus, Viper, Flashback, Goliath, X2, Deja-Vu and the all-new Scream!
Welcome to the thrill capital of the world.
There are plenty of rides and activities your family can enjoy together while visiting Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Rides: Blast through intense fog, searing flame and blinding wind in the seats of 6 flags magic mountain’s rides that pushes your senses to extreme.
Kid’s rides: Thrill seekers come in all sizes. That’s why we have tons of great fun for little ones to enjoy on their own and with parents. These rides spin, fly and promise to take kids on magical journeys that are perfect for their height and age.6 flag’s magic mountain has an all new themed area for kids.
Thrills: Looking for thrills? Well, you’ve found a plenty in this park. In fact, you’ve found some of the fastest, tallest, wildest, gut-wrenchingest rides in the country-including a few record-breakers.
Family rides: Family fun is what we’re all about at Six Flags. So get ready to let loose and laugh. From the highest heights to the gentlest adventures, we’ve got plenty of rides you can enjoy together.
Concerts in 6 Flags Mountain
Whether it’s a big-name act or up-and-coming talent, you just can’t beat a live concert. So check it out. Six Flags Magic Mountain’s 2009 have got quite a lot of concerts. Lineup Concerts are free with your Play Pass or park admission. The others are:
WB kid’s club: Dance and sing along with ‘Bugs Bunny’ and all of his Looney Tunes pals.
Mr.6 dance party: Join in on all of the dancing excitement with the authority on fun, Mr. Six. Move those feet and see if you can score the coveted Six Flags on his handy fun-o-meter.
Looney tunes beach bash parade: Join Bugs Bunny, Tweety and all of your favorite Looney Tunes characters as they celebrate the Southern California lifestyle.
Live and local concert: It is an opportunity for talented individuals and bands to showcase their skills by performing at the park. These groups must apply and be selected by Six Flags Magic Mountain to participate.
Kid karaoke: Join in and sing along to all of your favorite tunes, with Kid Karaoke.
Justice league superheroes: Come see face to face with some of your favorite ‘Justice League Super Heroes’ as they greet fans and pose for photos throughout the day.
Bugs bunny and friends: Grab a hug and a picture with some of your favorite Looney Tunes characters which includes Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Tweety, PePe LePeu, Foghorn Leghorn and more throughout the day.
Games at 6 flag’s: Ready for a little friendly competition? Come out to the park and show us what you’ve got. Step right up for long-range basketball, skee-ball, water gun races¬¬-real games of skill. Team up with your group or go head-to-head. You might just win a prize for someone special. 6 flag’s skydrifter, 6 flags bulls eye are some of the rides you can enjoy to the core.
Welcome to the Roller Coaster world
If it’s roller coasters that you’re after, then come along to the place that has more thrill rides than anywhere else on earth – Six Flags Magic Mountain!. The park has a wide range of coasters, ‘Name the coaster, and chances are Six Flags Magic Mountain has it.’ Let’s see the catchiest ones.
Viper is a steel roller coaster made by Arrow Dynamics of the United States. The roller coaster is located in the Baja Ridge area of Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California.
Of the three Arrow Mega-Loppers (the others being Shockwave at Six Flags Great America, now replaced by Superman: Ultimate Flight, and Great American Scream Machine at Six Flags Great Adventure), is favored by coaster enthusiasts the most. Viper received a new coating of paint for the 2008 season
When Viper opened in April 1990, it was the tallest and fastest looping coaster in the world, Viper held the record for world’s highest 360-degree loop maxing out at 140 feet above ground, but in 2000 it was passed by Superman: The Krypton Coaster, which has a 145 ft. loop. Viper still remained the tallest looping coaster in the world, but when the Steel Phantom was modified in 2001 where it lost its inversions, Viper reheld the title of fastest multi-looper in the world joint with the new Superman Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, both with a top speed of 70 mph.
It was only until Storm Runner opened in 2004 at Hersheypark, with a top speed of 75 mph that Viper once again lost the title of fastest multi-looping coaster. Viper however, is taller than both Storm Runner (150 feet) and Superman Krypton Coaster (168 feet) with a height of 188 feet, which then made it just the tallest multi-looper in the world.
Terminator: The Coaster (Wooden coaster)
It’s a bit curious to have a wooden coaster themed to the Terminator sci-fi film franchise. But the coaster ride itself, which is being designed and built by the acclaimed Great Coasters International, should be wonderful.
Magic Mountain’s X2
It is the world’s first “fourth-dimension” coaster, has cars that sit alongside the track and independently spin 360 degrees forwards and backwards. Talk about disorienting! When it is open (and it’s frequently closed), Superman: The Escape climbs a 415-foot tower, reaches 100 mph, and subjects its riders to 6.5 seconds of weightlessness
Scream– Ride Out Loud
It is a floorless coaster, is one of the best of its kind. Goliath, on the other hand, is one of parkdom’s worst hyper-coasters in my estimation. Its intense positive G forces can induce harrowing greyouts. Stand-up, inverted, flying, kiddie, launched – that’s how it works.
The Riddler’s Revenge
This is the world’s tallest and fastest stand-up roller coaster; Batman, combining a thrill ride with Batman movie magic; Deja Vu, a Super Boomerang coaster; 26-story-tall Goliath; Scream, a floorless train; Tatsu, which claims to be the tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster on Earth; and Viper, with a dizzying seven loops.
Other Six Flags Magic Mountain thrill rides include Tidal Wave plunging over a 50-foot waterfall; Colossus, the tallest wooden roller coaster in the West; Superman the Escape and Ninja, a flying suspended steel roller coaster.
Dive Devil, a skydiving/hang gliding experience, charges an extra admission, as does Thrill Shot.
What tempts us to Visit Six Flags Magic Mountain
It is a home to an unequalled coaster dynasty! You’ll find nine lushly landscaped theme-lands with exciting rides for the entire family—including 17 (yes, 17) world-class roller coasters.
Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park located minutes north of Hollywood occupies 260 acres and features more than 100 thrilling rides, shows and attractions, including the landmark 384-foot tall Sky Tower and one of the world’s largest collections of roller coasters. Six Flags Magic Mountain has attractions in ten themed sections – Bugs Bunny World, Baja Ridge, Colossus County Fair, Cyclone Bay, Gotham City Backlot, High Sierra Territory, Rapids Camp Crossing, Samurai Summit, The Movie District and Six Flags Plaza.
Thrill-seekers will find more than a days worth of attractions to try. Six Flags Magic Mountain’s impressive collection of roller coasters makes it one of the ultimate thrill parks. Tatsu, X, Scream, Goliath and Superman The Escape are all super-sized roller coasters that will get your adrenaline flowing.
Water rides: On warmer days Six Flags Magic Mountain has five water rides to keep you cool – such as Roaring Rapids, Tidal Wave, and the park’s classic log flume ride, Log Jammer. Bugs Bunny World designed for the park’s youngest guests and stars Bugs Bunny and all of his friends. This family friendly area has live entertainment, plus two-dozen rides and attractions especially for children. During the summer months, Six Flags Magic Mountain presents Fireworks and live-entertainment, such as the Batman Live Action Stunt Show and Looney Tunes character parade.
Six Flags Magic Mountain also has dozens of shops, plus a variety of dining options ranging from quick-service to full-service, sit down dining.
Adjacent to Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park is Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, a separate admission water park that is open seasonally featuring 23 water slides and attractions.
When is the best time to visit?
Spring Break and summer are the busiest and hottest times at Magic Mountain. For a pleasant weather you may visit during the fall and winter months.
SFMM’s atmosphere is really cool.
One of the defining characteristics of this park is that it is built on a decent sized hill. Walking around the place can be a real pain. The park is designed roughly in a circle. When you go into the entrance, you go through the main street area then approach the big fountain in front of Revolution. At this point you have two choices if you want to walk. You go left to go to X2, Viper, Roaring Rapids and Revolution then up the hill. Or you can go right and to Goliath, Colossus, Batman, Riddler, and other rides up the hill. I would offer a third option. Instead of walking up that hill, ride the Orient Express up to Samurai Summit. That is just about the top of the hill and you can walk down either side from there. There is a little downhill section to get to Gotham City Backlot, but up there you can also ride Tatsu, Ninja and Superman. Once you get down to the front of the park, ride Orient Express back to the top and do the other side. Saves a lot of time and a lot of wear on your feet. BTW, Orient Express is a funicular which is basically two cars on a straight track pulled up and down by a cable. While one goes up the other goes down.
What makes Six Flags Magic Mountain – Best of its kind?
• The SeaWorld folks, fresh from successfully developing their beautiful San Diego marine park, originally built Magic Mountain. But some Shamu-sized problems led them to sell the theme park soon after it opened. There are still cadences of the original whimsical theme here and there, but when Six Flags banished the gnomes, it also sucked a lot of the fun out of the park. Today, like most Six Flags properties, Magic Mountain is really more an “iron park,” an amusement park filled with a hodgepodge of rides, than a cohesive theme park. But what a collection of coasters
• Magic Mountain’s X, the world’s first “fourth-dimension” coaster, has cars that sit alongside the track and independently spin 360 degrees forwards and backwards. Talk about disorienting! When it is open (and it’s frequently closed), Superman: The Escape climbs a 415-foot tower, reaches 100 mph, and subjects its riders to 6.5 seconds of weightlessness (all world records when the ride debuted). Scream- Ride Out Loud, a floorless coaster, is one of the best of its kind. Goliath, on the other hand, is one of parkdom’s worst hypercoasters in my estimation. Its intense positive G forces can induce harrowing grayouts. Stand-up, inverted, flying, kiddie, launched.
• It is an enormous park, so be prepared for lots of walking. Magic Mountain has a confusing layout. Many of the paths lead to dead ends, and it can be bewildering to try and navigate from one section of the park to another. Oddly, many of Magic Mountain’s signature roller coasters are set back from the midway and are partially, or nearly totally, hidden from view. I guess this helps create a sense of suspense, but most parks showcase their coasters for maximum visibility.
• To reach the “Magic Mountain” at the park’s center, you can take the Orient Express cable car or trudge up one of the steep paths. The Ninja suspended coaster at the top is a fun ride that uses the natural topography to send its pivoting cars careening down the hill. A small lift hill starts the coaster, while a larger lift hill delivers the train back up to the station at the ride’s end. Also at the top of the hill is Samurai Summit, a Japanese garden with lovely flowers, a babbling brook, and some stunning panoramic views of the park and surrounding hills. Stressed-out parents take note: Amid Magic Mountain’s hyper-adrenalized, scream-filled atmosphere, this is probably the park’s lone peaceful spot.
• Coaster fans generally rave about Riddler’s Revenge, and rate it as perhaps the industry’s best stand-up coaster. I can’t confirm that. After waiting nearly 90 minutes as the line inched forward, I had to bail out of the totally disorganized, claustrophobic loading station building. Otherwise, I might have lost my mind amid the repetitive, cacophonous drone of the techno music blaring on the sound system. You can bypass some of the lines by purchasing Flash Pass passes. But Six Flags Magic Mountain only includes some of its popular coasters (Scream and Goliath, but not X or Riddler’s Revenge) in the program. Also, the price is quite steep.
• The Six Flags Magic Mountain tour includes admission to Six Flags and unlimited rides. Pick-up and return from Los Angeles, LAX (Los Angeles International Airport), Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Venice, El Segundo, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, and Bel Air area hotels.
• With over 100 rides, Six Flags Magic Mountain is one of LA’s most popular family theme parks. Magic Mountain features some of America’s most thrilling water rides and roller coasters, including Colossus, Viper, Flashback, Ninja and the all-new Goliath. The new High Sierra Territory theme area is a winner, and the kids can enjoy their favorite Warner Brothers cartoon characters.
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Six Flags Magic Mountain continues its commitment to provide better entertainment, better service and better value to its guests. Thrill seekers can buy the best value-priced entertainment package with a 2009 Play Pass and enjoy the thrill park all day, every operating day – now – through the end of the 2009 season. A Six Flags Play Pass is good for unlimited visits, unlimited free concerts and special events and unlimited fun all year long. Plus, the Six Flags Play Pass is good at all Six Flags theme parks across the country. Play Passes can be purchased online at sixflags.com. For additional information, current operating days and hours, and to purchase a ticket, visit the web at sixflags.com or call (661) 255-4111.
Highly intense rides that can’t be found at any other Social theme park make Magic Mountain a must-do for local adrenaline junkies. Opening several cutting-edge thrill rides over the last few years, the sprawling hillside amusement park has been dubbed the “extreme Park.”