Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain


Located just past the northern edge of the San Fernando Valley in Valencia, a day of adrenaline-filled fun awaits you at Six Flags Magic Mountain (www.sixflags.com/magicmountain). It was built independently in the early 1970’s but was purchased by the Six Flags chain of theme parks in 1979. Over 2 million adventure seekers visit the park each year in search of fast-paced fun. Magic Mountain is a roller coaster lovers paradise and boasts some of the country’s fastest, tallest and most complex coasters around.

For a coaster junkie, must do rides include Tatsu, the newest thriller, which features a looping track that soars above the park on the highest point and features a seat system that tips you forward to give you a flying sensation and an unhindered view. X2 and Déjà vu are also extreme coasters designed to challenge the way you think about zipping around a track. If you don’t like all the upside-down twists and turns, you can head over to Goliath, a monster steel coaster with hyper-fast speeds and a steep drop, but no loops. If your adventure park style is a little more tame, there are plenty of options to keep you happy. Warner Brother’s movie themed rides, Riddler’s Revenge and Batman in the Gotham Park area are fun and still offer up the thrills, but are a little smaller in scale and less daunting for a novice. On a hot day, water rides like Log Jammer, Jet Stream and Roaring Rapids will keep everyone cool and there’s a kids zone with smaller rides for the little ones.

Try your hand at the midway games and take home a stuff animal or too, but be prepared to pay extra as those games aren’t included in the park admission. On a crowded day, you can also opt to purchase Fast Passes, which allow you entrance to a shorter line on some of the most popular rides. They are available for an additional fee inside the park. You’ll never go hungry at Magic Mountain and the food options range from turkey legs to pizza and burgers to a theme park favorite, funnel cakes.




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