Six Flags Magic Mountain is a theme park in Valencia, California. It opened on Memorial Day 1971 (May 30, 1971). Six Flags Magic Mountain is often called "The Thrill Capital of the World", and rightfully so. The park has 19 roller coasters, more than any other park in the world. The park is also home to the roller coaster "Full Throttle" that has the world's tallest vertical loop at 160 feet (49 m). The park is also home to many rides that have held world record titles. This includes "Superman: Escape from Krypton" which held the record for the world's tallest roller coaster from its opening in 1997 until 2003 when "Top Thrill Dragster" was opened at Cedar Point in Ohio.
Admission and tickets
- General Admission - Admission for anyone over 48 inches - $76.99
- Children Under 48" - Children under the height of 48 inches - $51.99
- Children 2 & Under - Toddlers 2 and younger - Free
- Parking - One day parking - $20 per vehicle
Season passes and discounted tickets are available; it's common to be able to get discounts of $20-$25 on a general admission ticket if you purchase your ticket online several days in advance.
Walking is the primary way to get around the park, but wheelchairs and strollers are available. There is a simple trolley that takes visitors to the top of "Samurai Summit" called the Orient Express so you don't have to walk the hill.
- Sky Tower. Most of the action is on the rides, but if you need a break, or thrills just aren't your thing the Sky Tower is a great way to spend your time. The Sky Tower observation tower offers great views of the park and surrounding areas.
- Watch the rides. You don't have to go on the rides to enjoy them, many people enjoy looking at the rides as they go by as well.
- Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. A separately-gated outdoor water park adjacent to Six Flags; this is a different park and cannot be accessed with Six Flags Magic Mountain tickets.
Six Flags Magic Mountain has more roller coasters than any other park in the world, 18!
- 1 Apocalypse: The Ride. Wooden roller coaster featuring steeply banked turns and twisting drops. Known in the past as "Terminator Salvation: The Ride" (2009–2010)
- Batman: The Ride. Floorless trains suspended beneath an overhead track whip around steeply banked turns and five inversions.
- 2 Canyon Blaster. Junior roller coaster.
- 3 Twisted Colossus. Twin wooden roller coaster.
- 4 Full Throttle. A launched roller coaster with 2 forward launches and one backwards launch. Full Throttle has a 160 foot (49 m) vertical loop and the first ever "top hat" constructed on an inversion. It is also the world's fastest vertical looping coaster.
- 5 Gold Rusher. Riders dip, turn, and dive up and around the park's mountainous terrain.
- Goliath. Riders brave an opening drop of 255 feet (78 m) into a subterranean tunnel and multiple steep banking turns.
- 6 Green Lantern: First Flight. Riders navigate a stacked track path while strapped to seats that freely pitch forward and backward on a separate axis from the track.
- 7 Magic Flyer. Train-themed junior roller coaster in Whistlestop Park. Know in the past as "Goliath Jr." (2001–2007) and "Percy's Railway" (2008–2010).
- Ninja. Swinging coaches suspended from an overhead steel track whip around steeply banked turns and curves in and out of the treetops.
- Revolution, 360 degree loop. The first looping coaster in the world! Riders careen through steep banking turns and spirals in and out of the treetops.
- 8 The Riddler's Revenge. Riders traverse six upside-down turns on 4,370 feet (1,330 m) of steel track while in a standing position.
- 9 Road Runner Express. Junior roller coaster.
- 10 Scream!. Floorless coaches riding above the rails traverse seven inversions on 3,985 feet (1,215 m) of steel track.
- 11 Superman: Escape from Krypton. Riders accelerate in reverse from 0 to 104 mph (167 km/h) in seven seconds and climb nearly 41 stories into the air. Known in the past as "Superman: The Escape" (1997–2010).
- 12 Tatsu. Suspended beneath a steel track, riders experience a total of 263 feet in elevation changes while harnessed in a "face down" position.
- Viper. Riders are turned upside-down seven times in three different ways and reach speeds of 70 mph (110 km/h)
- 13 X² (X2). Riders experience predetermined forward and reverse somersaulting maneuvers while harnessed in seats that pitch on a separate axis from the track. Known in the past as "X" (2002–2007).
- Dive Devil. Large swing attraction simulating the experience of sky diving. Additional fee required.
- SlingShot. Another large swing-like attraction. Additional fee required.
- Buccaneer. Swinging pirate ship ride.
- Cyclone 500. Go-Kart attraction. Additional fee required.
- Daffy’s Adventure Tours. Swinging bus ride.
- Grand Carousel. Merry-go-round with origins beginning in 1912. It was removed in the 1960s from the Savin Rock Amusement area in West Haven, Connecticut and sold to Magic Mountain.
- Jet Stream. Flume ride. First Arrow flume to use a turntable loading system. Known from 2001–2006 as Arrowhead Splashdown.
- Roaring Rapids. Rapids water attraction simulating a wilderness raft expedition.
- Sandblasters. Bumper cars.
- Scrambler. A teacup-style spinning ride.
- Sky Tower. An observation tower offering great views of the park and surrounding area.
- Swashbuckler. Rotating swing ride.
- The Flash Speed Force. A carousel-like ride with dips and dives.
- Tidal Wave. A "Shoot-the-Chute" flume ride.
- Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth. Round Up ride; known in the past as: Electric Rainbow from 1974–1986, Turbo from 1987–1993, Gordon Gearworks from 1994–1998, and Grinder Gearworks from 1999–2010.
- Elmer’s Weather Balloons. A rotating carriage ride.
- Foghorn Leghorn's Barn and Railway. Kids' train ride.
- Magic Flyer. A train-themed kiddie roller-coaster.
- Merrie Melodies Carousel. A carousel ride.
- Pepe Le Pew's Tea Party. A teacup (spinning) ride.
- Sylvester’s Pounce and Bounce. A small drop ride.
- Taz’s Trucking Co.. A truck driving ride.
- The Looney Tunes Lodge. Playground featuring ball pit.
- Tweety’s Escape. A spinning carriage ride.
- WhistleStop Train. A train-themed ride.
- Yosemite Sam’s Flight School. Spinning flying ride.
The gift shops and eateries in the park are not cheap! Expect to pay very high prices on trinkets that are "customized" merely with an imprint of the Six Flags moniker.
The quality of the food available at Magic Mountain is comparable to fast food fare, and you can expect to spend $20 for lunch for two not including drinks.
Various alcoholic drinks are sold in the park; ID is required and is often strongly enforced even if you look of age. Outside food and drinks are not allowed; however, most people do not have problems with bringing in a water bottle.
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Clarita (Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites), 27513 Championship Way, toll-free: . Highly rated hotel offering a very short drive to the park as well as an outdoor pool and fitness facility. Complementary breakfast.
Heat and dehydration can be a problem for some people, mainly during the summer months. Drink lots of water in the park. Pain killers may not be a bad idea as some of the rides can cause headaches for some people, especially if you are not drinking enough water.
You can find a first aid office on the southeast side of the park near the "Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth" ride.