Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location: Valencia, CA
What do you do when you're in the Southern California region and you've already been to the happiest place on earth, and you've had plenty of chicken from Knott's? Maybe drive along the cost and see the ocean or visit the endless beaches. Maybe even go to Hollywood to see a star on the Walk of Fame. All of these all sound like fun things to do, however, if you're looking for thrills, there's no better place to go than Six Flags Magic Mountain. The thrills definitely don't die, they multiply.
The extreme park that we all know and love didn't start out that way, but as with most things it started out as a simple idea. Valencia, CA was the new community of the Newhall Land and Farming Company who helped plan the town. They needed a way to get families to live there, and tourists to visit. An amusement park of course was the best answer. On May 29,1971, Magic Mountain opened up to the public. With just a hand full of rides, and the Gold Rusher roller coaster the park looked way different then it does today. That of course would change as time went by. Being "put on the map" in the amusement park industry is a big deal, and Magic Mountain did that twice. First in 1976 with the opening of the first modern day roller coaster with a 360 degree loop, The Great American Revolution, then once again in 1978 with the wooden monster, Colossus, opening as the largest and fastest dual-tracked wooden coaster. Six Flags came to own the park in 1979, and of course changed the name to Six Flags Magic Mountain. With that, Bugs Bunny and Friends were brought back to the park again after only being used for the first season as the park had permission to use them from Warner Bros. After that, a troll named King Blop became the mascot of the park. From then on, year after year, the park put in new thrilling rides for all to enjoy. Some that are gone, but not forgotten are FreeFall, The Log Jammer, and Condor. Some coasters that many may not feel the same way about are Psyclone, Flashback, and Shockwave. Magic Mountain has many things, but what it does have, more than any other park in the world, is roller coasters, with a grand total of 18 coasters, and more kiddie-coasters that make even the smallest park shake their head in wonder. As with other Six Flags parks you'll find the Justice League in full force in the form of themed attractions. Here you'll find Batman:The Ride, and the Riddler taking out his revenge out on everyone. This Riddler however requires everyone stand as you ride the worlds tallest, and fastest stand-up coaster. Green Lantern is an Intamin Zac Spin which is definitely a unique experience that can not be missed. Superman has been blasting guests forwards from the beginning and in reverse since 2011. In 2012, Superman's arch enemy Lex Luther built a 400ft Drop of Doom located on the back side of Superman, leaving you to wonder who to root for. Other crowd pleasers are X2, the first 4th dimension coaster to be built, also the newly constructed Full Throttle. Full Throttle is a Premier Rides launched coaster that has a "top hat" element located on top of a massive vertical loop. Viper is the the last Arrow mega looping coaster left in the U.S. You definitely can't leave without enjoying some other thrilling rides in the park such as Ninja, Scream!, Goliath, Apocalypse: The Ride, and Tatsu. This collection of coasters will give you a fully rounded day of fun with almost every type of coaster possible. You definitely can't go wrong with this west coast park.
Here are some final tips as you enjoy your time at America's Favorite Family Fun Park. Make sure you park in the way back, so you can be the first ones out. Also make sure when you ran to the entrance you have the "Chariots of Fire" theme playing on any mobile device, or an old school boom box. Either one would work. Just a few more helpful tidbits. If there's a moose out front telling you that the park is closed for two weeks to clean and repair the park, you should have first checked the date you were supposed to be there. Whatever you do, don't drive to go and get a BB gun and threaten a park employee to get your way in the park. Trust me, the park management will not think its funny. If you follow these tips, your quest down the holiday road of thrills will always end with you and your family collecting a snap shot of you all riding Colossus.
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