Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Magic Mountain is a 262-acre theme park located in the Valencia, California, north of Los Angeles. It opened on May 30, 1971, as Magic Mountain, a development of the Newhall Land and Farming Company. In 1979, Six Flags purchased Magic Mountain. Six Flags Magic Mountain features 19 roller coasters, making it the world record for most roller coasters in an amusement park. In 2015, the park had an estimated 3.1 million visitors ranking it eighteenth in attendance in North America.

Six Flags Magic Mountain is located on Magic Mountain Parkway just off Interstate 5 at the Magic Mountain Parkway exit. Six Flags Plaza is the main entry and exit area of the park. The Plaza features gift shops, food service venues, photo services, along with guest relations.

As of 2016, there are nine individually themed areas within Six Flags Magic Mountain, each zone featuring its own distinct rides, attractions and food service venues. Those districts include:

Baja Ridge
Baja Ridge is a south of the border themed desert landscape that includes three roller coasters, including X2, Viper and Revolution.

Cyclone Bay
Cyclone Bay features several rides such as Apocalypse, Dive Devil, Jet Stream and Cyclone 500, along with midway games.

DC Universe
The rides and attractions in this area are inspired by the DC Comics universe. Because of a series of Hollywood films being produced as of 2016, the area continues to get regular new attractions and feature upgrades in order to help promote the films many of the rides & characters are based on.

Samurai Summit
Samurai Summit is a Japanese folklore and mythology themed area, with three roller coasters atop a rugged hillside, including Tatsu, Ninja and Superman: Escape from Krypton.

Rapids Camp Crossing
This area simulates a campsite set deep in the American wilderness.

Screampunk District
Screampunk District features carnival games, along with three of the park’s largest roller coasters. This section also features Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom.

High Sierra Territory
This area features towering redwood trees, inspired by California’s national parks. Bugs Bunny World: The Looney Tunes characters have taken up residence in this outpost filled with rides designed specifically for children. Whistlestop Park: Guests can embark on a train ride through a scenic landscape, aboard the passenger coach of a tank engine. High Sierra Territory also features a train themed roller coaster for kids, which was previously know as Thomas Town.

The Movie District
This is the film-themed district where guests can plunge 50′ off a waterfall, catch a live-action stunt show, climb a staggering rock wall, or ride the area’s two roller coasters. Specific film references are usually Warner Bros. features.

Contributor: René Carson

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