Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (2024)

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.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

The park is off the Magic Mountain Parkway exit from the Interstate 5 in Valencia at 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway. The phone number is +1 661-255-4100.

Admission and tickets[edit]

  • 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.

Get around[edit]

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.

See[edit]

  • 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.

Do[edit]

  • 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.

Roller coasters[edit]

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) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (2) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (3)
  • Batman: The Ride. Floorless trains suspended beneath an overhead track whip around steeply banked turns and five inversions.
  • 2 Canyon Blaster. Junior roller coaster. Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (4) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (5)
  • 3 Twisted Colossus. Twin wooden roller coaster. Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (6) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (7)
  • 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. Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (8) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (9)
  • 5 Gold Rusher. Riders dip, turn, and dive up and around the park's mountainous terrain. Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (10) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (11)
  • 6 Goliath. Riders brave an opening drop of 255 feet (78 m) into a subterranean tunnel and multiple steep banking turns. Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (12) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (13)
  • 7 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. Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (14) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (15)
  • 8 Magic Flyer. Train-themed junior roller coaster in Whistlestop Park. Known in the past as "Goliath Jr." (2001–2007) and "Percy's Railway" (2008–2010). Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (16) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (17)
  • 9 Ninja. Swinging coaches suspended from an overhead steel track whip around steeply banked turns and curves in and out of the treetops. Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (18) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (19)
  • 10 The New 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. Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (20) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (21) (updated Jun 2020)
  • 11 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. Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (22) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (23)
  • 12 Road Runner Express. Junior roller coaster. Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (24) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (25)
  • 13 Scream!. Floorless coaches riding above the rails traverse seven inversions on 3,985 feet (1,215 m) of steel track. Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (26) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (27)
  • 14 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). Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (28) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (29)
  • 15 Tatsu. Suspended beneath a steel track, riders experience a total of 263 feet in elevation changes while harnessed in a "face down" position. Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (30) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (31) (updated Sep 2019)
  • 16 Viper. Riders are turned upside-down seven times in three different ways and reach speeds of 70 mph (110 km/h) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (32) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (33) (updated Jun 2020)
  • 17 (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). Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (34) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (35)

Thrill rides[edit]

  • Dive Devil. Large swing attraction simulating the experience of sky diving. Additional fee required.
  • SlingShot. Another large swing-like attraction. Additional fee required.

Family RIDES[edit]

  • 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 Amusem*nt 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. Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (36) Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (37)
  • 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. Magic Mountain – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (38) (updated Jun 2020)
  • 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.

Kids' rides[edit]

  • 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.

Buy[edit]

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.

Eat[edit]

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.

Drink[edit]

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.

Sleep[edit]

Six Flags Magic Mountain unlike the Disneyland Resort or Disney World does not offer on-site hotels, but there are plenty in the immediate surrounding area.

  • 1 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Clarita (Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites), 27513 Championship Way, toll-free: +1-855-239-9222. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. Highly rated hotel offering a very short drive to the park as well as an outdoor pool and fitness facility. Complementary breakfast.

Stay safe[edit]

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.

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FAQs

How many days do you need at Magic Mountain? ›

2 or more days at this park would probably be better to be able to enjoy everything you'd like to enjoy OR come up with a game plan ahead of time. Check out their website to see what rides you'd like to get on & what everyone could get on if you've got little riders with you.

What is the oldest ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain? ›

What is Six Flags' oldest existing roller coaster? Gold Rusher is the oldest existing coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain. It opened with the park in 1971.

What is the fastest roller coaster at Magic Mountain? ›

Full Throttle

The fastest and tallest 160-ft looping coaster in the world with three unique launches.

How do you avoid lines at Six Flags? ›

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Spend your day making thrilling memories, not waiting in lines. Enjoy more rides throughout the day with THE FLASH Pass, which virtually holds your place in line and reduces your wait time by up to 90%. Plus, you'll get a notification when it's your turn to ride.

What is the least busy day at Magic Mountain? ›

Weekdays (Monday-Thursday) are historically least crowded during the summer season in June, July, and August. For real-time updates of current crowd levels and conditions at the park, check out the Magic Mountain Live Crowd Tracker.

Are you allowed to bring food into Magic Mountain? ›

They won't let you bring your own food because they want you to pay their inflated prices. They open up your backpack at security, take away any outside food they find and then send you on your way so you can empty out your wallet for a snack. The vending machines will charge you $3.50 for a bottle of water.

What happens if it rains at Six Flags Magic Mountain? ›

Rides may be temporarily closed during electrical storms, heavy rain, or high winds. Rides will re-open as soon as safe operations can be assured. Most restaurants, theaters and shops will remain open. Refunds and rain checks are not offered for inclement weather.

What is the thrill capital of the world? ›

From thrilling coasters to rides for the kids, Six Flags Magic Mountain has something for everyone. Known as the undisputed “Thrill Capital of the World,” the 260-acre theme park boasts 20 world-class coasters – more than any other theme park on the planet!

Why is it called Six Flags? ›

Throngs flocked to Six Flags Over Texas when the park opened in 1961. Six themed sections, modeled after the culture of the six countries whose flags flew over Texas during the state's colorful history, created a spectacular and magical setting for guests — and provided the park's name.

What is the upside down ride at Six Flags? ›

Tatsu is a flying roller coaster with an utterly unique way to ride—face down. This mad twist puts you in a one-on-one stare-down with planet Earth, as you fly at speeds up to 62 miles per hour.

How many gs is full throttle at Six Flags? ›

Full Throttle (roller coaster)
Full Throttle
G-force4.0
Height restriction54 in (137 cm)
Trains2 trains with 3 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 18 riders per train.
Flash Pass available
23 more rows

What is the most extreme roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain? ›

Standard, Premium, and Ultimate. Here it is, the latest in a long history of world records set at Six Flags Magic Mountain: Full Throttle. The number one tallest and fastest looping roller coaster in the world. You are riding the best of the best and it can't be topped.

How to get banned from 6 Flags? ›

Because Six Flags is a family park, we expect guests to behave appropriately. Unruly, disruptive or offensive behavior, including line-jumping and profanity, is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Violating our park policies may be cause for ejection from the park without refund.

Can you walk around with beer at Six Flags? ›

No alcoholic beverages may be brought into Six Flags Parks. Alcoholic beverages purchased in the park may not leave the premises. Excessive consumption of alcohol is cause for ejection from the park without refund.

How to not throw up at Six Flags? ›

Here are some tips to enjoy roller coasters without the nausea:
  1. Take Dramamine® Non-Drowsy. ...
  2. Choose your seat wisely. ...
  3. Focus your eyes on a fixed point. ...
  4. Keep a straight posture. ...
  5. Choose “safe” foods before and after your park visit.

Is Seven Magic Mountains worth it? ›

Are The Seven Magic Mountains Worth It? A trip out to Seven Magic Mountains is well worth it! Entrance is free, it is only 25 minutes from the Las Vegas strip; the photos are stunning, and it is a great way to experience the magic of the Mojave desert.

Do you need 2 days at Magic Kingdom? ›

In fact, I think hopping on a first visit and navigating the travel time and transportation options between the parks, would cause some unnecessary extra work and stress. I'd recommend one full day in each park and possibly two devoted to Magic Kingdom Park if you have time.

How long should you stay at Magic Kingdom? ›

Magic Kingdom has more rides, shows, and entertainment than any other Walt Disney World theme park. A complete tour of the entire park would take two days, but you can do a tour of the highlights (and more) in a day.

How many attractions does Magic Mountain have? ›

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Area209 acres (85 ha)
Attractions
Total35
Roller coasters20
Water rides2
13 more rows

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