When it comes to amusement parks in Southern California, there’s a lot of competition. You’ve got Disneyland down in Anaheim, and you’ve also got Universal Studios over in Hollywood. But there’s another big player in the area, and it’s one that shouldn’t be ignored. That big player is called Six Flags Magic Mountain, and it’s located just north of downtown Los Angeles in Valencia.
Six Flags Magic Mountain will give anyone who comes more thrills, chills and spills than they ever hoped to receive. The park is home to over 15 different roller coasters, each offering a unique riding experience. As a matter of fact, there’s even one that puts passengers in chairs that spin 360 degrees, which creates a truly disorienting experience. Of course, there are plenty of rides perfect for the younger set; they will also enjoy the fact that the Looney Tunes act as the park’s mascots (along with the Justice League).
So, come take a tour of Six Flags Magic Mountain, and decide for yourself if it’s the top dog when it comes to Southern California amusement parks. Oh, and be sure you stay tuned until #34 if you want to get a sneak peak at the new roller coaster that Six Flags Magic Mountain will be debuting later this year.
1. Welcome to the Magic Mountain
Could there possibly be a better place to put an amazing amusement park than always-sunny Southern California?
2. Batman the Ride
Where else are you going to start? Batman the Ride is the signature ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
3. Dive Devil
Of course, if you really want to learn what it feels like to be batman, you’ll have to try the sky diving experience of Dive Devil!
4. Gold Rusher
California is the home of the gold rush, which is something that this amazing roller coaster ride pays homage to.
5. Ride the Green Lantern
The all-vertical Green Lantern: First Flight roller coaster offers one of the most thrilling experiences in the park.
6. Take a Breather
Whew! That was a lot of excitement all at once! Why not have a relaxing ride on Pepe Le Pew’s Tea Party?
7. SlingShot Back into Excitement
Want to know what it’s like to experience weightlessness? You can find out when you take a ride on the SlingShot.
8. For the Little Ones
Of course, the little ones can’t get on the SlingShot. But, they can have a similar experience on Sylvester’s Pounce and Bounce.
9. Cool Off
It gets hot in Southern California. Cool off by hopping on the Tidal Wave, which offers a wet and wild ride.
10. Fly Around with the Kids
Kids and adults will both enjoy taking to the skies aboard Yosemite Sam’s Flight School.
11. Back to Full Throttle
The Full Throttle roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain holds the world record for being the fastest and tallest looping roller coaster.
12. Drop of Doom
Disneyland in Anaheim may have the Tower of Terror, but Six Flags Magic Mountain has Lex Luthor’s Drop of Doom!
13. Kid’s Coaster
If the younger ones want to get in on all of the roller coaster action, then take them to Speedy Gonzales’ Hot Rod Racers.
14. Get up to Speed
Go around and around in circles as fast as The Flash himself on The Flash Speed Force!
15. Face-Down Roller Coaster
One of the most unique roller coasters in the part is Tatsu, which transports riders at high speeds while face down.
16. Stand-Up Roller Coaster
If being face down on a roller coaster isn’t your thing, then how about standing up? That’s the experience you’ll have on The Riddler’s Revenge.
17. Looping and Looping
For a roller coaster that will throw you for a loop, take a ride on Viper, which snakes you around at 70 miles per hour!
Get pushed to the limits of gravity by setting foot on Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth!
19. More Kid Time
With a minimum height requirement of only 36 inches, most little ones will be able to enjoy Road Runner Express.
20. Cool Off Again
That California Sun can take it out of you! Enjoy a bumping, wet ride on Roaring Rapids.
21. A Revolution!
On this looping roller coaster, which was the first ever to feature a full loop, you’ll experience up to 5 G’s of force!
22. Meet the Looney Tunes!
As you might have noticed, the Looney Tunes are the mascots of Six Flags Magic Mountain, along with…
23. The Justice League!
You and the family can get up close and personal with all of your favorite Justice League characters, including Batman and Robin!
24. Eat Like a Californian
Los Cuates Mexican Grill at Six Flags Magic Mountain offers Mexican fare that would satisfy the palate of even the most discerning Southern Californian.
25. Or Enjoy Normal Amusement Park Fare
Of course, it’s not all Mexican Food! You’ll find plenty of funnel cakes, cotton candies, and even a Cold Stone Creamery in the park!
26. An Unforgettable Halloween
During the month of October, the weather in Southern California is beautiful and the Fright Fest is in full swing at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
27. It’s the End of the World!
On the wooden Apocalypse, you and your riding companions will have to brave more than a few death-defying drops!
28. And Scarier Drops
Wooden roller coasters are great and all, but if you want a true thrill, you have to experience Goliath, which drops you over 250 feet at 85 miles per hour!
29. Suspend Your Disbelief!
The suspended roller coaster Ninja will swing you and your riding companions from side to side at incredibly high speeds.
30. Kal-El Would Be Proud
Still haven’t gotten enough thrills? Then maybe the exhilarating Superman: Escape From Krypton will do it for you!
31. No Place For Your Feet
You’ve still not had enough? Well, having no place to set your feet aboard Scream might push you over the top!
32. You Still Want More?
Then how about the X2, which is a suspended roller coaster with seats that spin 360 degrees?
33. Time to Come Down Easy
Okay, you’ve had enough? Finally! Well then why don’t you come down nice and easy by taking a ride on the swinging pirate ship that is Buccaneer?
34. Get Ready For…
There’s one more thrill ride, but it hasn’t opened just yet. It’s called Twisted Colossus, and it will feature to tracks that race on another through loops, twists and turns!
35. What a Park!
Beautiful Southern California weather? Check? An amazing park filled with thrill rides? Check. It’s clear you’ve got to visit Six Flags Magic Mountain as soon as possible!