Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Six Flags Magic Mountain is one of the most daring rollercoaster parks to visit! It has some of the world's tallest and fastest rides, including the Superman and Goliath with its 255-ft drop!
The first time I went to this park, I was expecting hour-long waits for a 60-second ride. We arrived right at opening time and got into the park really quickly. No one was there. We were able to do every ride in the park within two hours! We had such an amazing time!! Then around noon it started raining and they closed the park. Closing the park meant that everyone got free tickets!! So we went back the very next day and did the whole park again, again within two hours.
The last time I went, however, the park was uncrowded for a mere half-hour and then the hoards arrived. The lines were so long it wasn't funny. Some of the lines had signs saying the wait would be four hours. The moral of the story- try to go on a day when it will be less crowded and arrive right at opening time.
Here are the rides you can expect:
Batman The Ride and Riddlers Revenge: These rides are awesome! They are fast and have very sharp turns. You hang in the ride with your feet free in the air. Not for people with weak necks (or healthy knees, for that matter)!
Deja Vu: This ride starts at the middle of a short track that dead-ends on both sides straight up in the air. You do the track twice, once forward and once back. It's a great ride!
Superman The Escape: One-shot ride. For the geeks amongst us, it uses linear motors to accelerate your little car along a track that curves straight up and stalls out at the end of the track at 415 feet up. On the way back down you get 6 seconds of free fall.
Scream: This is a floorless coaster that has a 150-ft drop, seven loops, and goes 65 mph!
X: This ride spins its cars independent of each other as it moves along the tracks. Stomach churning!
Log Ride and Jet Stream: These are wet rides.
Pirates Cove: This ride has a tall volcano that erupts.
Sky Tower: This is for all ages and you get a 360-degree view of the park from up there.
Bugs Bunny World: This is wonderful for younger kids, aged 2 to 8. Looney Tunes characters give your kids a handshake or hug. There is a free-fall train ride, a Bigfoot truck ride, rollercoasters, and a balloon ride. Tweety's Escape is a ride in an oversized bird cage, and Looney Tunes Lodge is a two-storey funhouse where you get to shoot hundreds of foam balls at each other. There is also a petting zoo and a fountain with Looney Tunes characters that burst out of the water.
Theater: Live shows such as Batman and Robin show, water shows, free-flight bird show (really fun!), Kids World (for younger kids).
Summertime nightime parade: Featuring DC Comic Superheroes and Looney Tunes characters.
If you're hungry, your only real choice for a sit-down meal is Mooseburger Lodge, which had the most awful music playing- so bad you feel almost violent by the end!- and not very good food.
Wear good shoes because you will do a lot of standing and walking at Magic Mountain. Also, in the morning it can be quite cold so bring a jacket.
If you need a place indoors to hang out with your kids before or after the park, there is a Barnes and Noble Bookstore on the corner of Valencia and Magic Mtn Blvds.
Other amusement parks to enjoy are Universal Studios and Disneyland, my favorite.
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The Batman ride.
Superman ride, from the side.
Superman ride, from the front.
Six Flags is located on Magic Mountain Parkway, in Valencia. It is alongside the 5 Freeway, near where it meets the 126 Highway. You exit at Magic Mountain Parkway. There are clearly marked signs.
Cost is $54.99. If you buy online at www.sixflags.com it's $29.99. Kids under 48" are $27.50. Kids under 2 years old are free. Parking costs $15. Call (661) 255-4100 for hours and days open.
Barnes and Noble. On the corner of Valencia and Magic Mountain Blvds. 23630 Valencia Blvd. From Highway 5 southbound, exit at Magic Mountain Pkwy and turn left on Magic Mountain Pkwy. Turn right on Valencia Blvd and the bookstore is on your right. Exit Highway 5 northbound at Valencia Blvd and turn right. After 1.7 miles make a u-turn at Magic Mountain Pkwy. The bookstore is on your right. Call (661) 254-6604.
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Overall Visitor Rating:
|this park is insane!!!!|
|December 13th is a special day! I am coming to LA for a fun filled week at a bunch of amusement parks!|
|Comin in the fall, from the east coast! can't wait to get some rides, hows everyone doin?|