Six Flags Magic Mountain

Post Office Box 5500

Valencia, California 91355

805/255-4111 or 818/367-5965

Magic Mountain opened in 1971. This 111 acre park is considered by coaster enthusiasts to be one of the best in the country, if not the world. This park is quickly becoming one of the world wide powerhouses of themeparks, seemingly introducing a new major attraction every year.

For an extra added thrill, visit this park during its October "Fright Fest," where they add a few walk-through haunted houses and do such things as turn Colossus backwards and run the coasters with the ride lights switched off. A 50-foot spider crawling up the side of the well-known Colossus structure is a good sign that Fright Fest is in full swing.

This park has been featured in numerous Discovery and Travel channel programs such as "Scream Parks" and "Thrill Rides Put to the Test."

Rides and Pastimes...

Gold Rusher (1971)

A runaway mine train type roller coaster designed by Arrow Dynamics, this coaster races over the park's hillsides and skirts dangeroulsy close to a few other park rides.

Revolution (1976)

The world's first giant looping coaster, Revolution is a smooth 3457 foot long steel ride with a single vertical loop and a 144 foot long tunnel. This two and a half minute ride was designed by Anton Schwarzkopf and has a top speed of 55 miles per hour and experiences nearly 5 G's at the bottom of the loop.

Colossus (1978)

This is one of the tallest, longest, and fastest dual-track wooden roller coasters in the world. Designed by International Amusement Devices, Inc., the track is 4325 feet long and has fourteen hills. The circuit is covered in three and a half minutes at a top speed of 62 miles per hour.

Flashback (1985)

This compact steel Intamin coaster has a unique design that simulates flight, making six quick-turning vertical dives over a 1900 foot long track. From a lift height of 86 feet, the train can reach speeds up to 35 miles per hour over it's minute and a half run. The coaster was originally built for Six Flags Great America and operated there until 1988; it was then moved to Six Flags over Georgia and operated there until 1991; it is now scheduled to be moved at the end of the 1996 season to make room for Six Flags California's expanding Hurricane Harbor.

Ninja (1988)

Arrow designed this first and only suspended coaster on the west coast. It reaches speeds of fifty-five miles an hour over its 2700 foot, two minute long track.

Viper (1990)

This 3830 foot long ride made it's debut as the World's Largest Looping Coaster. Designed by Arrow, it features three vertical loops, a double barrel boomerang, and a classic corkscrew. Perched up on the side of a hill, the eighteen story first drop accelerates the coaster up to speeds of seventy miles an hour. The ride is two and a half minutes long.

Psyclone (1991)

This is a classic wooden replica of the famous Coney Island Cyclone, designed by Curtis D. Summers. It begins with a 95 foot, 53 degree angled first drop and continues it's one minute and fifty second course through five fan-banked turns, ten more drops and a 183 foot long tunnel. The top speed is 50 miles per hour.

Batman the Ride (1994)

Another Bolliger & Mabillard thriller, this inverted coaster is a non-stop 2700 foot long screamer. With two vertical loops, a twisting heartline spin, and two corkscrews, this two minute and fifty second ride is sure to leave you breathless.

Superman the Escape (1996)

The premiere ride of the century, this ride is still on the "Coming Soon" list. Originally set to open early-1996, this is slated to be the first ride ever to reach speeds of 100 miles per hour in less than seven seconds. It towers a record breaking 41 stories into the air, delivering an unprecedented six and a half seconds of weightlessness. Fifteen riders at a time (1,800 riders per hour) will reach heights four hundred and fifteen feet above the park and experience four and a half G's over 1,235 feet of track.

Riddler's Revenge (1998)

Another premiere standup from B&M. This is the world's largest standup and, in this author's opinion, gives Mantis (at Cedar Point) a serious run for the money. Six inversions (four different ways) with a maximum speed of 65 mph over it's nearly one mile worth of track... almost three minutes of pure, unadulterated fun.

Goliath (2000)

The name says it all... the bigger they are, the harder they fall. This monster towers one hundred feet over the top of the one-time "World's Largest Wooden Rollercoaster," Colossus. This behemoth climbs twenty-six stories in to the air to a 255 foot, 61 degree drop reaching speeds in excess of 85 mph as it enters the 120 foot underground tunnel. The second drop, a mere 186 feet, is followed by over three seconds of out-of-your-seat air time and onward on to a 4G plus helix over its 4500 feet of track. Can you conquer Goliath? The one word that best describes this giant? "Awesome"

Goliath Jr. (2001)

This giant among kids coasters is ten feet high and reaches a maximum speed of 10mph over its 350 feet of track. Ride time is about a minute and a half.

X (2002)

Adding a new dimension to rollercoasters, this ride has a twenty foot WIDE train that spins riders' seats three-hundred-and-sixty degrees... just because the track is "flat," don't count on anything but pure excitement from this one-of-a-kind ride. Riders are taking up the lift backwards only to experience a completely vertical, face-first drop before the train flips riders on their back before rebounding back towards the sky. Certainly a one-of-a-kind, not-to-be-missed ride.


This giant inverted boomerang coaster simply defies description, but you'll swear, at some other time or place, you've been on another version of this ride... though, perhaps is was nearly-so-high, and you could have sworn your feet were dangling like this...

Scream! (2003)

The park's "sweet sixteen" rollercoaster. This is the first floorless rollercoaster in southern California. This 4000 foot, seven inversion coaster was designed by B&M and has a first drop of 150 feet. It reaches a top speed of 65 mph.

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