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Robert Niles

Six Flags Magic Mountain announces a new kiddie coaster

Published: February 11, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Six Flags Magic Mountain announced today that it will open a new roller coaster in a revamped kids' area this summer.

Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers will be the park's fourth kiddie coaster and 19th overall, extending Magic Mountain's lead as the amusement park with the most roller coasters in the world.

Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers
Illustration courtesy Six Flags

From the park's description of the new ride:

Sitting in miniature hot rod race cars, riders will enjoy an action-packed adventure with plenty of drops and thrills on a roadster-themed racetrack. Kids and parents can ride together as they take a sprint around the grand prix track. Joining 11 other rides and attractions, from flying airplanes to pint-sized trucks and trains, Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers will debut in early summer.

Rival Knott's Berry Farm, in Buena Park on the other side of the Los Angeles metro area, is revamping its Camp Snoopy kids' area for this summer, so Magic Mountain's extra attention to its Bugs Bunny World area will give local families another option in a summer when area industry leader Disneyland isn't adding anything new.

Replies (2)

Published: February 11, 2014 at 8:13 PM

So Cedar Point can just add like 5 kiddie coasters if they want their title back.
James Rao

Published: February 12, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Five more kiddie coasters would give Cedar Point a total of seven to Magic Mountain's four. But I get your point.

Still, Cedar Point gave up on the "Coaster Capital of the World" crap a long time ago. Once Matt Ouiment, formerly a Disneyland great, joined the ranks, Cedar Fair realized that coasters do not equate to long term attendance gains. One day Magic Mountain will figure out that same fact. Or they will just continue to flounder around the 2M a year attendance number. Which is extremely pathetic for a year-round park.

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