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Katy Perry goes to which theme park in her latest video?

February 21, 2017, 11:20 PM · Part of the fun of graduating from fan to full-fledged theme park geek is being able to identify even the most fleeting glimpses of theme parks and their attractions in movies, TV shows, and music videos. Well, Katy Perry's latest video should give theme park geeks plenty to gawk over.

Yes, the video for "Chained to the Rhythm" hides its real-life theme park setting with a lot of post-production design. But I'll bet that many of you could figure out which park in which Perry and her team shot the video, anyway. Guesses?

Well, okay, it wasn't that hard. Since so much video production in the U.S. is done in Los Angeles, when productions need to shoot in a theme park, many of them end up the road in Valencia, at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The park plays the role of a glam-futuristic "Oblivia" theme park in the message-heavy video, which was directed by Matthew Cullen and shot at the park last month. How many actual Six Flags Magic Mountain rides can you find?

The big attraction in the video is Six Flags Magic Mountain's Full Throttle, which Perry rides during the song. Compare the video's treatment of the ride with our video from Full Throttle's opening day in 2013.

"Chained to the Rhythm" is the lead single from Katy Perry's upcoming fifth studio album. The song also features a rap by Skip Marley, who, yes, is the grandson of music legend Bob Marley.

Replies (7)

February 22, 2017 at 1:59 AM · Mostly Magic Mountain but there was at least one clear shot from Islands of Adventure in there too....
February 22, 2017 at 5:08 AM · Yeah I saw the hulk in there also.
February 22, 2017 at 5:11 AM · at :27 you can see the Hulk
February 22, 2017 at 6:57 AM · Yup Incredible Hulk Coaster
February 22, 2017 at 9:20 AM · I believe the entrance gate is IOA, then a couple shots with Hulk. Can also see Dr. Doom behind Hulk at around 0:10.
February 23, 2017 at 3:08 PM · The video shows a colorful carnival. It is way beyond anything we have today. I highly recommend any theme park designer to use the ideas. It's a Tomorrowland Carnival with updated futuristic costumes. The video itself is a bit lame. Katy looks a bit disinterested in the park and roller coaster.
February 24, 2017 at 7:38 PM · Anton, Katy being disinterested in the park and roller coaster is the whole theme of the video. It's about people being, literally, taken for a ride by politicians/corporations and we need to realise this and do our own thing.

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