Developed by SeaWorld in partnership with local real estate developers, Magic Mountain opened May 29, 1971 in Valencia, California. Featuring a world-record 20 coasters, Magic Mountain became part of the Six Flags chain in 1979 and typically is Six Flags' most-visited park.
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Twisted Colossus★ ★ ★
A 4,990-foot mobius-track Rocky Mountain Construction rebuild of the former Colossus wooden coaster, with a 128-foot drop, top speed of 57 mph and two inversions. Height requirement: 48 inches
X2★ ★ ★
A 3,610-foot Arrow Dynamics 4th dimension coaster with a 215-foot vertical drop, top speed of 76 miles per hour and two inversions. Height requirement: 48 inches
A 3,602-foot Bolliger & Mabillard flying coaster with a 111-foot drop, top speed of 62 mph and four inversions. Height requirement: 54 inches
Wonder Woman Flight of Courage★
Standing 131 feet and with 3,300 feet of track, this Rocky Mountain Construction Raptor opened as the world's tallest and longest single-rail coaster in 2022.
A 2,200-foot Premier Rides Sky Rocket III with a 70-mph launch into a 160-foot-tall loop. Height requirement: 54 inches
West Coast Racers
A 4,000-foot mobius-track Premier Rides coaster with a 55-mph launch and four inversions. Height requirement: 48 inches
A 4,500-foot Giovanola mega coaster with a 255-foot drop and top speed of 85 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
A 3,985-foot Bolliger & Mabillard floorless coaster with a 141-foot drop, top speed of 63 mph and seven inversions. Height requirement: 54 inches
A 2,877-foot Great Coasters International wooden coaster with an 87-foot drop and top speed of 50 mph. Opened as Terminator: Salvation before Six Flags lost the IP rights. Height requirement: 48 inches
A 2,700-foot Arrow Dynamic suspended coaster with a top speed of 55 mph. Height requirement: 42 inches
A 3,830-foot Arrow Dynamics custom looping coaster with a 171-foot drop, a top speed 70 mph and seven inversions. Height requirement: 54 inches
The Riddler's Revenge
A 4,370-foot Bolliger & Mabillard stand-up coaster with a 146-foot drop, top speed of 65 mph and six inversions. Height requirement: 54 inches
Opened in 1976 as Great American Revolution, this 3,457-foot Schwarzkopf coaster with a top speed of 55 mph and one inversion was the world's first modern coaster with a vertical loop. The ride included VR headsets in 2016-17. Height requirement: 48 inches
Batman: The Ride
A 2,700-foot Bolliger & Mabillard inverted coaster with a top speed of 50 mph and five inversions. Height requirement: 54 inches
A 2,590-foot Arrow Dynamics mine train with a top speed of 35 mph. Height requirement: 48 inches
For younger riders, Six Flags Magic Mountain offers Canyon Blaster, an E&F Miler family coaster; Magic Flyer, a Bradley and Kaye little dipper; Road Runner Express, a Vekoma Junior Coaster; and Speedy Gonzales Hot Road Racers, a Zamperla family gravity coaster.
Non-coaster attractions at Six Flags Magic Mountain include Lux Luthor Drop of Doom, an Intamin drop ride on the side of the Superman tower, CraZanity, a 170-foot Zamperla Giant Discovery pendulum, Justice League Battle for Metropolis, an interactive dark ride, Roading Rapids, and the Bugs Bunny World children's area.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is located in Valencia, California - in the Santa Clarita Valley - 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The park is closest to Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), but you will find better nonstop access from more cities if you fly into Los Angeles International (LAX). Arriving at LAX means driving through the heart of LA traffic to get to Magic Mountain, however, so if you're just flying in for this park and not for other attractions in the LA area, strongly consider Burbank.
Get to the park shortly before its 10:30am opening time. Note that Magic Mountain is no longer open every day of the year and will be closed on many Mondays through Thursdays during the school year.
When the park opens, head first to X2, which has, by far, the longest average peak wait time in the park. Then target Tatsu and West Coast Racers before coming back toward the park entrance for Full Throttle. Those are, on average, the four longest wait times for coasters in the park.
After riding those, make your way back around the park, starting with Goliath and then proceeding to Twisted Colossus and then to Wonder Woman Flight of Courage. Pick up the other coasters and rides around the park, including re-rides, at your wish.