Six flags magic mountain park is a mountain park on the north side of Los Angeles and is spread over 262 acre lands. The park is located in Valencia, California.
The park was developed by New Hall Land and Farming Company in 1979.
The park at that time was known as Magic Mountain. Later in 1979, the park was purchased by Six Flags who added ‘Six flags’ to the park’s title.
The theme park hosts around 19 roller coasters, which is a record in itself. The park has around 2.9 million visitors on an annual basis and is ranked fifth in attendance among seasonal amusement parks in the North America.
At the time of its opening, the park only had 500 employees and 33 attractions. All the attractions were designed by Arrow Development Co. that also built the attractions at Disney land. The admission price was around $5 in 1971 for adults.
The park was located in a remote area and a bus service was used to transport people from various areas in Valencia and Los Angeles to get to the park.
Magic Mountain has been used in many TV shows and movies. The park has been used in movies including Space Cow Boys, Kiss meets the Phantom of the Park, The Kings and Queens and others.
The park refurbishes its old attractions and includes new attractions from time to time. It installed terminator Salvation, a roller coaster ride, in 2009.
The ride was later renamed to Apocalypse and special effects have been installed in 2011 to give an effect of ‘End of the world’.
The park also includes rides themed on the Green Lantern and Superman series.