8 September 2008
Six Flags Magic Mountain
By Robin Roth
If you are daring, fearless, and looking for adventure in California , then look no further than Six Flags Magic Mountain Park, the gathering place for all true adrenaline fanatics and roller-coaster junkies.
Magic Mountain began in 1969. The Newhall Land and Farm Company came up with the idea to create a more awe-inspiring alternative to the Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm amusement parks. They selected Valencia as its location, and the rest is history. The park opened on May 29, 1971, with 500 employees and 33 attractions. Several of those employees designed and built many of the original attractions at Disneyland . Magic Mountain later obtained permission from Warner Brothers to use the Looney Tunes cartoon characters.
Magic Mountain offers more G-force thrills per minute than any other amusement park in the world. As far as records go, it's set more records and won more awards than any other park.The following rides are among the most awesome rides in the park:
Superman: The world's tallest and fastest … only ride if you are ready for major drops!
Riddler’s Revenge: The tallest and fastest standup coaster… go for it only if you are prepared to be knocked around a bit, ok, more than a bit. What the heck, it’s all in the name of fun.
Tatsu: Which my sources describe as the ride that delivers the most awesome sensation of flying.
Batman Begins: Sporting lots of twists and turns. A coaster where you hang suspended from a looping, swirling track as you go flying through the air! A must, 2-time ride… say my sources. Scream: Which is precisely what you will be doing on this ride, I myself would be screaming and dying! Goliath Jr.: An awesome ride that kicks-off with a long climb to the top before a huge hair-raising plunge downward and then, it goes on from there. I would personally rather have a root-canal.
Viper X: X is probably the best ride in the park. Be prepared, however, to wait in a crazy long line, but well worth it… They say that it is so fast that your contacts may literally fly out of your eyes and your heart may skip a few beats… Oh joy?
There are over a dozen world-class coasters spread throughout several themed areas. When you're not speeding down a track at 90 mph, or free-falling 10 stories, there are many other attractions in the park you can enjoy as well. There are shows presented daily at Magic Moments Theater, Batman Action Theater and other onsite performance venues.Bugs Bunny World offers a numerous adventures for younger children.
When you art tired of the rides, go shopping in one of the parks stores. If you want a place to stop, eat,and unwind, check out the Cyber Café, (Here you will find computers free of charge) or the Mooseburger Lodge.
Of special note to movie fans - Six Flags Magic Mountain doubles as "Wally World" in 'National Lampoon's Vacation' with Chevy Chase .
Magic Mountain Park .
26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia , CA 91355
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