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icon_STOPPark News - (3/11/2024) Six Flags Magic Mountain - 2025 Construction Update
    (2/16/2024) Six Flags Magic Mountain will be returning to the special event business this season, as the park has confirmed their plans to bring back “Scream Break” and ‘Flavors of the World Food Festival” in March.
    Scream Break is a sort of merger of Spring Break and a Halloween Haunt event combined into an extra-ticket after-hours special event that will feature 2 haunted houses, 3 scare zones, DJs and Dance Parties, plus most of your favorite rides. Scream Break will take place on 8 special nights between March 22 and April 13, running from 9pm to Midnight, and is actually included for free with a Six Flags Season Pass or Membership.
    Flavors of the World will take place on weekends between March 23 and May 5, with special food stations set up throughout the park to offer special dishes from Mexico, Italy, India, Greece, Korea, China and from the Caribbean. To make it easy, the park is offering a “Sip & Savor Passport” lanyard that allows you to pre-purchase either 8 or 12 tastings.
    (12/29/2023) It’s hard to say exactly what happened, but an Army Veteran is attempting to file a class action lawsuit against Six Flags Magic Mountain over how he say he was treated at the park. Some of this involves the steps Six Flags requires those with disabilities to go through to obtain an “Individual Accessibility Card”, while other parts of the report do paint a disturbing event that took place in person at the park while the veteran had signed up for a season pass.
    Follow the link to read the report for yourself about the events that may have taken place.
    (12/9/2023) Six Flags Magic Mountain Files Demolition Permits For The Golden Bear Theater
    (11/18/2023) Six Flags Magic Mountain will kick off their Holiday in the Park event starting on November 23 which will take place on select dates through to December 31, 2023. “Beginning at 5:00pm, the magic of the season takes over as the park transforms into a dazzling winter wonderland with more than two million twinkling lights amidst a thrilling collection of world-class coasters and family attractions, visits with Santa, festive treats and more. From coasters to cocoa, it’s a holiday spectacular for all to enjoy!”
    New features this season include a new Holiday Village area featuring tasty treats and food offerings in Metropolis, the Jingle Bell Way Dancing Light Show in DC Universe, a new Peppermint Path Country Holiday area where you can stroll through the lights between Viper and Katy’s Kettle.
    Returning features will be a visit to The North Pole to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Gleampunk District, Holiday Square, Arctic Alley, Polar Bear Pass, the HollyRock! Time-tunnel and more. For all the details visit the official park website.

    (11/11/2023) According to a post from Park Journey, construction work has begun at the entrance to Six Flags Magic Mountain this week. According to the post on IG, the park has removed all but two of their old-style ticket booths, so it looks like they will be attempting to modernize the entrance and guest flow here. This has been a much needed update to the park’s entrance plaza, as the design would often get a little crowded as too many guests would get packed into a narrow space, trying to get to through a limited number of open turnstyles.
    While park entrance redesign has been something we’ve seen Cedar Fair tackle at a number of their parks over the past few years, Six Flags has largely stayed away from taking on such tasks to modernize their own gates.



2024 - Nothing is known or expected to be added at this point in time, other than the large solar energy farm to be build across the parking lot.
    (11/6/2023) A new piece of concept art posted shows that the new Solar Canopy system is indeed intended to cover most of the regular parking lot at Six Flags Magic Mountain, as well as the employee lot in the back.
    (4/29/2023) Six Flags Magic Mountain may not be building a new roller coaster this year, but the California theme park has announced a rather epic new project is going to begin construction. According to the press release Six Flags has confirmed in a partnership with Solar Optimum and DSD Renewables, a plan to install a massive 12.37-megawatt solar energy carport and energy storage system at the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park. “Six Flags Magic Mountain will be home to the largest single-site commercial solar energy project in California and largest for any for-profit organization in the world.”
    If you have ever been to Six Flags Magic Mountain you know just how brutally HOT it can get as the sun beats down on the California park, so building a solar farm on top of a carport structure in the main parking lot does make a lot of sense. The system will feature a battery storage system able to produce “1.958 megawatts of power, with 7,886.3 kilowatt hours of capacity that can be deployed daily”, producing 20.8 million kilowatt hours of energy annually. This is the equivalent to the power consumption of 2,874 homes and 1.79 million smartphones charged. The end result is that “The park will be able to offset 100% of its energy usage with solar power”.
    This is not the first attempt at Six Flags to set up a solar farm at their theme parks. The first project saw a group of smaller carport systems installed across various lots at the Six Flags Great Adventure property in New Jersey and then a larger carport system installed over the guest lot at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in central California.


icon_STOP2025 - Rumored New Coaster - (3/15/2024) It seems that it was an interesting day at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Friday. In addition to Wonder Woman being reported as valleying at some point, it seems that the first 2025 teaser has been posted onto the construction walls outside the former Golden Bear Theater site. It’s got the typical park logo and tagline, “Thrill Capital of the World” along with a picture of a strange robotic/cyborg bird above the words, “Epic Thrills Are Cycling In’ along with a multi-color background in tones of blue, orange and gold, which are the same colors on the bird.
    I don’t recognize the bird at all as being something from an existing IP that I recognize, so anyone else have a guess? Since the park already has Tatsu and Batman, the use of a bird wouldn’t indicate a Flyer or Inverted coaster, so for now I’m going to start thinking along the lines of something tall, or maybe fast… since I’m also not seeing any wings on this bird, but there are cybernetic leg joints, so perhaps it’s a techo-roadrunner. Of course there is the use of the word “Cycling” to consider as well, so could this be something motorcycle themed?
    (3/11/2024) With Six Flags Magic Mountain hard at work clearing out the former site of the Golden Bear Theater, the speculation and rumor machine is ramping up about what could be coming. As you might expect from a park like Six Flags Magic Mountain, which has made a reputation for itself by building giant crazy sounding roller coasters, the rumor mill is going to run a little wild before we know what is coming.
    As for the site, as we previously mentioned the Golden Bear theater building and stage itself have been removed and cleared out, but the concrete seating built into the hillside is still there. It would take a lot of work to break up all the concrete to remove it, so I can see them just sort of leaving it in place, and only working on the areas that they may need to break up to add in new footers or whatever is necessary. Pictures and videos of the site clearing show a staircase leading up and out of top of the hillside from there, to an network of old maintenance pathways that wind around and under Superman: Escape from Krypton. It’s also worth mentioning that there seems to see some clean-up work and a little clearing to the trees on the hillside on the opposite side of Superman from there, heading down towards Crazanity. Between all that and the huge section of open space still left open from the removal of the Log Jammer that was never re-used when they put in Full Throttle, we are looking at a fairly large potential space that could be put to use here.
    Soi what is coming? We really don’t know right now to be honest. The one persistent rumor I’ve heard for the longest amount of time was that Six Flags may be working with Vekoma to build some kind of custom mega-coaster project that could go here. Something tall, very fast, and could quite possibly have a very large number of inversions. A few other oddball rumors have also been floated in that I’m not very confident about right now, involving other companies that may have submitted proposals or have been trying to get a successful bid on the project, but have since falled by the wayside. One other name did come up this weekend however as a potential competitor to Vekoma for the project that I think might have a little merit… Gerstlauer.
    Six Flags have worked with them on and off over the years on a number of projects, including a batch of spinning coasters, the Dare Devil Dive coaster at Six Flags over Georgia, and of course they made the trains for the first two RMC IBox conversion coasters, The New Texas Giant and Iron Rattler. While that relationship came to a sudden end when there was an unfortunate incident on the Texas Giant, that did not stop Six Flags Fiesta Texas from buying a new spare train from them for their Iron Rattler over the past year.
    So while we still don’t know exactly what it is, those two are my top contenders for the moment.
    (12/9/2023) Remember back in August when I told everyone to keep an eye on the Golden Bear Theater, because our sources reported that it would be leaving? Well, this is all now officially coming true, as Six Flags Magic Mountain has filed the necessary demolition permits to take down the theater completely to the slab. Our last update about the rumored removal also indicated that the site would likely be repurposed for a new roller coaster for the 2025 season, so as before, keep your eyes on this location over the next 18 months.

    (10/4/2023) While we don’t know much yet about what Six Flags Magic Mountain has planned, sources tell us to keep an eye on the theater spot, as we previously indicated. The park’s next coaster is expected to go in this location, and is expected to open in 2025 if all goes as planned. While there have been lots of rumors about finally brining a Giga style coaster to the park, the latest rumor actually claims Vekoma may be involved. While Vekoma has never built a Giga (or a true Hyper) to my knowledge, they have started to work with Six Flags lately, adding the family Rookie Racer coaster to Six Flags St. Louis just this past week, and the new Super Boomerang was announced for 2024 at Six Flags Great Adventure. So more Vekoma products may be planned for Six Flags in the years to come.
    (8/25/2023) Is Six Flags Magic Mountain making early plans to add something new? I don’t have a timeline, or even a hint yet about what may be in the works for Magic Mountain’s next big attraction, but instead the focus is more on what may be leaving the park. According to a source the park may be preparing to remove the Golden Bear Theater.
    The removal of this theater would open up the entire hillside from Full Throttle down to Swashbuckler and Buccaneer for future attraction development. Now the question is, what would you like to see put here instead?








???? - DC Universe Phase 2 - Rumor - (2/4/2023) While this may be some time off, current rumors suggest that a Phase 2 expansion of the DC Universe area could be in planning for Six Flags Magic Mountain. We know the oldest section was just revamped as part of the addition of Wonder Woman, which also saw the removal of the Flash Speed Force ride, and theming of the former Wonder Woman ride into Teen Titans.
    While there is still a little bit of open space to deal with in the old DC Universal area, the placement of Wonder Woman also left a very interesting pocket of space between the new coaster and Riddler’s Revenge that could be used for a possible second phase of the park’s DC Universe plans.
    Our reader also noticed that the old midways games area across from Crazanity that was just repainted a few years ago, is now fenced off and the game booths gutted, so revamping this area to be more DC Universe themed may be the idea course of action going forth. We’ve seen several others Six Flags parks slowly begin to expand their own DC Universe themed areas in the past few years, adding small groupings of new DC themed flat rides, as well as rethemeing some nearby existing rides to have DC theming, such as SFOG, SFGAm, or even SFDK. Keep your eyes on this section of the park for future developments.




Track Record

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Valencia, CA
Six Flags Theme Parks

Abbreviation: SFMM

Newest Developments:
2022 - Wonder Woman: Flight of Courage

2020 - West Coast Racers

2018 - CraZanity

2017 - Justice League

2016 - The New Revolution & Python Plunge

2015 - Twisted Colossus

2014 - Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers

2013 - Full Throttle

2012 - Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom

2011 - Superman: Escape from Krypton, Green Lantern: First Flight & Road Runner Express

2010 - Mr. Six’s Splash Island

2009 - Terminator Salvation



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