The terrifying experience of riding in the front seat of DejaVu and being suspended in the air on the first vertical tower about 100 feet above the ground before being hurtled down and round the cobra twist and then a loop before rising up a second vertical tower and then doing it all over again, but this time backwards.
Home of Magic Mountain
I grew up about 25 miles north of the Santa Clarita Valley, and my mother actually worked down here for the Sheriff's department.
This area has had explosive growth, almost to the point that I did not recognize it!
I stayed here overnight in December 2004. I will try to work on this page more, but for now... I have what I have!
Six Flags Magic Mountain
I have visited Magic Mountain on numerous occasions throughout the years and it is my favorite Theme Park. This photograph shows 'X' their latest roller coaster opened in January 2002. It is the world's first and only 4th dimension coaster where the seats actually spin backwards and forwards during the ride,
At present Magic Mountain has 15 roller coasters, although with the addition of Scream for the 2003 season the count will rise to 16. It holds the joint record with Cedar Point for the park with the most roller coasters in the world. This photo shows DejaVu which opened in August 2001.
Goliath is my favorite steel roller coaster. Opened in February 2000, it has a first drop of 255 feet, travels at speeds of up to 85 mph and the ride lasts for three minutes.
Another of my favorite steel coasters. The Riddlers Revenge is a lovely smooth ride. Manufactured by Bolliger & Mallibard at a cost of $14 million this stand up roller coaster made its debut in April 1998. It is the worlds longest stand up roller coaster, travelling at speeds up to 65 mph this ride also last for 3 minutes.
Another Bolliger & Mallibard creation which opened in March 1994. This popular inverted roller coaster travels at up to 50 mph and the ride last 2 minutes. This ride has been 'cloned' many times and is in several Six Flags parks across the US.
This Intamin built ride cost $20 million when it was built and opened in March 1997. The cars accelerate up to 100 mph in 7 seconds and the track is 415 feet high. It's a 28 second burst of adrenalin - at the high point of the ride you 'float' for 6.5 seconds.
This view taken from the car park shows Colossus in the foreground. This twin track wooden roller coaster was built in 1978 and travels at speeds of up to 62 mph. Rarely do they seem to operate trains both tracks. In the background you can see part of both Goliath and Superman the Escape
When this roller coaster opened in May 1976 it was the worlds first looping roller coaster. These photographs show 8 of the 15 roller coasters currently operating at Magic Mountain.