Valencia Travel Guide

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    My boys playing in the fountain again:-)
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Valencia Things to Do

  • Wild hair raising rides

    Since 1992, I've been going back to Six Flags Magic Mountain (MM) in Valencia. That was more than 16 years ago and this time I went back with my 2 daughters. I showed them the website before flying to California and they were very excited. On the website, tickets cost US$39.99 while walk-in rates for adults $59.99, kids below 48" $29.99 and kids 2...

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  • Six Flags Magic Mountain

    This picture dates me, but I just had to share the fact that I had been enjoying this park since I was a official teenager. Of course it has grown and changed considerably since my younger years, but keeps amazing me with ever new ride that comes along. My son now enjoys this park since he attends summer fun camp. It has lots of entertainment for...

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  • Valencia Town Center Mall Carrousel

    A very unique feature this mall has that most don’t it has a authentic two level carrousel indoors. It is like the centerpiece of the mall. My sons wanted to ride this so bad and did three times. It was a two token ride, which was $2.00. They enjoyed it, even my 12 year old.

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  • Six Flags Magic Mountain

    This place is hard to recommend, but loads of people go. First, the good; the roller coasters are good to very good. IF they're running and IF the lines are tolerable. Go right when the park opens if you want to ride X (and Tatsu when it opens.) The later you get to the park, the longer the line is, and the line moves slow. Otherwise, the other...

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  • Goliath in six flags magic mountain

    The latest ride when we wherethere was Goliath, this coaster has a 61° first drop into a 120 foot-long (36.57 metres)underground tunnel the speeds goes up to 85 mph (136.85 kilometers) and a maximum hightof 255 feet (77.85 meters). We can tell you that first drop in the tunnel is awesome, just like the rest of the ride. As you can see on the...

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  • De Ja Vu

    The ride of your life at Six Flags with avertical start then a lot of twists and turns to vertical midway to turns and twists again to vertical finish.

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  • The Viper

    From 11.00-13.00 Clint and Natasha chose more benign (and cooler) water rides whilst I tackled the Viper straight away as it was the most thrilling roller coaster in the park. Ironically the Golden Grahams cereal company sponsored the ride and the queues proved it. The theme must be, "have your breakfast and lose it too." In these interminable...

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  • Tidal Wave

    What turned out to be the final ride on our agenda was the Tidal Wave, a heart pounding plunge over a 49 ft. (15 m.) waterfall- a carbon copy of Diamond Falls at King's Dominion. We sure enough needed something that wet, a 20 ft. (6 m.), 50.000 cubic ft. (15.000 cubic meter) wall of water. It should be noted that the Best Western hotel chain...

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  • Gold Rusher

    The next thing up was the Gold Rusher- the park's first roller coaster (1971). They didn't do a good job the first time out as it jerks you about without any exciting drops, looping, or corkscrews.

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  • Psychlone

    Because Clint was intrigued with the Colossus, another wooden roller coaster, he wanted to make a go of the Psychlone (that's really how they spell it). This wooden coaster has a 95 ft. (29 m.) drop angled at 53° with 10 more steep hills and 5 high speed banked turns. I was so tired at that point that I fell asleep on it.

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  • Jet Stream

    The first thing out of the chute after lunch was the Jet Stream, a refreshing and scenic adventure with a splashy 56 ft. (17 m.) finale. The Jet Stream and other water rides were just what the doctor ordered for such a hot day.

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  • Ninja

    The first thing on deck after the tower was the Ninja, the west coast's fastest suspended roller coaster racing from an overhead track through spirals and turns, swinging side to side a total of 180°. Natasha and Clint maneuvered about so we could all ride at the same time. Clint liked the Ninja very much, but to me, it wasn't fast enough and the...

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  • View from the Sky Tower

    The Sky Tower stands 344 ft. (105 m.) above the ground and offers a panoramic view of the park and surrounding Valencia and Santa Clarita area. I took aerial photos of the park from all sides of the tower.

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  • Revolution

    My little group next agreed on the Revolution, the first looping roller coaster ever built (1976). Compared to the Viper, the Revolution was barely a half turn. After riding those rides with Stephanie's group, I was somewhat in a dilemma. I wanted to ride one more with them, but I promised Clint and Natasha I would meet them under the Sky Tower at...

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  • Batman- the roller coaster

    Clint and Natasha wouldn't get on the Batman ride with me. This is a suspended roller coaster that allows our feet to dangle like a participle as we go through a series of looping and corkscrews. They did take my picture (at least that of my feet) as I whizzed by at breakneck speed.

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Valencia Restaurants

  • Great Breakfast

    On our last trip to Santa Clarita, Sarah and I had breakfast before we left at Mimi's Cafe. It had a very nice ambiance.The food was really nice, and the company was great.I had the "5 Alarm" Santa Fe Omelette, which was really good... jalapenos, etc.

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  • Don't miss the fresh seafood :D

    The place has an authentic feel to it, large and airy. The servers were great, helpful, even the manager who happened to be the chef was great. My friend ordered the Maine lobster and wanted bread stuffings instead of crab, the manager customly made that for her. He even came out of the kitchen and asked her precisely how she wants it done. How...

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  • A good second choice

    We did give the Laughing Dragon, the restaurant which offered a 10% discount, an honest look long about lunch time. However, the queues were prohibitive, it was a sit-down type of restaurant when we wanted to feed our faces quickly and get on the next ride (a sack of egg rolls for example), and it was an Italian restaurant- not Chinese. Clint,...

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Valencia Nightlife

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    by la_beba Written Oct 4, 2002

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    For once!!!!! not a pub on nightlife tip..... hehehe Q-Zar in Valencia, California has a newly designed 4,200 sq. foot, black lit, maze style arena that is just what you need to get your adrenaline pumpin'. Their lobby is filled with the newest video games
    around, along with the best of the classics. From
    pool to pinball, no matter what your favorite style
    games is, they have it!!!!! Q-ZAR splits up to 40 players into two teams: the Green Team and the Red Team. The game is played in a 4,500 square foot arena, filled with maze-like corridors, column forests, special-effects, UV lighting, laser enhancing mist, and adrenaline pumping music! The Q-ZAR experience begins with a 15 Minute Mission Briefing in which we teach you how to play and form the teams. The Q-ZAR Game itself follows, which lasts 20 minutes on the weekdays and 15 minutes on the weekends. Your Mission concludes with your De-briefing, where you'll receive your Final Team Results and Scorecards.

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Valencia Transportation

  • Bob Hope Airport

    Named for the famous actor/stageman, Bob Hope, who flew over 10 million miles in his career entertaining US troops abroad through the USO.Burbank Airport (BUR) is the easiest airport to land in for Santa Clarita, however not alot of airlines fly into it.The airlines that come in here are:Alaska, Aloha, American, America West, Southwest, and United.

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  • There's buses all around town,...

    There's buses all around town, nevertheless.... as in any city in L.A. if you don't have a car.... it's a MESS!!!! yeah, yeah.... even with all the traffic on Southern California.... I prefer my own comfortable car than riding a bus or metro! Taxi's an option I suppose... but I'd recommend renting a car.... (hey, better yet, rent one like mine!!!!!...

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Valencia Shopping

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    by Yaqui Updated Apr 19, 2006

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    This mall has at least 860,000 square feet of retail shops that consist of indoor and outdoor shopping. It has a wonderful food court and some other awesome features. Lots of parking available and plenty of other shopping just across the street. It is centrally located within the community and just down the street from the Six Flags Magic Mountain.

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Valencia Tourist Traps

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    by mafootje Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Calling home from the US.. There are a few ways to call from the US to your friend and family at home..You can put money in pay-phones, call from your hotel, use your mobile or use a calling card.. You can buy prepaid calling cards at shops, gas stations and newsstands. We us a calling (credit) card it can be used from payphones, private phones and hotel phones (beware most hotels charge you for using their phone even when it's a free number). With this card you call a free number and then your card number after this you can call home at a much nicer rate you would get elsewhere. Just visit telegroup.
    to see the costs..
    The card itself is free no annual fees you'll only pay when you use it

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Valencia Off The Beaten Path

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    by la_beba Written Oct 4, 2002

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    From the Magic Mountain parking lot I had seen Hurricane Harbor several times. It looked like an absolute blast!!!!! I have to give it to you.... yes, it was invaded by teeny-boppers!!!!! but hey, it's still a lot of fun! They have a ride or slide for everybody. They have a playground for toddlers with tiny slides and a giant seven story slide for the adrenaline junkies. Expect no more than a twenty minute wait for any given slide even on a weekend. The wait is definitely worth it. Different story during Summer peak season though..... could even be more than 40 mins! The park also features a motion pool that surrounds the inner portion of the park making it easy to access any location without having to walk on the hot ground. The park also has a separate wave pool. Lockers are provided for $5.00 per day. A party of eight could fit all their belongings in one locker. Rafts are available for $5.00 a day. The park has a snack bar offering hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken fingers and desserts. If you live close, I recommend you get season tickets (which is what I used to have) and it is definitively the way to go!!!!! because for what you would've paid in a couple of visits, you can return as many times as you'd like!!!!! (about $45 for a season pass that lets you go in the park every day they're open!!!!!)
    Alright!!!!! don't laugh.... but yes, those are water shows.... if you don't wanna slip and fall... I recommend you wear some even if they look corny! :o)

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Valencia Favorites

  • For shopping, dining or to...

    For shopping, dining or to take in a movie, visit the beautiful Valencia Town Center, with over 100 shops, a full service food court for dining on a tight schedule, and many restaurants. Edwards Valencia 10 Theaters and an antique carousel complete this facility, which is complimented by Town Center Drive, Borders, Johnny Rockets, BJ's Brewery,...

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  • Deja Vu

    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.

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