Sunday, November 13, 2005 2:47 AM
I just read a artical on the building of the old seaworld ohio, and it mentiond that sea world was also building a park just north of LA.
I always thought that six flags always owned and operated sfmm.
Here is the artical.
Click on the seaworld 35th link, and it is the 4th pic down. *** Edited 11/13/2005 7:49:18 AM UTC by crazy horse*** *** Edited 11/13/2005 7:49:51 AM UTC by crazy horse***
Sunday, November 13, 2005 4:08 AM
I am sure someone will correct me but from what I have read in the past, the 4 original owners that built the Sea World Parks (pre Anheiser Busch days) also constructed Magic Mountain. Six Flags purchased the park later on and didn't always own it.
Sunday, November 13, 2005 4:38 AM
Pretty interesting site! I do miss the animal park.
Sunday, November 13, 2005 7:04 AM
I too also have heard that Magic Mountain was developed by the original Sea World developers along with the Newhall Land and Farm Company which started Valencia, the master planned community that SFMM sits in.
SFMM opened in 1971, but wast purchased by Six Flags until 1977.
Sunday, November 13, 2005 11:35 AM
Below is a great website on the history of Magic Mountain pre-Six Flags:
It's Magic Mountain!
Anyway, like haiderodes said,
"The park was a combined effort of Sea World and Newhall Land and Farm"
Sunday, November 13, 2005 1:41 PM
Always nice to learn something new everyday. Thanks for the link, Dukeis.
Monday, November 14, 2005 2:50 AM
I remember learning this awhile back and was just talking about it with a friend recently. The company built the theme parks to attract people to live in the area. Interesting how now theme parks are generally a NIMBY thing. I especially remember the struggle Time Warner Six Flags was having to try to set up SFNE in Rhode Island and Connecticut before Premier came in and converted Riverside and branded Riverside.
Monday, November 14, 2005 9:57 AM
There were only three Six Flags parks built by the investor group that would eventually lead to Six Flags Inc: SFOT, SFOG and SFMA (now SFSTL). Every other Six Flags park was built by someone else and later purchased by Six Flags.