Locals not thrilled about potential Six Flags Magic Mountain closing

Posted Saturday, July 8, 2006 11:18 AM | Contributed by Jeff

When Magic Mountain opened 35 years ago, the theme park was billed as a magnet for development in the cattle ranches and pastoral hills of northern Los Angeles County. But now, as Magic Mountain's owners talk about shutting it down and selling the 250 acres for development, residents are rallying to keep it around.

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Sunday, July 9, 2006 11:57 PM
seems kinda tragic to consider closing after investing all that money into Tatsu for this season...how is that coaster btw? havnt heard much about it. id hate to see SFMM close; while i've never been, i have heard more positive reports than negative, and it's a pretty big park....im sure its making at least SOME kind of money lol. though its always sad to see any park close...
Monday, July 10, 2006 11:08 AM
My question is, if indeed they use Magic Mountain land for housing development, what they'll do with coasters like Tatsu and Revolution. Tatsu is built mostly off the terrain, and it wouldn't be as easy as picking it up and putting it somewhere else. The new location would have to either incorporate really tall supports or some tunnels to have room for the pretzel loop and such.
Monday, July 10, 2006 12:46 PM
Jeff's avatar Well we know Scream would fit in most any parking lot. ;)
Monday, July 10, 2006 2:44 PM
Tatsu is probably the best flyer I've ever been on. I have to say that I even enjoyed it more than X. It will be a shame if this goes through and we lose all these coasters here in SoCal.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006 2:25 AM
If the area in and aroung is good for housing developments then wont the park make HUGE money when the area around it develops? And i'm pretty sure none of the rides are loud.
Friday, July 14, 2006 11:55 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar You havn't heard Superman then. It's one of the loudest rides I've heard.
Friday, August 4, 2006 11:48 PM
Well it would really suck if 6 Flags Magic Mountain closed, I've gone there about 7 times and its great. If they do tear down Magic Mountain. They should still rebuild in So. Cal

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