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sfmmlogoSix Flags Magic Mountain has recently been crowned as the Best Theme Park in a USA TODAY contest.

Noted for its renown collection of world-class thrills, the Valencia, Calif. theme park boasts 19 roller coasters, more than any other theme park on the planet, including world-record-holders, Full Throttle, Tatsu, X2 and Goliath.

“This is such a tremendous honor,” said Park President Bonnie Rabjohn. “Our fans have spoken and to be voted the number one theme park speaks to our core message of delivering exceptional guest service and world class rides and attractions. Everyone at Six Flags Magic Mountain thanks you for your votes.”

Magic Mountain’s sister park, Six Flags Great Adventure, located in Jackson, New Jersey, was also named one of America’s best theme parks, coming in second place.

To see the complete list of winners in the ‘Best Theme Park’ contest category, visit the website.

Don’t miss the last chance to ride Colossus. The king of wooden coasters ends its 36-year reign this Saturday, August 16. The park will announce its exciting 2015 plans on August 28.

 

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 53 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park. For more information, visit the website.

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  1. Kelly Robins Kelly Robins says:

    To bad they can’t afford to remove the asphalt parking lot under the rides. We have lived five miles from that place for almost 20 years and have only gone there for 2 special events in the grandstand area. Hate being practically strip searched to get through the entery gate. Do not feel safe leaving my car in the parking lot and walking almost a mile to get to the gates. Whoever did this survey must never have been to the place.

    • This is our 2nd year having Season Passes with our 8 & 11 year old kids and I have NEVER felt unsafe at this park! My hubby worked here back in the 90’s and says that it has become A LOT more family friendly since then and I agree!! I don’t mind going thru a metal detector, as long as it keeps the park safe! I remember my hubby and I going back in ’99 and there were A LOT of gang bangers. It doesn’t feel that way anymore. Regarding your comment on the parking lot under the coasters, I don’t know what you mean? Because it’s asphalt? Who cares??They also have brand-new air conditioned busses that take you to the gates, if you don’t want to walk. If you’ve only been here twice, then maybe you shouldn’t be taking the survey. IMHO

  2. Go Magic! Hopefully this will pull in more visitors that way they can fix what needs to be fixed!! It needs some major maintenance!

  3. And broken down and dangerously non-maintained coasters! A lot of stuck people on coasters, people killed, and cutting corners due to lack of funds. That’s why I won’t go there anymore, ever.

  4. Celina Diaz Celina Diaz says:

    Was Disneyland not included as one of the choices?

  5. Celina Diaz Celina Diaz says:

    Was Disneyland not included as one of the choices?

  6. This I can’t believe. Magic Mountain is run down, poorly maintained, has no atmosphere, hardly anywhere to sit if you are waiting for someone who is on a ride…I could go on. I will never go back.

  7. Kelly Robins Kelly Robins says:

    I didn’t participate in the survey and if I did M M would have been near the bottom of my list if included at all. In fact my preferred theme park would be Silver Dollar City in MO. Even after have a Disneyland Premium pass for over 10 years. As a teenager growing up in So. Cal, I spent time at M M. So disappointed to see what it has become. Even the City of Santa Clarita thought it was a bad investment when it first went up for sale about 5 years ago. As for the asphalt under the rides, they could at least cover up the yellow parking stripes! Even painting them black would be better. If we didn’t have an event there once a year I personally would not waste my money there.

  8. MacroView says:

    #1 for roller coasters, maybe. Compared to Disneyland the place is really filthy and run-down. Lights are burnt out, bathrooms are disgusting, many areas badly need repainting, PA systems on the rides are in horrible condition– the cheapest mics and speakers make it often impossible to understand the distorted ride operator’s voice– long, long lines with only part of the ride working (Ninja had only ONE of three trains working recently) making what looks like a short line x3 the wait… the place just needs a LOT of TLC. Whoever oversees those things would have been fired at Disneyland for similar oversights.

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