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Six Flags Magic Mountain

Even with the stiff competition among Southern California theme parks, Six Flags Magic Mountain has a solid reputation for the biggest, baddest rides in the area. This world-class theme park was recently named Roller Coaster Capital of the World with 18 coasters, including Superman, the Green Lantern, Batman, The Riddler's Revenge, and the Road Runner Express. The park offers many other rides for all ages, and kids will love meeting their favourite Looney Tunes characters and Justice League superheroes at the family shows. Magic Mountain is dotted with restaurants, snack stands, souvenir shops and other stores, and the park will even hold your parcels at the exit while you enjoy yourself.

Attached to the park is Hurricane Harbor, a water park with more than a dozen rides ranging from the thrilling Black Snake Summit waterslides to the family-friendly Castaway Cove play area.

Address: 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355

Website: www.sixflags.com/magicMountain

Telephone: (661) 255 4100

Opening times: Hours vary according to season. Check the website for specific dates.

Admission: Magic Mountain: Adults $67.99; children under 48" $42.99. Hurricane Harbor: Adults $38.99, children under 48" $30.99. Discounted tickets are available from the website.