In case you haven’t heard, things aren’t looking so good for Six Flags Inc., owners of Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. It appears they may have to file for bankruptcy by summer time (link). From what I understand Magic Mountain is profitable and should still be around for a while, let’s hope so.
Looking back to a much brighter time in Six Flags history, this 1980 Magic Mountain brochure really shows off Six Flags most recent acquisition at the time, Magic Mountain.
The Buccaneer was so new they had to use the artist concept drawing. The Water Sports Spectacular is where “El Bumpo” (Bumper Boats) used to be located.
So much fun stuff. Hey, are those the Dapper Dan’s “B” team? Check out the Barrel roll on the far right, that’s the “Tumble Drum” (1974-1980) it’s simple and silly, but I always hung out there. It wasn't really in "Kids world" as I recall it was more towards the "Electric Rainbow" and the "Himalaya".
BRING BACK THE METRO MONORAIL!!!!!!! There I said it.
I loved those Taco’s! But what the heck is on that plate???
You won’t find any Trolls or Wizards in this brochure; however I believe they were still at the mountain in 1980, . “In 1972, Magic Mountain began using their famous trolls as their mascots. For the 1971 season, Magic Mountain had gotten permission from Warner Bros. to use the Looney Tunes characters. A little foreshadowing, as it turns out. The three trolls and the Wizard became a recognizable symbol of Magic Mountain. Bleep, Bloop, King Troll and The Wizard made their home at the park until 1985.” (Source Link).
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