(dilynews.com) Did you enjoy Six Flags Magic Mountain’s new Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, Metropolis area, Fright Fest’s Damned ‘N Disguise, and Holiday in the Park’s Fire and Ice?

Wait until you see how the Valencia-based amusement park lives up to its self-described “Thrill Capital of the World” title in the new year.

365 Days of thrills

It’s official. Beginning Monday, Jan. 1, the gates of Six Flags Magic Mountain will open to parkgoers for 365 days a year, joining the ranks of the Disneyland Resort, Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios Hollywood. The new schedule is aimed at making the park “a thrilling vacation option to both international and domestic visitors coming to enjoy Southern California,” according to a statement from Jim Reid-Anderson, chairman, president and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, when the announcement was made in August.


The world’s tallest pendulum ride is scheduled to open in late spring across the midway from Tidal Wave, next to where the current bumper cars attraction stands. At 17 stories high, it can travel at speeds of up to 75 miles an hour as it whips riders back and forth and higher and higher. As for the 40 riders who sit strapped to the outside of a large disk that rotates counterclockwise, they’re in for what Park President Bonnie Sherman Weber described as “a mash-up of craziness and insane fun, an experience different from anything else we have in our unparalleled thrill ride arsenal.”


The centerpiece of this new themed area is CraZanity, but it isn’t the only highlight. Enhanced bumper cars, renovated attractions, dining, games and shopping, are also in store.