Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Six Flags Magic Mountain Announce Temporary Closure of California Parks
VALLEJO, Calif. — March 13, 2020 — Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Six Flags Magic Mountain in California have temporarily suspended operations until the end of March, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation. While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at either property, the safety of our guests and team members is always our highest priority. We will continue to closely monitor these evolving conditions, and will follow the most current guidance from federal, state, and local officials.
For guests seeking information about a previously scheduled visit, please go to https://sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/coronavirus or https://sixflags.com/magicmountain/plan-your-visit/coronavirus-update.
For those of you not on the Six Flags Mailing List, the chains CEO Mike Spanos sent this email out this morning.
A note to our guests about the Coronavirus from CEO Mike Spanos
Dear Valued Guests,
The top priority at Six Flags is the safety and the well-being of our guests and team members. Regardless of the environment, this is our top priority every day. We also recognize and understand that you all have concerns about the coronavirus; therefore, I personally want to update you on everything that we are doing to provide a safe environment for you, your family, and our team members.
First, we are closely monitoring the latest developments and following the guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Additionally, we have hired a highly regarded infectious disease specialist with more than 30 years of experience as an advisor for this situation.
Second, we are taking several actions to help you feel confident about your health and safety while you are in our parks. We have significantly enhanced our cleaning and sanitation efforts on all guest and employee touch points; additionally, we are providing an abundance of anti-bacterial soap in all hand-washing stations, and have placed dozens of alcohol-based hand sanitizers throughout all areas of the parks. Finally, we are frequently cleaning and disinfecting all ride vehicles, queue lines, restrooms, food locations, and employee break areas.
In addition to these actions, we have increased hygiene signage throughout our parks and are strongly encouraging guests and employees to practice good hygiene with frequent and rigorous hand washing. We are asking employees who are sick to stay home. If anyone has a fever or becomes sick while at work, we will immediately release them to see their medical provider.
We hope that these measures give you confidence that we are taking the necessary precautions in this evolving situation. We remain committed to providing you and your family with friendly, clean, fast, and safe service.
For additional information about COVID-19, please read the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov, or your local health department website.
On behalf of everyone at Six Flags, thank you for your trust in us. I look forward to seeing you out in our parks.
President & CEO
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Happy Friday everybody and welcome to another update from Six Flags Magic Mountain.
It's been a couple of weeks since our last update, but there is now DEFINITELY something going on around Tidal Wave. So let's head in and take a look at what it can be.
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to Six Flags Magic Mountain!
Got a new phone this week so took some pics around the park to break it in a bit. So far I'm very happy with my iPhone 11 Pro. Can't wait to check it out during Haunt Season.
Old Glory flapping in the wind
I rode 3 different Premiere coasters at 2 different parks. Just because I could. =)
Screampunk District is still looking great!
We've got our update in video mode as well!!
Looks like some plumbing work going on in DC Universe
According to this, Tidal Wave will reopen at some point this year. Will it be it's last?
Some trimming has been going on in this area
I had never noticed that dividing wall there, but I don't usually wear my glasses in the park, so it could have always been there. =)
Definitely something going on over here
Some markers, this one is C-8
And just a few feet away, C-9
Does somebody not know what a Telephone is?
Something was torn up near the Metropolis restrooms
These are new, nice that they are there!
Alrighty, that's gonna wrap it up. We'll have an update from Universal Studios Hollywood up sometime tomorrow.
As always, thanks for reading and watching!
Happy Monday Park Journey Readers, we hope you had a fantastic weekend. Of if you're a 49ers fan like me, hope you're doing ok this morning (I am, thanks for asking).
Today we have an update from Six Flags Magic Mountain where we check out the rumored 2021 attraction location. We also finally have our last look at The Underground as the Speed Store is now officially open and the area appears to be completed. Let's head in for some fun!
Written by Gregg Condon
It was a beautiful day at the park.
My normal plan was to come for a couple of hours to take my mind off the game, but as an added bonus, my friend Chris was making his first ever visit to the park. So it was nice to join in with Chris and his friend Blake for a bit and ride some rides!! I will also add, it's always nice to see parks through fresh eyes. We get kind of jaded on our own parks, but it's cool to see them through somebody who's never been.
After a quick ride on Full Throttle and Goliath, I noticed they have a queue now for the Fish & Chips. I'm sure they've been here for awhile, but honestly, with West Coast Racers I don't think I've actually been to this area of the park since November.
The park was delightfully empty.
Last week Screamscape reported a rumor about a possible 2021 attraction replacing Tidal Wave. A Mack Power Splash. But this one would have a loop.
So, we figured we'd look to see if we could find anything.
The rumor of Tidal Wave's demise has been going around for at least a decade, but honestly, given the prime real estate and the fact that it's hardly ever open, it may actually be true this time.
We'll definitely keep an eye out over the next few months. If they do build something here, and it's DC themed, hopefully they'll actually connect DC Universe and Metropolis.
Heading over to The Underground, it looks like the area is finally complete.
The "at Six Flags" is new since media day.
As is the sign for the Pacific Speedway. Looks nice.
Some cool posters that I forgot to take a closer look at as I was leaving.
The Speed Shop wasn't open for us during Media Day, but it was yesterday.
Here's a look at all of our videos of The Underground we've taken over the past few months, including a land overview, the Speed Shop from yesterday and even the Candy Shop from the first day it was open last year.
Some cool looking merchandise.
Not even sure Universal has Fast & Furious merchandise.
Cool looking shirt.
This also wasn't here for Media Day.
Have to admit, the crew was really crushing it. Dispatches were very fast.
Alright, that's gonna wrap it up. This is generally the time of year where our Six Flags Magic Mountain Updates ramp up, but since there is no construction going on this year I honestly can't tell you when our next one will be.
Probably in a month or so unless anything major pops up.
Thanks for reading as always!!
It's finally here!!
Well, on Thursday. West Coast Racers is finally opening to the public and we were invited out today to experience Media Day which including getting to the park super early in order to fill some seats for the "big guys". As well as getting a reverse POV, lots of awesome off-ride footage and many, many pictures.
Let's head right in for some fun!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Good Morning from Six Flags Magic Mountain!!
My day started off with sitting on West Coast Racers for about an hour. Not a bad way to start the day. It was pretty chilly!!
They've added a LOT more themeing since the previews. The garage looks like, well, a garage now!!
After sitting on the ride I decided to get off and get some sunrise footage of the ride, because let's be honest, sunrise coaster rides are awesome and all too rare.
Including a time-lapse of the area and coaster.
Some really cool details, even on the turnstile.
They've done a really great job with the rest of The Underground. The store wasn't open for us today, we'll do a walk-through next time we're at the park.
A walk-through of The Underground and some off-ride footage of the ride.
54" is pretty appropriate for this ride!
Look!! Established 2019!! So there!! =)
They've really done a great job plussing The Underground in the past few weeks.
Even the Go Kart loading area looks great!
I spliced together two pics for this one, because I think it looks cool.
The ride is incredibly photogenic
We also got some awesome Reverse POV, POV video and Drone Footage!! We love the way this turned out. Shout out to Gabe from Theme Park Duo for riding with me.
And of course, we now have an official POV of the ride!!
They've also added some Fabrication and Paint department videos
More photos of the ride in motion
The Mr Six Bus belongs here!!
A few more pics of the ride in action
So what did I think of the ride? Well, if anything I love it more than I did when we did this review during the previews!!
West Coast Racers officially opens this Thursday (January 9th). We won't be there opening day, but if you will be, tag us in your pics and we'll retweet them!!