Yesterday we drove out to Magic Mountain to check out the Cruis’n The Park Car Show put on by West Coast Customs.
I remember as a kid going to car shows at Kevin’s Burgers in the San Fernando Valley and this brought back a lot of those vibes. It’s great fun if you’re a car lover or just want to drive through the park again.
We chose to go during the day since we’d already driven through the park at night for holiday in the park.
Written by Gregg Condon
Check out video of the event, pics are down below.
The Cruis'n the park car show runs weekends through March 14th. You can see all of the details here.
Jersey Devil Coaster topped off January 25
JACKSON, NJ – January 26, 2021 – The final track piece of Jersey Devil Coaster, the world’s tallest, longest, and fastest single-rail coaster, was placed yesterday afternoon. This “topping off” 130 feet in the sky marks the completion of track construction on Six Flags Great Adventure’s highly-anticipated scream machine, which is set to open in 2021.
Iron workers from TCN & Co, the ride’s erection company which is based in Marlton, New Jersey, along with the ride’s manufacturer and Six Flags project supervisor, signed the final piece of orange steel before it ascended to its final resting place atop the extreme, 87-degree, vertical drop.
Following the topping off, construction, maintenance, and engineering teams will focus on:
Towering 13 stories, at speeds up to 58 mph, Jersey Devil Coaster riders will soar single file through the dark and foreboding woods over 3,000 feet of track. Inspired by infamous New Jersey mythology, the cutting-edge coaster will feature five intense elements including three dramatic inversions.
Key features of the Jersey Devil Coaster include:
· Four sleek trains of 12 passengers each sitting low and inline style (one rider per row) with their legs straddling either side of the monorail track;
· 3,000 feet of soaring, single-rail, I-beam track;
· Tension-building ascent up a towering, 130-foot lift hill;
· Flying at speeds up to 58 mph;
· Intense elements including a steep 87-degree first drop and overbank cutback; and
· Three dramatic inversions including a 180-degree stall, raven dive, and zero-gravity roll.
For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure
Park Receives Early Christmas Present in the Form of a Pair of Walruses
VALLEJO, Calif. — December 24, 2020 — Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Thrill Capital of Northern California, today announced the arrival of Pakak and UqUq, two Walruses that are now part of the diverse animals in the park’s care. Pakak (pronounced “puck-uck”), a male walrus, comes to the park from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington and UqUq (pronounced “uk-uk”), a female walrus, returns to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom after finding a temporary home at SeaWorld San Diego.
“It is a true Christmas miracle to have UqUq home and Pakak join our family,” said Animal Care Director, Dianne Cameron. “With only fourteen walruses in the United States we understand the privilege of being able to share these magnificent animals with our guests.”
Pakak was stranded and rescued at approximately a month old in 2012 by local fishermen, after he was found tangled in some nets near Barrow, Alaska. After a few months of rehabilitation the walrus calf was cared for at the Indianapolis Zoo in Indianapolis, Indiana before moving to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on 2019 in order to be reunited with another young male walrus that was rescued around the same time. Pakak’s continued maturation and growth presented the opportunity to bring the over 1,700 pound walrus to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom to be paired with UqUq.
UqUq was orphaned as a calf in 1994 near Gambell, Alaska when she was just a few months old. Soon after it was determined that she would not be able to survive on her own in the wild, she was brought to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom for long-term care. In 2018, UqUq made the trip to SeaWorld San Diego to find companionship with three other walruses in their care. The arrival of Pakak allowed for the return of the over 1,800 pound walrus to her original home at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
While both walruses are not currently viewable by guests because the park is presently open as a drive-thru experience, park staff are incredibly excited for visitors to once again be amazed and enthralled by their swift swimming abilities underwater in the near future.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a professionally accredited and certified animal care facility maintaining and exceeding complex and individualized standards of care and welfare that are mandated by the American Humane Association (AHA), the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), and recently the Zoological Association of America (ZAA). The park is also strictly regulated by the State of California Fish and Wildlife and by the federal government, under the USDA, APHIS, and NOAA.
The park is currently open nightly for the Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience through January 3, then Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, through January 31. For more information, visit: sixflags.com/discoverykingdom.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with 26 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 59 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling waterparks, and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
About Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Hurricane Harbor Concord
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Thrill Capital of Northern California, is home to more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions, including 11 world-class roller coasters like Medusa and BATMAN: The Ride. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord, Northern California’s Most Thrilling Waterpark, features more than 22 rides and attractions like The Big Kahuna and Break Point Plunge. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Hurricane Harbor Concord are the premier destinations for thrilling, family fun.
Happy Thanksgiving Eve everybody, and welcome to our first Six Flags Magic Mountain update since, checks calendar, February. Wow.
This is definitely the longest we've ever gone between updates from the park, but we've got a great one for you today. We've now experienced Holiday In The Park Drive-Thru experience twice, and we absolutely love it.
Below are some pics from Saturday and last night, and a video drive-through from Saturday. We also did a live-stream last night which was a lot of fun, even if Mariah Carey stole all of our ad revenue.
Let's get to the fun!
Written by Gregg Condon
Hi X2 ... hope we get to ride you soon!
The entrance to the park, we aren't going in this way.
Remember, you must have a reservation to drive through the park!
You start off going through the employee entrance.
Video from our experience on Saturday. I think it's time for a new GoPro, ours is 6 years old and it shows. But still, hope you enjoy! We enjoyed putting this together.
Hello old friend. I would say the chances of this being set up in the "Bus Parking" section of the Underground are very high once the park reopens.
Let's head in for some holiday fun!
You start off in Rockin' Universe!
And them move through the Boardwalk. CraZanity was running, and I really did want to jump out for a ride!
Merry Lane looking as festive as ever!
A few things in The Underground, and some cool cars!
All of the performers were great, distanced and wearing masks!
These LED lights need to stay on the Ninja supports! Who's with me!?!?
Always loved this area of the park during the holidays
Some new characters on the hill heading towards Viper
Chances that these penguins are from Astroworld and have been sitting in storage for 16 years? =)
You really do drive through the entire park (except Samurai Summit)
Hi Sylvester!!! We miss you!!!
Our favorite Mrs. Claus. Hope her and her sister Lurane, Lorraine are doing well. =)
Likewise, hope these LED lights on Goliath remain.
Somebody had some fun as Lex Luthor is indeed Jewish (it's canon, we checked)
SANTA! I know him!!
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Holiday In The Park, and we'll be back for sure. It's a totally stress-free evening of fun. The entire experience takes about 40 minutes and the line to get in has been about 25-40 minutes, which isn't bad at all.
Plus, you get to drive through a theme park. How awesome is that?!?!
Have you experienced the Holiday In The Park Drive-Thru experience? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Welcome to a special Throwback Thursday!
For this (and future) Throwback updates, we're going to pretend it's not 2020, and treat this just like we would any update that we would do.
So welcome back to Six Flags Magic Mountain exactly 9 years ago today!
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to Magic Mountain. A few holiday decorations are starting to show up around the park.
It was a beautifully overcast day at the park
Fall has definitely arrived at Magic Mountain. This is easily my favorite time of year to visit.
Roaring Rapids is closed for it's yearly refurbishment.
The Sky Tower was open so I was able to head up and get some pics of the Deja Vu removal.
The entire back side of the park is closed while they remove the coaster and do some work on the surrounding area.
Parts of the coaster are sitting out back ready to be shipped off to New England.
Sad to see this ride go, but our loss is New England's gain.
A look down at the recently opened Superman Escape from Krypton, and the recently closed Log Jammer which closed down just a few weeks ago on Halloween.
No portions of the flume have been removed yet, but the lake has been drained.
We see you Gold Rusher!
Lots of buses in the lot today
More of the colors of fall at the park. Some remnants of the metro are still here, rumors are that the rest of the track will be removed soon.
Tidal Wave is also closed for it's yearly refurbishment.
Looks like Buccaneer is getting some TLC this off-season.
Looks to be a pretty extensive rehab.
Love it when parks take the time to take care of their classic rides.
You can see a bit more of the Metro track peeking out through the trees.
The final splashdown of Log Jammer is still there. It will be interesting to see how much this area changes over the next year or so.
Wonder if the restaurant will reopen when the new ride arrives?
That's going to wrap it up for this update! We're still waiting to see what's going to be announced for the former Log Jammer spot (or what's going to replace Deja Vu). Can't wait to hear!!