Officials from Six Flags Magic Mountain have announced the theme park will begin operating on a 365-day schedule.
According to USA Today, Magic Mountain closed during the weeks over the course of the typical school year. Beginning January 1, 2018, the Six Flags in Valencia, California, will join other amusement parks in the area that remain open daily all year long, including Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood.
While all other Six Flags parks in the United States operate on a seasonal basis, the decision to move to a 365-day schedule should provide Magic Mountain with an attendance boost and allow the facility to compete with the other Southern California parks.
“With the best collection of thrills in the world and the Six Flags brand expanding globally, this is the perfect time for one of our flagship properties to make the business transition to a 365-day operating schedule in order to maximize travel industry opportunities,” Six Flags Entertainment Corporation CEO Jim Reid-Anderson told Theme Park Insider.
“We can also now further leverage our thrill brand to the population base of 24-million Southern Californians and take advantage of new shoulder season business growth.”
The changes will make Magic Mountain a year-round destination instead of a seasonal park like the other Six Flags properties. Instead of just focusing on the main season between Memorial Day and Labor Day, officials can plan for shoulder season activities, including Halloween, Christmas, spring break and other festivals.
If theme park enthusiasts need more reasons to visit Magic Mountain and its world-record 19 roller coasters, the chance to stop by during the slow season will allow people to jam more fun into their trips.
With the California sun almost always present, is there ever really a bad time to visit Six Flags Magic Mountain?