Magic Mountain Plans to Reopen in Spring

by Marc Tahler

Six Flags Entertainment Corp. announced plans to reopen its Magic Mountain theme park in Valencia this spring, one year after the business was shuttered due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

The amusement park didn’t disclose the specific date of its reopening, but said in a statement that its “comprehensive reopening plan, which the company developed in consultation with epidemiologists, meets or exceeds federal, state and local guidelines for sanitization, hygiene and social distancing protocols.”

Magic Mountain is not yet selling tickets to the public, but has begun marketing on social media a return to semi-regular activity with roller coasters and other thrill rides resuming operation.

The business is also hiring, according to its website. Parent company Six Flags Entertainment Corp. laid off about 10 percent of its full-time workforce in October to cut costs amid the ongoing park closures.

Under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, large theme parks such as Magic Mountain, Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City and Disneyland and California Adventure Park in Anaheim can reopen only if their counties can reach the minimal “yellow” tier of virus transmission. Los Angeles County is in the most severe “purple” tier, where it has stayed for the last 25 weeks.

Published on 2021-02-22 19:41:41