Valencia is a community in Los Angeles County in Santa Clarita Valley’s northwestern corner. In 1987, it was actually merged to become a part of the city of Santa Clarita. The community features well-landscaped boulevards mixed in with shopping centers, apartment buildings, single-family homes, and office parks.
Six Flags Magic Mountain
The main attraction of Valencia is the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park and the Hurricane Harbor water park next door. The Magic Mountain theme park combines the attributes of a botanical garden with the ambience of an old fashioned fun fair. This family-oriented theme park covers 260 acres of lush landscapes set in the foothills of the western Santa Clarita Valley. There are over 35 thrill rides; some are the traditional wood-framed roller coasters like the Colossus while other roller coasters are tubular-steel like the Flashback, The Riddler’s Revenge, the giant Goliath, the Superman Escape, and the Viper, which turns riders upside down seven times as they carom through three vertical loops and a classic corkscrew at speeds of 70 miles per hour. There are also life-sized Warner Bros. cartoon characters roaming the grounds and several pavilions and theatres with regularly scheduled live shows. The Bugs Bunny World with its gentler, fairground style rides is perfect for smaller children.
Adjacent to Magic Mountain is the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. This water park provides a maze of lagoons from an imaginary lost world. There are dozens of water slides, waterfalls, river rafts, tide pools, ancient ruins, and an artificial sea that you can swim in.
Michelin Travel Publications. California. Greenville: Michelin Travel Publications, 2001. ISBN: 2060001315.
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