Six Flags Magic Mountain

Home to the most roller coasters and the world’s tallest drop ride

Claim to fame

Magic Mountain set a world record in 2011 for the most roller coasters at one park (18). But this Valencia-based screamfest, now in its fourth decade, brings as much quality as quantity.

Thrills for teens

Dare to try the hottest, newest coasters, both inspired by superheroes? Green Lantern: First Flight has a zigzagging, vertical track and spins riders upside-down—America’s first such coaster. Superman: Escape From Krypton shoots you backwards into the sky at 160 km/h. A new ride, Lex Luther: Drop of Doom, plunges you more than 400 ft., making it the world’s tallest drop ride.

Fun for wee ones

The answer to “What’s up, Doc?” is Bugs Bunny World, with 12 kid-friendly rides and attractions. Enjoy the Road Runner Express, a charming mini-coaster, or the spinning Elmer’s Weather Balloons.