The Thrill Capital of the World – Six Flags Magic Mountain Dazzling Holiday in the Park 2015

The holiday season is here and Six Flags Magic Mountain is celebrating with their annual Holiday in the Park event. I took my family to explore all that Six Flags Magic Mountain has to offer, and I can’t wait to share it with you.

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When we got to the park, although it was still daytime, we could see thousands of strands of lights all throughout the park. We were full of anticipation for the sun to go down and see the park light up with over one million twinkling lights.

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There are four unique themed areas that offer a lot of fun entertainment and awesome holiday food choices.

One of the coolest things they offer are the viewing glasses.  They are only $1.00 but blew us away by what they did! They look like old school paper 3D glasses, but when you put them on holographic images such as Snowmen, Snowflakes, and Santas appear in all the lights. They are pretty cool and worth the dollar. In the photos below we tried to capture the prism effect with the glasses over the lens so you can get an idea what they look like.  It looks a million times better in person.  In fact we loved the glasses so much we are having a little holiday party at home and are going to surprise our guests with own prism light show!

Holiday Square

Holiday Square AKA Six Flags Plaza was transformed into a beautiful light display with thousands of multicolored LED lights. We were serenaded by a fantastic group Christmas carolers who sung Pentatonics style holiday classics and modern hits. The Cyber Cafe even got into the  holiday spirit by offering up coffee, hot chocolate, and a S’mores station complete with fire pits to roast your own marshmallows. And what’s a holiday celebration without snow?  Here in California we can’t wait around for mother nature to bring the snow, so make our snow on demand.  Those bubbly little snowflakes fall down throughout the night in select areas throughout the park!

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Snowy Nights

Located in the Full Throttle Plaza a high energy band called, “Mistletoe” plays current hits while it snows all around you. The music is great and decor is fantastic. We really felt like we were at a rock concert in the middle of a snow flurry without having to be bundled up!  Keep an eye on the Full Throttle sports bar if you are in this area because they put cool projections on the building throughout the night. We got to sample lots of the holiday food items, and one of our favorites was the “Holiday Dog.”  It is a turkey dog with corn stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mayo.  It was really good and the flavor combination worked really well together.  We also loved the cranberry sweet chili wings.  They were tender, sweet and just a tad bit spicy.  The cranberry flavor was really a nice touch and not too overpowering.

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Winter Wonderland

As we made our way through the park we came across the Rapids Camp Crossing, which was a beautiful Winter Wonderland with icy lights and is the home of Santa’s Workshop and Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen. This area had a big craft area for the kids.  The kids colored pictures and made holiday chains out of red and green construction paper.  And of course, there was a cute workshop where Santa was available to hear about all the kids’ Christmas wishes.

Mrs. Claus was also on hand to greet the kids and take pictures.  She also had some tasty treats available like the Holiday in a bun.  Similar to the holiday dog, it was a turkey burger with stuffing and cranberry sauce. Another favorite was the Bacon Mac-and-Cheeseburger, a burger with… You guessed it, crispy bacon and Mac & Cheese.

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With Six Flags light viewing glasses

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Mac-and-Cheeseburger

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Holiday in a Bun

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With Six Flags light viewing glasses

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Rockin’ Universe

The DC Universe was transformed into the Rockin’ Universe.  This area has one of the largest programed light shows on the west coast. We had seen the light tunnel set up for Halloween, so we were really excited to see how the changed it up for Christmas.  The beautiful light show danced and sparkled to classic Christmas tunes and it was even better with our 3D prism glasses!  The main highlight here is the beautiful Christmas Tree.  They make it look like the tree has erupted from Superman’s icy Fortress of Solitude, which was a unique touch here in the DC Universe.   After all the walking we did up to this point the kids were looking for something tasty to snack on.  The winner in this section had to be the Peppermint Cotton Candy.  It was light, fluffy and full of peppermint goodness.

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With Six Flags light viewing glasses

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With Six Flags light viewing glasses

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Overall Holiday in the Park is really fun and a nice addition to Magic Mountain during the winter season.  There was a lot of entertainment and there was something appealing to everyone in our family. One “cool” thing about our visit is that Magic Mountain was kind enough to provide us with freezing weather! Making all the snow covered areas “feel” that much more authentic!

If you get a chance you should definitely head over to Magic Mountain and check it out.

Holiday In The Park runs on select days until January 3, 2016.

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About Daniel Hale

Daniel Hale is a Theme Park Fanatic with a passion for the world of Themed Entertainment, especially Disneyland. As a podcaster he brings his love for all things Disney to his multiple award winning podcast, The DisGeek Podcast. He is also the co-host of the Earvengers Podcast, and co-host of the Getting Dirty Podcast. Daniel can be found at www.disgeek.com and @disgeekpodcast on twitter.