Six Flags Magic Mountain (SFMM) in Valencia, California will operate every day of the year, starting January 1, 2018.
The expansion of operating days represents an attempt to transition from a niche regional theme park to a major destination resort like southern California rivals Universal Studios Hollywood and the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. The change also means SFMM can better target tourists who visit from outside the region, including travelers from Asia, Mexico and Australia. The demand for the park appears to be strong enough to justify the expansion.
SFMM will be the first of the 20 parks operated by Six Flags Entertainment Corp. to open its gates throughout the year.
There will be no change to the operating schedule for the adjacent water park, Hurricane Harbor.