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Magic Of The Mountain Museum Is Gone At Six Flags Magic Mountain

By on 02/02/2011

Back in 2008, a ride supervisor at Six Flags Magic Mountain by the name of Brandon Bruce had a great idea. He suggested that the park create a museum at the top of the Sky Tower to showcase some of the park’s rich history and memorabilia. The park management thought it was a great idea as well and put him in charge of making it happen. In early 2008, the Magic of the Mountain Museum was born. Unfortunately, as of Saturday, January 29, 2011, the museum is no longer there.

The Magic of the Mountain Museum wasn’t anything too extensive, but it did have some nice pieces of park history that took some people back to their childhood. There were models of rides that no longer exist, displays of the trolls that used to represent the park, and old park uniforms. There were also lots of old signs, photographs, and conceptual artwork of rides that never saw the light of day. Here is what the troll display looked like:

Here is a model of Ninja with an old Goliath sign sitting on top of it:

I think this was a conceptual model for Mystic Lake, the small lake that used to be in front of the park in the early 80’s where Hurricane Harbor now sits:

When employees arrived at work on Saturday morning, almost everything had been removed from the Sky Tower. Even the supervisors didn’t know what was going on. There is some speculation that a remodel of the tower may be imminent, but there is nothing to back that up. Besides the old signs and photos still hanging on the walls, there were only a couple of museum pieces that were still up there as of Sunday afternoon. One of them was this old wooden horse from the park’s first carousel:

Another was a shell from an old Colossus train:

And finally, what looks like a car from an old mouse-themed ride, but I have no idea what ride it was. If you know, please leave a comment and let me know:

As I mentioned before, none of the Sky Tower employees really knew what was going on, but they were guessing that these larger pieces just hadn’t been removed yet. I’m hoping they are right about the remodel. I think having a place to show off some of the park’s history is a great idea and it’s very unique to have it atop the most iconic structure in the park, the Sky Tower.

5 Comments

  1. Paul

    02/03/2011 at 2:32 am

    I believe that mouse is to the old kids ride that used to be in Baja Ridge across from Viper, where the Panda Express currently sits. Too bad to hear about the sky tower, sounds like the new owners don’t care much for the parks past! A shame considering how well old management started to re-vamped the park back in 2008. I think a lot of it has to do with Jay Thomas now being gone.

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  3. Byron Lopez

    07/05/2012 at 10:07 pm

    I think it was that little mouse coaster called the mountain express

    • Kurt

      07/06/2012 at 7:16 pm

      Mountain Express was a wild mouse coaster, but that’s not what this is from. It’s from a kids ride called Merlin’s Magic Mouse. It was originally in Bugs Bunny World and later moved close to where the Viper entrance is today and renamed Speedy Gonzales Mouse Racers.

  4. Carter

    02/04/2014 at 4:41 pm

    After 3 years, what is going on up there now?

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