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World’s Tallest Pendulum Ride to Debut at Six Flags Magic Mountain

By on 08/31/2017

Six Flags Magic Mountain, the undisputed “Thrill Capital of the World,” today unveiled plans for a crazy fun 2018 when CraZanity, the world’s tallest pendulum ride, makes its debut in late spring. At a record-breaking 17-stories in the air, this impressive giant disk will reach speeds up to 75-miles-per-hour, as it whips back and forth—higher and higher to give riders a staggering view of the world below them.

The Los Angeles-based theme park also recently announced it is entering the destination travel market by launching a 365-day operating calendar on January 1, 2018. With Southern California welcoming more than 47 million visitors annually and a noted theme park mecca, Six Flags will now have an operating schedule on par with all other theme parks in Southern California.

“Known world-wide for having the best thrills bar none, combined with a strong and expanding global Six Flags brand, there is no better time to enter the destination market. The addition of 100 days not only greatly expands our travel industry opportunities, but also allows us to further leverage the vast population of 24-million Southern California residents and our valued Season Pass Holder base who recognize that Six Flags Magic Mountain is hands down the place for thrills,” said Park President Bonnie Sherman Weber. “The new CraZanity is a mash up of craziness and insane fun, an experience different from anything else we have in our unparalleled thrill ride arsenal. We are delighted to introduce what will be the centerpiece of a newly-themed, Boardwalk area, and another world-record attraction.”

The Boardwalk highlights include:

  • CraZanity – where 40 riders will experience speeds up to 75 miles-per-hour as they reach a world-record 17 stories high;
  • The pendulum swings back and forth while rotating counterclockwise;
  • As guests swing higher and higher, they will experience a feeling of weightlessness at 172 feet in the air; and,
  • Enhanced Bumper Cars, renovated attractions, dining, games and shopping.

Six Flags Magic Mountain is also announcing the start of 2018 Season Pass sales with its special Flash Sale through Labor Day weekend featuring the best deal of the year—savings up to 70% off on a 2018 Pass!

August 31 through September 4, guests will receive a free upgrade to a Gold Combo Season Pass with every Pass purchased. Gold Combo Season Passes include admission to Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor, and any other Six Flags theme park, as well as free parking and special admission offers for friends.

2018 Season Passes provide unlimited visits for the rest of the 2017 season (including park admission to Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®) plus all of 2018 which now includes 365 days of thrills with no blackout dates. Pass Holders may also purchase a Premium Season Dining Pass, which includes a lunch, dinner, and snack during every park visit, plus they will receive a 2018 All Season Drink Bottle for unlimited drink refills. Premium Season Dining Passes may be used at any Six Flags theme park.


  1. Steve J.

    08/31/2017 at 6:22 am

    I’m pretty excited for this. A little nervous since I haven’t ridden a pendulum ride of this size. Hopefully with the bumper cars we don’t have to go In one direction anymore. Thanks for the update Kurt. Hopefully things calm down for you, I look forward to your updates and would love to see some great shots of this being built

    • Steve J.

      08/31/2017 at 6:24 am

      Ok. It’s a world record no one has ridden one this size ha ha.

  2. LikeGreenLantern

    08/31/2017 at 8:09 am

    WOW! Don’t people always say this park needs a good flat ride? Well here it is! The speed is really blowing me away. It will go faster than some roller coasters! The only things I don’t like about these rides is that they don’t go all the way around, and once you peak the max height once the ride starts coasting to a stop. This ride should be thrilling enough though where you don’t NEED to go go upside down! As for the bumper cars, I didn’t even know there were any!
    Any idea where in the park this is exactly going?

    • The Coaster Guy

      08/31/2017 at 8:42 am

      Discovery Kingdom actually has a very generous ride cycle time. I’m hoping SFMM does the same. It’s going where the old Metro monorail station sits today. They’re going to start demolition on that soon.

  3. Eric

    08/31/2017 at 8:41 am

    Six Flags announcement looks very good. I’m super excited about my home park, Six Flags Over Georgia getting Twisted Cyclone. Like the track color and 3 inversions, but have noticed that it’s a bit shorter than the previous Georgia Cyclone… would’ve been nice if a helix element had been added… otherwise, it looks good.

    Other SF parks… Discovery Kingdom will be getting the first ever Skywarp ride, billed as a coaster. Great America in Illinois will get tallest Super Loop. Great Adventure and Over Texas are getting first tourbillon flat rides. Mexico and Fiesta Texas get Wonder Woman themed coasters. Magic Mountain will get tallest pendulum/Frisbee ride. In the case of SFMM, I wouldn’t be surprised to see them quietly rehab Viper, similar to how SFOG rehabbed their Ninja coaster in 2016 (rechristened as Blue Hawk), and the Arrow mega-looper getting the new Vekoma trains with vest style over-the-shoulder restraints, for a more enjoyable ride experience without the head jerking.

  4. Zac

    08/31/2017 at 10:23 am

    Im so excited for this!!! When I went to Cedar Point this was like the only flat ride I rode alllll the time. I’m so stoked

  5. Ashraf

    09/01/2017 at 2:40 pm

    And again, Hurricane Harbor gets nothing. There was talk of a water coaster, but maybe next year.

  6. Ryan

    09/03/2017 at 7:51 am

    Can’t wait for your updates on this ride!!!! Ahhahahaha ahahahahahhaha

  7. Christine Barger

    09/30/2017 at 1:35 am

    Don’t think you’ll get me on that, but I’m excited the park is going to be open more!

  8. Jones

    10/01/2017 at 4:33 pm

    They show you where it’s located, at the old unused tram station that is still there. It will probably be ready in July just like when Metropolis was due.

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