How to Buy Six Flags Magic Mountain Discount Tickets

Visit this popular California theme park full of thrill rides for less

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Six Flags Magic Mountain discount tickets can be purchased in several ways. This amusement park located in Valencia, California is about 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. It originally opened in 1971 and features 18 roller coasters.

Important Six Flags Magic Mountain Tips

Check Six Flags Magic Mountain Hours

When booking vacation that involves a visit to Six Flags Magic Mountain, it is imperative that you check opening dates and hours. Six Flags Magic Mountain has not, historically, been open every day of the year (it is open 365 days in 2018, however) and hours of operation vary.

Read The Terms And Conditions

Read all terms and conditions before purchasing a Six Flags Magic Mountain ticket. Be sure that they do not expire before your visit and check refund or transfer policies.

Six Flags Magic Mountain Parking

Note that the parking fee at Six Flags Magic Mountain is currently $25 per car when purchased online. There are also a couple of other parking options available for purchase at that same link.

Six Flags Magic Mountain Tickets

Six Flags Magic Mountain currently offers three types of tickets: Daily Tickets, Season Passes (through the end of the calendar year), and Memberships (an initial 12-month commitment, cancelable thereafter at any time).

General Admission

At-the-gate ticket pricing for a daily ticket is currently $89.99 for General Admission, $59.99 for children under 48” tall, and is free for children 2 and under. You may also opt for a Choose Your Day ticket.

By buying online at their website at least one day in advance you may save up to $25 per ticket, depending on the day selected. (On other days, the discount will be less.)

Season Pass

Six Flags Magic Mountain offers a number of Season Passes as well. Season passes (unlimited admission through the end of the calendar year of purchase) may be the best option for those who intend only to visit the park more than once during the current calendar year, but perhaps not again in the following calendar year, and who are not interested in other discounts and benefits on other a la carte options and purchases at the park.


Six Flags Magic Mountain also offers Memberships. Memberships (unlimited admission during an initial 12-month commitment – as well as other discounts and benefits including free parking, cancelable thereafter at any time) may be best for visitors who intend to go to Magic Mountain at least once this year and at least once during the subsequent year, and who are likely to make use of discounts and benefits on other a la carte options and purchases at the park available only to Members.

One of those benefits is that memberships entitle the holders to free parking at Magic Mountain (currently $25).

1. aRes Travel (Most Popular For Single Attraction Tickets)

aRes Travel is a San Diego based, authorized ticket seller to major California attractions. They offer discount General Admission tickets to Six Flags Magic Mountain and tickets to other famous attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND California, and Disneyland. aRes Travel charges a $2 convenience fee per ticket, but you will still likely come out ahead.

Six Flags Magic Mountain Any Day General Admission Ticket

This offer for $64.99 Any Day General Admission Tickets applies to both adults and kids and saves $25! Note that admission tickets for kids under 48” tall at Magic Mountain are currently $59.99 at the gate, and are free for children 2 years and under. This is a particularly useful savings for adults who would normally pay $85 at the gate.

Save $25 off of General Admission

Crazanity at Six Flags Magic Mountain

2. Go Los Angeles Card

The Go Los Angeles Card saves up to 50% off of admission to 35 top Los Angeles attractions and other Southern California attractions, including Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios Hollywood, and LEGOLAND California, in three simple steps:

  1. Choose the pass option that best suits you (you can buy an all-inclusive pass or build your own) and buy your pass in advance.
  2. Get your pass on a mobile device or print it at home.
  3. Show the pass at any eligible attraction, and you’re in for free.

The passes are available in 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7-day options, each at different prices. Make sure the attractions you’d like to visit are listed on the option you buy. You may also build your own pass including only the attractions you’d like to visit.

The Go Los Angeles Card also includes some famous theme parks in Orange County and San Diego.

Tip: Be careful where and how you buy the Go Los Angeles Card. If you buy through them directly, you will not have to redeem a voucher at a specific attraction to activate the card.

Save with the Go Los Angeles Card

See also: 10 Go Los Angeles Card Benefits

3. “Twisted Colossus” Hotel Packages

Bundle your hotel near Magic Mountain with Magic Mountain tickets for extra savings! The other good news is that most of these hotels also offer free breakfast and parking. (Hilton Garden Inn even offers a complimentary shuttle to the park.

Book a Hotel + Tickets Together

4. Costco

From time-to-time, Costco sells discounted tickets for Six Flags Magic Mountain. The best thing to do is head to their website and type “Six Flags Magic Mountain” into the search bar to see what is currently on offer.

5. AAA Discount

According to the AAA website, AAA members save up to 30% on tickets purchased online, plus a 33% savings on the processing fee. AAA/CAA members save $5 off general admission at the gate, $2 off general admission at Six Flags Water Parks and receive a 10% discount on all Gifts, Candy and Photo Products at all Six Flags operated locations.

6. Coca-Cola Discount

Through September 12, 2018, present a can of Coca-Cola at the ticket booth and you will save $20.

7. Group Discounts

A group discount is available for purchases of 15 or more tickets. Details are available on the park’s website.

8. Seasonal Passes and 12 Month+ Memberships

As mentioned above, Six Flags Magic Mountain offers both Season Passes and Memberships, as well as 1-day, General Admission tickets.

Details about each of the four Membership options (including a detailed comparison of benefits in tabular form), which include unlimited admission to the park and in many instances free parking, are enumerated on their website. Prices range from $7.85 per month to $18.85 per month. You may cancel any time after the initial 12 month period.

A 2018 Season Pass to Six Flags Magic Mountain, entitling the holder to unlimited park admission through the end of the calendar year in which it is purchased, is currently $94.99. At the same link, the park also offers certain 2-park pass options as well, These may be an attractive option for San Diego residents who intend to visit the park multiple times per year.

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