Six Flags Magic Mountain discount tickets can normally be purchased in several ways through authorized sellers, so you don’t have to pay gate prices.

These options are temporarily more limited after the park’s initial reopening. I’ve mentioned where not to look for deals so that you don’t waste time on promo codes, coupons, and normally cheaper offers that are not available (but should return in the future).

You’ll also learn about current admission options offered at steep price cuts, which may lure you into visiting the park for a day if you are sightseeing in greater LA or live nearby.

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Six Flags Magic Mountain Tickets — Four Types

Six Flags Magic Mountain currently offers four types of tickets: Single Day Tickets, Season Passes, Flash Passes, and Group Tickets.

General Admission

At-the-gate ticket pricing for a daily ticket is currently around $119.99!

If you purchase online, tickets start at $55.

Tip: If you buy tickets through Six Flags directly online, they charge an $8.99 service fee.

Seasonal Pass

Six Flags Magic Mountain offers several Season Passes as well. Season passes (unlimited admission through the end of the calendar year, plus access through September 4, 2023) may be the best option for those who intend only to visit the park more than once from now till September 4, 2023, but perhaps not again after that.

Seasons Passes do not come with discounts and benefits on select other a la carte options and purchases throughout the park.

Right now, Season Passes start at $100!

Flash Pass

Six Flags Magic Mountain also offers various Flash Passes that can reduce your wait time to up to 90%. There are one-day and all-season passes.

Flash Passes currently start at $80!

Group Admission

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

1. Go Los Angeles Pass (Top Pick)

The Go Los Angeles Pass saves up to 50% off of admission to over 40 top Los Angeles attractions and other Southern California attractions, including Six Flags Magic Mountain, Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, and LEGOLAND California, in four simple steps:

  1. Choose the pass option that best suits you. (You can buy an All-Inclusive pass that includes all eligible attractions or an Explorer pass with a set number of attractions. The All-Inclusive pass includes theme parks.)
  2. Buy your pass in advance.
  3. Get your pass on a mobile device or print it at home.
  4. Show the pass at any eligible attraction, and you’re in for free.

The passes are available in 1, 2, 3, 4, 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.

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


Use promo code LJM10LAX to apply an extra 10% off ALL Go City Los Angeles sightseeing passes! This discount stacks on top of sale rates!

See also: 9 Go Los Angeles Pass Benefits For Sightseeing

2. Annual Passes & Memberships

As mentioned above, Six Flags Magic Mountain offers Season Passes, Flash Passes, Fright Passes, and 1-day General Admission tickets.

A 2023 Season Pass to Six Flags Magic Mountain entitles the holder to unlimited park admission through the rest of 2023. These passes currently start at $100.

Currently not available: Memberships provide unlimited admission during a 12-month commitment in addition to other discounts and benefits, including free parking.

Memberships may be best for visitors who intend to visit at least twice during a 12-month period and who are likely to make use of member discounts and benefits throughout the park.

3. Group Discounts

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

4. Six Flag Magic Mountain Vacation Packages

Right now, the only place to bundle your hotel and Six Flags Magic Mountain tickets in a vacation package is through Six Flags.

However, it’s definitely worth crunching some numbers and checking my list of best hotels near Six Flags Magic Mountain to see if you can book through my recommendations for less.

Most of these hotels offer free breakfast and parking, too!

See also: Best Hotels Near Six Flags Magic Mountain

Note: Discounts #5–10 are temporarily not available for this park. You read through where not to look or jump to important park tips and FAQs.

5. Discount Single Day + Combo Tickets from Authorized Sellers

Usually, if people are visiting the Los Angeles area and have this theme park on their itinerary, they’re also interested in visiting Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm, and perhaps even LEGOLAND California or even Disneyland.

The best way to buy a combo ticket right now is actually through a Go Los Angeles sightseeing pass. Universal Studios Hollywood (included on 3, 5, and 7-day All-Inclusive passes), Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, San Diego Zoo, and LEGOLAND California are the other theme parks on the All-Inclusive pass, too.

6. California Explorer Pass

Temporarily not available. The California Explorer Pass offers savings for those visiting Los Angeles and San Diego attractions (San Francisco, too). Explore 3, 4, 5, or 7 major California attractions over 60 days. Participating attractions include:

  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • LEGOLAND California
  • San Diego Zoo
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Warner Brothers Studio Tour
  • Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Knott’s Soak City
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • SeaWorld San Diego
  • Belmont Park
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • California’s Great America
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

7. Bring a Can of Coke

Temporarily not available. Yes, really. You could bring a can of Coke to save $20 at the gate! Right now, for understandable reasons, you can not do this.

8. Costco Discount Tickets

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.

I have not seen Costco Six Flags Magic Mountain tickets for sale in years, however.

9. AAA Discount Tickets

AAA Members can usually save money on admission to Six Flags Magic Mountain. Check with your regional office to see what the prices are.

Important Six Flags Magic Mountain Tips

Here are some tips to make the most of your day.

Be Prepared for Enhanced Health and Safety Measures

You’re likely already familiar with the health and safety measures that guests are expected to adhere to. These include:

  • Face coverings for guests are not mandatory. However, they recommend that unvaccinated guests wear face-covering during their visit.
  • Enhanced cleaning measures.

Read the full list of what to expect.

Check Six Flags Magic Mountain Hours

When booking a 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, 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 $40 per car for general parking when purchased online. Other online prices include $45 for preferred parking, $50 for front gate parking, and $65 for valet.

FAQs About Six Flags Magic Mountain Tickets & More

These are the questions that land in my inbox the most.

Where is Six Flags Magic Mountain located?

The theme park is located in Santa Clarita in Los Angeles County, California. It sits 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. 

How much are general admission tickets to Six Flags Magic Mountain at the gate?

At the gate, general admission ticket prices fluctuate depending on the day or season, however, gate prices are typically around $119.99 per person.

How can I get discounted tickets to the theme park?

There usually are several ways of scoring cheap tickets to the park. You may also find discounted rates when you order in advance online, purchase group tickets, or buy tickets from a local grocery store. Right now, options for cheap admission are very limited, but you can save with a Go Los Angeles pass.

Does the park offer season passes?

Yes, you can purchase season passes. A season pass allows you to visit the park any time during a given season. You also earn perks, such as free tickets for friends and exclusive ride times. 

When do Six Flags Magic Mountain season passes expire? 

The Gold season passes expire on September 4, 2023. The Platinum and Dimond passed are valid for all of 2023.

Does the park offer membership?

The park offers Gold Thrill Seeker, Platinum Thrill Seeker, and Diamond Thrill Seeker membership options.  When you become a park member, you receive all the perks of a season pass holder plus additional bonuses and discounts. Depending on your membership, you may gain skip-the-line privileges, access to all Six Flag parks, and preferred parking, among other benefits. 

Can I Upgrade My Ticket to Skip Lines?

Yes. You can purchase THE FLASH PASS, which will alert you to return to a ride at a specific time in order to ride with a reduced wait.

Choose from three levels of Daily THE FLASH PASS:

  • Bronze (up to 25% faster than current wait time)
  • Gold (up to 60% faster than current wait time)
  • Platinum (up to 90% faster than current wait time)

Or, buy an All-Season THE FLASH PASS for up to 90% reduction in wait times during every visit in a season.

Available rides include Apocalypse, BATMAN The Ride, CraZanity (Single Reservation), Full Throttle (Single Reservation), Goldrusher, Goliath, Jet Streat, JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis, and LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom.

How much is Six Flags Magic Mountain parking? 

General daily parking on the premises costs $40. Normally, you can also purchase preferred parking for $45 or valet for $65. Season parking passes are usually available for $65 though they are not currently for sale.

What time does the park open?

The park opens at different times depending on the day of the week and time of year, and may have special holiday hours. Typically the park will open anywhere between 10 a.m. and noon, but it’s best to consult the park’s calendar for exact details. 

What time does the park close?

The park’s closing time depends on the season and day of the week. During the height of summer, the park may stay open until as late as 10 p.m. Other times, the park closes between 6 and 9 p.m. Check the park’s calendars for specific details. 

When is the best time to visit the amusement park?

The best time is when the crowds are the lightest. Visit during the winter or on weekdays during the summer when there tend to be fewer crowds. School holidays are often the busiest times at the park. 

Can I bring food into the park?

No outside food is permitted in the park. Food for guests with special dietary needs and baby food in non-glass containers are the only exceptions.

What kind of food is available at Six Flags Magic Mountain?

There are countless food options at the park. You will find both sit-down places and grab-and-go eateries. Barbecue, burgers, pizza, Asian cuisine, and salads are just a few of the many options. There are pubs, cafes, and dessert stands, too. From funnel cake to lemonade, the park offers it all. 

The park features more than 100 rides and has some of the most sensational rides in the country. CraZanity is a record-breaking 17-story pendulum ride, while the Goliath roller coaster plummets 225 feet. The New Revolution—Classic features the world’s first 360-degree vertical loop. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, there are 15 themed thrill rides at the park. 

Are there rides for young children?

There are more than 10 kiddie rides in the park that are great for young children. You will also find countless family-friendly rides that moms and dads can enjoy with the little ones. Beyond the rides, the park also features meet-and-greets with your favorite characters. 

Are there shops at the theme park?

Yes, there are various shops located in the amusement park. Candy shops, souvenir shops, and toy stores are just a few of them. You can also find stores that sell essentials such as sunscreen and rain ponchos. 

What is Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Magic Mountain?

Every season, the park hosts holiday festivities in the park between late November and early January. The park transforms into a winter wonderland with a plethora of holiday activities, festive treats, and even visits with Santa Claus. 

What are some other attractions in the area outside of the park?

Hiking is one of the most popular things to do outside of the amusement park. The Santa Clarita area is home to 70 miles of hiking trails. You can also visit the Placerita Canyon Park, a 350-acre wildlife sanctuary, or check out the nearby William S. Hart Museum, which is the former home of the famous silent film actor. 

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Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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