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The American Coaster Enthusiasts Coaster Con 42 at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California

Just a warning before you start to read this trip report.  This is the longest trip report that I have ever put together.  The following forty-three pages of text and photos are understandable as Six Flags Magic Mountain has eighteen coasters; the most of any park in the world to take photos of.  Then throw into the mix that I was there for the American Coaster Enthusiasts Coaster Con 42 where we had behind the scenes tours to take photos of and when you throw in early morning and after the park closed exclusive ride time I was at the park for two of the three days from 7:30 am until 11 pm.  When it was all said and done I think I left Six Flags Magic Mountain with some two thousand photos and that was after I had edited out the really blurry or bad ones.  Pairing all of those great shots of coasters and friends down into the 215 was in itself quite the effort. 

It might take you a little while to read through this but do it as I am really excited to share with you the completely amazing time I had with several hundred fellow members of my coaster family at the American Coaster Enthusiasts Coaster Con 42 at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

The American Coaster Enthusiasts Coaster Con 42 at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California

Six Flags Magic Mountain was park number 5 out of 10 for us on this great California quest and the first in Southern California.  We arrived in the afternoon after having woken up a stones throw away from William Randolph Hearst's "Castle" and having spent some time exploring the beach and tidal pools before starting our quest for La Montaña Mágica.

The American Coaster Enthusiasts Coaster Con 42 at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California

Magic Mountain first admitted guests to the troll and magician infested park in 1971.  Unfortunately for the trolls named Bleep, Bloop and King Troll and the Magician Six Flags purchased the park in 1979 and banished then from the hilly 262 acre park. 

The American Coaster Enthusiasts Coaster Con 42 at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California

Thankfully Six Flags didn't treat us like the trolls.  We were greeted with open arms....

The American Coaster Enthusiasts Coaster Con 42 at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California

...and red carpet.



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