Six Flags Magic Mountain Parking: Everything You Need to Know

Parking at Six Flags Magic Mountain is something that most visitors don't take into account when planning their trip.

In this page, we'll explain all of the parking options that are available, why you'd consider other parking options, and how they stack up against each other.

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Types of Parking Options at Six Flags Magic Mountain

There are 4 types of parking options at Six Flags Magic Mountain including:

  1. Single Day/General Parking ($40)
  2. Preferred Parking ($45)
  3. Front Gate Parking ($50)
  4. Valet Parking ($65)

    General Parking will allow you to park in a spot for the day, but the later that you arrive to the park for the day, the further that you will be parked from the entrance.

    Preferred Parking is more expensive, but it allows you to park closer to the entrance of the park, regardless of what hour of the day that you arrive.


    General Parking is going to be your most basic and cheapest option when considering Six Flags Magic Mountain parking.

    It's also the most common parking choice amongst visitors.

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    General Parking Cost

    General Parking will be $40 for one car or motorcycle.

    Additional charges may apply for larger vehicles (such as RV's).

    Consider Pre-Paying For Parking Online

    Pre-paying for parking is not only cheaper (at times throughout the year), but allows you to enter the park much faster.

    When you pre-pay for parking you can just show the park attendant the receipt, and they'll seamlessly let you through in seconds.

    Whereas if you decide to pay at the park, you'll have to spend a few minutes there, as they process your payment, before providing you your receipt.

    Take into consideration the hundreds of visitors who will do this while you're in line behind them, and you'll wish everyone had prepaid parking!

    You're able to pre-pay for parking online directly from the Six Flags site.


    Preferred Parking will provide you access to park closer to the entrance of the park, at a higher cost than general parking.

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    Preferred Parking is normally $45 per vehicle, and you can also purchase this directly from the Six Flags site.

    You may think that it's not a big deal, however you should take into consideration how you will feel after a long day at the park.

    After walking around for the entire day and having a fantastic experience, for some guests they don't want to spend another half an hour (on a busy day) walking back and trying to find their car.

    Upgrading From General Parking to Preferred Parking

    If you decide to pre-pay for a General parking pass, and later on decide that you'd actually like to go the Preferred parking route, you can do so at any parking toll booth.

    This occurs more often than you think, and the parking attendants are well aware of this and can help you easily upgrade your pass.

    Front Gate Parking

    Front Gate Parking is similar to Preferred Parking, however this pass guarantees you the closest possible (available) spot to the front gate.

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    For this reason alone, it's $5 more than Preferred Parking, at $50.


    Valet parking is a bit pricey at $65, but is absolutely worth it if you're looking for the ultimate convenience.

    six flags magic mountain valet parking

    You'll be able to head directly to the Valet Parking area, and valet will be in charge of parking your car and pulling it back up after you're done visiting the park.

    This saves you a ton of walking, and more importantly time.

    You can purchase this directly from the Six Flags site.


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