November 30, 2001
Valencia, CA -- Six Flags Magic Mountain is offering free admission to the park for anyone who brings a new unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more to the park on December 1, 2, 8 and 9. The park is joining forces with UPS, Boys and Girls Club of Southern California, and KTLA-Channel 5 for the annual drive.
UPS and the Southern California Boys and Girls Club will distribute the toys collected during the drive to Southland children. More than 400,000 toys have been collected in the past making it one of the single most successful toy drives in the United States.
"As the number of underprivileged children in the Southland continues to grow, we feel it's important that we continue being a good neighbor in our community," says Don Rodriguez of the North Hollywood Boys and Girls Club. "That's why we're asking for all Southern Californians to participate in the toy drive. Together, we can make this holiday season a joy for children of all ages and backgrounds."
KTLA-Channel 5 is co-sponsoring the drive and on-air personalities like Jennifer York from KTLA's Morning News will be at the park at various times to meet park guests and sign autographs.
"Last year was a blast," says York. "We collected so many toys and it was great to see our viewers respond to our call. I'm looking forward to being there again this year."
Free admission with a toy donation includes unlimited use of the theme park's world class roller coasters and thrill rides. New this year is Deja Vu, the world's largest suspended boomerang roller coaster.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is presently open weekends from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The park will also be open daily from December 15 through January 6, 2001 (except Christmas Day).