Six Flags Entertainment has announced that its flagship Southern California property, Six Flags Magic Mountain, will remain open 365 days a year from January 1, 2018.

Located in the heart of one of the biggest US travel markets with more than 47 million visitors annually, the ‘Thrill Capital of the World’ will now have an operating calendar on par with all other theme parks in Southern California.

“With the best collection of thrills in the world and the Six Flags brand expanding globally, this is the perfect time for one of our flagship properties to make the business transition to a 365-day operating schedule in order to maximise travel industry opportunities,” said Six Flags chairman, president and CEO, Jim Reid-Anderson

The Valencia-based theme park first opened in 1971, and in 2005 became the state’s first multi-gated entertainment complex with the opening of Hurricane Harbor waterpark.

“I can wholeheartedly say there’s never been a better time to discover Los Angeles as our endlessly entertaining destinations like Six Flags Magic Mountain continue to mesmerise 47 million annual visitors,” said Ernest Wooden, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board.

“As the undisputed Entertainment Capital of the World, we invite travellers from across the globe to immerse themselves in our thriving culinary scene, rich cultural life and world-class attractions.”