From the Daily News (full story available at: http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_3973919)
"As its corporate owner contemplates a sale of the thrill park, the future of Magic Mountain may hinge on its ability to attract customers like the Pearsons. The Castaic family lives a short drive away from Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor. But instead of making that drive, they bought a season pass for Disneyland in Anaheim.
It's been a decade since Laura Pearson visited Magic Mountain. But Pearson, whose children are 11 and 13, has heard things about the 17-roller-coaster park.
"What I've heard is that it's not a great place for kids. ... Not the cleanest place in the world," she said.
"When you walk into the Disneyland park everything is clean. There's people working continuously, they have a smile on their face - you feel safe there."
Six Flags Inc., Magic Mountain's corporate owner, is trying hard to attract families like the Pearsons."