Gold Rusher debuted when Magic Mountain opened in May 1971. Besides this ride, four others remain from the park's first season: Grand Carousel, the Orient Express funicular railway, Sandblasters bumper cars, and the Sky Tower 38-story observation tower.
This turnaround is the same seen in the previous picture. Besides the growth in the trees, the area didn't change much over the last decade.
©2016 Joel A. Rogers.