Magic Mountain has served as a location for a variety of movies, television shows, and music videos. When it was still called Great American Revolution, the coaster featured in the dramatic ending sequence of the 1977 disaster movie "Rollercoaster." In the 1983 "National Lampoon's Vacation" movie, the Griswold family rode the Whipper Snapper, which was how this ride was depicted in the film. The 1978 made-for-television "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" also had a good deal of footage of the ride.
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