California Theme Park Destroys DC Universe’s Iconic Roller Coaster
If you’re a fan of Six Flags Magic Mountain in California, you probably know that there are a lot of changes going on at the theme park right now.
As we reported, the theme park is implementing a new Flash Pass, which is a pay-per-ride system that will require customers to pay an additional fee on top of the ticket price in order to skip the ticket line. waiting for some attractions.
The new One-Way Skip-the-Line Flash Pass option is available at Magic Mountain on select days for West Coast Racers, Twisted Colossus, Full Throttle and Goliath.
One-way Flash Pass prices range from $5 to $25 per person and vary per trip per day. Twisted Colossus and West Coast Racers were priced at $12 per person each way while Full Throttle and Goliath were $14 on Martin Luther King Jr. National Day on Monday, January 17. The new Flash Pass Skip-the-Line program will be available at Magic Mountain for the foreseeable future, according to Six Flags officials.
This change was put in place shortly after Disneyland Resort introduced Disney Genie, which offers a Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane option for guests to do the same. As Disney normalizes this pay-per-ride system, we can now see other theme parks starting to follow suit. Now the Los Angeles Daily News reported that a coaster will be leaving the theme park so the DC-themed Wonder Woman attraction can take its place.
Six Flags Magic Mountain has removed a second ride to make way for the innovative new Wonder Woman single-rail roller coaster coming to the DC Comics themed area at the Valencia amusement park this summer.
The Flash: Speed Force ride has been removed as part of the remodeling of the DC Universe and the construction of the Wonder Woman Flight of Courage roller coaster, according to Magic Mountain officials.
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Wonder Woman Flight of Courage will be a single-rail roller coaster. Guests who board will ride the monorail track and experience the tallest and longest roller coaster of its kind in America.
The Flash: Speed Force was built in 1974 and has gone through a ton of name changes at Six Flags Magic Mountain, including Himalaya, Subway, and Atom Smasher. Six Flags describes the roller coaster as follows:
THE FLASH is the fastest man alive! Watch it pass in front of you in a blur of red and gold. Forged by lightning, THE FLASH can run faster than the speed of light, and now you can too! THE FLASH Speed Force is part of the hyper-colorful DC Universe. You can now see the world through the eyes of THE FLASH as a blur of color and light!
A blazingly fast seated ride around a circular track will take you to the turbo-speed world of THE FLASH. But spinning in circles isn’t enough – THE FLASH has added a wave to it to create an interdimensional spinner that will take you out of this world.
Jump into your seat and prepare to rev full throttle until everything is a blurry, streaky trail of light. Now you know how THE FLASH feels! You’re moving so fast that centrifugal force will squeeze you to the edge of your seat, swirling like an atom breaker… except this time, the atom is you!
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Plans for the roller coaster will be announced at a later date, according to The CO register.
The new DC Coaster will join the DC Universe section of the park and introduce a new gift shop and dining location. It will be interesting to see if the revolving attraction, Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth, in the same section will have to undergo a new theme due to the new Wonder Woman coaster. Queue for the roller coaster will be a story-driven adventure, where guests can see how Wonder Woman harnessed her powers.
It looks like the attraction is set to expand from the “DC Universe” area of the park to Metropolis Plaza, near the Justice League 3-D Dark Ride. The new ride will be flanked by two DC Comics-themed coasters: Riddler’s Revenge and Batman: The Ride. Guests who want to dine in the area can enjoy dishes from Kent Farm Roasted Corn, Smallville Frozen Lemonade or Teen Titans Tower Pizza.
Six Flags described the attraction as follows:
Six Flags Magic Mountain’s record-breaking 20th roller coaster, the tallest of any theme park in the world, WONDER WOMAN™ Flight of Courage will debut in summer 2022 as the tallest and tallest single-rail roller coaster in the world. longest on the planet. Riders will fly in single file through the sky over more than 3,300 feet of track, soaring 13 stories and soaring at speeds of up to 58 miles per hour.
WONDER WOMAN™ Flight of Courage will be located in the six-acre DC UNIVERSE™ area of the park, which will be expanded and completely remodeled to include an innovative new restaurant and bar experience, as well as retail outlets featuring exclusive products from the DC brand.
WONDER WOMAN™ Flight of Courage exemplifies the super heroine’s traits of strength and speed, showcasing the legacy of WONDER WOMAN™ herself. As guests enter the ride queue, influenced by Greek architecture and featuring a tropical landscape, they will be immersed in the story of her life and how she got her superpowers. Riders will join forces with WONDER WOMAN™ in the fight for truth, justice and equality, to embark on an incredible journey of heroic exploits, propelling themselves through dives, twists, barrels and turns designed to challenge the bravest of thrill seekers.
The new DC UNIVERSE™ themed area also includes the popular BATMAN™ The Ride and several other DC-themed rides.
The coaster is set to debut in the summer of 2022, after experiencing a COVID delay for the 2021 opening date.
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