More detail in Six Flags' confirmation of Magic Mountain's Green Lantern roller coaster
Written by Robert Niles
Six Flags Magic Mountain today made official the news that Theme Park Insider reader Nick Markham reported here last week: that the Valencia, California amusement park would add two roller coasters next year and renovate a third, giving the park a record-setting 18 coasters.Tweet
Magic Mountain also released some additional detail about the biggest of the two new coasters, the Intamin ZacSpin called Green Lantern.
Reaching far beyond traditional thrills, the DC Comics Super Hero GREEN LANTERN will focus the might of his Power Ring and take the coaster riding experience to another galaxy with the GREEN LANTERN coaster. Fearless riders will brave a never-been-done-before completely VERTICAL zigzag pattern sitting in eight-person vehicles, four abreast and back-to-back, each rotating independently. The two-minute thrill begins with riders going up the 107-foot lift hill before spinning their way down through 825-feet of twisted vertical track, featuring three, 360-degree head-over-heel spins. The GREEN LANTERN coaster will be located in the newly themed section of the park.
From the earlier released video, it looked as if Green Lantern were going into the Gotham City Backlot section of the park. Today's release is the first I've heard of a newly themed land.
The release also notes that the ride's debut next spring is timed to support the debut of the new Green Lantern movie, starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. (The film releases on June 17, 2011.)
Six Flags also announced today that the as-yet-unnamed Vekoma kids coaster it is transferring from the defunct Six Flags New Orleans will be installed next to Bugs Bunny Land, instead of over by Deja Vu, as previously rumored.
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