Six Flags Magic Mountain gets Justice League for 2017
September 1, 2016, 2:00 AM ·
Six Flags' best attraction is coming to Six Flags' most popular park next spring. Justice League Battle for Metropolis, which won the Theme Park Insider Award for Best New Attraction when it first opened at Six Flags Over Texas in 2015, will open at Six Flags Magic Mountain, north of Los Angeles, in 2017.
But Six Flags is plussing the interactive dark ride for its California debut — "The next generation of the award-winning Six Flags ride will now feature a spectacular new finale, new game targets and the introduction of one of DC’s hottest Super-Villains, Harley Quinn," the park said in a press release.
Designed by Sally Corporation, with interactive video by Alterface, and motion base ride vehicles from Oceaneering, Justice League Battle for Metropolis challenges riders to join Batman, Superman, and other Justice League heroes to fight The Joker, Lex Luthor, and their armies in a battle for control of the city, all while trying to escape The Joker's toxic laughing gas. The ride and its queue feature two animatronic characters in addition to multiple 3D screens and practical effects. The game takes place on 3D and fog screens, with a 360-degree virtual loop thrown in just for kicks.
Justice League Battle for Metropolis is scheduled to open in spring 2017. The ride is also coming to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey and Six Flags Over Georgia next year, joining its existing installations at Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags St. Louis, Six Flags Great America, near Chicago, and Six Flags Mexico. Here is our on-ride video from the Texas opening:
In other news, Six Flags this morning announced these other new attractions for 2017:
The Joker: An S&S Free Fly coaster coming to Six Flags New England in Massachusetts, Six Flags Over Texas, and Six Flags Great America.
Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth: A swing ride coming to Six Flags America in Maryland.
Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth/Titan: A pendulum ride coming to La Ronde in Montreal and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Northern California, respectively.
Spinsanity: A Disk'O coming to Six Flags St. Louis.
The New Revolution: VR coaster coming to Six Flags Mexico.
Finally, Season Passes for 2017 are now on sale, with a special Flash Sale through Labor Day weekend, with free upgrades to Gold Passes for all passes bought through Sept. 5.
Read Robert's Orange County Register column about today's announcement: