Superman: Escape will now be called Superman: Escape From Krypton. It will get a newly refurbished station, painted with blue and red supports and yellow track, and new cars that will travel backwards. From the video, it looks like it may finally go 100 mph and 410 ft once again.
"Kids Coaster" (formerly announced as Mr. Six's Dance Coaster) will be a Vekoma kiddie coaster from the former Six Flags New Orleans.
And as the biggest surprise, Six Flags Magic Mountain will open "Green Lantern", the first Intamin ZacSpin in the United States. It will feature green track and black supports and will most likely have the level of theming in comparison to Batman: The Ride and Riddler's Revenge.
Six Flags Magic Mountain has followed through with their rumored "Project 18" and will once again reign as coaster capital of the world with 18 roller coasters, what will be the most roller coasters in a single park.
Here is the video released:
Anyway, this is a nice surprise for me, as I am planning a trip to California for 2012 even before this came out for Disneyland, and now it looks like I have to add SFMM to the itinerary!
But MM's Green Lantern would be a totally new coaster experience for me, and that's why I'd rather have something like that.
I can't wait to see how the two companies respond!
Also, kudos to SFMM for moving forward with yet another unique coaster experience!
Can they please do something about the deafening sound from Superman for guests as they walk underneath the ride?
And it looks like Green Lantern will occupy the space that was formerly Freefall. Perfect way to use that space. But the queue and wait times are going to be hell for that ride. I foresee Deja Vu times. Low capacity and the track isn't long enough for many cars.
Kid coaster? Give me a break. What a waste to regain the "18" spot. And they're not building it in the kid area. It's being built in probably the furthest point from the kids area.
I know something else they should build. Remove the staircase to the top of the mountain that goes by Tatsu and install an escalator. Your going to need that to get all the guests up to Superman.
This also will increase wait times for a personal favorite, Ninja, as guests will realize there is another coaster on the peak besides Superman.
Nice to see them putting some money into Magic Mountain. One wonders though if they learned anything from the massive screw up job that previous Six Flags brass did. Spending all their money on coasters is one of the things that got them in trouble in the first place.
P.S- Ok...I admit the Green Lantern ride looks wicked cool, but didn't you guys have a similar ride at the park back in the 90's? I believe it was called 'Flashback' when it operated at the park and closed down in early 2003....honestly looking at the specks for this ride it looks eeriy similar...
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However it looks like..for the first few months anyway..it'll be a capacity nightmare.