First Look at Six Flags' Justice League: Battle for Metropolis
ORLANDO — The team behind Six Flags' new Justice League-themed dark ride provided a first look at the new attraction at IAPPA 2014 today.
Dark ride designer Sally Corp. is developing the 4D motion base shooter attraction, Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, for Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis. This will be the first 3D and animatronic shooter ride on a motion base vehicle in the United States when it debuts next year. The Joker animatronic from the new attraction is now on display at the Sally booth on the IAAPA show floor.
Meanwhile, over at the Oceaneering booth, Executive Director Dave Mauck unveiled the ride vehicle.
Running on a motion base vehicle will allow for significantly more range of motion for the ride vehicle than on traditional dark ride vehicles, which are limited to one or two dimensions of motion. (Oceaneering most recently developed the trackless ride vehicles for SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica ride.)
The animatronic figures are terrific. The 3D screens are an added plus. The combination goes a long way towards creating an entirely new experience that Disney hasn't done yet.
That is looking A LOT more promising than the initial announcement videos, very exciting!
It's killing me that this is gong to Texas and St. Louis, instead of to the Six Flags park nearest me, Magic Mountain. (No offense to our readers in Texas and Missouri!) I love that we're finally getting an Iron Horse coaster in Southern California, but I would love to see Six Flags bring this into the one market where it does compete with Disney and Universal.
It looks like the vehicles are just 3-across, which inevitably means that Six Flags will fail to run the attractions anywhere close to peak throughput. Six Flags is terrible with queue management, and I would be surprised if there is a single rider line, let alone ride ops that manage the loading process efficiently.
this is awesome!
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