Six Flags Magic Mountain officially puts out its Green Lantern

March 24, 2019, 12:00 PM · Six Flags Magic Mountain has confirmed that it will remove its Green Lantern: First Flight coaster, which has not run at the park for the last couple years.

Here's the official statement from the park:

The Green Lantern: First Flight roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain is scheduled to be removed at a later, undetermined date to make room for future development. The park has no plans to open the ride before it is removed. Six Flags Magic Mountain, the “Thrill Capital of the World,” continues to have an unparalleled world-class roller coaster collection. The park is open daily and will debut the world’s first dual racing launch coaster, West Coast Racers, later this year.

The Intamin ZacSpin coaster opened in 2011. Here's our ride from opening day:

The Magic Mountain installation was the only one of its kind in the United States. Three Intamin ZacSpin nstallations remain in Spain, Sweden, and Finland. After the debut of Green Lantern, Six Flags turned instead to rival S&S Free Spin models for this type of coaster, installing them as Batman, Joker, or Wonder Woman rides at seven other parks across the United States and Mexico.

The removal of Green Lantern leaves Six Flags Magic Mountain with 14 "grown up" and four children's roller coasters, which will go to 19 coasters overall when West Coast Racers opens. No opening date on that yet, in case you were about to ask.

Replies (7)

March 24, 2019 at 4:27 PM

I actually liked Green Lantern(the ride, not the movie!). To be fair, I only rode it once but I thought it was a decent ride to say it had such a small footprint.

March 25, 2019 at 2:19 PM

Time for SFA to get a new ride again?

I hated this ride and won't be sad to see it go (I also hate the S&S version and wouldn't mind seeing those go either). It really bugged me that they added this coaster then a few months later removed DejaVu which was a really good coaster, that swap made the park worse. And on top of that they moved DejaVu to a much harsher climate and made it unreliable again after spending so much time and money to make it reliable at SFMM.

March 25, 2019 at 1:02 PM

Good riddance. This ride caused so much injury. The restraints would apply such severe pressure to your thighs, it felt like the bones could break. People got bruised all the time. All you had to do was hang out by the exit and see people walking out in pain. I wouldn't be surprised if the closure was due to injury claims.

March 25, 2019 at 1:36 PM

"Unparalleled" might be a bit of a stretch...

March 25, 2019 at 9:05 PM

I got my coaster credit for this ride in July, 2017 - and may have been among the very last riders for all I know. I did not find the ride painful but I did not particularly care for this ride either. The theming in the queue house was pretty cool even though the character has yet to perform well on the big screen.

Agreed on Deja Vu - I never rode the SFMM copy but here in Georgia our copy was removed in 2007. The replacement was Thomas Town (later Whistle stop Park) childrens' area.

March 26, 2019 at 7:59 AM

I just rode the Joker at SFOT a week and half ago. Absolutely miserable experience I won't repeat again. I am wondering if there is no plan for it to have a long shelf life as the boarding station isn't much more than chain link fences and the whole experience screamed state fair or carnival ride. I was in so much pain after this ride, I felt the actual need for a massage. I should send Six Flags the bill. If Green Lantern is actually worse than the S&S model, it should be sent to scrap heap.

March 26, 2019 at 4:07 PM

Lol @the_man saying SFA will be getting a new ride. Don't count them out when it comes to rebranding/reusing a ride that's already on its last legs. I agree with other, this ride was extremely painful.

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