Six Flags, primarily known for thrill rides and roller coasters is finally bringing new dark rides back into Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags Over Texas with Justice League: Battle For Metropolis. Instead of strolling in with a simple family fun attraction, they are kicking down the door with guns blazing. Seriously, I haven’t been this excited for a new attraction in a Six Flags Park… ever.
Created in partnership with Six Flags, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment and Sally Corporation, the new ride will feature DC Comic all stars like Batman, Superman, The Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Supergirl. Guests will enter the Hall of Justice where they are greeted by Cyborg, who gives them their mission and a briefing on how to use their laser blasters.
In this all new story, it turns out The Joker and Lex Luthor have teamed up to use the weaknesses of the Justice League against them to kidnap and hold them in LexCorp, Luthor’s corporate headquarters in downtown Metropolis. Guests are then told to go find The Joker and Lex Luthor and free the Justice League from their evil clutches.
Needless to say, along the way there may be some obstacles facing guests as they go through Metropolis. Lexington Scenic is fabricating massive dimensional sets and scenery that will immerse guests in the dangerous city streets of Metropolis.
Pure Imagination is creating incredibly realistic interactive 3D media. They’ve also enlisted the help of Alterface, Wyatt Design Group, RealD 3D and Bose Audio to help them create a truly amazing interactive dark ride.
In a recent press release, Sally Corporation said Justice League: Battle for Metropolis would feature, “…live fire, cannon blasts, holograms, explosions and surprises waiting around every corner. Riders will truly feel as though danger is imminent and the peril is real as they battle to save the city from complete havoc.”
Even more impressive, Oceaneering is building the six passenger, motion based ride vehicles that will take you on your journey on the streets of Metropolis. Oceaneering creates some of the most dynamic dark ride vehicle systems in the industry including Transformers: The Ride, Antarctica Empire of the Penguin and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.
According to Sally Corporation CEO John Wood, “By incorporating the dynamic ride system created by Oceaneering, who also built the ride system for Transformers at Universal Studios, we can achieve the next generation of interactive thrills. In addition, the massive 3D screens and highly detailed scenery immerse you in the world of the DC Comics superheroes. Now, a completely new experience awaits with Justice League: Battle for Metropolis as it is the very first motion-based, interactive dark ride in North America.”
Personally, I can’t wait to have a DC Comics themed dark ride in the United States. It sounds like Six Flags is stepping up their game and adding more family friendly, immersive attractions. Looking forward to Justice League: Battle for Metropolis to open in 2015!