Six Flags Over Texas debuts state of the art dark ride

By | May 20, 2015

Justice LeagueARLINGTON, Texas — On, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Six Flags Over Texas previewed its newest attraction, Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, to the media, contest winners and local park enthusiasts. This world class attraction combines state of the art motion vehicles, 3-D imaging, targeting technology and animatronics to give thrill seekers the opportunity to help the Justice League save Metropolis.

“We are excited to partner with the popular DC Comics characters to bring this level of unmatched, interactive thrills to our guests this season,” said Park President Steve Martindale. “Justice League: Battle for Metropolis is like no other ride we’ve ever built. The technology is second to none and guests will be fully immersed in the action from start to finish.”

Upon entering the queue, Cyborg, the youngest member of the Justice League, informs guests that Lex Luthor and the Joker have teamed up to take control of Metropolis. The Justice League is in need of volunteers to join the reserve team and help rescue Super Girl, The Flash and Green Lantern who have already been captured. Intel suggests they are being held at LexCorp’s headquarters and the plan is to break in and rescue them.

As Justice League Reserve Team members, riders travel in sleek six-passenger custom designed, motion-based vehicles and engage in a full-sensory battle, complete with 4D effects of fire, cannon blasts, and explosions all while experiencing hairpin, 360-degree turns and the world’s first-ever virtual loop on a dark ride.

Riders use interactive laser blasters and attempt to extinguish the 600 virtual and tangible targets featured throughout the attraction, including a life-like villain animatronic, robotic henchmen, helicopters, a hologram and an interactive fog screen. The realistic features take the ride gaming experience to an unprecedented level.

Six Flags collaborated with the most innovative minds in the industry to bring this thrilling attraction to life. Sally Corporation, the industry leader in dark rides, designed the complete experience including story development, scenery and life-like animatronics that guests encounter throughout the ride. Pure Imagination, the gurus of Computer Generated Imagery, created the 3D graphics and film. Alterface, renowned for their work in site-based interactive game play, headed up the robust gaming elements and Oceaneering designed the first-of-its-kind, fully programmable, multi-degree-of-freedom vehicles that transport guests through all the exciting twists and turns.

Following the media preview, Six Flags Gold Season Pass Holders will get an exclusive sneak peek of the new ride on May 21 and all Season Pass Holders get advanced exclusive ride time on May 22. Justice League: Battle for Metropolis will be open for all guests to enjoy on Saturday May 23. Six Flags Over Texas is now open for daily operation through August 23.

Gary Slade — Amusement Today

Gary Slade — Amusement Today