"Justice League": Exploring How Superman Returns (Again)
Comic Books, Film
Six Flags has announced a 2015 slate of new attractions at its 18 theme parks that includes the 3D interactive ride Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, the roller coasters Batman: The Ride, The Joker Chaos Coaster, and the Harley Quinn Spinsanity.
Arriving in the spring at Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis, Justice League: Battle for Metropolis allows visitors, equipped with special 3D glasses and stun gun, to explore the Hall of Justice, battling Lex Luthor and The Joker, who have kidnapped Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, Green Lantern and Supergirl.
The ride employs a combination of lasers, computer graphics, film elements, animatronics, as visitors board state-of-the-art six-passenger cars to search Metropolis for the villains and stop The Joker from infecting the city with laughing gas.
The Gotham City area of Six Flags Over Georgia outside Atlanta will expand with the additions of The Joker Chaos Coaster and Harley Quinn Spinsanity. The former starts with 20 riders facing off against each other before they rocket up to seven stories high, race through loops and hang upside-down 72 feet in the air; the latter is described as a “classic ride experience,” with seven rotating cars spinning riders around a circular track. The Joker Chaos Coaster will be found near the Batman: The Ride and Mind Bender roller coasters.
A longtime staple of several of the company’s parks, Batman: The Ride comes next year to Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. The “free fly coaster” features a 12-story lift, six full inversions and two “beyond-vertical” drops.