Introducing SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton – Six Flags Magic Mountain’s New Ride ExperienceMar 16th, 2011 | By Cloutwomen | Category: Cool Factors, Kids, Men, Women
Oh. My. Goodness. If there ever was a ride that would make my stomach turn just by reading about it – this is it. Today, March 16, 2011, Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA inaugurates it’s newest ride and it sound like a major thriller. The major kind for extreme adventure seekers and those who love to scream at the top of their lungs. [aka ME in my past life!!]. Actually, it does sound like a lot of fun – 41 stories into the sky kind of fun! We are happy to bring this story to you and you can write us all about it if you go! I’m going to scream now, thank you! ?
Six Flags Magic Mountain, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, today launched their next generation of thrills with the debut of the new ride experience, SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton. Taking the record-breaking 100-mph-in-seven-seconds feature and elevating it to the next level of extreme by reversing the direction of the vehicles and sending riders shooting backwards up 41-stories into the sky, SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton leaves riders hanging for several seconds of weightlessness before they plummet back to earth … face first!
Unlike traditional coasters, SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton blasts riders at 100 mph backwards in newly-designed sleeker cars on a dual track that spans 900 feet and looms 415 feet in the air, forming a gigantic “L” shaped superstructure that has been repainted a vibrant blue and red with a yellow track, and branded with a giant Superman “S” shield at the top that can been seen miles away. SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton opens to the public on Saturday, March 19.
“Six Flags is known internationally as the industry leader in next generation thrills. Since it opened in 1995, SUPERMAN The Escape, has been one of the most popular thrill rides in the world,” said Bonnie Rabjohn, Six Flags Magic Mountain Park President. “By redesigning the cars and turning them backwards, SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton provides even the most daring thrill seekers a new and unique ride experience that only Six Flags Magic Mountain can deliver.”
Themed to the legend of one of DC Comic’s greatest super heroes, Superman, SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton is an unrivaled experience. The adventure begins moments before the destruction of Superman’s home world, Krypton, located high atop the park’s mountain ridge. Riders begin their journey in 14-passenger vehicles aerodynamically designed for intense speed. State-of-the-art electro-magnetic motors blast the five-ton vehicles out of Krypton backwards, accelerating from 0 to 100 mph in seven seconds. Riders will experience several seconds of weightlessness at the peak of the 41-story-tall tower and then slowly begin the descent back to Krypton. As the sleek vehicles freefall straight down the skyscraper, they will once again enter the 100 mph speed zone before safely returning to earth.
“Six Flags Magic Mountain has taken one of their most popular coasters and transformed it, delivering a whole new dimension of extreme experiences,” stated Steve Berto, ACE Southern California Regional Representative. “There’s no better way to continue to live up to their reputation as the best thrill park.”
Six Flags Magic Mountain is located at 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, in Valencia, north of Los Angeles off Interstate 5 at the Magic Mountain Parkway exit. The Park is currently open weekends and will open for daily operation on March 26. For information call (661) 255-4111 or visit us online at sixflags.com.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Six Flags Over Texas, the company’s flagship location, is celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2011.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine and Fables, is a creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its super-heroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
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