The most terrifying drop tower ever is now open at Six Flags Magic Mountain. We already get the chills from Drop Tower at Canada’s Wonderland, but this thing is about 130 feet taller. Wow….. Uniquely attached to the side of an existing coaster, the Supeman: Escape from Krypton, this ride looks terrifying and awesome. Continue reading
Everyone has their favourite movies and television shows they like to watch, but one thing can make them even better. Film an episode at a theme park! Nothing makes us happier to see the plot of a show take the cast to a theme park. We don’t really care that it’s a product placement for the park, it’s just plain fun. Here is a list of movies & TV shows that have been filmed in theme parks over the years. We’re not including talk shows and Travel Channel specials, because that would take years! If we missed any, email us and let us know. Continue reading
Six Flags La Ronde in Montreal is set to debut a new ride this season similar to the Windseeker attractions added to Cedar Fair parks last year. In addition, a spectacular fireworks celebration will help ring in the 45th anniversary of the park. We’ll be taking a trip to La Ronde later on this summer to cover all the excitement. In the meantime, read about the 2012 season below:
Six Flags Great Adventure just announced what we think is the most terrifying water slide ever created. Not because of height or speed, but because it’s a giant SNAKE! We hate snakes, so the fact that the slide has details like fangs and scales makes our skin crawl. Needless to say we will not be visiting this water attraction, ever! Read the official press release below. Continue reading
In what we can only predict will be the world’s most terrifying freefall ride, Magic Mountain announced they are building a double sided drop tower attached to the existing Superman Ride. This one looks amazing and really scary at the same time. We can’t wait to take a freefall on this bad boy!
Another one for the history books, Six Flags Magic Mountain, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, announced today the world’s tallest vertical drop ride, LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom, will make its debut for the 2012 season. Named after one of DC Comics’ most dangerously intelligent super-villains and Superman’s greatest enemy, LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom will be an engineering phenomenon, attached to both sides of the iconic SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton tower. Soaring at a sky-scraping 400 feet, LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom is slated for a spring 2012 launch.
Fearless riders will be seated inside floorless gondolas on two vertical tracks flanking each side of the SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton tower. Passengers on the gondolas will be pulled to the top of the tower, experience a brief pause before being released and dropped at speeds of up to 85 miles-per-hour. After five seconds of freefall, the gondola will be stopped by a sophisticated magnetic braking system just a few feet from the ground.
“Six Flags is known world-wide as the industry leader in delivering world-class thrills, and Six Flags Magic Mountain is proud to be at the head of the pack, offering guests the biggest and the best,” said Bonnie Rabjohn, Six Flags Magic Mountain Park President. “We are excited to add another world record to our collection of record-breaking, first-on-the-planet attractions.”
Changing Magic Mountain’s legendary skyline, LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom will offer riders breathtaking panoramic views as they are lifted to the top of the tallest vertical drop ride ever built. Sitting eight abreast, riders will plummet 40 stories at an extreme speed before coming to a stop, all while the SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton cars are blasted to the top of the same structure.
“Six Flags Magic Mountain continues to deliver powerful thrills to our guests year after year,” said Jim Reid-Anderson, Chairman, President and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. “LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom is a tremendous addition and brings a new dimension of excitement to the park’s already remarkable collection of thrill rides.”
LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom is being manufactured exclusively for Six Flags Magic Mountain by Intamin AG of Switzerland.