Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Magic Mountain Makes It Official

Today Six Flags Magic Mountain officially announced the addition of two new coasters and one refurbished one for the park's 2011 season.  The park is proud to have regained the distinction of being the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World" with 18 in total.

The Green Lantern is a brand new coaster being added, and the first of its kind in the country.  "Fearless riders will brave a never-been-done-before completely VERTICAL zigzag pattern sitting in eight-person vehicles, four abreast and back-to-back, each rotating independently. The two-minute thrill begins with riders going up the 107-foot lift hill before spinning their way down through 825-feet of twisted vertical track, featuring three, 360-degree head-over-heel spins. The Green Lantern coaster will be located in the newly themed section of the park."

Superman will take on a new name and paint scheme next year when it becomes Superman: Return to Krypton.  The coaster "will blast 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. Riders will hang face first with a birds-eye-view of the entire Santa Clarita Valley before plummeting back down to earth. SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton will launch in early 2011."

Six Flags Magic Mountain will also build a kid's coaster, with a proper name to come later, in the area next to Bugs Bunny World.  Be sure to check out the official animation from the park.