Saturday, June 2, 2012

Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom Opens June 30th

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An official opening date has been set for the world's tallest free-fall tower, Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom at Six Flags Magic Mountain.  Guests will be able to take the record breaking plunge starting June 30th.

The area surrounding the two drop towers, which have been installed on the side of the Superman tower, will be the home the loading stations, queue, and naturally a retail location.  A great update featuring the progress can be seen from the Coaster Guy.

Another interesting item that can be seen in the update are some up close shots of the ride vehicle.  The restraints appear to be mostly a lap bar that comes down from over riders heads.  Technically there are over the shoulder restraints, but they do not appear to be meant to be flush against the riders.  That's going to be pretty wild, having that feeling of freedom from 400 feet in the air!

Free-fall from 400 feet at 85 miles per hour?  It'll only last a couple seconds, so this one is definitely on my must-ride list.