Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Scott And Carol Present - Sally and DC Entertainment Are At It Again!

While News Plus Notes has covered the Six Flags announcements of Sally Corporation's new action-packed interactive dark ride, Justice League: Battle For Metropolis, set to open in 2015 at both Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis,  the fine folks at Sally Corporation were kind enough to send us some additional information and concept drawings.
Sally Corporation's thrilling new attraction, Justice League: Battle For Metropolis will bring the world's most famous super heroes to life...battling alongside park guests in an epic fight to defeat two of the most feared villains in the DC Universe, The Joker and Lex Luthor.

 This Cyborg will be asking for volunteers in assisting the Justice League in the Battle for Metropolis
Created in partnership with Six Flags, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, this dynamic adventure features all of our favorite super heroes, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and Supergirl, in a fight to save the city of Metropolis from chaos. They are aided by the amazing Cyborg who recruits guests for the volunteer force and demonstrates how to defeat the menaces at hand with powerful laser blasters. 
Sally designed the rides after completing the mixed-media interactive ride, Justice League : Alien Invasion 3D, in 2012 at Warner Bros. Movie World in Australia.  After the success of that attraction, Six Flags called on Sally to develop an entirely new ride based on the Justice League.  After months of conceptual design, Justice League : Battle For Metropolis was born with an all new story line, new villains, and a thrilling new motion-based ride system.
This concept of the van attack looks to be a very surprising moment in our epic battle in defeating the most feared villains in the DC Universe
Sally Corporation CEO John Wood. states “By incorporating the dynamic ride system created by Oceaneering, who also built the ride system for Transformers at Universal Studios, we can achieve the next generation of interactive thrills.  In addition, the massive 3D screens and highly detailed scenery immerse you in the world of the DC Comics superheroes.  Now, a completely new experience awaits with Justice League: Battle for Metropolis as it is the very first motion-based, interactive dark ride in North America.” 
Featuring a mix of state-of-the-art animatronics and 3D video technology, together with numerous special effects, the four minute ride incorporates five huge interactive 3D screens, an interactive 3D fog screen, multiple custom vehicles equipped with special laser blasters, a dramatic custom musical score, and culminates in a struggle between the Justice League and the evil villains, in which riders play a decisive role,
Here is a photo of the actual van that will be used in one of Justice League - Battle For Metropolis rides, although we are not such which location
As volunteers enter the Hall of Justice, they are immediately alerted to the dangers on the streets of Metropolis.  The Joker and Lex Luthor have teamed up to use the weaknesses of the Justice League against them to kidnap and hold them in LexCorp, Lex Luthor’s corporate headquarters in downtown Metropolis.  The brave volunteers are given their mission directives; find the Justice League and free them from The Joker, Lex and their evil minions.
This storyboard is a scene from the ride where volunteers are assisting the Justice League in chasing the Joker
With live fire, cannon blasts, holograms, explosions and surprises waiting around every corner, volunteers will truly feel as though danger is imminent and the peril is real as they battle to save the city from complete havoc.
Sally assembled their own team of industry superheroes to assist in building these two new incredible attractions.  Oceaneering is supplying the all new, custom designed 6-passenger, multi DOF, motion-based ride vehicles.  Lexington Scenic is fabricating massive dimensional sets and scenery that will immerse guests in the dangerous city streets of Metropolis.  Pure Imagination is creating incredibly realistic interactive 3D media.  They’ve also enlisted the help of Alterface, Wyatt Design Group, RealD 3D, and Bose Audio to help them create a truly amazing interactive dark ride that reaches new heights of immersive storytelling and gameplay.
Thanks to Lauren Wood at Sally Corporation for sending the information and fantastic concepts and photos. We can hardly wait to assist the Justice League  in the Battle for Metropolis!