Saturday, April 29, 2017

Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth Update from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

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With summer soon arriving, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has been sharing photos of their new ride under construction - which is now nearing the final stages.  Named Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth, the new thrill will be an imposing giant swinging pendulum ride that will be located adjacent to Superman Ultimate Flight.

The above photo was from a few weeks ago when the foundation for the ride was still under construction.  The Joker coaster is right next to the ride pad, and you can see Superman Ultimate Flight in the background.

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Fasting forwarding a few weeks, the ride foundation had been completed and the giant supports for Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth were on site.  That can only mean one thing: vertical construction was just around the corner!

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And indeed it was.  Just a few days ago the theme park shared this photo of the ride being put up even as darkness had fallen.  The center arm that holds the pendulum is in yellow here, with the other supports extending out from it.

When completed and opened, Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth will stand 147 feet tall and swing 40 passengers per cycle at speeds approaching 70 miles per hour.