Justice League: Battle for Metropolis

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Justice League: Battle for Metropolis
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Six Flags Over Texas
Area USA
Status Operating
Opening date May 23, 2015 (May 23, 2015)
Replaced Adventure Theater & ACME Rock-n-Rocket
Six Flags St. Louis
Area DC Comics Plaza
Status Operating
Opening date June 5, 2015 (June 5, 2015)
Replaced Scooby-Doo! Ghostblasters: The Mystery of the Scary Swamp
Six Flags Great America
Area Metropolis Plaza
Status Operating
Opening date May 28, 2016
Replaced Southwest Ampitheater
Six Flags México
Area Hollywood
Status Operating
Soft opening date March 3, 2016
Opening date March 4, 2016
Replaced Mini golf
General statistics
Attraction type Motion-based
3D Interactive dark ride
Manufacturer Sally Corporation
Designer Sally Corporation
Rich Hill, Senior Designer
Theme Justice League
Vehicles Oceaneering International Riders are arranged 3 across in 2 rows for a total of 6 riders per vehicle.
Height restriction 107 cm (3 ft 6 in)
Animatronics Sally Corporation
Targets Alterface[1]
CGI Pure Imagination Studios [1]

Justice League: Battle for Metropolis is an Interactive Dark Ride located at three Six Flags theme parks in the United States, as well as one in Mexico. Designed by Sally Corporation, an American ride manufacturer. Since 2014, Six Flags has installed the dark ride at three of their parks and is currently building one more at another park.[2]

History

In October 2011, the chairman and CEO of Sally Corporation, John Wood, stated they had started developing their biggest project, something which they believe would be "the top of the industry".[3] The project was later announced to be Justice League: Alien Invasion 3D at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Australia.[4][5] Following the launch of the ride in September 2012, Sally Corporation expressed interest in transferring the concept to other parks around the world including those in the United States.[6] In the United States, the Justice League brand, along with other DC Comics properties, are licensed by Six Flags.[7]

On August 28, 2014, Six Flags officially announced Justice League: Battle for Metropolis would be added in 2015 to Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis.[8] In Six Flags Over Texas the ride would replace the Adventure Theater, while the Six Flags St. Louis attraction Scooby-Doo! Ghostblasters: The Mystery of the Scary Swamp ride would be replaced.[9][10] Noticeable differences between Justice League: Alien Invasion 3D and Justice League: Battle for Metropolis include a motion-based ride system by Oceaneering International and the involvement of additional DC Comics villains including Lex Luthor and The Joker.[1][5]

On September 2, 2014, in an interview with Sally Corporation CEO John Wood, new details about the attraction were released. Six Flags Over Texas received ten ride vehicles, while Six Flags St. Louis received seven. The ride features two final chase scenes, as well as eight Digital 3D Screens inside the ride that are as large as 30 feet wide.[11]

On September 3, 2015, Six Flags announced Justice League: Battle for Metropolis would be added to Six Flags Great America and Six Flags México in 2016.[5][12]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Six Flags Introduces Justice League: Battle for Metropolis" (Press release). Six Flags. August 28, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. MacDonald, Brady (September 3, 2015). "Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2016". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 4, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Mayné, François (3 October 2011). "EAS 2011 – Interview with John Wood, Chairman & CEO of Sally Corporation". NewsParcs. Retrieved 5 June 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Building thrills comes at a huge cost". Gold Coast Bulletin. 5 June 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Justice League Stars In Epic 3D Dark Ride Battle" (Press release). Sally Corporation. 25 June 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 July 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Hill, Rich (17 November 2012). "IAAPA 2012 Trade Show Coverage" (Interview). Interviewed by Robb Alvey. Unknown parameter |city= ignored (help); Unknown parameter |program= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Niles, Robert (July 10, 2013). "Who really owns the theme park rights to the DC and Marvel comic characters?". Theme Park Insider. Retrieved August 29, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. MacDonald, Brady (August 28, 2014). "Six Flags unveils new attractions for every park in 2015". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved August 29, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Construction". Six Flags Over Texas. Retrieved August 29, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Construction". Six Flags St. Louis. Retrieved August 29, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Mirgoli, Nicholous. "New Details on Justice League: Battle for Metropolis Dark Ride at Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis - Interview with Sally Corporation Chairman/CEO John Wood". www.ThemeParkOverload.net. Retrieved 3 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "Six Flags Introduces Justice League: Battle for Metropolis" (Press release). Six Flags. September 3, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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