Six Flags Magic Mountain—in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment—today announced a new, extreme virtual reality experience coming to one of the world’s tallest and fastest drop tower rides. For a limited time, guests can experience the new DC SUPER HEROES Drop of Doom VR.
Thrill-seekers will don special VR headsets to view the action as SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN battle their nemesis, LEX LUTHOR, while plunging 400 feet at speeds up to 85 mph. DC SUPER HEROES Drop of Doom VR is slated to open to the public today.
“As the world leader in ride innovation, Six Flags is taking virtual reality to the next level by leveraging the unique thrill of one of the world’s tallest drop towers and adding an epic virtual battle of good versus evil,” stated Six Flags Magic Mountain Park President, Neal Thurman. “Combining the most iconic DC Super Heroes, Wonder Woman and Superman, with state-of-the-art technology, DC Super Heroes Drop of Doom VR delivers an awe-inspiring new thrill for spring 2018.”
When anxious riders buckle into their floorless seats and strap on their VR headsets, they are immersed into a 360-degree virtual world where they are unwittingly invited by DC Super-Villain, Lex Luthor, to test the newest LexCorp levitation technology. Among the highlights of this intense, interactive storyline:
- Lex Luthor levitates riders with his anti-gravity ray gun and they begin to float upward, rising high above the skyscrapers;
- Wonder Woman and Superman dash to the rescue and an epic battle ensues high in the air over Metropolis;
- Wonder Woman clashes with an army of flying LexBots while Superman is in fierce combat with Lex Luthor; and
- High in the sky, the battle spins out of control and riders fall a thousand feet—straight down, to the city streets far, far below.
Riders must be at least 48” tall to ride DC SUPER HEROES Drop of Doom VR, and at least 13 years old to experience VR. Six Flags Magic Mountain launched their very first VR coaster experience in 2016 on The New Revolution.