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West Coast’s tallest Drop Tower debuts super hero VR experience

Six Flags Magic Mountain, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment, has introduced 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 (122 m) at speeds up to 85 mph (137 kph).

“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 360º virtual world where they are unwittingly invited by DC Super-Villain, Lex Luthor, to test the newest LexCorp levitation technology. Highlights of this intense, interactive storyline include Lex Luthor levitating riders with his anti-gravity ray gun and they begin to float upward, rising high above the skyscrapers. Wonder Woman and Superman then 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, 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 inches (122 cm) 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.

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