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DC Universe Update #6 At Six Flags Magic Mountain

By on 06/18/2011

Well, we are down to less than two weeks before Six Flags Magic Mountain officially reveals the brand new DC Universe, but we’re still seeing new and exciting theming elements show up every day. Below you will see what is being done to the arch, Wonder Woman’s new name, updates to The Flash and the DC Universe store, and a new name for the lemonade stand.

I feel that the most dramatic change since last week is what is being done to the arch, the gateway to the DC Universe area. Each cell across the top of the arch is getting a snippet of a DC Comics superhero, in their true comic book format. I don’t think anyone anticipated this and I think it looks fantastic! They took what has typically been a pretty bland structure and made it come to life. Take a look:

Six Flags Magic Mountain DC Universe

The images wrap all the way around the arch. This is an awesome depiction of the Joker:

Six Flags Magic Mountain DC Universe

I have no idea who this is, so someone is going to have to help me out:

Six Flags Magic Mountain DC Universe

Wonder Woman has a new name. Formerly announced as Wonder Woman’s Golden Lasso, which is also what’s printed in the current park map, the new name of the ride is actually Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth. I was pretty young in the 70’s when Lynda Carter was playing Wonder Woman on tv. I remember her golden lasso, but I don’t remember it being laced with sodium pentothal (truth serum). A quick online search confirmed that her golden lasso has a special power that forces anyone confined within it to be truthful. That’s why it’s called the Lasso of Truth. Here’s the new sign:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth

There have been a lot of other nice theming elements added to the ride since last week, like this:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth

You can also see how colorful the interior of the ride is now, compared to the previous theme. It’s getting closer to it’s original 1974 look, when it was known as the Electric Rainbow:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth

The Flash was getting some additional graphics today as well. It looks like they were adding some giant lightning bolts that will possibly wrap around the corner:

Six Flags Magic Mountain The Flash Speed Force

On the ground, waiting to be installed, were the rest of the lightning bolts. There was also another fairly large image of Flash himself. Not exactly sure where that’s going to go:

Six Flags Magic Mountain The Flash Speed Force

Nothing major to report on Green Lantern: First Flight today. I saw some pictures online the other day of them performing a pull-through, which is where they attach a car and manually pull it slowly through the entire ride. This allows them to make sure that everything was constructed properly and that there is enough clearance around the car so that no body parts (arms/legs) will hit anything. I did see a giant plastic sheet hanging under the top of the ride, where many of the hydraulic hoses terminate. I’m guessing they either had a hydraulic leak they needed to fix or they were simply working on the hydraulic lines and didn’t want to chance dripping oil all over the ride. I think the safety cage around the maintenance ladder to the top is also new. They should paint it black so that it doesn’t stand out so much:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Green Lantern

The DC Universe store was having some work done on its new sign today. You will also notice that the store now has superhero logos placed all around it:

Six Flags Magic Mountain DC Universe

More DC superhero logos wrapping around the DC Universe store:

Six Flags Magic Mountain DC Universe

Lastly, we now know the new name for the frozen lemonade stand in front of Batman: The Ride. It’s named “Smallville”, after the town where Clark Kent, aka Superman, grew up:

Six Flags Magic Mountain DC Universe

I couldn’t quite capture it this week, but I did spot a larger “Metropolis” sign that was recently installed just to the right of the DC Universe store. I’ll try and get a picture of it next week. It’s amazing to me how many Superman references there are in DC Universe even though the Superman: Escape From Krypton ride is up on top of the hill in Samurai Summit. There’s the lemonade stand, the Metropolis sign, the Superman logo, and the subtle reference to his adult home on the painted street facade. I would be surprised if we don’t see him also show up in one of the prominent cells remaining on the arch. It’s nice to see they didn’t leave him out just because that ride isn’t in this area. What do you think of the area so far?

9 Comments

  1. zach

    06/18/2011 at 8:37 pm

    The picture you said you didn’t know who it was, is Catwomen.

    • admin

      06/19/2011 at 7:45 am

      Thanks…I’m obviously not up on my DC Comics characters. 🙂

  2. Justin

    06/20/2011 at 12:03 pm

    The area is finally coming back to life! I often rode the Grinder Gearworks during the Gotham era when it was working but most often breezed past everything to ride Batman. SFMM doesn’t have the greatest themes throughout the park due to vast size & sprawl (inherent with a primarily roller coaster park), but the DC area is vastly improved. Hopefully the fresh look will draw more riders. I know Batman got the blue paint-job recently but some updated theming could round-out the entire area.

    Been a SFMM fan-boy for years now and I enjoy the blog! Thanks for all the updates.

    • admin

      06/20/2011 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you. I’m glad you like it.

  3. Jesse

    06/21/2011 at 10:50 pm

    Could anyone please let me know who the guy is to the left og Green Lantern’s ring? Thanks

  4. Jesse

    06/21/2011 at 10:51 pm

    Could anyone please let me know who the guy is to the left of Green Lantern’s ring? Thanks

    • angelsfan1

      06/24/2011 at 6:00 pm

      That is the Blue Beetle.

  5. Justice

    06/22/2011 at 12:23 pm

    If only there was a way to somehow incorporate Superman into the new DC Universe Area. This whole area is actually rather impressive looking and I am very surprised with how good it is all turning out. It actually does remind me a bit of Marvel Superhero Island.

  6. Jefferson

    07/27/2011 at 12:04 am

    Can someone help me out… Whose logo is that with the C and the gear next to supermans logo on the DC store?

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