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First Construction Photos Of Lex Luthor: Drop Of Doom

By on March 12, 2012

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Six Flags Magic Mountain will be debuting the world’s tallest drop coaster this coming spring when they unveil Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom. At roughly 400′ tall, it will not be for the faint of heart. The drop tower will be attached to both sides of the existing 415′ tall Superman tower. Prep work began on the tower a few weeks ago and we now have the very first photos of the actual construction work being done.

This first photo shows some block work being done behind and to the side of the tower:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom

This is a closer look of the work being done. With all of the rebar coming out from the sides, all the way around, I was thinking it would probably be covered with concrete. However, judging by how high the bars are coming out of the far wall, that would be a very thick slab of concrete, and that just doesn’t seem right:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom

This work is obviously being done directly behind and at the base of the tower:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom

Looking back at the block work, you can see a trench leading out, up towards the tower:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom

This is an opposite view of the trench, showing some wires already being laid in:

Six Flags Magic Mountain Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom

I’ll be sure to more construction photos as I get them, so stay tuned!

23 Comments

  1. gsdfgsdf

    03/12/2012 at 11:00 am

    how were you able to obtain those pictures?

    • Kurt

      03/12/2012 at 11:05 am

      They were sent to me anonymously.

  2. Karina S.

    03/12/2012 at 1:12 pm

    Hi, thanks for sharing this with us, i have searched several forums and sites and you are the only one providing real info :)
    i am sad to see this though, i am from Panama and planned a trip to CA in mid april for my bday thinking that the ride was going to be ready by this time…

    oh well… i will keep checking your updates, thanks !

  3. joe miranda

    03/12/2012 at 2:46 pm

    So, are they clamping it on? or is it going to be welded on?

    • SFMMCrazy

      03/12/2012 at 4:29 pm

      They are clamping it on

      • joe miranda

        03/13/2012 at 3:00 pm

        Hmmm… interesting how that will be done. :) Oh yeah, and thank you Kurt for this website!!

    • Bob

      03/13/2012 at 5:05 pm

      The entire superman track is clamped on. They do it because the heat makes the track expand. If they were to weld it down it wouldn’t have freedom to expand, causing it to warp. AKA not a smooth ride…

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  5. Nick

    03/13/2012 at 5:08 am

    Thanks for the pictures. It’s about time construction got underway.

  6. Mike Ford

    03/13/2012 at 4:31 pm

    I wonder if it will be ready by Memorial Day weekend? Or hopefully I can come out in the middle of June if it’s up and running by then and hit this, and Cars Land in Disney California Adventure.

  7. Candice

    03/15/2012 at 3:44 pm

    The only thing that takes forever whenever they come out with new rides, is figuring out what their going to do. Once they start up the construction process, it should be up pretty soon! :) Hopefully way sooner than May :D

  8. Damien Nguyen-Tran

    03/18/2012 at 7:04 am

    Lex Luthor drop of doom opens in May. When we are going to Delano, I saw the Superman:Escape from Krpyton tower, but i didn’t see the comstruction.

  9. josh

    03/22/2012 at 10:29 pm

    When will it be up and running?

    • Kurt

      03/23/2012 at 5:14 am

      No exact date as of yet, but it should be around May.

      • josh

        03/23/2012 at 9:49 pm

        Hopefully April

    • Eric

      03/29/2012 at 4:08 pm

      I’ve heard Memorial Day, but I bet it’ll be later than that.

      • Nickolas

        05/01/2012 at 7:32 pm

        ugh

  10. Billy Jilly Willy

    04/03/2012 at 7:31 am

    wowowowowowowoowowwwow loooks very scary!

  11. Billy Jilly Willy

    04/03/2012 at 7:33 am

    i like roller coasters but i dont think i wanna try this!

  12. Nickolas

    05/01/2012 at 7:28 pm

    when do you suppose the ride will be finished since im going to six flags MM on May 25 and june 5th?

    • Nickolas

      05/01/2012 at 7:29 pm

      nevermind i read some of the comment.
      thank you though

  13. Jacob

    05/13/2012 at 9:06 pm

    Has there been any more updates on lex luthor? Is it still planned for memorial day? I want to come out but I don’t know when to since there isn’t a date I’ve heard of that is set in stone.

    • Kurt

      05/14/2012 at 8:36 am

      I’m not sure where you heard Memorial Day at, but the park has not yet announced an official opening date for this ride yet.

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