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VR Coming to Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom at Six Flags Magic Mountain

By on 03/23/2018

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. 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.” – Neal Thurman, Six Flags Magic Mountain Park President

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.

 

4 Comments

  1. Matt

    03/24/2018 at 1:16 am

    Does this mean VR isn’t coming back to Revolution? Are they simply moving all the assets over to Drop of Doom? Or will both rides have VR capacity?

    • The Coaster Guy

      03/24/2018 at 5:42 am

      That’s a great question, and one I don’t have the answer to yet. I was assured about a month ago that it was coming back to Revolution, but I don’t know if this trumped that or not.

      • Matt

        04/09/2018 at 6:01 pm

        Hey Kurt, so I did a run on the park today and got to test out the VR, it’s ok, two important pieces of information I gleaned from the staff:

        1: The Single Rider line no longer exists for Drop of Doom at least while this VR thing is going on, and
        2: This is indeed utilizing the assets that were previously used for Revolution (the headset gear is starting to show signs of wear and tear, superglued joints, frayed chin cords, etc.), and VR will only be available on Revolution as part of the Holiday in the Park event for the santa-sleigh ride thing, which did impress me when it was working but it often suffered from desync with the actual ride which was jarring at best and nauseating at worse.

        I’m not entirely sold that gaining VR on Drop of Doom was worth losing the single rider line when we’ve already had so many single rider lines removed. As a frequent solo guest, that’s a pretty big deal to me.

  2. Edward

    03/28/2018 at 9:57 pm

    Not a huge fan of this although it might help people who are scared of heights

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