The first pieces of the highly anticipated Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain began to arrive by truck yesterday. They have been unloaded and stored in front of the park, at the base of Colossus.
One of the biggest questions people have had about this ride is what color it will be. The various pieces of conceptual art have showed colors drastically different then the Superman tower that it’s being attached to. However, based on these first few pieces, it looks like it will be the exact same blue that the tower is currently painted:
Lots and lots of brackets, no doubt for bolting it securely to the tower:
These pieces were interesting. Tubular steel at either end but square in the middle with something resembling rectangular mortises:
More brackets. In the lower-right, there appear to be some brackets designed to connect to something round, like tubular steel:
Several very long, square pieces of steel:
The following photos were just sent to me showing the latest status at the base of the tower. These electrical panels will provide the required juice for the ride:
With the heavy rains we had these past two weekends, they obviously didn’t take any chances and protected them the best they could:
The front and the back look the same, just like the ride will:
This last shot, courtesy of Six Flags Magic Mountain, is one of the two gondolas. There will be one of these one each side of the ride, for a total of 16 riders per drop:
So what do you think…who is getting excited to ride this now?