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GREEN LANTERN: First Flight Extreme Thrill Coaster In New DC UNIVERSE Debuts at Six Flags Magic Mountain

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Six Flags Theme Park Now Boasts “Most Coasters on the Planet!”

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IPM Editors’ note: Watch for Martin Palicki’s review of Green Lantern – coming soon on the InPark Editors’ blog.

Valencia, CA — (June 30, 2011) /PRNewswire/ — Six Flags Magic Mountain, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, today launched its record-breaking 18th coaster with the debut of the new first-in-the-U.S., vertical track, spinning GREEN LANTERN: First Flight. GREEN LANTERN: First Flight is the third of three new epic coaster experiences introduced at the Valencia theme park this year. Located in the new DC UNIVERSE themed area, GREEN LANTERN: First Flight is a “must ride” experience for all thrill seekers this summer.

“As the park’s history-making roller coaster, GREEN LANTERN: First Flight is the perfect complement to our coaster dynasty,” said Bonnie Rabjohn, Six Flags Magic Mountain Park President. “With this addition, Six Flags Magic Mountain now has the most comprehensive collection of thrilling roller coasters anywhere in the world. There’s no better way to celebrate the Park’s 40th anniversary!”

Reaching far beyond traditional thrills, the DC Comics Super Hero GREEN LANTERN focuses the might of his Power Ring and takes the coaster-riding experience to another galaxy with GREEN LANTERN: First Flight. Before boarding, riders experience what it was like for Hal Jordan as they follow in his footsteps as a test pilot at Ferris Aircraft to being chosen as Green Lantern of sector 2814 to training on the planet Oa. Two unique pre-show rooms, produced exclusively for Six Flags, give anxious riders instructions on how to overcome their fears and become like a Green Lantern.

Once they’ve recited the Green Lantern oath, fearless riders brave a never-been-done-before completely VERTICAL zigzag pattern while sitting in eight-person vehicles, four abreast and back-to-back, each rotating independently. The two-minute thrill begins with riders going up the 107-foot lift hill before spinning their way down through 825-feet of twisted vertical track, featuring up to three, 360-degree, head-over-heel spins.

Guardians of peace and justice, the GREEN LANTERN CORPS is an intergalactic police force charged with the protection of the universe. A GREEN LANTERN must be someone who has the ability and willpower to overcome great fear. Recognized as the greatest member of the GREEN LANTERN CORPS, HAL JORDAN was the first Earthman ever inducted into the corps and also became a founding member of the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. Green Lanterns are outfitted with a weapon unlike any other in existence: a ring that channels pure willpower in the form of solid green energy that can manifest any construct the bearer imagines.

First published by DC Comics in 1941, GREEN LANTERN currently appears in over 100 comic books distributed worldwide annually. GREEN LANTERN has also appeared in Warner Bros. animation, home videos and interactive games, and stars in his first feature film, “Green Lantern,” from Warner Bros. Pictures, starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively which opened June 17.

“GREEN LANTERN: First Flight is truly a unique thrill. Not only is the coaster out-of-this-world, but it brings the excitement of Green Lantern to life in new ways for everyone to enjoy,” stated Geoff Johns, Best selling Green Lantern comic book writer and Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment. “For me personally, it’s the ultimate calling card to say there is a ride of this magnitude representing a character I’ve worked on and am so passionate about.”

The new DC UNIVERSE features newly themed rides, branded merchandise and specialty food. As guests enter the grand portal, they’re greeted by a bright and colorful comic-book-inspired world, featuring WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth, where riders twirl high in the air plastered to the wall at a 45-degree angle; THE FLASH Speed Force, a fast-spinning ride that sends you to the edge of your seat; and the popular BATMAN The Ride, where riders fly at intense speeds with nothing but air beneath their dangling feet. Super hero shoppers can find all their gear at the new DC UNIVERSE store and when park guests have worked up an appetite, they can enjoy hot, delicious pizza at Teen Titan Tower Pizza, fresh roasted corn at Kent Farms and frozen lemonade.

Six Flags Magic Mountain is located at 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, in Valencia, north of Los Angeles off Interstate 5 at the Magic Mountain Parkway exit. The Park is open daily. For information call (661) 255-4111 or visit us online at sixflags.com.
 
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 2010 revenue of nearly $1.0 billion and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Six Flags Over Texas, the company’s flagship location, is celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2011. On Twitter at twitter.com/sixflags. On Facebook at facebook.com/sixflags
 

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. 


About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine and Fables, is a creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its super-heroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

DC SUPER HEROES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s11)

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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