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Justice League Fights Evil in New 4D Dark Ride Shooter at Six Flags St Louis

Opening ceremony photos by Judith Rubin.  Attraction photos by Eric Davis.

Eureka, MO, USA — JUSTICE League, Battle for Metropolis, featuring DC Comics superheroes, began its battle against evil May 28, 2015 at Six Flags St. Louis.  The new 4D shooter gives guests the opportunity to team up with the world’s most famous Super Heroes in a multi-sensory, first-of-its-kind dark ride adventure.

Six Flags Saint Louis park president, Dave Roemer
Six Flags Saint Louis park president, Dave Roemer

“We are always looking for innovative, one-of-a-kind experiences to bring our guests,” said Park President Dave Roemer. “By teaming up with the popular DC Comics characters and using the newest technology on the JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis attraction, we are able to deliver unmatched, interactive thrills.  The special effects, gaming and 3D imagery will have guests fully engaged in this dark ride adventure that is second to none.”

Rich Hill, Senior Designer
Rich Hill, Senior Designer

JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis offers guests the ultimate dark ride experience by combining the following elements:

  • –Guests step into a comic book-inspired adventure when they team up with SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, GREEN LANTERN and THE FLASH after accepting the challenge to outwit and foil Lex Luthor and The Joker’s plans to destroy the city of Metropolis.

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  • –Riders travel in sleek six-passenger custom-designed, multi-degrees-of-freedom vehicles each armed with a stun blaster. The motion-based cars will twist, tilt and spin while going through hairpin, 360-degree turns and the world’s first-ever virtual loops on a dark ride, all synched to the action on the screens.

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  • –The ride combines fully immersive 3D computer imagery and graphics along with full-sensory special effects of fire and explosions to engage guests in complete 4D experience.

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  • –The ride uses real-time gaming allowing the characters and elements to react with the 600 virtual and tangible targets featured throughout the attraction, including a life-like villain animatronic, robotic henchmen, helicopters, a hologram and an interactive fog screen.
  • –Riders’ favorite DC Comics Super Heroes can be seen on 18 screens, including 5 17’ x 30’ interactive 3D screens, throughout the ride. The interaction system is designed to allow an unlimited amount of targets to be displayed during the on-screen shooting sequence.

Donna Gentry, VP/Project Management and John Wood, Chairman and CEO, Sally Corporation
Donna Gentry, VP/Project Management and John Wood, Chairman and CEO, Sally Corporation

Six Flags, the largest regional theme park company in the world, collaborated with the most innovative minds in the industry to bring this thrilling attraction to life. Sally Corporation, the industry leader in dark rides, designed the complete experience including story development, scenery and life-like animatronics that guests encounter throughout the ride. Pure Imagination, the gurus of Computer Generated Imagery, created the 3D graphics and film. Alterface, renowned for their work in site-based interactive game play, headed up the robust gaming elements and Oceaneering designed the first-of-its-kind, fully programmable, multi-degree-of-freedom vehicles that transport guests through all the exciting twists and turns.

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