California’s Six Flags Magic Mountain, the “Thrill Capital of the World,” in partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment, will be making history this weekend, with the debut of its Wonder Woman Flight of Courage, the world’s tallest, longest single-rail coaster, and a never-before-achieved milestone as the park’s record 20th coaster – the most at any theme park on the planet.
Unlike any other ride experience at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Wonder Woman Flight of Courage propels riders single file on a nearly two-minute journey up a towering 13-story, 87-degree first drop and soaring at speeds up to 58 miles-per-hour over 3,300 feet of track.
Inspired by the power of DC Comics character Wonder Woman herself, Six Flags Magic Mountain say the record-breaking coaster, which onpens this weekend (Saturday 16th July) features five intense elements, including three dramatic inversions, through a series of dives, banks, rolls and turns.
Wonder Woman Flight of Courage is located in the newly themed DC Universe area of the park, an immersive, six-acre DC inspired land featuring an all-new themed portal entrance. The reimagined area is also home to the popular Batman The Ride and the renamed Teen Titans Turbo Spin. A new retail store, uniquely designed for guests as they exit both Wonder Woman Flight of Courage and Batman The Ride, features exclusive ride merchandise for both coasters, as well as other DC-branded merchandise.
“Today we’re making history with the debut of our record 20th coaster, the most at any theme park in the world. We are extremely proud to be the first theme park to accomplish this unprecedented and amazing feat as we add yet another world-class coaster to our iconic lineup,” said Six Flags Magic Mountain Park President Don McCoy. “Wonder Woman Flight of Courage is unlike any other coaster at our park and delivers a unique and thrilling experience for our guests. The expansion of DC Universe, one of our park’s most popular themed areas, highlights our dedication to creating new, immersive experiences and rides for thrill seekers of all ages,” he added.
We’re making history through HER story – WONDER WOMAN Flight of— Six Flags Magic Mountain (@SFMagicMountain) June 29, 2022
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Key features of Wonder Woman Flight of Courage include four sleek trains of 12 passengers each sitting one rider per row along the monorail track; 3300 feet of single-rail, I-beam track; tension-building ascent up a towering, 131-foot lift hill; a ride that reaches speeds up to 58 mph; Intense elements including a steep, 87-degree first drop and over banked cutback; three dramatic inversions including a 180-degree stall, raven dive and zero-gravity roll; and a themed entrance portal and queue inspired by the hidden island of Themyscira.
Riders must meet the 48-inch height requirement.
Six Flags Magic Mountain, known as the Thrill Capital of the World, is home to more than 100 rides, shows, and attractions, including world-class roller coasters like Twisted Colossus, Tatsu, Full Throttle, and X2.
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