Six Flags Magic Mountain moves one step closer to opening the new Wonder Woman roller coaster this summer, completing the golden “Lasso of Truth” single-rail track in the DC Comics area of Valencia amusement park.
According to Magic Mountain officials, the works crew has finished installing the final track section on the Wonder Woman Flight of Courage roller coaster.
The innovative new Wonder Woman single-rail roller coaster – billed as the world’s longest and longest ride of its kind – will raise Magic Mountain’s record-setting coaster count to 20.
Magic Mountain still needs to apply some final touches to the attraction, test coaster trains, and complete a remodel of the DC Universe themed area before the new Wonder Woman ride opens to visitors. On-track coaster train trials are expected to begin in the next few weeks.
Magic Mountain has yet to announce an opening date for Wonder Woman Flight of Courage beyond “Summer 2022.” This gives the park until the end of September to open new rides if progress on the project remains in time.
Magic Mountain Season passholders will get a preview of the Wonder Woman coaster before the new ride opens to the general public—which should offer the first indication of an opening date later this summer.
The double out-and-back layout with gold single-rail tracks and red supports spans the DC Universe and Metropolis Plaza areas of the park running along the Riddler’s Revenge Coaster and back in front of the Justice League 3-D Dark Ride is switching. ,
The new Wonder Woman Flight of Courage coaster will reach a top speed of 58 mph after climbing a 131-foot-high lift hill and descending an 87-degree first drop. The ride’s four 12-passenger trains will travel on a 3,300-foot-long track, with three inversions – a raven dive, zero gravity roll, and a 180-degree stall.
The Raptor single-rail track by Rocky Mountain Construction employs an innovative new coaster design from the Idaho-based ride manufacturer. Passengers aboard an RMC single-rail coaster board an inline-style train with its legs on an I-beam track.
Magic Mountain’s new coaster will be similar to the Jersey Devil Coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey that opened in June 2021.
Rocky Mountain Construction has built similar Raptor single-rail coasters at Six Flags Fiesta Texas (Wonder Woman Golden Lasso), California’s Great America (Railblazer), and Idaho’s Silverwood (Stunt Pilot).
Magic Mountain’s new coaster will reuse the former Green Lantern’s station house: First Flight, an Intamin Zackspin coaster that was removed and relocated to Montreal’s La Ronde amusement park.
The Greek-inspired entrance and queue for Flight of Courage will be based on the hidden island of Themyscira, Wonder Woman’s fictional island home. The queue will show Wonder Woman’s legacy and life and how she gained her superpowers.
The DC Universe area of the park will include a new restaurant and bar as well as a retail shop in addition to the Wonder Woman coaster.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced Magic Mountain to put a halt to the ride project, which was initially scheduled to open in 2021 in a DC Comics-themed area of the park.
Magic Mountain was quietly making plans for new single rail roller coasters before the Valencia amusement park was shut down by the coronavirus outbreak and Six Flags cut $50 million in planned capital projects.
The “2021 Roller Coaster” was approved by the County of Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning in early March 2020, just 10 days before the closure of Magic Mountain due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Magic Mountain dropped the 1989 Tidal Wave shoot-the-chute water ride and the 1974 Flash: Speed Force caterpillar-style ride to make room for the Wonder Woman coaster project.
The Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth thrill ride at Magic Mountain was renamed the Teen Titans Turbo spin to make room for a new coaster named after the comic book superheroine.