JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS Interactive Dark Ride at Six Flags Summer 2015

I LOVE Interactive Dark Rides!  From Disney’s Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and Toy Story Midway Mania to Universal’s Men In Black: Alien Attack, and this year’s new Wonder Mountain Guardian at Canada’s Wonderland.  I love them all.   Today, Six Flags announced JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS an interactive dark ride opening in 2015 at Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis.  Take one part stun gun, mix in super heroes and villains, add a dash of 3D glasses, and I’m IN!  Continue reading for more details, photos, and video from Six Flags’ press release.

Update November 20, 2014

At the annual theme park industry convention in Orlando, Florida, Sally Corp (makers of audio-animatronics) unveiled impressive prototypes of the Joker and Cyborg characters featured in JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS.  Take a look at the video captured on site by John Saccheri of BigFatPanda.com.

Original post from August 28, 2014 follows below…

JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS

From Six Flags’ Press Release

Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas and Six Flags St. Louis, the Coaster Capital of Missouri — in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment — today announced the next generation of interactive thrills with the debut of an all-new 3D interactive dark ride attraction, JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS. Slated to open at both Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis in 2015, guests will become members of the JUSTICE LEAGUE Reserve Team, and engage in a full-sensory journey as they battle alongside SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and GREEN LANTERN against Lex Luthor, The Joker and his henchmen. Traveling in six-passenger vehicles, riders must outsmart Lex Luthor and The Joker and save the city of Metropolis.

“Introducing a dark ride that combines this level of technology and the popular DC Comics brand will bring an unmatched, interactive experience to our guests in 2015,” stated Tom Iven, senior vice president of U.S. park operations for Six Flags. “The addition of JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS is another example of our company’s commitment to delivering new and innovative thrills in every park, every year.”

JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS will feature:

  • An interactive queue line and loading area where guests will receive instructions, 3D glasses and a stun gun to stop the bad guys.
  • A storyline that unfolds with Lex Luthor and The Joker hacking into BATMAN’s computer system and uncovering vital information that exposes vulnerability in the JUSTICE LEAGUE’s defenses. Riders will fight alongside SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and GREEN LANTERN to save the world from being infected with The Joker’s special laughing gas.
  • A nexus of new technologies to put guests right in the center of this interactive battle.
  • Lifelike animatronic super heroes designed by Sally Manufacturing, the industry leader in dark rides.
  • 3D graphics and film produced by Pure Imagination, the gurus of Computer Generated Imagery.
  • Robust gaming elements by Alterface, renowned for their work in site-based interactive game play.
  • First-of-its-kind, fully programmable, multi-DOF (degree-of-freedom) vehicles that will transport guests through all the exciting twists and turns designed by Oceaneering.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS

JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS is scheduled to open to the public at both Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis in the spring of 2015.

My only question, “where’s Aquaman?”  Keep checking this site for all the announcements of new attractions coming in 2015.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.