Ride Review JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis at Six Flags Magic Mountain

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JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis is the newest attraction at Six Flags Magic Mountain. And it’s good. Really good. Justice League is a dark ride (a first for Magic Mountain) that is just as good as anything you would see at Universal or Disney. Maybe even better. And for a park that is known for roller coasters, it was a very pleasant surprise.

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In Justice League, you are recruited to save the Justice League heroes like Superman and Batman and save Metropolis from destruction. Lex Luthor, Joker, and Harley Quinn team up to try and stop you.

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The ride is a 3D shoot-em-up similar to Buzz Lightyear and Toy Story Midway Mania at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Except it is better. The ride has impressive audio animatronic figures of the Joker and Harley Quinn, fire effects, fog effects, and more. One of the fog effects features targets that guests can shoot at with their laser blasters.

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One of the other features of the ride is 60-foot-wide curved screens which will have you racing down the streets of Metropolis simulating inversions and loops while you are shooting at human targets and robots.

One thing to mention is that the ride is kind of PG-13. I was surprised to see a lot of human targets drop as they get blasted by the riders. Six Flags is marketing this as a family attraction and I didn’t think seeing humans fall in a blaze of laser fire was very family friendly. But I later realized they according to the mission briefing from Cyborg during the pre-show, they are just stunned. A fact that I missed at first so during the ride it threw me off.

Also if there was any storytelling going on in the screens, I missed it. I was too preoccupied with blasting and getting a high score that I really could not tell what was going on at times. But that just means I was having… A blast? Ugh. Speaking of hi scores, my daughter Marlee was the leader in our vehicle. So proud.

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Of course, once you exit the ride you get to browse through some sweet merch!

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In addition to the ride, the area of Metropolis has the all new Metro Park. Metro park features a beer garden, dueling pianos, and the Metro Park Pub.

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In my mind, Justice League: Battle for Metropolis is just as good as Transformers at Universal Studios and better than Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney.

Six Flags could have just stuck with its strengths with thrills and roller coasters, but instead, they stepped up to the plate is this very competitive industry and hit a home run!

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If you want to see some video of the opening night ceremony with a speech from Six Flags Magic Mountain president Bonnie Weber, some fireworks, some of the queue of the ride and some other shenanigans, I just launched a new Youtube Channel called Raising Hale, where I, “vlogged” our evening at the park. Sorry, there is no ride POV as Six Flags would not allow video taping.

DISCLOSURE: Daniel Hale was hosted by Six Flags Magic Mountain to cover the opening of Justice League: Battle for Metropolis.  However, all opinions expressed are also those of the author.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on instagramtwitter and “like” our facebook page too.

About Daniel Hale

Daniel Hale is a Theme Park Fanatic with a passion for the world of Themed Entertainment, especially Disneyland. As a podcaster he brings his love for all things Disney to his multiple award winning podcast, The DisGeek Podcast. He is also the co-host of the Earvengers Podcast, and co-host of the Getting Dirty Podcast. Daniel can be found at www.disgeek.com and @disgeekpodcast on twitter.