West Coast’s Tallest Drop Tower Ride to Debut DC Super Hero VR Experience
When Six Flags Magic Mountain first opened Drop of Doom, I fell in love. I had never been on a drop ride that scared me so much as this one. The whole trip to the top of the tower is an experience everyone should have at least once in their life! Or multiple times in a row depending on line length! After having heard of the VR addition, my desire to experience Drop of Doom has increased ten fold. I feel as though the addition of the story will guide riders into a false sense of security. And before they know it, they will be plummeting to the ground! Below is all the information you need regarding this great addition to Drop of Doom!
Six Flags Magic Mountain Introduces the Next Generation of Virtual Reality
Six Flags Magic Mountain—in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment—today announced a new, extreme virtual reality experience coming to one of the world’s tallest and fastest drop tower rides. For a limited time, guests can experience the new DC SUPER HEROES Drop of Doom VR. Thrill-seekers will don special VR headsets to view the action as SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN battle their nemesis, LEX LUTHOR, while plunging 400 feet at speeds up to 85 mph. DC SUPER HEROES Drop of Doom VR is slated to open to the public today.
“As the world leader in ride innovation, Six Flags is taking virtual reality to the next level by leveraging the unique thrill of one of the world’s tallest drop towers and adding an epic virtual battle of good versus evil,” stated Six Flags Magic Mountain Park President, Neal Thurman. “Combining the most iconic DC Super Heroes, Wonder Woman and Superman, with state-of-the-art technology, DC Super Heroes Drop of Doom VR delivers an awe-inspiring new thrill for spring 2018.”
When anxious riders buckle into their floorless seats and strap on their VR headsets, they are immersed into a 360-degree virtual world where they are unwittingly invited by DC Super-Villain, Lex Luthor, to test the newest LexCorp levitation technology. Among the highlights of this intense, interactive storyline:
- Lex Luthor levitates riders with his anti-gravity ray gun and they begin to float upward, rising high above the skyscrapers;
- Wonder Woman and Superman dash to the rescue and an epic battle ensues high in the air over Metropolis;
- Wonder Woman clashes with an army of flying LexBots while Superman is in fierce combat with Lex Luthor; and
- High in the sky, the battle spins out of control and riders fall a thousand feet—straight down, to the city streets far, far below.
Riders must be at least 48” tall to ride DC SUPER HEROES Drop of Doom VR, and at least 13 years old to experience VR. Six Flags Magic Mountain launched their very first VR coaster experience in 2016 on The New Revolution.
Six Flags Magic Mountain 2018 Season Passes and Memberships are currently on sale. Members can now enjoy priority park entry and tremendous discounts of up to 50% on nearly all food and merchandise purchases all season long. Members also receive skip-the-line passes, sneak previews, and extended ride times on some of their favorite rides and attractions.