Six Flags Magic Mountain has set an opening date for the innovative new Wonder Woman roller coaster once planned for 2021 that was delayed by the yearlong pandemic closure of the Valencia amusement park.
The new Wonder Woman Flight of Courage single-rail roller coaster will debut on Saturday, July 16 at Six Flags Magic Mountain, according to park officials.
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Magic Mountain season passholders will get a preview of the Wonder Woman coaster before the new ride opens to the general public.
The Wonder Woman single-rail roller coaster — billed as the world’s tallest and longest ride of its kind — will increase Magic Mountain’s record-setting coaster count to 20.
The double out-and-back layout with a gold single-rail track and red supports stretches between the DC Universe and Metropolis Plaza areas of the park running alongside the Riddler’s Revenge coaster and switching back in front of the Justice League 3-D dark ride.
The new Wonder Woman Flight of Courage coaster will reach a top speed of 58 mph after climbing a 131-foot-tall lift hill and descending an 87-degree first drop. The ride’s four 12-passenger trains will travel over a 3,300-foot-long track featuring three inversions — a raven dive, zero gravity roll and 180-degree stall.
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The Raptor single-rail track by Rocky Mountain Construction employs an innovative new coaster design from the Idaho-based ride manufacturer. Passengers on a RMC single-rail coaster sit in an inline-style train with their legs straddling 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 station house of the former Green Lantern: First Flight, an Intamin ZacSpin 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 themed to the hidden island of Themyscira, the fictional island home of Wonder Woman. The queue will showcase the legacy and life of Wonder Woman while explaining how she obtained her super powers.
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The COVID-19 pandemic forced Magic Mountain to press pause on the ride project that was initially set to open in 2021 in the DC Comics-themed area of the park.
Magic Mountain was quietly laying out plans for the innovative new single rail roller coaster just before the Los Angeles County amusement park was shuttered by the coronavirus outbreak and Six Flags slashed $50 million in capital projects planned for the 2020 season.
The “2021 roller coaster” was approved in early March 2020 by the County of Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning just 10 days before Magic Mountain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.