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Thursday, July 26, 2012 | This article is listed in the sections Amusement parks and Magazine.

Drop of Doom

"LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom” is the name of the newest drop monster, situated at Six Flags Magic Mountain, that has been dropping its riders from a height of 120 m (400 ft) at a speed of almost 140 km/h (roughly 85 mph) for a couple of weeks now. The US American Mecca for roller coasters has therewith secured the world record for having the tallest vertical drop ride on earth.

It might be surprising that Six Flags still thrives on classical, by now somewhat outdated, characters from the genre of superheros and rogues known from DC Comics. On the other hand, there is one very good reason for that: The other side of the already existing trop tower coaster "Superman: Escape from Krypton” were simply added by another side for the new attraction, so that the 'Man of Steel' is to be seen side by side with his arch rival at the park. It is doubtlessly quite an experience to drop into the deep while the neighboring roller coaster thunders towards the air. In addition to all the above, the license value could rise considerably in future when the new Superman movie directed by Zack Synder ("300”) will shortly be released.

"Six Flags is known world-wide as the industry leader in delivering world-class thrills, and Six Flags Magic Mountain is proud to be at the head of the pack, offering guests the biggest and the best," said Bonnie Rabjohn, Six Flags Magic Mountain Park President. And Jim Reid-Anderson, President and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation added: "Six Flags Magic Mountain continues to deliver powerful thrills to our guests year after year. LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom is a tremendous addition and brings a new dimension of excitement to the park's already remarkable collection of thrill rides." After watching the following video, one can only agree!

Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom

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