New Sally Corp. Justice League Dark Rides Set for Six Flags
Sally Corporation's new, action-packed interactive dark ride, Justice League: Battle For Metropolis 4D, is set to open in 2015 at both Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis. This thrilling new attraction will bring the world's most famous super heroes to life...battling alongside park guests in an epic fight to defeat two of the most feared villains in the DC Universe, the Joker and Lex Luthor.
Created in partnership with Six Flags, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, this dynamic adventure features Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and Supergirl in a fight to save the city of Metropolis from mass destruction. They are aided by the amazing Cyborg who recruits guests for the volunteer force and demonstrates how to defeat the menaces at hand with powerful laser blasters. Sally designed the rides after completing the mixed-media interactive ride, Justice League : Alien Invasion 3D, in 2012 at Warner Bros. Movie World in Australia. After the success of that attraction, Six Flags called on Sally to develop an entirely new ride based on the Justice League. After months of conceptual design, Justice League : Battle For Metropolis 4D was born with an all new story line, new villains, and a thrilling new motion-based ride system. “By incorporating the dynamic ride system created by Oceaneering, who also built the ride system for Transformers at Universal Studios, we can achieve the next generation of interactive thrills. In addition, the massive 3D screens and highly detailed scenery immerse you in the world of the DC Comics superheroes. Now, a completely new experience awaits with Justice League: Battle for Metropolis 4D as it is the very first motion-based, interactive dark ride in North America,” says Sally Corporation CEO John Wood. Featuring a mix of state-of-the-art animatronics and 3D video technology, together with numerous special effects, the four minute ride incorporates five huge interactive 3D screens, one interactive 3D fog screen, multiple custom vehicles equipped with special laser blasters, a dramatic custom musical score, and culminates in a struggle between the Justice League and the evil villains, in which riders play a decisive role.
As they enter the Hall of Justice, visitors are immediately alerted to the dangers on the streets of Metropolis. The Joker and Lex Luthor have teamed up to use the weaknesses of the Justice League against them to kidnap and hold them in LexCorp, Lex Luthor’s corporate headquarters in downtown Metropolis. Guests are given their mission directives; find the Justice League and free them from the Joker, Lex and their evil minions. With live fire, cannon blasts, holograms, explosions and surprises waiting around every corner, riders will truly feel as though danger is imminent and the peril is real as they battle to save the city from complete havoc.
Thomas Iven, senior vice president of of U.S. park operations for Six Flags, says, "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." Sally Corporation assembled their own team of industry superheroes to help build these two new incredible attractions. Oceaneering is supplying the all new, custom designed 6-passenger, multi DOF, motion-based ride vehicles. Lexington Scenic is fabricating massive dimensional sets and scenery that will immerse guests in the dangerous city streets of Metropolis. Pure Imagination is creating incredibly realistic interactive 3D media. They’ve also enlisted the help of Alterface, Wyatt Design Group, Techni-Lux, RealD 3D, and Bose Audio to help them create a truly amazing interactive dark ride that reaches new heights of immersive storytelling and gameplay. [caption id="attachment_2955" align="alignnone" width="600"]
From Left : Brett Petit, SVP Marketing at Six Flags Entertainment; Rich Hill, Senior Designer at Sally Corporation; Bill Bunting, Director for Business Development at Oceaneering; John Wood, CEO of Sally Corporation; Tom Iven, SVP, U.S. Park Operations for Six Flags; Lauren Wood Weaver, Director of Marketing at Sally Corporation; Sam Rhodes, Director of Design at Six Flags Entertainment; and Todd Gillrup, VP of Operations at Sally Corporation[/caption]
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