A Southern California theme park is upping the ante for thrill-seekers.
Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced plans to build the tallest and longest single-rail roller coaster in the world. Wonder Woman Flight of Courage will be open by next summer, giving the amusement park its 20th and most terrifying roller coaster.
The coaster will rise 131 feet, drop down at an 87-degree angle, and reach speeds of 58 miles per hour. The complete ride will include 3,300 feet of single-rail, one beam track.
If that initial drop isn’t enough for you, the ride will also include three dramatic inversions, including a 180-degree stall, raven dive, and zero-gravity roll.
“This is an historic milestone for our park as we introduce the latest addition to our unrivaled coaster dynasty,” park president Don McCoy said in a release. “Not only is this a record-breaking, single-rail coaster, it brings Six Flags Magic Mountain’s coaster count to an unprecedented 20, the most in the world.”
Six Flags Magic Mountain is located in Valencia in northern Los Angeles County. One of the region’s largest amusement parks, Magic Mountain has always been known for its wide variety of coasters and thrill rides.
This newest attraction, to be located in the park’s DC Universe area, is no exception.
Darren Torr, president of Rocky Mountain Construction, manufacturer of the ride, told the Los Angeles Times the single-rail design helps create excitement for riders.
“Everything is going to be more accentuated and allow us to come into the turns a little more aggressively,” Torr said.
The ride will feature 12-passenger trains, with each rider sitting in their own seat. That’s different from most coasters, which put two or three passengers in each seat.
That design allows for sharper twists and turns, Torr said.
“Our partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment makes this accomplishment even more exciting as we integrate the legacy of an iconic DC superhero into the theming of the ride,” McCoy said.
How riders will know the theme as they’re twisting and turning at speeds up to 58 mph isn’t clear.
What is clear is this will be a record-breaking ride. The park’s New Jersey partner, Six Flags Great Adventure, recently opened its Jersey Devil Coaster, which currently sets the world standard for single-rail coasters at 3,000 feet. The California ride will break that mark by 300 feet.
The entrance to the ride will be inspired by the island of Themyscira, a location well known to fans of the Wonder Woman films. The ride itself is meant to exemplify her traits of strength and speed.
“Riders will join forces with Wonder Woman in the fight for truth, justice, and equality, to embark on an incredible journey of heroic feats, propelling through dives, banks, rolls, and turns designed to challenge the bravest of thrill seekers,” Six Flags Magic Mountain promises.