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New DC Universe themed area and coasters coming to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

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Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has announced DC Universe, a DC comic book-themed world within the park, arriving this year, with two new coasters.

DC Universe will feature Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s most innovative roller coaster to date, Batman: The Ride – Northern California’s first 4D free fly roller coaster, with six free fly inversions.

It’ll also include the newly reimagined The Flash: Vertical Velocity, a high-speed launch coaster.

The new coasters are joined in DC Universe by existing branded attractions Wonder Woman – Lasso of Truth, Superman – Ultimate Flight, The Joker, Harley Quinn – Crazy Coaster, and The Penguin Ride.

“We take great pride in bringing our guests innovative, new experiences every season,” said park president Don McCoy.

“DC Universe is the biggest park expansion in recent decades. This newly branded area brings together DC’s most iconic Super Heroes and Super-Villains for a thrilling, one-of-a-kind experience.

“And our Members and Season Pass Holders can enjoy free, unlimited visits to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Hurricane Harbor Concord as well as Six Flags Magic Mountain and all Six Flags theme parks across the country,” he added.

Batman: The Ride – Coaster stats and highlights

  • One-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring smooth, head-over-heels free-fly flips, giving guests the feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a traditional track.
  • 4D winged vehicles that extend outside of the track and seat eight riders per vehicle.
  • Face-off seats that allow riders to face each other as they tumble head-over-heels.
  • 120-foot-tall, 90-degree vertical lift hill and two beyond 90-degree ‘raven’ drops giving the sensation of free-falling.

The Flash: Vertical Velocity – What to expect

Featuring new thematic elements, this spiralling, suspended coaster uses an advanced electromagnet propulsion system to shoot riders from 0-60 through exhilarating movements, including fast straightaways, corkscrew inversions and up a 150-foot-tall vertical tower.

The DC Universe themed area will also have a selection of new food and retail options. Shops include The Daily Planet, The Joker Funhouse Shop, and the new Batman-themed retail store.

F&B options are Quick Quenchers Refill Station and Big Belly Burger, while members of the Justice League will also be available for photo ops throughout the day.

There are some spectacular rides opening at theme parks this year. Galaxy’s Edge aside, however, it’s the huge roller coasters creating the most excitement – check out 2019’s most extreme coasters.

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A journalist specialising in entertainment and attractions, Bea loves theme parks (mainly Disney) and is particularly interested in things of a gothic, horror or fantasy nature.

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