Six Flags Magic Mountain unveiled the latest addition to its supreme coaster dynasty with the debut of Terminator(R) Salvation(TM): The Ride. This wooden marvel opens to the public on Saturday, May 23, combining innovative thrill technology with the signature science fiction punch of the Terminator Salvation(TM) brand.
The newest addition to the park’s world famous coaster collection coincides with the release of the McG directed film, Terminator Salvation(TM), and introduces fans to an entirely new universe inspired by the film’s post apocalyptic setting. Developed by the same team that produced last year’s new X2 experience, Terminator(R) Salvation(TM): The Ride will feature synchronized on-board audio, a loading station "fly-thru, " two tunnels and fire and fog special effects. There is also a unique pre-show featuring stars, Common and Moon Bloodgood that was produced exclusively for the ride and shot by the Director of Photography for Terminator Salvation(TM), Shane Hurlbut.
The $10 million coaster, engineered exclusively for the Valencia theme park by Great Coasters International Inc. (GCII), Terminator(R) Salvation(TM): The Ride will feature Millennium Flyer coaster trains that zip through five belly-flopping hills and six high speed banked turns over 2, 850 feet of track to create a ride that delivers the acrobatic thrills of a modern roller coaster while retaining the nostalgic look and feel of a classic "woodie."
"Terminator Salvation The Ride is the total package — a stunning one-of-a-kind roller coaster experience merged with the excitement and power of the movie, " stated Jay Thomas, Park President, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor. "Six Flags Magic Mountain continues to live up to its unrivaled reputation for bringing the best in thrills anywhere in the world."
Halcyon Company co-CEO’s, Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek said, "Terminator Salvation is a movie that takes its audience on a emotional roller coaster filled with stunts and special effects that truly blow the viewer away. We could not think of a better way to extend this experience than an actual ride, which is why we are thrilled and honored to partner with Six Flags Magic Mountain on Terminator Salvation The Ride. This ride will allow fans a glimpse into the world that we have created on film."
Terminator Salvation(TM) is the fourth installment to the series and opens in theaters today, starring Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Moon Bloodgood, Bryce Dallas Howard, Common and Helena Bonham Carter.
Terminator(R) Salvation(TM): The Ride is sponsored by Jeep.
Six Flags Magic Mountain continues its commitment to provide better entertainment, better service and better value. Available now, thrill seekers can buy the best value-priced entertainment package Six Flags has ever offered with a 2009 Season Pass. A Six Flags Season Pass is good for unlimited visits, free concerts and all special events. Additionally, the Six Flags Season Pass can be used at all Six Flags theme parks across the country and comes with a Bonus Book with value-added Six Flags offers including FREE friend admissions, a FREE Hurricane Harbor admission ticket and discounts on food and merchandise. Season Passes can be purchased online at sixflags.com, over the phone, by mail or at the park.
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About the Halcyon Company
The Halcyon Company is a privately financed, media development, production and financing company, headed by co-CEOs Derek Anderson and Victor Kubicek. The company is designed to create, acquire, manage, publish and maintain the creative integrity of each and every project delivered by The Halcyon Company across traditional and non-traditional channels of distribution. In May 2007, Halcyon acquired all of the rights in relationship to the Terminator franchise. These rights include the right to produce any future Terminator films, as well as all future merchandising and licensing rights, certain future revenues derived from Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, as well as certain rights in the television project The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the sole right to produce all future Terminator projects in any new or existing media. In 2009, Warner Bros. will distribute the highly anticipated re-launch of the franchise, Terminator Salvation. Halcyon secured the highly-coveted first-look rights to the works of science fiction and cyber-punk writer Philip K. Dick. Through this unprecedented agreement, Halcyon will have the first option to develop in conjunction with Electric Shepherd for film adaptations, as well as television and other media projects, based on Dick’s vast body of works. Halcyon signed biographer and long time Vanity Fair writer Bob Colacello to an exclusive agreement wherein Halcyon will have first look and option to produce all of Colacello’s work into film that could take the form of feature films or television mini series. Halcyon will produced the English language remake of Danish helmer Susanna Bier’s "After the Wedding."
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