The wild Wonder Woman ride isn’t slowing down. Since the movie became such a big hit, it’s been reported that Wonder Woman will have a more prominent role in Justice League, will get a sequel at some point in the near future, and will continue to get her own totally rad Barbies. Well, the latest stop on this wild ride is an actual ride — Six Flags is giving Wonder Woman her own roller coaster.
Six Flags plans to build the Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster next year at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. And, in keeping with Wonder Woman’s elevated status, they’re going all out! The golden coaster will look like Wonder Woman’s lasso in more ways than one — it’ll be one of the rare one-rail coasters in the world, which has a couple pretty exciting advantages. The cars will only have one column of seats, so when you climb aboard, you won’t have anyone to either side of you. With only a single rail under the car, you won’t even be able to see the track! Suggestions to not look down are in order, unless you’re into that kind of thing.
The single-rail build should also guarantee a smoother ride. So, when you’re riding it, you’ll feel like you’re flying and you won’t be able to see the rails under you. Basically, what we’re saying is that this is going to be as close to flying in Wonder Woman’s invisible jet as it gets. Get hyped.
You’ll be flying at high speeds, too. The coaster is said to top out at over 50 mph and features a drop of 100 feet, so it’ll be quite the experience for even roller coaster veterans.
For now, Six Flags is saying the ride will open next spring — we’ll be on the lookout for a hard date in the near future, so you can book your Texas tickets ASAP.
The Six Flags partnership with DC Comics is proving to be a fruitful one. At the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom park in Vallejo, California, rides based on Superman and the Joker are in operation. That park also opened another Wonder Woman ride, the pendulum-like Lasso of Truth, earlier this year. Lasso of Truth looks like it was an older design rebranded as a Wonder Woman ride, though — the new coaster is being conceived from the ground up as a tribute to Diana, and it sure looks like a worthy one.
Via USA Today