The day was finally here, we were finally going to get our first rides on the record breaking 20th coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Armed with all of our cameras we headed to the park yesterday morning to be among the first to ride this epic coaster.
While the opening ceremony and our ride time weren't until much later in the day, we knew we had to get there early to get some rides on Wonder Woman! And the ride does not disappoint. In this update we'll share with you all of our pics and video of Wonder Woman and the (still in progress DC Universe) as well as some thoughts on the ride. Enjoy!
Written by Gregg Condon
Wonder Woman Flight of Courage Ride Review:
Like West Coast Racers before it, Wonder Woman Flight of Courage is simply a fun ride. It's not going to top anybody's coaster lists like Twisted Colossus or X2, but that's ok. I actually like that Magic Mountain has seemingly moved away from prototype rides and has instead moved towards having a collection of really fun attractions.
The odd thing for me is after about 6 or 7 rides on Wonder Woman, I was done for the day. Whereas with Railblazer, I rode about 30 times on that rides media day. This goes down to the ride riding VERY different than the first generation of RMC Single Rail coasters. This one definitely hits you in the stomach more, or at least it hit me in the stomach more.
The front end of the train is very "floaty" airtime, the back of the train will give you that sustained ejector airtime. It really is like two different ride experiences. And I do encourage you to ride in multiple locations on the train. There isn't a bad seat.
The loading of the ride is fantastic with the trains moving through the station in a continuous motion. When one train hits the mid-course brake, the next is being dispatched. If they can sustain this, throughput should be great for this attraction! Be warned, you cannot put your loose articles in the station due to this process. Lockers are a must. Something I personally wish they'd make mandatory on all of the parks attractions (and something I know makes people mad at me). =)
Overall, Wonder Woman Flight of Courage is a worthy addition to the coaster lineup at Six Flags Magic Mountain. There is a lot of expansion still be done in this area of the park, and we're personally hoping for a water attraction of some kind. I think the park has enough top gun stalls and zero-g rolls at this point.
We also headed back to the park on Opening Day, here are a few opening day thoughts and pics that we didn't get on Thursday.
That's a wrap for our Wonder Woman coverage. We most likely won't be back at the park until Fright Fest. We've got a busy 2 months coming up. Disneyland and Midsummer Scream the last weekend in July. A visit to Knott's sometime in early August and then our epic road trip in late August/early September.
We'll be hitting up Silver Dollar City, Cedar Point and Kings Island for our first ever visits to those parks. And then a day at Canada's Wonderland just before all the Halloween fun starts.
Happy Tuesday that feels like a Monday! Hope you all had a great long holiday weekend, and if you visited any parks you brought your patience with you. We made a quick stop at Magic Mountain on Friday before the weekend crowds showed up, only to see that it was Middle School day in the park. Needless to say, this was the shortest visit I've made to the park since they reopened last year. I think I was at the park for about 45 minutes tops.
But that was enough time to get some pics and video of what's going on around the park, and use my skip the line pass on Full Throttle.
I also apologize for the brightness of the pics/video. It was overcast and very bright and not the best day to get pics. Everything looks washed out. Oh well. It happens. =)
Let's get into the update!
Written by Gregg Condon
I know we'd been discussing a July 4th opening, and they could technically still make it, but it will be close. We had heard track was to be completed by the end of May, that's obviously not happening. Even if it's done by the end of this week, that leaves barely a month to finish if they're hoping for July 4th. I just don't see it happening. Right now I'd say a mid-July opening. But obviously we'll update you all if we hear any different.
Guests Will Encounter a Spinning Roller Coaster and Live Reptiles
VALLEJO, Calif. — May 3, 2022 — Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Thrill Capital of Northern California, today announced the opening date for a new one-of-a-kind, combination thrilling family coaster and animal exhibit experience--Sidewinder Safari. Featuring real live encounters with various reptiles, guests will be immersed in a jungle-like setting as they prepare for a wild ride along 1,378 feet of slithering track. This one-of-a-kind, new attraction will be the year-round theme park’s 11th roller coaster, while also adding a new animal encounter to the diverse number of animal experiences the park offers.
“As the world leader in thrills, Six Flags continues to raise the bar to deliver the most unique and innovative experiences in the industry,” said Park General Manager Dameon Nelson. “Sidewinder Safari is unlike any other ride in Northern California, featuring the thrill of a unique, spinning roller coaster combined with an opportunity to encounter reptiles up-close, which continues Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s long legacy of promoting animal conservation through education. This new experience solidifies our place as the Thrill Capital of Northern California.”
Before boarding Sidewinder Safari, guests will enter a safari-themed queue line. With snakes, lizards and other reptiles surrounding them, guests will board spinning coaster vehicles for an exhilarating experience families and teens alike will enjoy.
Other Sidewinder Safari highlights include:
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom features more than 60 rides and attractions, including unique, up close and interactive animal experiences. For more information about Sidewinder Safari visit www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/attractions/sidewinder-safari.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of water parks in North America, with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 60 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. Six Flags is committed to creating an inclusive environment that fully embraces the diversity of our team members and guests. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.