9.01.2016

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom - New for 2017 Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth

It's that time of year again with new Six Flags announcements. While we weren't really expecting anything this year, we were surprised to find out about a new high-thrill flat ride to be installed at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, a "Giant Discovery" by Zamperla. These rides can also be found at Kennywood park and Six Flags over Texas and can hold 40 riders per cycle. Max swing speed will be 68mph and will provide moments of airtime.

The ride will be located in an unused patch of land between Joker's Step Up Roll and Superman Ultimate Flight.



Now park fans have expressed concern that SFDK already has a similar ride like this, Tazmanian Devil. Taz has riders facing inward and is a much smaller ride, and doesn't swing  as high. It does however spin like a Gravitron ride providing some forces. It also seems like Taz has experienced a lot of down time recently.

Lasso of Truth will swing well above the supporting structure with riders facing outward in an open air seat.


Wild New WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth Ride Attraction
Set to Open at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2017

VALLEJO, Calif. — September 1, 2016 Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Thrill Capital of Northern California, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment, today announced its newest ride attraction, WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth, to open in Spring 2017.
“It is our intention to open new, innovative attractions every season,” said Don McCoy, park president. “Wonder Woman is an iconic Super Hero and this character and thrill ride will add greatly to our line-up of DC themed attractions.”
WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth is an oversized pendulum shaped ride that will send guests on a dizzying journey in this thrilling and extreme attraction. WONDER WOMAN, the most iconic female Super Hero, is the embodiment of justice, equality and peace; she is the symbol of female empowerment, as she seeks to fight evil at every turn.
Some ride highlights include:
·        40 riders will propel at speeds of nearly 70 miles per hour;
·        The ride swings back and forth while rotating counterclockwise; and
·        As guests swing higher and higher, they will experience a feeling of weightlessness at 147 feet in the air.
WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth will be located near two of the park’s newest attractions, Superman Ultimate Flight and The Joker, which opened earlier this year.

Wild New WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth Ride Attraction
Set to Open at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2017

VALLEJO, Calif. — September 1, 2016 Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Thrill Capital of Northern California, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment, today announced its newest ride attraction, WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth, to open in Spring 2017.
“It is our intention to open new, innovative attractions every season,” said Don McCoy, park president. “Wonder Woman is an iconic Super Hero and this character and thrill ride will add greatly to our line-up of DC themed attractions.”
WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth is an oversized pendulum shaped ride that will send guests on a dizzying journey in this thrilling and extreme attraction. WONDER WOMAN, the most iconic female Super Hero, is the embodiment of justice, equality and peace; she is the symbol of female empowerment, as she seeks to fight evil at every turn.
Some ride highlights include:
·        40 riders will propel at speeds of nearly 70 miles per hour;
·        The ride swings back and forth while rotating counterclockwise; and
·        As guests swing higher and higher, they will experience a feeling of weightlessness at 147 feet in the air.
WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth will be located near two of the park’s newest attractions, Superman Ultimate Flight and The Joker, which opened earlier this year.