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  • July 7th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

    Mark your calenders cause Lex Luther is dropping in June 30th at Six Flags Magic Mountain...all I can say is Finally and Can't wait

    Happy Halloween!!!

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    Re: June 30th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

    yaaaaaa
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      Re: June 30th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

      For the sake of this forum, do you have the source you heard that from?

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      • #4
        Re: June 30th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

        ^the video is from the Six Flags Youtube account, don't think they would lie
        Happy Halloween!!!

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          Re: June 30th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

          Sorry. The pop up looked like the original video that debuted earlier last year, so I didnt watch it. You are probably right then.

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            Re: June 30th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

            Watched them testing the ride this evening. The seats took almost 3 minutes to reach the top. I hope this is for testing purposes only, otherwise, another low ridership ride at SFMM. Figure in a total of one minute for drop (with braking etc) and knowing MM's slow loading, probably another 3 to 4 minutes. Maybe 7 to 8 rides per side an hour? Max 128 people an hour at that rate? Even if they can get in one ride every 5 minutes per side, that's a max total of 192 riders an hour. I don't know what they have advertised for the ride.
            "And yes, we implore EVERYBODY to follow the park rules. Having off-ride footage is great, but any still photo's or video's taken ON the coasters at SFMM are strictly against the rules. They are there for your (and everybody's) safety." "Six Flags doesn't allow ANY loose articles on their coasters, and they don't allow video taping on their coasters. " BUT, "​ This is not true. Six Flags does not allow ANY On-Ride video or pictures on the rides. The ONLY way is if you get explicit permission from Park Management." ???

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            • #7
              Re: June 30th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

              We were at SFHH yesterday and I was hoping to get some video of the ride testing. Unfortunately they were only lifting/lowering the ride while we were there.

              As for the 3 minutes to reach the top, I'm almost positive that's for testing only. It shouldn't take anywhere near that long. I'd say it probably has a 1-1:30 minute ride cycle time.

              All that said, the ride looks CRAZY!!! I'm a bit nervous to ride this thing on Thursday.

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              • #8
                Re: June 30th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

                Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post

                All that said, the ride looks CRAZY!!! I'm a bit nervous to ride this thing on Thursday.
                Yes it did!!! When they dropped the car, or whatever you want to call the seats, it was pretty scary just watching it from the ground.
                "And yes, we implore EVERYBODY to follow the park rules. Having off-ride footage is great, but any still photo's or video's taken ON the coasters at SFMM are strictly against the rules. They are there for your (and everybody's) safety." "Six Flags doesn't allow ANY loose articles on their coasters, and they don't allow video taping on their coasters. " BUT, "​ This is not true. Six Flags does not allow ANY On-Ride video or pictures on the rides. The ONLY way is if you get explicit permission from Park Management." ???

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                • #9
                  Re: July 7th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

                  Just heard from the park that the ride is going to be delayed a week. Media Day is now July 6th which means the opening date will likely be July 7th.

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                    Re: July 7th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

                    Yessss
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                      Re: July 7th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

                      From the SFMM Facebook:



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                        Re: July 7th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

                        This makes sense since the employees probably haven't even had a chance to operate the ride yet and have people ride it.
                        "And yes, we implore EVERYBODY to follow the park rules. Having off-ride footage is great, but any still photo's or video's taken ON the coasters at SFMM are strictly against the rules. They are there for your (and everybody's) safety." "Six Flags doesn't allow ANY loose articles on their coasters, and they don't allow video taping on their coasters. " BUT, "​ This is not true. Six Flags does not allow ANY On-Ride video or pictures on the rides. The ONLY way is if you get explicit permission from Park Management." ???

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                          Re: July 7th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

                          ugh... i get nervous when it comes to freefall rides. i can handle Tower of Terror perfectly, and it took me a good while to finally ride Supreme Scream at Knotts (which i now love by the way). and Big Shot in Vegas is fun... but when Freefall was at Six Flags, i rode it once and hated it, lol. it was just too much for me. it was actually my very first freefall type ride. if Lex Luthor is anything like that, i won't be riding : /

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                            Re: July 7th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

                            Originally posted by sir clinksalot View Post
                            From the SFMM Facebook:



                            ?

                            Not trying to complain but they really....should have not let it be open after the 4th of July...just seems like a bad idea and they might lose a little money over it...could be wrong
                            Happy Halloween!!!

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                              Re: July 7th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

                              I don't think it's going to be THAT big of a deal. SFMM isn't a big "July 4th" park. I don't even think they are doing Fireworks.

                              You figure if the ride is going to open for the next 20+ years, a weeks delay isn't going to be that big of a deal.

                              I just wonder if these consistent delays are going to make the park rethink any future rides being "first of their kind" or "record breakers".

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                                Re: July 7th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

                                If X didn't scare Six Flags from building "first of their kind" rides, I don't think anything will.

                                It may make them re think going with Intamin as manufacture of choice.
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                                  Re: July 7th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

                                  Unless it was some kind of issue with the ride mechanism or a major mechanical issue, not sure you can put this delay on Intamin. With it only being a weeks delay I think that rules out any major mechanical issue and puts it in the category of "more testing needed". At least IMO.

                                  From all accounts the improvements made to S:EFK last year have been nothing but positive and greatly improved the reliability of that ride. The issues with GL:FF are issues SFMM created themselves by not running the ride the way it was intended to be run.

                                  Rumor is the new ride will be a Mack coaster so who knows if/when they'll be working with Intamin again anyway.

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                                    Re: July 7th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

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                                      Re: July 7th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

                                      Was at the opening today so the kids could ride. They got onto the 3rd ride.

                                      Anyways, I was timing the ride from the time it started going up to when it went up again. This would include in between the drop and the unloading and loading sequence. The employees were averaging about 2 1/2 minutes to 2 minutes 45 seconds.

                                      At 2 1/2, and max 16 riders, that's a max of 384 riders an hour. Not much of a crowd mover. Take into account, management was out helping also load and unload so each side had two people working the load/unload. We all know this will soon disappear and one employee per side will be assigned and the fast moving pace will slow down. I would assume the employees are working fast because management is there.

                                      I would expect to see this ride drop to under 300 an hour soon.

                                      The line was very long after my kids got off and the wait time was heard to be at 2 hours and thousands of people were still coming to the park.

                                      About 12pm or so, the ride got stuck half way up. Didn't see how they got down, but it appeared to be closed for awhile after that.

                                      Interesting is there is only one drum in the middle of the ride so both sides will always go up simultaneously. The original video simulation showed each side working independently. So if one side breaks, the whole ride shuts down.

                                      Everyone seemed happy and excited coming off the ride. One lady was shaking so badly she had to sit down for awhile to get her composure back.
                                      "And yes, we implore EVERYBODY to follow the park rules. Having off-ride footage is great, but any still photo's or video's taken ON the coasters at SFMM are strictly against the rules. They are there for your (and everybody's) safety." "Six Flags doesn't allow ANY loose articles on their coasters, and they don't allow video taping on their coasters. " BUT, "​ This is not true. Six Flags does not allow ANY On-Ride video or pictures on the rides. The ONLY way is if you get explicit permission from Park Management." ???

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                                        Re: July 7th Lex Luthor Drop of Doom Finally Opens!!!

                                        ^thanks for the review....i hope to go on the ride in a week or two..pretty excited
                                        Happy Halloween!!!

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