Uploaded on Jul 3, 2011
Check out the *New* Green Lantern First Flight Roller Coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Video includes some line footage, on-ride POV in HD, and off-ride footage. Enjoy.
Type: Steel - 4th Dimension
Status: Operating since 7/1/2011
Make / Model: Intamin AG / Ball Coaster / ZacSpin
Inversions: (Depends on motion and wait of train)
Speed: 37 mph
Green Lantern: First Flight is the second 4th Dimension steel roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia in California. The ride opened to the public on Friday, July 1, 2011, just in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend. Green Lantern: First Flight's opening followed that of Road Runner Express and the transformed Superman: Escape from Krypton earlier in the year ranking Six Flags Magic Mountain as the theme park with the most roller coasters in the world. The ride is an Intamin AG 'ZacSpin' and is the first of its kind in the United States.
Green Lantern: First Flight was officially announced on October 20, 2010, six days after a video was leaked announcing several new experiences for Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2011. On February 4, 2011, the Los Angeles Times reported the track for Green Lantern: First Flight had arrived on site at Six Flags Magic Mountain. In early May 2011, the park closed down the area that will feature Green Lantern, Gotham City Backlot and the rides located in the section, so they can retheme the theme area to DC Universe and also to focus on building the coaster.
On June 2, 2011, Six Flags Magic Mountain stated on their Facebook page, "Green Lantern: First Flight will make its much-anticipated debut Friday, July 1, just in time for the July 4 holiday weekend." On the same day the Los Angeles Times reported, that this is the second time the park have pushed back the opening day (a Memorial Day Weekend opening and a June 18 opening) to an July 1 opening. The reason towards the July 1 opening is not caused by mechanical issues but rather last-minute design changes to the coaster's loading station. Following the completion of the roller coaster construction in May 2011, Green Lantern: First Flight was tested and then soft opened to the public from May 22, 2011. On July 1, 2011, Green Lantern: First Flight opened in addition to DC Universe and its Batman: The Ride, The Flash: Speed Force and Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth.