A New Wonder Woman Roller Coaster Will Make Theme Park History
Roller coaster fans are going to need to hold on to their hats (and lunches), because Six Flags is opening a Wonder Woman themed ride that's already breaking records.
The theme park company announced Thursday that the Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster will open next spring in San Antonio, Texas, and fans had better buckle up, because this ride is one for the books.
Instead of being built like a regular coaster, the Wonder Woman attraction will have a single 15.5-inch-wide steel track, making it the world's first single-rail IBox track coaster. Most roller coasters have two rails, but this will be the introduction of a "monorail" coaster.
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"I expect it to be crazy smooth," Larry Chickola, Six Flags VP and chief corporate engineer, told USA Today. "And crazy fun. There will be extremely quick twists and turns—quicker and smoother than regular coasters."
Because there will only be one rail, the coaster is expected to be extremely smooth since there won't be bumps caused by two rails not aligning properly.
"You're going to feel like you're gliding through the air," said Chickola.
The Wonder Woman ride will take riders up a 113-foot hill before dropping 100 feet straight down at a right angle, which sounds kind of terrifying, TBH.
If you've got a little bit of Wonder Woman's courage though, it sounds like a trip to San Antonio wouldn't be a bad idea.