Six Flags Magic Mountain announces tallest and fastest single-rail coaster, Wonder Woman

Posted Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:43 AM | Contributed by Jeff

From the official site:

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s record 20th coaster—the most at any theme park in the world—WONDER WOMAN Flight of Courage will debut Summer 2022 as the tallest and longest single-rail coaster on the planet. Riders will fly single file through the sky over 3,300 feet of track, towering 13 stories and soaring at speeds up to 58 miles-per-hour.

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:52 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Well, I guess at some point we'll switch from Season Passes to Memberships so we can go to Magic Mountain (not our home park). And then have to deal with the nonsense of recurring payments and impossible cancelation.


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Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:21 PM

Flight of Courage obviously > Flight of Fear

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:25 PM

Looks fun...but I wonder what the hourly capacities are going to be?

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 1:33 PM

Sucks.


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Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:01 PM
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wahoo skipper said:

Looks fun...but I wonder what the hourly capacities are going to be?

12x more than Green Lantern


Nothing to see here. Move along.

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Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:21 PM
kpjb's avatar

Wonder Woman > Rip Ride Rocket


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Thursday, October 21, 2021 10:44 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

RailBlazer has "ok" capacity. It's not great but for a park the size of Great America, it usually sports waits of 45 minutes or less (though it's often 45 minutes even when everything else is a walk on). I would imagine the continuous loading Wonder Woman in SFFT has significantly better capacity (as most mice run much better with continuous loading). Here's hoping this Wonder Woman has continuous loading.


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Friday, October 22, 2021 2:22 PM
LostKause's avatar

Observations...

The inexpensive price tag of these single rail coasters directly correlates with the ride having low capacity.

I hear they are fun, but they seem more suitable for a smaller park with lower attendance.

I know it would be more expensive, but I still daydream of a dueling single rail coaster with twice the capacity.


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Friday, October 22, 2021 3:58 PM

hambone said:

Flight of Courage obviously > Flight of Fear


But where does Flight of Passage fall into the equation?


But then again, what do I know?

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Friday, October 22, 2021 6:28 PM

Does Jersey have continuous loading? It Will be interesting to see how SFMM handles the longer train and possibly continuous loading with all the crap that guests carry around that park.

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Friday, October 22, 2021 6:42 PM

Hey it’s Six Flags. They go for cheap rides they can hype, not capacity which gives a higher quality experience. Cheap season passes get cheaper rides.

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Friday, October 22, 2021 7:13 PM

super7* said:

Cheap season passes get cheaper rides.

So, single rail replaces Wicked Twister in 2023?

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Friday, October 22, 2021 8:14 PM

Of all the wild-assed theories and predictions going around, I think single rail for CP makes a lot of sense. Certainly more than a B&M flyer, or a GCI woodie that leaps over the Coliseum.
The real estate would work. Those rides are narrow by nature, and perform tight, switchback stunts, so the stretch along the beach may be just right. Add to that the area formerly occupied by the stadium and you have room for a queue and a station in a corner of the park that’s not quite as busy.

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Friday, October 22, 2021 9:14 PM
Jeff's avatar

I doubt we'll ever see another B&M flyer. I don't think they actually rate highly among most guests.


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Friday, October 22, 2021 10:40 PM

CreditWh0re said:

Does Jersey have continuous loading? It Will be interesting to see how SFMM handles the longer train and possibly continuous loading with all the crap that guests carry around that park.

Jersey Devil does have continuous loading. The park is vigilant about not permitting riders to carry anything into the line; there's an employee out front checking people before they enter the queue. I would imagine the SFMM model will be the same. Still, if the train takes about a minute to cross the platform, that's only 60 laps per hour, or 720 riders.

The line was short the two times I visited, but they were exceptionally light days - the hottest day of the year, and then the day after Labor Day.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021 5:41 AM
Pagoda Gift Shop's avatar

So, is the T-Rex concept dead at this point? Wouldn't SFMM be the one to give it a go if it were ready?


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Saturday, October 23, 2021 7:42 AM

super7* said:

Hey it’s Six Flags. They go for cheap rides they can hype, not capacity which gives a higher quality experience. Cheap season passes get cheaper rides.

That’s not really fair. There is a lot to gripe about SFMM, but when you have 19 coasters in an ultra competitive market like SoCal, you have to get something different. There aren’t many coaster variations except a dive machine that SFMM is missing. I too worry about capacity but that didn’t stop them from putting in Full Throttle so what do I know

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Saturday, October 23, 2021 11:02 AM
Jeff's avatar

I've often wondered why they have to be different types of coasters. The parks with high counts don't have much overlap, but why not? Holiday World built three wood coasters before they finally built a steel ride (and good for them for not screwing around in doing so).


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Saturday, October 23, 2021 11:37 AM

If SFMM were in a cornfield a hundred miles from a minor competitor and 3+ hours from the nearest major competitor, and if (at the time those rides were built) was run by a “single family” patriarch who could do what he damn well pleased, their rides probably wouldn’t have to be different. But they aren’t, instead they are in an ultra competitive market with 4 major competing parks within 71 miles, and two more within an additional 100 miles (where 90% of their home base population lives somewhere between SFMM and those other parks)

so, sadly, they have to have something that they can market, and sometimes that means a crappy ride or one that doesn’t complement the current line-up (looking at you “Scream” and “West Coast Racers” and the defunct Green Lantern). I would love to have another true woodie, like an El Toro clone, but that’s not the direction SF wants to take. It’s just too hard to differentiate if your new ride looks just like one you already have and your competition has (e.g, Ghost rider)

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