It was last year when Six Flags Over Texas’ Justice League: Battle for Metropolis ride opened, but we didn’t make it over to try it out until last week. I know, I’m a slacker! I’d heard amazing things about it and was really excited – but it wasn’t at all what I thought. Six Flags Justice League Ride was even BETTER than I’d hoped, and probably a new favorite at the park!
Here’s what their media sheet said about the ride: “JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle For Metropolis is one of the most anticipated rides of the year, according to USA Today. It is a new, interactive dark ride that combines advanced, state-of-the-art technology, putting guests in the center of an epic battle between good and evil. This next generation of interactive thrills uses immersive 4D scenery and graphics, life-like animatronics, real-time gaming elements and motion-based, multi-degrees-of-freedom vehicles. JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle For Metropolis finds DC Comics’ SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, THE FLASH and the rest of the Justice League under attack from Lex Luthor, The Joker and their henchmen. Aided by the cybernetic Super Hero known as CYBORG, guests will be recruited to join the JUSTICE LEAGUE reserve team and trained to use high-tech laser blasters in preparation for anything the Super-Villains have in store for them.”
Okay, so I was expecting sort of a Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters type ride, or maybe a bit like the Toy Story Mania ride at Disneyland. Nope! In a way, it is – but on a whole new level. The screens are 3D with awesome graphics, as you’re shooting the henchmen and droid things. You also have some 4D affects as you ride through the ride – and it feels almost like a roller coaster as you follow the villians down into the subway, going upside down and all around! You don’t REALLY do that, but it sure feels like it 🙂
There’s so many things that you’re just like ‘holy cow, cool!’ during the ride – like a fog screen where you actually can go THROUGH targets. We fit our group of 6 in one vehicle – 3 in front and 3 in back. Unlike some rides where the back is a bit blocked by the front row, that wasn’t a problem at all on this one!
I love going to Six Flags over Texas, and many of the rides are ‘favorites’ of mine – but this one is definitely near the top of that list! My kids get to go for Spring Break this week, so we’re really looking forward to them trying this ride for the first time! Our little superheros are going to be in heaven!