Wonder Woman is currently the top superhero in the world. With a movie that's become the hit of the summer, we can be sure we'll be seeing a lot more of her, and not just on the big screen. Wonder Woman will be joining this summer's other big superhero success, the Guardians of the Galaxy, in getting her own theme park attraction. Specifically, Wonder Woman's Golden Lasso Coaster, currently set to open next spring at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio.
What will set the Golden Lasso Coaster apart from others is that rather than being a traditional dual rail coaster, it will run on a single middle rail. According to USA Today, this should make the ride incredibly smooth as standard coasters with two rails tend to become rough even if they're only slightly out of alignment. With a single rail, such things are impossible. In addition, the cars will only have a single seat, meaning that there won't be anybody next to you, providing great views of the park as you fly above it.
Six Flags has had a longstanding licensing deal with Warner Bros. which has given them access to all of DC comic book characters for rides. Six Flags Magic Mountain in California has rides dedicated to Batman, The Riddler, Superman and Green Lantern all in the same park. This, however, appears to be the first coaster dedicated to the top female name in comics.
While a Wonder Woman roller coaster had to have been in the planning stages prior to the release of the movie earlier this summer, it's far from shocking to hear that the character is getting her own themed ride now. Wonder Woman is the second highest grossing movie of the year domestically and the number five movie worldwide. The sequel to her first movie has been greenlit and the word is the character will be appearing in more of the DCEUfilms that are currently planned than we originally thought.
The design of the Golden Lasso is supposed to evoke the idea that you're riding along the Lasso of Truth itself. The ride cars will hit a top speed of 52 miles per hour, while hitting a 100-foot drop and inverting three times, including a "180 degree stall" in which the car will roll halfway over and then hang, leaving riders feeling stuck for a few seconds, before the car unrolls and goes back to upright.
With the numerous DC themed rides around the country, Marvel has a long way to go to catch up in the theme park arms race. However, we know that Disney has more rides planned for Disney's California Adventure Park following the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission-Breakout earlier this year.