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Justice League: Battle for Metropolis to Debut in 2017 at SFGA

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While every other Six Flags park has received a near exact clone of the Battle for Metropolis rides, Magic Mountain's is taking things a little different by replacing the indoor queue with two pre-show rooms.

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The layout is very different and it's MUCH more detailed. We have just 2 rooms that a queue runs through. They have 2 pre-show rooms where a group walks in, the doors close behind them, they watch a short "pre-show", then doors open and they continue to the next room. (Like Houdini)

 

In the first room, there's an insane amount of lighting and extra pillars that we don't have. They have a giant projector while we have a tiny TV you can only see from maybe less than halfway across the room.

 

In the second room, they have a lex-bot animatronic in front of Cyborg and a rotating laser gun. We just have Cyborg. Overall, that room is also very detailed, including the awesome-looking doors, and light effects IN THE WALLS! Our Cyborg animatronic is in the ride station, so they have him in his own show room.

 

Having the separate show rooms like MM really helps guests understand the story line and emphasizes the immersive environment. You're no longer just in line for a ride, you're part of the story. In ours, you really have to take the initiative yourself to listen to the audio and video being played over everyone talking while waiting in a queue for however long (20min indoors?). And since the whole thing is on a loop, you better be lucky enough to be in the right place in the queue at the right time to really see the interactions and understand what's going on. If you enter the room in the middle of the audio/video, you'll just have to try to understand it and then wait for it to start again to get the beginning.

 

I haven't seen any other videos or pics, but I know the other big differences in the two rides include MM having at least one extra room, a different layout, and a Harley Quinn animatronic.

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I've never been a big fan of the pre-show concept. I know Disney does it prior to a few Epcot attractions, mostly to distract people while they are stuck in long lines. I guess for JL it makes a little more sense, although I don't really feel like its a build up to anything. For me, I don't want to get into character - I just want to get on the ride and shoot things. I get annoyed when having to watch the same ancient boring video before the Dark Knight. I think it wore out its welcome years ago, and needs a serious updating.

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That's what gets me Six Flags, You have the same ride at multiple parks, yet they all have different variations. Like why go all out make the pre ride experience at MM one why and then, in a sense cheap out, at Great Adventure. I am becoming less a fan of them as time goes on. After this last trip to CP, Six Flags really needs to step their game up.

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I've never been a big fan of the pre-show concept. I know Disney does it prior to a few Epcot attractions, mostly to distract people while they are stuck in long lines. I guess for JL it makes a little more sense, although I don't really feel like its a build up to anything. For me, I don't want to get into character - I just want to get on the ride and shoot things. I get annoyed when having to watch the same ancient boring video before the Dark Knight. I think it wore out its welcome years ago, and needs a serious updating.

I feel the same about pre-shows, when there is a line it is ok but when the ride is a walk on, I'd like to skip it once I have seen it a few times. One thing I like that Great Adventure does that I would like to see Disney copy is the queue line setup in the pre-show room. I hate at Disney parks how everyone crowds by the exit door or when the exit doors open, everyone makes a mad dash towards them compared to The Dark Knight where it is more orderly.

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That's what gets me Six Flags, You have the same ride at multiple parks, yet they all have different variations. Like why go all out make the pre ride experience at MM one why and then, in a sense cheap out, at Great Adventure. I am becoming less a fan of them as time goes on. After this last trip to CP, Six Flags really needs to step their game up.

 

They are competing with Disney and Knotts at this park so they need to step it up. I wish it was the same for all park's but that is why SFMM gets the extra attention.

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I feel the same about pre-shows, when there is a line it is ok but when the ride is a walk on, I'd like to skip it once I have seen it a few times. One thing I like that Great Adventure does that I would like to see Disney copy is the queue line setup in the pre-show room. I hate at Disney parks how everyone crowds by the exit door or when the exit doors open, everyone makes a mad dash towards them compared to The Dark Knight where it is more orderly.

It won't be a walk on for a while. Once it is maybe they will change it up.

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They are competing with Disney and Knotts at this park so they need to step it up. I wish it was the same for all park's but that is why SFMM gets the extra attention.

 

Mainly Universal in the dark ride space.

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Back in December Dark Knight was a walk on and they let me skip the preshow (I was the only one in line). I think it was only because it was freezing cold.

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When there isn't a line in the pre show room and they make me watch the pre show I just keep walking straight through the door lol. They've never really cared but I've only done it a few times.

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It's been a while since I rode Houdini, but isn't there a pre-show there?

 

Speaking of Houdini, that attraction seems to get almost zero discussion here on the forums. I did it once, and have no desire to return to it. It kind of made me dizzy and sick to my stomach. All pain and no gain....LOL

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It's been a while since I rode Houdini, but isn't there a pre-show there?

 

Speaking of Houdini, that attraction seems to get almost zero discussion here on the forums. I did it once, and have no desire to return to it. It kind of made me dizzy and sick to my stomach. All pain and no gain....LOL

There's a preshow on Houdini that somewhat summarizes the life of Harry Houdini. It's not a very good preshow and it is hard to hear what the narrator says.

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There's a preshow on Houdini that somewhat summarizes the life of Harry Houdini. It's not a very good preshow and it is hard to hear what the narrator says.

Too many people talking. It's pretty outdated to be honest.
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Too many people talking. It's pretty outdated to be honest.

I think that's the primary issue with pre-shows. They get outdated much faster than the ride itself.

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Too many people talking. It's pretty outdated to be honest.

 

Well I don't think there is any new Houdini information to update the preshow with. :rolleyes_smeyes:

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Well I don't think there is any new Houdini information to update the preshow with. :rolleyes_smeyes:

he hasn't come back from the dead??

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he hasn't come back from the dead??

 

LOL I cant confirm that.

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I was just reading through the section here on the Chiller. Looking at the photos, it's so hard to picture it being basically where JL is today, right across from the Showcase Theater. The area was so much more active with the Showcase, Chiller, Autobahn and the Batman Stunt Show going on. Too bad the Chiller was a disaster for the park. They really should have gotten a refund for that coaster. Not only for the millions to originally build it, but the millions to try and fix all the problems over a decade of futility. But at least now we have JL, if nothing else in that area....

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I was just reading through the section here on the Chiller. Looking at the photos, it's so hard to picture it being basically where JL is today, right across from the Showcase Theater. The area was so much more active with the Showcase, Chiller, Autobahn and the Batman Stunt Show going on. Too bad the Chiller was a disaster for the park. They really should have gotten a refund for that coaster. Not only for the millions to originally build it, but the millions to try and fix all the problems over a decade of futility. But at least now we have JL, if nothing else in that area....

10 years later I still can't walk through the Movietown area without thinking of Chiller. It had an awesome presence and was literally the perfect compliment to the Big 3 coasters. Also, don't forget Freefall and Movietown Water Effect, too. That area used to be the spot to be in the late '90's/early '00's.

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10 years later I still can't walk through the Movietown area without thinking of Chiller. It had an awesome presence and was literally the perfect compliment to the Big 3 coasters. Also, don't forget Freefall and Movietown Water Effect, too. That area used to be the spot to be in the late '90's/early '00's.

Yup - the Water Effect was basically where the Dark Knight ride is now, behind the Chiller.

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I was at the park last night. They finally have labels by each gun identifying the laser color. Still didn't help my score though. I really stink at it.

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I was at the park last night. They finally have labels by each gun identifying the laser color. Still didn't help my score though. I really stink at it.

It's tough to figure out who's firing at what when there are 6 people in the car and you're being thrown around like a rag doll.

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