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Merlin, Six Flags and other reveals you shouldn't miss at IAAPA 2014
Nov 14, 2014, 2:13pm EST

The International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions' Expo is just a few days away from kicking off and showing the latest in the attractions world.




Included in the ride-apalooza are companies from around the world revealing new products for the first time at a special press conference each day of the convention. (Note: These press conferences are happening inside the convention hall, so some sort of admission will be needed.)


For example, Merlin Entertainments Group will be announcing new details about its attractions coming to the $200 million I-Drive 360 complex, slated to open next year. Merlin is bringing three of its attractions — the Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds and Sea Life – to the development. That event is on Nov. 19 starts at 10:15 a.m. at Booth N310.


Also, on the schedule is a reveal from Six Flags, Jacksonville-based Sally Corp. and Oceaneering Entertainment Systems in Orlando. That reveal is held on Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. at Booth 2254.


This year's IAAPA is slated to draw more than 27,000 attendees and generate more than $50 million in economic impact. For a full list of the press conference, check out IAAPA's official site.

The show runs from Nov. 17-21 at the Orange County Convention Center.


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Six Flags Unveils DC Comics Super Hero State-of-the-Art Attraction


ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), the world's largest regional theme park company, through a partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment —unveils a behind-the-scenes look at new components of the 4D interactive dark ride experience named JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS 4D. The thrilling new rides are headed to Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags Over Texas in 2015.


"An enormous amount of detail and creativity has gone into producing what will be one of the most exciting and immersive dark rides experiences in the industry," said Tom Iven, senior vice president of U.S. park operations for Six Flags.


Guests will be part of the action as they fight alongside SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, THE FLASH and the rest of the JUSTICE LEAGUE team, to stop Lex Luthor and The Joker from their diabolical plan to take control of Metropolis. 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. Traveling in six-passenger vehicles, riders take to the streets and take aim against The Joker, Lex Luthor, and his relentless robot army, in the thrilling BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS!


The multi-degrees-of-freedom motion-based ride vehicles were created by Oceaneering and are equipped with six interactive laser blasters per vehicle to help guests find the JUSTICE LEAGUE and free them from their captors. Complete with 4D effects of simulating fire, cannon blasts, and explosions, JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS is the ultimate dark ride adventure.


"By incorporating the dynamic ride system created by Oceaneering, along with the massive 3D screens, interactive game play, and highly detailed scenery by Sally Corp., we can achieve the next generation of interactive thrills," said John Wood, CEO of Sally Corporation, the industry leader in dark rides and creator of the lifelike animatronic Super Heroes.


JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS will feature custom-designed, state-of-the-art animatronics. The Joker's lifelike movements and menacing cackle will haunt riders as he sits atop his chaos-creating cannon spreading mayhem throughout the streets of Metropolis. The four-minute journey incorporates a wide array of special effects including five huge interactive 3D screens, incredible hi-definition animation and a dramatic musical score.


Six Flags is still keeping broader details about the ride experience under wraps, but Iven said park guests can look forward to a completely new experience with JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS as it is "the very first motion-based, interactive dark ride in North America."


JUSTICE LEAGUE: TM & © DC Comics. (s14)


About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 53 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.


About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.


About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.


About Sally Corporation

Based in Jacksonville, Florida, Sally Corporation has been creating outstanding animatronics and dark rides since 1977. The company serves parks and attractions worldwide and is a leader in designing and building interactive dark ride attractions.


About Oceaneering

A division of Oceaneering International, Inc., Oceaneering Entertainment Systems (OES) is an award-winning ride systems designer/integrator that contributes to the cutting-edge development of theme park technologies and other custom solutions. Comprised of some of the best talent in the industry, OES is comprised of engineers, planners, and visionaries who work together to bring a logical approach to its Customers' creative challenges.


SOURCE Six Flags Entertainment Corporation



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