Six Flags Releases Test Footage of GREEN LANTERN Themed Roller Coaster
More cross-marketing is currently underway for Warner Bros' upcoming comic book adaptation; this time, in the shape of a 154 feet tall, 63 mph amusement park ride.
Although Martin Campbell's superhero film, Green Lantern, is still close to a year away from theatrical release, marketing the character to a wide audience has already begun. Several months ago, during the Las Vegas Licensing Expo, Warner Bros Consumer Products division was pitching Green Lantern as one of DC Comics' most financially lucrative heroes; right alongside Batman and Superman. Now it appears Six Flags Parks has jumped on the green-themed bandwagon; by modeling one of their popular roller coasters after the ring-slinging hero.
Here is the latest news release from SixFlags:
DC Comics' Super Hero GREEN LANTERN will focus the might of his Power Ring at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2011 with the launch of an exciting new thrill ride. Towering 15 stories high with over three quarters of a mile of twisting green steel, this new stand-up coaster will take you on a journey of epic proportions.
Standing 154 feet tall and reaching speeds of 63 mph, GREEN LANTERN will rank among the
tallest and fastest roller coasters of its kind anywhere in the world. Unlike traditional seated coasters, GREEN LANTERN allows you to stand erect throughout the entire course of the ride that delivers a ride experience unlike any other. The two minute and thirty second thrill begins with a pulse-quickening 45 degree vertical drop before rocketing you through five inversions – including a 121-foot-tall loop, a 103-foot dive loop, a 72-foot inclined loop climaxing in twisted double corkscrews.
Guardians of peace and justice, the GREEN LANTERN CORPS is a group of intergalactic police officers charged with the protection of the universe. A GREEN LANTERN must be someone who has the ability and willpower to overcome great fear. Recognized as the greatest member of the GREEN LANTERNS CORPS, HAL JORDAN was the first Earthman ever inducted into the Corps. and founding member of the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. Green Lanterns are fitted with a weapon unlike any other in existence, a ring that channels pure willpower in the form of solid green energy that can manifest any construct the bearer imagines.
GREEN LANTERN is guaranteed to deliver a smooth, white-knuckled adventure – but this time standing up while upside down!