Six Flags Magic Mountain has held the grand opening of its latest rollercoaster, based on the upcoming Terminator Salvation movie.
Terminator Salvation: The Ride is a wooden coaster (perhaps surprising given the high-tech theme of the Terminator movies) and loosely bases it plot on the events of the movie sequel. Riders see a pre-show in which they learn that Magic Mountain is now just another battleground in the ongoing war between man and machines - and that their only escape is to ride the coaster to safety.
The ride itself features a 100-foot lift hill, a 53-degree first drop and five hills. Although it looks like a classic wooden coaster, a post-apocalyptic theme is created using props from the motion picture and an on-board sound system (a world's first for a wooden coaster).
With the movie also being released this weekend, Terminator Salvation: The Ride is likely to prove a huge draw. TPT advises visitors planning on heading to Magic Mountain to arrive early and go straight to the coaster in order to avoid a long wait. According to Theme Park Insider, loading times may prove to be a problem so this advice is particularly relevant for Terminator Salvation.
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