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Green Lantern: First Flight is a 4th Dimension steel roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA. The ride opened to the public on Friday, July 1, 2011. The ride is an Intamin AG ZacSpin and was the first of its kind in the United States. It has been SBNO (standing but not operating) for all of the 2018 season.

History

Green Lantern: First Flight was officially announced on October 20, 2010, six days after a video was leaked announcing several new experiences for Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2011. On February 4, 2011, the Los Angeles Times reported the track for Green Lantern: First Flight had arrived on site at Six Flags Magic Mountain In early May 2011, the park closed down the area that will feature Green Lantern, Gotham City Backlot and the rides located in the section, so they can retheme the theme area to DC Universe and also to focus on building the coaster.

On June 2, 2011, Six Flags Magic Mountain stated on their Facebook page, "Green Lantern: First Flight will make its much-anticipated debut Friday, July 1, just in time for the July 4 holiday weekend." On the same day the Los Angeles Times reported, that this is the second time the park have pushed back the opening day (a Memorial Day Weekend opening and a June 18 opening) to an July 1 opening. The reason towards the July 1 opening is not caused by mechanical issues but rather last-minute design changes to the coaster's loading station. Following the completion of the roller coaster construction in May 2011, Green Lantern: First Flight was tested and then the commercial was filmed on June 29, 2011. On July 1, 2011, Green Lantern: First Flight opened in addition to DC Universe and its Batman: The Ride, The Flash: Speed Force and Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth.

Ride

Green Lantern: First Flight is an Intamin 'ZacSpin' roller coaster where riders zig zag along a 825-foot (251 m) track at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour (60 km/h). Riders flip head over heels several times throughout the ride in a somewhat uncontrolled manner. The ride has the same layout as Insane at Gröna Lund in Sweden.

Green Lantern: First Flight is similar to X² another 4th Dimension roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The difference between the two lies in the spinning or rotation of the vehicle. On Green Lantern: First Flight the rotation of the vehicle is controlled by the unequal gravitational pull on different sides of the rotational axis. This uncontrolled spinning results in a different ride experience every time.

Theme

As the name suggests, Green Lantern: First Flight is themed to the DC Comics superhero, Green Lantern. Its opening follows that of a stand-up roller coaster of the same name at Six Flags Great Adventure as well as the animated movie.

Each of the ride's five cars are themed to throwing-stars. The entrance of the ride is marked by a 10-foot (3.0 m)-tall lantern icon that glows green at night. The Green Lantern battery will also be located at the entrance of the ride