Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom

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Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom
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The entrance to the attraction
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Status Operating since July 7, 2012
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Height 400 feet
Speed 85 mph
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Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom is a drop tower located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA. It is the second world's tallest drop tower, with a drop height of 400 feet. It uses the structure of Superman: Escape From Krypton, which opened in 1997.

History

Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom opened on July 7, 2012 as the world's tallest drop tower.

At the top, riders hear Lex Luthor (Fred Tatiascore)'s voice saying "Today is your lucky day; today your life changes forever. And this may very well be the highest point of your insignificant existence!", laughing evilly, and then a brief period of silence before they drop.

In 2018, virtual reality headsets were added to Lex Luthor, the ride's VR storyline was DC Super Heroes: Drop of Doom,[1] which involved LexBots causing chaos with an anti-gravity ray. The drop was your plunge back to the ground once Superman and Wonder Woman (who were presented as a couple in the New 52) turned the ray off. This storyline could be found on other drop towers at other Six Flags parks across the country. In 2019, the VR experiences were removed from this ride and Revolution.

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