November 17, 2018
Six Flags Magic Mountain Receives Prestigious TEA THEA Award for JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis
Thrill Ride Honored For State-of-the-Art, Immersive Experience
Six Flags Magic Mountain - in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment—today announced that JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis has received the prestigious Themed Entertainment Association Award (TEA) for outstanding achievement and will be recognized at the 25th Annual TEA THEA Awards Gala in Anaheim, April 13, 2019. The TEA Thea Award is a highly coveted honor, recognizing the best of the best in the entertainment and leisure industry. Six Flags Magic Mountain debuted JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis in 2017 to rave reviews.
The TEA Thea Awards Committee wrote, “Narrative-based, full immersion storytelling is an impressive new direction within a park system better known for iron rides—while staying true to the Six Flags brand. While this Thea Award honors the installation at Six Flags Magic Mountain, with the JUSTICE LEAGUE attraction in seven parks since 2015, Six Flags and their team have achieved a commendable, constant trend of artistic and technical improvement and set an example for the industry.”
The next generation of this award-winning, “video game comes to life” attraction brings riders into the DC Universe with state-of-the-art gaming elements, dramatic storytelling, lifelike animatronics, and incredible special effects. The first-ever, 180-degree toroidal screens fully immerse riders as they battle alongside the world’s most iconic Super Heroes to save the city of Metropolis from the Super Villains. Riders experience an unparalleled 4D riding experience in six-passenger pitch and roll motion-based vehicles synced to all of the action-packed scenes.
“We are thrilled and humbled to receive this amazing recognition,” said Six Flags Magic Mountain Park President Neal Thurman. “JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis has been a game-changer for our Company. Known the world over for our record-breaking roller coasters, this thrilling, dark ride introduced a completely new level of innovation with the most sophisticated technology available. The response from guests and industry experts alike has been nothing short of spectacular and we look forward to accepting the TEA THEA award in Anaheim next spring.”
Other recipients of the TEA THEA Award for outstanding achievement include this year’s Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Walt Disney World and Pirates of the Caribbean at Shanghai Disney in 2017.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with $1.4 billion in revenue and 25 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 57 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. 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.
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