Given the success of the 2017 Wonder Woman film, which made $821.8 million at the box office, it was only a matter of time before the superhero was honored with her own ride at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. The ride is a clone of the custom-made Crazanity ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita, California.
The ride, called Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth, will debut next spring, ahead of Wonder Woman 1984, which set to hit theatres on November 1, 2019. The new attraction, which seats 40 on a counterclockwise spinning circle, is expected to reach speeds of up to 75 miles per hour and heights up to 170 feet, or 17 stories, and will be the tallest pendulum-style ride in the world, according to Six Flags.
The Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth will be located near other DC Comics rides like Batman: The Ride, The Dark Knight, and Justice League: Battle for Metropolis. The new ride will the second ride bearing a female comic book character’s name at the park, after Harley Quinn’s Crazy Train.
The Lasso of Truth will join the Wonder Woman The Golden Lasso ride at Six Flags in San Antonio, the world’s first single-rail roller coaster. The ride is being built by Antonio Zamperla, an Italian design and manufacturing company founded in 1966, which creates family rides, thrill rides, and roller coasters worldwide.
Wonder Woman became popular once again thanks to Gal Gadot’s portrayal of the Amazonian princess in the DC Extended Universe film franchise, which included appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, Wonder Woman in 2017, and Justice League in 2017.
Wonder Woman, aka Princess Diana of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta, was created by the psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston and artist Harry G. Peter. Marston's wife, Elizabeth, and their life partner, Olive Byrne, are credited with being the inspiration for the character's appearance. The character also drew inspiration from early feminists, such as birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger. She made her first appearance in All-Star Comics #8 in October of 1941.
Wonder Woman 1984 will see Diana Prince battle the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s, as well as the Cheetah, aka Dr. Barbara Ann Minerva, Wonder Woman's archenemy, who will be played by Kristen Wiig.