Green Lantern Review

We're here at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Today's ride we'll be reviewing for you is Green Lantern. After getting in the seats and pulling down your vest OTSRs, you're off. First you climb up the lifthill. The lift hill alone is very interesting as you never really ride it straight. If you're facing the rest of the park, you get a really good view of Six Flags Magic Mountain, or hell, depending on the weight distribution, you could just be staring up at the sky, and see nothing but the big open blue sky. And if you're facing the other side, you'll be getting a really good view of Green Lantern, which looks HUGE from the lifthill. And you may just be looking down at the ground, never knowing when this lifthill will ever end. But quickly, the ride crests the lifthill and you go through the predrop. This actually gives us a little bit of speed and really gets us going. Now usually, you're either leaning slightly foreword, or slightly back, which makes most people slightly nervous. Now before we start the first half, we notice that we passed through a trim which slows us down a little. But before you can say "Trims suck!!!" You swoop down that first dip and get a nice little pop of airtime! It may not be flipping much right now, but don't worry. That's normal. Yeah, Six Flags did that. We then go through another speed hump that doesn't do too much, but it is still fun. But before you know it, you dive down through another one of those twisted drops and head into the midcourse brakes. While we aren't upsidedown on the midcourse brakes, during a lot of my Green Lantern Rides, we were either facing the sky, or the ground here. And yep, right as we got off the midcourse brakes, we get some decent ejector air (It used to be so much better) ='(. We go through another one of those funky drops. Its fun, we get some more speed. And then we get the final hump. Something strange happens here. You actually get a flip here. Yep, this is the only part of the ride that really flips anymore. Seriously, that hump was designed to make you go upsidedown. Even Six Flags' botchering of the ride can't stop the flips right here. And then you slam into the brake run here. Green Lantern is a ride that really pisses me off mostly because it used to be so good, but then Six Flags had to go and neuter the ride. Ever since Six Flags added those elephant ears to the ride to prevent it from flipping, the ride isn't nearly as good as it used to be.

5/10

Location: Six Flags Magic Mountain

Opened: 2011

Built by: Intamin

Last Ridden: May 30, 2017

I have ridden this exact same ride at the following parks.

Gröna Lund

Green Lantern Photos

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