At the IAAPA Expo 2014, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Sally Corp. showed off the first look at a new Joker animatronic figure for the upcoming ride Justice League: Battle for Metropolis 4D.
Alongside a lifelike Cyborg figure, the Joker sprung to life on the convention show floor, seated atop a large canon, shooting “laughing gas” at the event’s attendees.
Video: Joker animatronic unveiled for Justice League ride at Six Flags
The 4D interactive dark ride will be opening at Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags Over Texas in 2015.
In addition to the Joker and Cyborg, other DC characters that will be included in the ride will be Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Lex Luthor. Guests will climb aboard six-passenger motion-based vehicles, which were also unveiled at the convention, created by Oceaneering.
Interactive laser blasters enable riders to fire at villains while the ride utiizes 4D effects simulating fire, cannon blasts, and explosions.
The four-minute ride will include five interactive 3D screens displaying hi-definition animation.