DC Universe debuts at Six Flags Great America to change name to Long-Time Ride – NBC Chicago

Six Flags Great America pulls out a page from DC Comics, welcoming the universe to its park this season with a notable rebranding that includes renaming a well-known ride.

The DC Universe will take over Yankee Harbor, one of the park’s original six zones, with reimagined attractions.

Across three roller coasters, iconic heroes and villains will take center stage in the park’s redesign.

The U-shaped ride formerly known as Vertical Velocity will now be called The Flash: Vertical Velocity. Yankee Clipper, the long-running timber channel water coaster that opened in 1976, will now be known as Aquaman Splashdown, and the Whirligig coaster that swirled riders will become DC Super-Villains Swing .

Yankee Harbor had previously housed two rides based on the famous comic books, Batman: The Ride and The Joker Free-Fly Coaster.

DC themes will also resonate throughout the park’s new dining and shopping experiences. Named after superhero Steel, Steelworks Pub will feature a beer garden and a new treat menu.

Visitors can also head to Batman’s hometown of Gotham City for various snacks. Sweet treats will be served by Captain Cold Ice Cream, which pays homage to the Flash comic book villain.

Along with the rest of the park, the new section will be open to the public on April 15. Tickets and passes can be purchased here.

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