Today’s update was supposed to be a full review of Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom – including photo’s, video’s and interviews – but unfortunately, the ride’s opening has been pushed back a week. That doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to share. And you can count on us to bring you full coverage of the new attraction just as soon as it opens.
LEX LUTHOR: DROP OF DOOM
The entry area for the ride looks ready. They’ve managed to keep the middle area open for people to watch the testing, which is a good thing.
The Daily Planet Newsstand appears ready
Paintball Alley has been re-purposed as the Lexcorp Weapons Training Facility. Apparently Lexcorp specializes in Sling Shots.
Instead of placing a statue or gaudy light, they’ve opted to keep the tree – which should provide shade for those opting not to ride.
The outside wall has been decorated with Lex Luthor/Lexcorp imagery
A closer look at the station. They’ve done a nice job considering the size constraints of the area.
The station as seen from the back side
You can see the water dummies on the ride, ready to drop
The queue door was open, which allowed us to get a shot of the inside.
Workers were still around doing touch-up work on the inside and outside.
The basket seen above the catch car is on both sides and is presumably for maintenance.
Directional signs pointing guests to Lex Luthor have also been placed around the park. This one is near Gold Rusher.
AROUND THE PARK
A flamboyant new stilt walking character was spotted in the park.
Apocalypse has some new advertising for the TNT series Falling Skies
This is appropriate advertising for the ride and really looks great
Wish they could re-do the pre-show with the cast of Falling Skies.
There is even a wrap on the trains
Colossus is also promoting a TNT show, the Great Escape
That should wrap it up for this week. Media Day for Lex Luthor Drop of Doom is scheduled for next Friday, July 6th. We will be bringing you all the festivities late Friday/early Saturday next week. Be sure to check out our reviews, news, photos and on-ride reactions to the tallest/fastest drop tower on the planet. Some of us are quite happy we have another week to mentally prepare for this ride. It may very well be a diaper inducing visit.