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Lex Luthor at Magic Mountain sees 1st riders

July 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom, the world's tallest vertical-drop ride, sees its first riders on Friday at Magic Mountain.

The media was given a preview of the ride named after one of Superman's greatest enemies.

The open-bottom ride pulls riders up the 400-foot Superman tower, pauses for a moment and then drops at 85 miles an hour. That's a 40-story plummet that lasts six seconds.

The ride officially opens Saturday.