Five 'new' coasters coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain? Not so fast

You're going to need a cheat sheet to keep track of all the new roller coaster names at

in 2011.

That's not to say that


is actually getting five

new coasters

this year. The Valencia amusement park is adding only one truly new coaster. The four other coasters will be re-branded, relocated, re-themed and remade -- one of each, in fact.

Confused? Well, you should be. Most of the new coaster names are the result of a

from Six Flags parks.


In early January, Magic Mountain dumped the


name from its apocalyptic-themed wooden roller coaster, which made its debut in 2009. The park kept the theme but revamped the pre-show and changed the name to



On March 19, Magic Mountain will reopen the

Superman: The Escape

magnetic-launch shuttle coaster as

, with trains that run backward instead of forward as they have since 1997. With on-track testing underway, Magic Mountain has begun teasing a pre-opening "technical rehearsal" for coaster fans on its



A 28-foot-tall junior coaster -- formerly known as Road Runner Express at the now-shuttered Six Flags New Orleans park -- will also make its debut March 19 at Magic Mountain. The coaster was originally scheduled to open last summer at Magic Mountain as

, but the park postponed the launch and dropped the name. After considering a new theme based on DC Comics superhero sidekicks, the park opted for simplicity and will name the coaster

Road Runner Express

. The coaster, which will have a 36-inch height requirement, replaces the former Sierra Falls water-tube slide.



Percy's Railway

coaster will get an as-yet-to-be-determined new name as part of a re-branding of the Thomas Town kiddie area of the park. Don't feel bad for Percy, though. The 10-foot-tall children's coaster has gone by many names over the years, including Goliath Jr. (2001), Wile E. Coyote (1985) and Clown (1971), according to

. Magic Mountain plans to unveil the re-branded

Whistlestop Park

kiddie area March 19.



, a so-called fourth-dimension vertical coaster with zigzag track, is the one truly new coaster coming to Magic Mountain in 2011. Billed as a first of its kind in the U.S., the ride is set to open on

Memorial Day

weekend. The addition of Green Lantern will require renaming the Gotham City Backlot as DC Universe. It turns out that the Green Lantern and


can't exist in the same comic book "city," but they can coexist in the larger "universe."

What does all this mean? In a few short months, Magic Mountain will boast a total of 18 roller coasters and will reclaim the "Coaster Capital of the World" crown from