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Park

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Location

Valencia, California, USA

Opened

March 15, 1997

Riders per train

14

Riders per hour

1,050

Manufacturer

Intamin AG

Type

Steel Sit-Down Shuttle

Height

415 feet (126 Meters)

Drop

328 feet (100 Meters)

Top speed

100 mph (160 km/h)

Length

1,235 feet (376 Meters)

Duration

0:28

Inversions

0

Steepest drop

90°

Maximum G-Force

4.5G

Superman: Escape From Krypton (formerly known as Superman: The Escape) is an Intamin AG launched shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California.[1] It is one of only two reverse freefall coasters built by Intamin. It uses Linear Synchronous Motors (LSM) to propel the cars to the 104 mph (167 km/h) top speed. Viewed from the side, Superman's shape resembles a giant "L" shape.

RenovationEdit

Superman Escape From Krypton Logo

Superman: Escape From Krypton's logo from 2011 - present.

In 2010, Six Flags announced that it would be updating the ride for the 2011 season but there would be no Bizarro theme. The cars were be reversed and the track repainted to blue, red, and yellow. The name was changed from "Superman: The Escape" to "Superman: Escape From Krypton". Superman: Escape From Krypton closed on February 5, 2012 to start construction on Lex Luthor:Drop of Doom, two drop towers themed after Superman's archenemy. Superman: Escape From Krypton reopened when Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom opened on June 30, 2012.
Preceded by

Tower of Terror

World's Tallest Roller Coaster

March 1997–May 2003

Succeeded by

Top Thrill Dragster

Preceded by

Fujiyama

World's Tallest Roller Coaster Drop

March 1997–May 2003

Succeeded by

Top Thrill Dragster

Preceded by

Fujiyama

World's Fastest Roller Coaster

March 1997–December 2001

Succeeded by

Dodonpa

Photo GalleryEdit

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