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Bizarro (Six Flags New England) - OnRide - (480p)02:41

Bizarro (Six Flags New England) - OnRide - (480p)

Superman The Ride Virtual Reality Coaster Split Screen02:46

Superman The Ride Virtual Reality Coaster Split Screen

General
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Park Six Flags New England
Location USAAgawam, Massachusetts, USA
Status Operating
Operated
Operated
Opened May 5, 2000
Opening
Cost
Height restriction Between 54 inches (137 cm) and 76 inches (193 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin AG
Builder
Designer Werner Stengel
Type Steel- Hyper
Type
Model
Riders per train 34
Riders per hour
Lift/launch system Chain Lift
Height 208 feet
Drop 221 feet
Top speed 77 mph
Length 5,400 feet
Dimensions
Duration 2:35
Inversions 0
Steepest drop
Maximum g-force
Flash Pass Flash Pass avialable


Superman: The Ride, formerly known as Superman: Ride of Steel (until 2008) and then Bizarro (until 2015), is an Intamin AG hyper roller coaster located at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts. The ride was built by Intamin AG in 2000 and has just over a mile of track. Bizarro has won the Amusement Today Golden Ticket Award for "Best Steel Roller Coaster" in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. The ride shares the same theme as Bizarro, a floorless roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure.

History and General InformationEdit

Superman: The Ride of Steel opened at Six Flags New England in 2000. It opened around the same time as Millennium Force, the coaster it has been in an ongoing war with for the Golden Ticket Award for Best Steel Roller Coaster. The ride featured a 208 foot hill with a 221 foot drop into a headchopper tunnel along with many airtime hills and a mist-filled tunnel. It was praised for its airtime, smoothness, and of course the general intensity and excitement value of the ride.

In 2009, Superman was rethemed to Bizarro, the name of superman's evil clone. The red and blue paint scheme of the ride were changed to purple and dark blue. Effects were added such as flames, building structures, open-aired "S" shields, and mist-filled tunnels. The flames were eventually relocated to the New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas. In 2013, Bizarro recieved new audio. At the beginning of the 2016 season, Bizarro was re-named Superman: The Ride, and received its old red and blue paint scheme again. The audio from 2013 was removed, and the coaster now features Virtual Reality, the first VR coaster in the northeast.

RankingsEdit

Golden Ticket Awards: Best Steel Roller Coaster

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Ranking 10 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 101

Photo GalleryEdit

Six Flags New England Roller Coasters
Operating Batman - The Dark KnightBizarroCatwoman's WhipCycloneFlashbackGotham City GauntletGoliathGreat ChaseMind EraserPandemoniumThunderbolt
Former Black WidowDark KnightGiant DipGreyhoundLightningLittle Rickie's Little Twister Whirlwind RacerWild MouseWildCat

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