It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s Superman: Ultimate Flight, the brand new coaster that just opened at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom! The coaster’s opening has been long-awaited, but the coaster is now open for the world to experience.
The press release from today’s opening states: “The new ride represents the newest technologies developed by Premier, including a highly-sophisticated multi-directional magnetic launch system. As a launch coaster, 12 passengers are seated two by two in two separate coaches before propelling forward through a tunnel, taking a heartline roll inversion at the height of 150-feet, then twisting at a 180-degree dive. Midway, the ride brakes twice at unexpected intervals for cliffhanger and dramatic effects — all in under 60 seconds.”
“SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight definitely pushes the envelope in the thrill category,” said Dale Kaetzel, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom park president. “Since last summer’s announcement, there has been tremendous buzz about this ride and our guests have been anticipating the debut. This ride will, no doubt, be the ‘must-experience’ attraction in Northern California.”
Superman: Ultimate Flight is a first for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in more ways than one: “As Discovery Kingdom’s first DC Comics-themed ride, the new addition is the perfect complement to the park’s unique collection of marine life, wildlife and wild rides. Thrill rides include the popular coasters, Medusa, Kong, Roar, V2 and Boomerang, and now — SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight’s addition solidifies Discovery Kingdom’s standing as Northern California’s best place to experience thrills of all kinds.”
Take a spin on Superman: Ultimate Flight for yourself. Check out the onride video below:
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