Six Flags Magic Mountain, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, has launched SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton. Taking the 100-mph-in-seven-seconds feature and elevating it to the next level of extreme by reversing the direction of the vehicles and sending riders shooting backwards up 41-stories into the sky, SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton leaves riders hanging for several seconds of weightlessness before they plummet back to earth… face first!
Unlike traditional coasters, SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton blasts riders at 100 mph backwards in newly-designed sleeker cars on a dual track that spans 900 feet and looms 415 feet in the air, forming a gigantic “L” shaped superstructure that has been repainted a vibrant blue and red with a yellow track, and branded with a giant Superman “S” shield at the top that can been seen miles away.[ Also Read: Diane Lane as Martha Kent in Superman Movie ]
SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton opens to the public on Saturday, March 19.
“Six Flags is known internationally as the industry leader in next generation thrills. Since it opened in 1995, SUPERMAN The Escape, has been one of the most popular thrill rides in the world,” claims Bonnie Rabjohn, Six Flags Magic Mountain Park president.[ Also Read: Waiting for Superman in the Classroom ]
Themed to the legend of one of DC Comic’s greatest super heroes, Superman, SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton is an unrivaled experience, says the company.
The adventure begins moments before the destruction of Superman’s home world, Krypton, located high atop the park’s mountain ridge. Riders begin their journey in 14-passenger vehicles aerodynamically designed for intense speed.[ Also Read: Superhero Robojit Lands on the Sand Planet ]
Electro-magnetic motors blast the five-ton vehicles out of Krypton backwards, accelerating from 0 to 100 mph in seven seconds.
Riders will experience several seconds of weightlessness at the peak of the 41-story-tall tower and then slowly begin the descent back to Krypton.
As the sleek vehicles freefall straight down the skyscraper, they will once again enter the 100 mph speed zone before safely returning to earth.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is a leading regional theme park company with 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.