Superman: Escape from Krypton

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Superman: Escape from Krypton
Superman Escape from Krypton tower.jpg
The 415 ft (126 m) tall tower of Superman: Escape from Krypton prior to the addition of Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom
Previously known as Superman: The Escape (1997-2010)
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Park section Samurai Summit
Coordinates 34°25′30″N 118°35′53″W / 34.424996°N 118.59802°W / 34.424996; -118.59802Coordinates: 34°25′30″N 118°35′53″W / 34.424996°N 118.59802°W / 34.424996; -118.59802
Status Operating
Opening date March 15, 1997 (1997-03-15)
Cost US$16,000,000
General Statistics
Type Steel – Launched – Shuttle
Manufacturer Intamin
Model Reverse Freefall Coaster
Lift/launch system Linear synchronous motor
Height 415 ft (126.5 m)
Drop 328.1 ft (100.0 m)
Length 1,235 ft (376.4 m)
Speed 100 mph (160.9 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 0:28
Max vertical angle 90°
Acceleration 0 to 104 mph in 7 seconds
G-force 4.5
Capacity 1,050 riders per hour
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Flash Pass Available
Must transfer from wheelchair
Superman: Escape from Krypton at RCDB
Pictures of Superman: Escape from Krypton at RCDB

Superman: Escape from Krypton (used to be known as Superman: The Escape) is a steel roller coaster built by Intamin at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, United States. When it opened in 1997, it was the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world. It is similar to a roller coaster called Tower of Terror II at Dreamworld in Australia. The ride closed in 2010 so that it could be changed from "Superman: The Escape" to "Superman: Escape from Krypton". The new ride opened in 2011, with new trains that face backwards and with new colors. [1] The ride is 28 seconds long.[2] For about 7 seconds during the ride, the rider is weightless (also called zero gravity).[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "SUPERMAN: ESCAPE FROM KRYPTON". Ultimate Rollercoaster®, LLC. s.d. Retrieved 3 September 2014. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bloomberg (6 August 2014). "The world's five fastest steel roller coasters". Telegraph Media Group Limited. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2014.

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