Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, today launched SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight, featuring the tallest inversion west of the Mississippi. At 15-stories tall, this one-of-a-kind roller coaster takes riders on a maximum speed of 62 mph over two vertical rolls and two upside-down twists.
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.
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.
My family has season passes to Six Flags, now I may not get on this thing (I’ll be the guy on the ground taking pictures), but I can guarantee my wife and daughter will be screaming their heads off on this thrill ride.
Great to see continued development happening at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.