Great Adventure announces Superman: Ultimate Flight

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2002 5:33 AM | Contributed by Viper423

New Jersey park Six Flags Great Adventure today announced the construction of Superman: Ultimate Flight, a B&M flying coaster, for 2003. The ride is similar to the one that opened at Six Flags Over Georgia this year. Six Flags Great America, near Chicago, is expected to announce the same ride.

Read the press release from Internet Wire.

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 5:30 AM
What? so it isnt an arrow 4-d ;)
Wednesday, October 23, 2002 5:31 AM
Another good coaster for GAdv, I'm happy your happy. *** This post was edited by NITROman on 10/23/2002. ***
Wednesday, October 23, 2002 5:32 AM

Don't even start with that clone crap.

Jeff - Webmaster/Admin -
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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 5:34 AM

“As the theme park with the most rides on the planet, we are thrilled to offer the greatest jaw-dropping, heart-pounding experience of 2003,” Black said.

*sigh* ... sad when they don't even know thier own stats..

*** This post was edited by Red Garter Rob on 10/23/2002. ***

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 5:34 AM
BE THANKFUL. some locations are getting just flats.
Wednesday, October 23, 2002 5:37 AM
That must be a record. Second post and we are already complaining about clones. Should be happy they are getting a new ride.

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Mike "Viper" Semtak

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 5:42 AM

Even if this ride is a direct clone of SFGA's B&M flyer everyone in the NY/NJ area should go to their knees. This is a great ride!

It took but one ride, at 3:30 AM one morning, to convince me that this concept is far better than X-Flight. That night I rode most of B&M's concepts, from a Batman clone to the stand up coaster Scorcher and the B&M's flyer is that companys ultimate ride.

If they clone this ride in every park in the nation, the result will only be millions of satisfied coaster fans. That is far more than I can say for all the parks that have boomerangs.

What have you gotten me into?

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 5:48 AM
Look at that! Tim Black is now the GM of SFGAd! He came from SFoT to Wyandot Lake to SFNE and now hes here....

Why does this company move their management teams all around so much?

Oh, at least NJ locals won't lose their Arrow looper for a B&M Flyer like those in Chicago.

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 5:49 AM

I don't know what the site location for Great Adventure's S:UF looks like, but this picture here...

...sure looks a lot like the former Shockwave site at SFGAm, with some added landscaping.
Is Great Adventure's S:UF in, or next to a parking lot too ?
Could this be a rendering of what Great America's S:UF location will look like ?
...hmmm :)

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*** This post was edited by Joe Carroll on 10/23/2002. ***

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 5:57 AM
Less than 5% of park goes could give two cents about a clone. If 95% of a Six Flags park's guests are local visitors only, the term clone is mute.
Wednesday, October 23, 2002 6:02 AM
It's great that SFGAdv. is getting a flynig coaster. It would be nice if they came up with an original design though IMO.


Wednesday, October 23, 2002 6:04 AM
Just some minor changes i noticed in the animation and model. This one has a single station instead of a double station. And I think the trains has 8 rows instead of 7. Do you think this is better or worse for the capacity or no changes at all?
Wednesday, October 23, 2002 6:09 AM
Its called sarcasm.
Wednesday, October 23, 2002 6:12 AM

When Six Flags is as cash strapped as they are, I think it's very smart of them to only have to do R&D on ONE design, and clone it. They are probably saving millions by doing this. Most bang for your buck, and only some whiney spoiled "enthusiasts" (for the lack of a better term) will complain.

Your park is getting a B&M... who cares if it's a clone, it's a B&M! Honestly.. how many people go back and forth between SFOG, SFGAm, and SFGAdv that are not enthusiasts that will even know that this ride exists elsewhere on the planet?

So you're upset it's a clone? Wah. Get over yourself.


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Wednesday, October 23, 2002 6:21 AM

Hey Mike Garrison,

I'm Mike Garrison. Wow that's pretty funny since I was confused at first and thought maybe during my sleep I had posted on this or something.


The other Mike Garrison

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 6:55 AM
Joe -

That certainly does look like the SFGAM plot, the only thing being that the parking lines at SFGAM go in a different direction. But for argument's sake, if it is a rendering for SFGAM and/or SFGADV's land plot, thank God they're not just dropping it in the parking lot like they did with Shockwave.

I for one, am grateful that Six Flags is adding another attraction to Great America. Even when they 'only' add a flat ride, I am thankful. Afterall, what do the parks really OWE us? Nothing! If we don't want to go there, we don't have to. It's all discretionary income.

(Puts flame suit on).

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 7:19 AM

It lacks a tunnel :-/

Hey - does that mean it's not a clone!? ;)

It's unfortunate I probably won't be on this coast by the time it opens, but it's not exactly a surprising addition to Great Adventure's lineup. They have everything else, practically.

~~~ Maddy ~~~

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 7:30 AM

Let's just say I will be in no hurry to visit SFGADV.

I think the park only has two good coasters, Chiller and Medusa.

Don't get me wrong, Im happy locals will have another coaster but Im not in no hurry to ride another B&M in a park that is full of em

Chuck, who told the GM there what the park needs along with everyone else. GOOD WOOD.


Wednesday, October 23, 2002 7:47 AM

Riiiiiight... 'cause God knows a park with four B&M's couldn't possibly be any fun.

Enthusiasts. Ugh...

Jeff - Webmaster/Admin -
"There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, when it's all in your mind. You gotta let go." - Ghetto, Supreme Beings of Leisure


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