Saturday, September 25, 2004 6:58 PM
Six Flags Mexico has announced their new Morgan hypercoaster that was orginally to open in 2002.
See press release in spanish here http://www.sixflags.com.mx/home/index.php.
The name translates to Superman: The Ultimate Escape and uses the same logo as Superman Ultimate Escape at SFWoA did. The ride is around 220 ft. tall, with a 213 ft. drop, about 5577 ft. long and a speed of 75 MPH (according to the translator I used). The ride was already paid for back when it was susposed to be built, so it is not a part of $125 mil. SF is spending this year. *** Edited 9/25/2004 10:59:14 PM UTC by SFZIP***
Saturday, September 25, 2004 7:01 PM
It's about time!
-Matt in Iowa
Saturday, September 25, 2004 8:04 PM
/\ I know. Seriously. When did we first see the parts for that ride? 3-4 years ago? This has got to be the longest delay ever for a ride.
Saturday, September 25, 2004 9:22 PM
Does anyone know the layout?
Saturday, September 25, 2004 9:42 PM
Six flags stop naming all your rides superman or batman it gets boring.
-Eric: Major Parks: SFNE(homepark), SFA,SFGADV,CP,BGE,BGA,Kennywood,and Sea World: Track record 65 different coasters ridden #1 is Millennium Force #2 is El Toro and than there are all the others
Saturday, September 25, 2004 9:49 PM
It's not boring to people down south-yet. In the last update I saw, they had started on the lifthill. I really like the color of the track.
Saturday, September 25, 2004 11:47 PM
I think Orphan Rocker was built, but was delayed to open after it was constructed. One of the emplyoees at Scenic World when I was there 2 months ago said it should open in May.
Sunday, September 26, 2004 12:04 AM
Who said that? The Dippin Dots guy?
Sunday, September 26, 2004 8:34 AM
The Ravine Flyer II ranks right up there for longest delay. Isn't it going on about 10 years since the original announcement? At least it's getting closer to becoming a reality. :)
-Matt in Iowa
Sunday, September 26, 2004 8:45 AM
It's going on around 10yrs for Ravine Flyer II.... BUT... there are no parts on-site for Raving Flyer II, just the announcement & approval process.
This Superman's parts have been on-site for years, so it would have to rank as one of the top delays in terms of "not-yet assembled, but parts-on-site".
Sunday, September 26, 2004 10:15 AM
Ravine Flyer II is currently planned for the 2006 season, and if all goes right with the court hearings, it will.