Posted Monday, September 27, 2004 12:07 PM | Contributed by Miltonmx
Six Flags Mexico has announced their new hyper coaster, Superman El Último Escape. The press release is translated to English with the stat sheet and a promotional video. Both are on the English version of
http://www.montanarusa.com/ (link below).
Link: Montañas rusas de Mexico (Mexican Roller Coaster)
Monday, September 27, 2004 12:14 PM
Wow, some nice video of Superman at SFA used there...would still like to see a layout of what the SFM version will look like...
Monday, September 27, 2004 1:09 PM
Gotta love the animation using SFDL's Intamin Superman when in reality SFM's hyper is Morgan. LOL!
Monday, September 27, 2004 1:32 PM
I wonder if this was supposed to be the rumored SFWoA hyper??
Monday, September 27, 2004 4:09 PM
couldn't they have named it something else?
I mean, how many Superman coasters are out there? why don't they make a RoadRunner Ultimate Escape, or maybe the Great Coyote Acme Drop Tower...???
Monday, September 27, 2004 4:22 PM
I know I haven't been following coasters as cloesly as of late, but it is a good thing to see Morgan build something. Or this was a deal done long ago and Morgan really isn't up too much still. I'm just saying that they seemed to fall off after Phantom's Revenge for some reason.
BATWING FAN SFA
Monday, September 27, 2004 8:19 PM
No it isn't the SFWOA/GL hyper,SFM's track has been sitting there since fall 01 when construction was halted due to the lack of official permits needed for zoning approval.
Anyone remember seeing the the car from one of the trains for the ride at IAAPA back in 01? I often wonder just what Chance Morgan did with them while the project was on hold.
Tuesday, September 28, 2004 6:07 PM
This may sound crazy, but is it possible that the coaster is actual the same layout as the Supermans at SFDL and SFA? I thought this was a stupid thought at first, but when I checked RCDB, and the stats look pretty similar, possibly different to accomodate Morgan's 3 row trains.
This would make sense financially seeing as Six Flags probably has rights to the layout anyway, and I'm guessing that Morgan, which was having financial problems at the time, probably cut them a deal on manufacturing it.
Just a possibility to throw out there, not sure if it's ever been done before where two different steel manufacturers built the same ride.