Superman el Último Escape @ SFM Completed and Running (w/ pics)

Saturday, November 20, 2004 2:03 PM

You can check out the last 5 pics over at RCDB for some pics of SFM's newest coaster and what looks to be a very fun Chance-Morgan hypercoaster. The design is more of a hypertwister design, along the lines of the turn around on Steel Dragon, though I'm sure the success of Superman at SFNE had an influence on SFI's design specifications that they had when they ordered the ride from Chance-Morgaon.

Anyway's, enjoy the pics. I'm sure we'll be seeing more soon now that it is at least testing.

*** Edited 11/20/2004 7:12:57 PM UTC by Coaster Lover***

Saturday, November 20, 2004 2:40 PM
That coaster looks really impressive, much better than what I imagined it to look like.
Saturday, November 20, 2004 4:46 PM
This coaster is cool just for the fact it's the new old school. Just a chain and gravity, no motors, non of that air launch stuff. This coaster seems to be from ten years ago. Remember when Magnum was considered the future. That's what this ride reminds me of.
Saturday, November 20, 2004 7:32 PM
Like the colors, blue support, red spine, yellow track. Way to work all of the colors into the ride.
Saturday, November 20, 2004 8:22 PM
The words fun, Chance, and Morgan all in the same sentence. Now, maybe if it was an Intamin ride. ;)


Saturday, November 20, 2004 9:24 PM
It seems like there's a LOT of track between the station and the lift. If you look in this pic: seems like the station is in the upper left corner, but if that is where the station is, seems there would be a much faster route to get the train from the station to the lift. It also seems, from what I can see in these pictures, there really won't be too much airtime in this coaster. You'll get maybe too nice pops before the brake run, another nice pop up onto the brake run, one on the hill after the brake run, and maybe one or two small ones after that. But there's no long series of camel back hills so common on these Chance-Morgan rides, and unless I'm missing something, it just seems like a short ride. However, I REALLY like how careful they were to preserve all the trees around the ride. With all the trees so close to the ride, it looks like the ride has been there for years.

If nothing else, it's just good to see this ride FINIALLY opening. Considering it was supposed to be open like 2 years ago, it's about time.

Saturday, November 20, 2004 10:28 PM
This was designed prior to Okomoto's leaving Morgan, correct?

If so, you can see his traditional "let's helix" signature.

Finally, this thing is opening. I love the old school Morgan trains, though. Very Magnum-ish.

Saturday, November 20, 2004 10:50 PM
Spine look purple to anyone else?
Sunday, November 21, 2004 1:02 AM
I just read a report that said that there was "pre lift" thats why the lift is so far away.

It looks like alot of fun. But, dosen't el Ultimo Escape mean Ultimate Escape, and not ultimate flight like I've seen listed?;)

Sunday, November 21, 2004 1:09 AM
If you look at the picture that Coaster Lover linked to, you can see what looks like a bunny hop after the station before the lift.

Plus, this thing is 5500' long! The pics make it seem so much shorter though. To me at least.

Sunday, November 21, 2004 11:24 PM
I'm gonna be the odd man and say this looks cornier than Wild Thing. There doesn't seem to be *much* between the first drop and the Mcbr. I guess the extra track before the lift helped in making it 5500 ft long.
Monday, November 22, 2004 2:38 AM

Club Montana Rusa has some pics of the opening day celibtrations. I think the thing I like most is how they themed the building that the queue goes through to be the Daily Planet. It looks REALLY good with all the offices and such, but by the way it looks if I'm not mistaken, the building is all the way at the begining of the queue line so unless the line is completly full, you'll never be able to spend enough time walking through the nicely themed building to enjoy it. Worst part is, if the line IS full enough to be stopped in that Daily Planet building, you have a good 2 hours after you leave the building before you get on the ride based on that HUGE maze they have set up. Either way, it looks good visually. I'd have to see some more pics to really give my opinion on the layout, but I'm sure all those down in Mexico are going to be very happy with their new hyper.

Monday, November 22, 2004 3:47 AM
I hope this ride as much ejecting airtime as Steel Eel, if it does, then, and only then, will I ride it....Steel Eel that is.
Monday, November 22, 2004 11:16 AM
You'll ride Steel Eel if Superman has as much air as Steel Eel? Makes perfect sense. After all, if Hydra is as good as Medusa, I can't wait to get to SFGAdv again to ride Medusa.


I really like the layout of this coaster. You may think it looks short, but according to RCDB it's the 14th longest coaster in the world. Who cares if a lot of the elements are before the lift?

Monday, November 22, 2004 10:36 PM
Well of course the layout is more of a twister than your average hyper which usually tends to be an out & back....looks like they took a lot of the best elements from SD2K & wrapped them up in a very impressive looking package if you ask me.

The landscaping is also very impressive as they left a fair amount of trees near the course which gives the ride an "earthy" feel to it,unlike SF's usual standard of just plopping down a coaster in an empty field devoid of any vegetation......or worse smack dab in the middle of a parking lot.

I'd actually take this latest superman hyper in place of the Intamin that SFA has any day,who knows? this thing just might de-throne SFNE's S:ROS as the favorite among the superman quadruplets...only time will tell. *** Edited 11/23/2004 3:37:11 AM UTC by BATWING FAN SFA***

Monday, November 22, 2004 11:07 PM
BatwingFan, I can assure you SFNE's Superman will safely hold it's position as the best of the Superman coasters. I've been on a lot of Morgan coasters and I can assure you that while this may be the best of the Morgan hypercoasters, it just cannot beat the least not in my opinion...I guess the ride reviews will tell...
Tuesday, November 23, 2004 9:58 AM

an "earthy" feel to it

Since when has greenpeace been coaster enthusiasts! *** Edited 11/23/2004 3:00:14 PM UTC by green_raptor_6***

Tuesday, November 23, 2004 10:09 AM
If the ride was flat you could make that statement at this point Coaster Lover.
Tuesday, November 23, 2004 12:40 PM
I haven't ridden the ride, of course, but unless this coaster feels drastically different from previous Morgan coasters (and I see now reason why it should) then its not going to touch SFNE's Superman. Not even come close.

Still looks like a fun ride, though.


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