Superman El Ultimo Escape finally opens at Six Flags Mexico

Posted Monday, November 22, 2004 9:46 AM | Contributed by Rodrigo Marin

November 18th, Superman El Ultimo Escape had its official opening. After having been postponed for almost three years, the coaster is now open to the public. Photos can be found from opening day at

Link: Club de Fans de MontaƱas Rusas

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Monday, November 22, 2004 10:42 AM
The theming is unbelievable.

I suspect the office furnishings at Superman are nicer than the actual furniture in the SF's Mexico management offices.

SF's outdid themselves this time! Very nice to see.

I hope this is a new trend for SF's.

Monday, November 22, 2004 11:41 AM
One could make that assumption!

I would imagine some version of theming was thought out three years ago, but I would not think it was as elaborate as it appears today. I just don't think SF's spent theming $$$$ back then. They were in the build and they will come mode.

Look at X and Deja Vu, absolutely 0 theming.

Monday, November 22, 2004 12:12 PM
The theming reminds me of Spiderman. Looks like a fun coaster all around. Gotta love those long trips to the lift hill.
Monday, November 22, 2004 12:22 PM
Actually the theme is fine until you get outside when you find the trademark Six Flags sheet metal shack walls.
Monday, November 22, 2004 12:47 PM
Interesting layout!

So cool. I wonder how this park is performing in comparison with the other Six Flags parks...

Monday, November 22, 2004 1:03 PM
Erik - When I was in Mexico City in Aug 2002 SFM was much busier than La Feria de Chapultapec.

SFM is a beautiful park, very lush, nice theming, excellent selection of rides. Their steel coasters [up until now] are all off-the-shelf models [SLC, 'Rang, etc] but Medusa has a very unique and twisted layout. Unfortunately when I was there Medusa was a twisted POS with trains tracking horribly. I hear its since had a lot of TLC and is running better. And they had a lot of cool flats.

La Feria looks more like a carnival with a huge wooden racer plopped down in the middle of it. The older section of the park is nice but the newer portion is all concrete with few trees...perhaps Cedar Fair owns it? LOL! And, when I was there Montana Rusa was closed for rehab...UGH!

Superman looks like a winner ;)

Monday, November 22, 2004 1:52 PM
What? No "Those trains sure are ugly..." comments? You Buzzers are slipping.

I saw the RCDB pix, is there some other place that has the whole layout? I still can't really tell what it is. From what I can see, it looks incredible!

Monday, November 22, 2004 1:54 PM
The office themeing does look a lot like an upscale version of Spiderman. The night lighting is impressive too.
Monday, November 22, 2004 3:11 PM
Soggy - Even tho you've seen the pics on RCDB most of the layout can be seen in this pic, taken from the top of the first drop. I read a description of the layout that mentioned two helices, so I believe there may be one hidden by the trees on the left side of the pic, just prior to the MCBR.

Following the MCBR is a series of bunnyhops. The real mystery is the lift approach, which can be partially seen in this pic. I believe what you can't see on the right side of the pic is a swoop turn to the pre-lift brake run.But yes, I would like to see a layout, too ;)

Edited to fix links and for spelling.

*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 11/22/2004 3:12:44 PM ***

Monday, November 22, 2004 4:32 PM
D'OH! I didn't realize that pic was taken from the top of the first drop. (where else could that have been from?) So that clears some questions up for me, but yeah, I still am wondering what it does pre-lifthill.
Monday, November 22, 2004 4:47 PM
It looks like there is a small pre-lift bunny hill from the looks of that second picture...but I could be wrong.
Monday, November 22, 2004 4:56 PM
Man if only the US trio of Intamins could've been themed that good,I'm certainly impressed.

It's great to see that after three years worth of delays they finally managed to get the coaster up & running though.

Monday, November 22, 2004 5:45 PM
Eric - I saw that, too. I think it's a gentle slope leaving the station, hop up, swoop turn, block brake, lift.
Monday, November 22, 2004 5:53 PM
Well, I was kinda right. Here is a photo of the approach to the pre-lift bunny hop, during construction.


Monday, November 22, 2004 6:24 PM
Very nice themeing! Like others have said, it looks similar to Spider Man's. I'm hopeing to check out the Mexico City parks next year when I 'm down doing a tour of Texas. Now I haven't checked prices yet and this is just an assumption, but does anyone know if prices would be cheaper going from one of the major Texas cities to Mexico City than from other areas in the US? Can anybody recommend an airline they've used before?
Tuesday, November 23, 2004 2:01 AM
Well, Clark and Peter both worked for newspapers...

I hope to get to la Six Flags de Mexico in the next 2 or 3 years. This looks like fun!

Tuesday, November 23, 2004 4:10 AM
That is one cool looking ride. The layout looks a lot more original than the Morgan triplets here in the States.

Only if Morgans trains were more open. Whenever I ride in one of them I feel like a little kid sitting at a table at suppertime without a booster seat!

Tuesday, November 23, 2004 7:45 AM
So with that layout pic being from the first drop, there must be quite a direction change towards the left. In this pic

It looks like you drop into a tunnel, and then the direction change happens on the ascent. Right? Or am I just really confused?

Tuesday, November 23, 2004 8:06 AM
You're not confused. The track takes a slight turn to the right in that tunnel.

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