Superman The Escape Rocket Coaster WBMW Australia

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 3:25 AM
Lots of new pictures have been posted at for your viewing pleasure.

This is begining to look like one hell of an interesting ride. For those who have not heard about it, it is starting with a indoor dark ride begining- aparently you are on a subway train that get caughts in an earthquake and superman appears and 'pushes' the train to safety.

What follows is not totally known but there is a top hat- which judging from the pics is not like TTD or KK but more like SR. The helix after the top hat looks insane, and there are multiple airtime hills after.

This is the sort of Rocket coaster i have been loking forward to. The perfect ride for a medium sized park. Why Thorpe Park did not build something like this i have no idea. And it 'only' cost 12 million bucks. Thats aussie dollars so thats about 8.5 million american.

Good to see some parks really thinking hard about the whole ride experience and not just chucking up some clone. *** Edited 8/16/2005 7:40:21 AM UTC by gyjdnb*** *** Edited 8/16/2005 7:41:55 AM UTC by gyjdnb***

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 8:51 AM
this looks SWEET so far, just by the angle I can tell it will be going at a pretty nice speed. The park needs have a press confrence about this, and soon! I want to know all about it before its built. Too bad I wont be going to Australia soon...
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 10:06 AM
I wonder what kind of deal Intamin gets for all that red paint? Seems most Intamins are red, doesn't it?
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 10:09 AM
A lot of Intamins are Superman themed so thats one explanation.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005 10:15 AM
But then you have StormRunner, TTD and Xcelerator (even though that is called coral or something along those lines). I just find it odd that so many parks pick the same color when there are so many out there.

And why can't a Superman ride have blue track and red supports for a change of pace? ;)

Tuesday, August 16, 2005 1:50 PM
We have just done another update up at - This thing is becoming amazing!

Have a look at those conrete buldings in the middle of the ride area (I am not talking about the pre show buildings) - with big square tunnels running through them... ;) ). As for the element *after* the top hat, well...hehehehe ;)


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