Superman: The Ride at MB:MW

Tuesday, February 22, 2005 7:47 PM
I was wondering if anyone has anyinfo about this ride. possible elements speed or layout. I found this interesting that MB:MW would still have rights to the Marvel superheros even after the termination of the management contract.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005 8:00 PM
I presume you mean Warner Bros Movie World Madrid? Here are some pics, check RCDB for stats.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005 8:42 PM
Ick, I know why, its a pain to look at! I would take Scream's parking lot theming over a buncha dirt like that.


Tuesday, February 22, 2005 9:24 PM
Well, when dirt is the natural terrain of the surrounding area, including where Superman is, why change it?
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 3:56 AM
The "Superman" Rocket coaster will go to Warner Bros. Movie World AUSTRALIA.

It will possibly be similar to the small Kingda Ka version which will be built at Thorpe Park in 2006.

The Australian Movie World was never connected to Six Flags.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 4:56 AM
oh come on - it's not dirt, it's an arid area, a desert landscape, in which Superman of Madrid is set - it's actually great.
Or would you call the Texas Superman that travels over cliffs compare to a parking lot coaster?
I love coasters that are built out on nothing but the barren landscape
I think that's cool.
(that generally excludes parking lots though).
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 5:22 AM
Plus that area is a lot greener now, that photo must have been taken in the park's first year. I like the setting as at night it is really dark, even with the ride lit up as there are no buildings or anything.

I don't think the rocket coaster in Australia will be the same as Thorpe's rocket as apparently there is an enclosed run up to the launch, although this is only hearsay.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 6:23 AM
^You might be right, its also said to be only 40 meters tall, opposed to the 60 meter Thorpe Park ride.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 10:06 AM
Sadly, I think the INSIDE of the TopHat (aka, the *correct* side) has gone the way of Intamin chainlifts...:(
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:05 AM
^ What, snapped? :)


Wednesday, February 23, 2005 9:49 PM
What we're getting is looking to be the most neutered rocket coaster to date. Nothing's official other than the fact that we're getting it and that it'll cost only AUD$12 million, but word is it'll only be 40m high and under 100km/hr, so it's really not going to be anything terribly remarkable.

The Australian park is owned and operated by a partnership of Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow, so there are no issues with licensing. In fact the park is currently talking up their Marvel character appearances in the park, so there's no issues there.

Thursday, February 24, 2005 12:47 AM

auscoasterman said:
word is it'll only be 40m high and under 100km/hr, so it's really not going to be anything terribly remarkable.

Don't be so sure yet. Kanonen is looking like a great ride and it's only 25m. That is tiny. RITA isn't looking too bad either. Sure neither of them are "blow your mind" attractions, but I wouldn't mind having them around.

Now if it's a 40m "Mini-Ka" or "Mini-TTD"...that would be unremarkable.

*** Edited 2/24/2005 5:50:23 AM UTC by MrX***

Thursday, February 24, 2005 4:45 AM
Both seem to be shaping up to be fun little rides. I just never thought the concept behind Superman was ever something to do with "fun" or "little" - I thought it was "blow your mind". When the Superman ride struggles to be the biggest and fastest in the park, with an SLC coming close, then I think that it's hard to justify a Superman name and theming.

AUD$12 million won't leave much room for elements outside of the launch and tophat, with theming up to the standard of this park. I don't doubt that it'll be a fun ride, but I think it's unfortunate to see them doing it on the cheap (the park's Scooby-Doo wild mouse coaster had a bigger budget than this).

Thursday, February 24, 2005 8:28 AM
Kanonen has an interesting layout but it doesn't look attractive nor does it look fun. Rockets were made for speed and going through extremly high curves and hills. Launching 40mph going through inversions not even 50 feet in the air is not a rocket coaster people want to ride. Rita looks like it will take advantage of speed which is one of the most thrilling parts of the other rockets. I'll have to wait and read the reviews on Kanonen to change my mind on its layout.
Thursday, February 24, 2005 10:05 AM
I think you don't know what you're talking about. "People" ride things like Iron Dragon by the millions every year. Not every ride needs to be a record breaker. The average park goer doesn't know what a rocket coaster even is, let alone what it's "supposed" to be.
Thursday, February 24, 2005 3:30 PM
Jeff has it nailed. A park isn't adding to suit enthusiasts, they are building to give the public some reason to come back. Anything to any park is something new that will bring in more people than before the ride's addition. The GP doesn't know that Kingda Ka is a virtual copy of TTD, or that Canonen / RITA is small. The GP wants new and exciting rides, and to them, new is something that isn't already in that park, not something that isn't in any park anywhere.

*** Edited 2/24/2005 8:38:43 PM UTC by Rctycoon2k***


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