Superman Ultimate Flight opening soon at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Posted Friday, June 8, 2012 10:55 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A 3,000 pound representation of the iconic Superman "S" shield dangled from a giant crane as it was hoisted into place Thursday at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. It was among the finishing touches being applied to the park's Superman Ultimate Flight ride, expected to be ready June 23.

Read more from The Times-Herald.

Saturday, June 30, 2012 12:15 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Definitely looks as cool as suspected. It's a shame parks shouldn't build fun unique experiences like this because of low capacity.

Now that I went there, the entire ride cycle is less than a minute from launch to final stop. Feel free to refigure capacity accordingly. Might actually be as high as a whopping 288pph.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Saturday, June 30, 2012 6:48 PM
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Saturday, June 30, 2012 6:13 PM

Opening day, close to a full queue and about a 90 minute wait. They were really moving at dispatching the ride and the line while long, never stopped moving. Despite the crowds, the line remains about the same throughout the day. For a coaster that's suppose to be such a nightmare, I've managed about 5 rides so far today. I did get to the park early and was on the second train out.

It's a great little ride! Smooth, fun and surprisingly forceful. Someone described it perfectly by saying it feels like what would happen if an Intamin impulse coaster actually continued after the spikes into a full loop.

Great job by Premier, who with this ride, Sky Rocket and the Mummy rides, are finally living up to their name and have found the thing that they do better than anyone else.

Last edited by John Knotts, Saturday, June 30, 2012 6:22 PM
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Saturday, June 30, 2012 9:18 PM
Jeff's avatar

I don't think Premier Rides gets enough credit. They've had some issues with certain restraints (old Flight of Fear, SOB), but they've built some really fantastic rides.


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Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:30 AM
LostKause's avatar

That looks pretty cool. The short ride time does look like it will help with capacity somewhat.


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Sunday, July 1, 2012 12:49 PM

John Knotts said:

It's a great little ride! Smooth, fun and surprisingly forceful. Someone described it perfectly by saying it feels like what would happen if an Intamin impulse coaster actually continued after the spikes into a full loop.

Great job by Premier, who with this ride, Sky Rocket and the Mummy rides, are finally living up to their name and have found the thing that they do better than anyone else.

Agreed. I'm a fan of Premier rides, from what I've seen (honestly, not that much). They have some crazy ideas, and although I HAVEN'T done many of their rides, I have always enjoyed them very much.


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