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Superman: Ultimate Flight
Six Flags over Georgia Unlimited

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THE OVERVIEW
 
The first Superman flying coaster in the world, with the first coaster ever to have a pretzel loop!
 
This two inversion coaster flys up to 60 MPH through nearly 3000 feet of red, yellow, and blue twisting, inverted track in sleek, comfortable trains.

1/22/02-Press Release-World's Greatest Superhero Emerges at Six Flags over Georgia

Superman: Ultimate Flight

RIDE DETAILS
 
Rule
Track Type Year Designer/Manufacturer
Steel Flying  2002  Bolliger and Mabillard

RIDE STATISTICS
 
INTRODUCED...April 2002
 
HEIGHT...115 feet
 
MAXIMUM DROP...100 feet
 
LENGTH...2,759 feet
 
TOP SPEED...60 mph
 
INVERSIONS...2 (1 pretzel loop, one barrel roll)
 
RIDE DURATION...2:00
 
NUMBER OF TRAINS...3 trains
 
PASSENGERS PER TRAIN...28 passengers
 
RIDER CAPACTIY...2,000 riders per hour
 
HEIGHT/WEIGHT RESTRICTION...Must be over 54'' and less than 230 lbs.
 
COLORS...Red, yellow, and blue
 
RESTRAINTS...Advanced over-the-shoulder harness
 
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RIDE EXPERIENCE
 
ARRANGEMENT: 3 trains with 7 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in 7 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.
 
STRUCTURE: Supports are blue and red. Track rails are yellow and track supports are red.
 
ELEMENTS: Slanted, lowering drop into pretzel loop, rising left curve, swoop down and large swooping right turn, straight until a swooping left turn into the tunnel where you make a slanted right swoop into the barrel roll then straight into the brake run.
 
FEATURES: World's first pretzel loop and a barrel roll. A short tunnel is featured. Also has a double station technology and double brake runs.
 
HISTORY: Opened on April 6, 2002 to the public. The second B&M flying roller coaster (AIR at Alton Towers is first), but first featured in the United States. The third B&M roller coaster at Six Flags over Georgia, a huge honor to have three of this company's roller coaster.
 
This ride uses Lo-Q
 
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SUPERMAN: ULTIMATE FLIGHT (2002)
 
LOOK...8
 
LAYOUT...8
 
THEME...7
 
ELEMENTS/INVERSIONS...9
 
RIDE...10
 
ROUGHNESS FACTOR...No
 
OVERALL...9.5
 
   Superman: Ultimate Flight is a one-of-a-kind, thrill-a-second roller coaster that is truly an ingenius ride, made by the stellar Swiss firm Bolliger & Mabillard. Nothing about this ride is bad, no aspect, I think could ever be. The theming of the ride and new "Metropolis Park" has a good, clean, and new comic adventure that fits perfectly for that area. The ride is unbelievable, while very smooth and comfortable. The lift hilll is surprisingly high when you get to the top, the third highest coaster at SFoG, and the first hill brings an awesome "real flight feeling" experience to you. The pretzel loop is highly favorable, and insane, no doubt the best inversion ever. Its unique design is excellent to look at, not to say, to experience! The G-Force is incredible, and again very favorable for the annual coaster rider. The rest of the ride is very fun, with you flying over the people in Metropolis Park, then swooping down to come from inches to hitting the ground, then back up...just a great and realistic flying experience. The barrel roll, also, at the end of the ride is underrated, and certainly enhances the flying experience, away from the pretzel loop. The station is neat and unique to SFoG, and won't get hot like Batman does, since there are numerous fans everywhere and it's open-ended. Overall, the ride is very successful, and is highly recommended to all coaster lovers. If you don't ride it, you will miss out big time!