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Superman: Escape From Krypton

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roller coaster
Superman: Escape From Krypton
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Six Flags Magic Mountain
Location Valencia, California, USA
Status Operating since March 15, 1997
Cost $20,000,000 USD
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Manufacturer Intamin
Type Steel - Launched - Twin - Shuttle
Model / product Reverse Freefall Coaster
Riders per train 12
Propulsion LSM launch
Height415 feet
Drop328.1 feet
Top speed100 mph
Length1,235 feet
Inversions0
Steepest drop90°
Duration0:28
G-force4.5G
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Superman: Escape From Krypton (formerly known as Superman: The Escape) is an Intamin launched shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, USA.[1] It is one of only two reverse freefall coasters built by Intamin. It uses Linear Synchronous Motors (LSM) to propel the cars to the 104 mph (167 km/h) top speed. Viewed from the side, Superman's shape resembles a giant "L" shape.

The launch and brake systems were provided by IntraSys GmbH.[2]

Renovation[edit]

In 2010, Six Flags announced that it would be updating the ride for the 2011 season but there would be no Bizarro theme. The cars were be reversed and the track repainted to blue, red, and yellow. The name was changed from "Superman: The Escape" to "Superman: Escape From Krypton". Superman: Escape From Krypton closed on February 5, 2012 to start construction on Lex Luthor:Drop of Doom, two drop towers themed after Superman's archenemy. Superman: Escape From Krypton reopened when Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom opened on June 30, 2012.

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References[edit]

Tallest roller coaster
March 1997 - May 2003
Preceded by
Tower of Terror
Tallest roller coaster
March 1997 - May 2003
Succeeded by
Top Thrill Dragster
Tallest roller coaster drop
tied with
Tower of Terror

March 1997 - May 2003
Preceded by
Fujiyama
Tallest roller coaster drop
tied with
Tower of Terror

March 1997 - May 2003
Succeeded by
Top Thrill Dragster
Fastest roller coaster
tied with
Tower of Terror

March 1997 - December 2001
Preceded by
Fujiyama
Fastest roller coaster
tied with
Tower of Terror

March 1997 - December 2001
Succeeded by
Dodonpa