Superman: Ride of Steel

Roller coaster in the United States
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Superman: Ride of Steel
Six Flags America
Location Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
Status Operating since May 13, 2000
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Mega Coaster
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Hyper
Riders per train 32
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 197 feet
Drop 205 feet
Top speed 73 mph
Length 5350 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 68°
Duration 2:10

Superman: Ride of Steel is a steel hyper roller coaster located at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA. Built by Intamin, it is a mirror-image of Ride of Steel at Six Flags Darien Lake, which opened in 1999.


The roller coaster was announced in March 2000.[1] Superman: Ride of Steel opened on May 13, 2000.

In 2004, Superman: Ride of Steel was closed indefinitely when a 55-year-old Connecticut man fell to his death from Superman The Ride at Six Flags New England.[2]

In 2016, the ride received virtual reality headsets which played a Superman-themed film, similarly to other rides in the Six Flags chain.[3]

Superman: Ride of Steel was given a single rider line for the 2022 season.[4]




The font used on the ride implies a vague tie-in to Superman: The Animated Series, which was popular around the time of the ride's opening.

Colour scheme

Red track and blue supports.

Ride experience

Once the train has been dispatched from the station, it makes a winding, 180-degree turn. The train ascends 197 feet up the chain lift hill and then drops 205 feet at an angle of 68 degrees. The train reaches the maximum speed of 73 mph before entering a sharp turn and the first hill. A 540-degree helix follows, in addition to another smaller hill. The finale involves a 500-degree helix and several more airtime hills before reaching the brake run and returning to the station.


2 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 32 riders per train.



  1. Six Flags America Reaches New Heights With Superman - Ultimate Rollercoaster
  2. McLendon, Gary (May 22, 2004). "Superman coasters suspended". Democrat and Chronicle. p. 15. Retrieved January 9, 2022.
  3. "Six Flags America's Superman: Ride of Steel to go Virtual Reality".
  4. "Six Flags America opens for the start of spring".

External links

Articles on Six Flags America