|Watch the on-ride POV|
|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Hyper|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||73 mph|
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. Superman: Ride of Steel opened on May 13, 2000.
Superman: Ride of Steel was given a single rider line for the 2022 season.
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.
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.
The ride's entrance
The queue line
The station's exterior
The lift hill
View of the course
- Six Flags America Reaches New Heights With Superman - Ultimate Rollercoaster
- McLendon, Gary (May 22, 2004). "Superman coasters suspended". Democrat and Chronicle. p. 15. Retrieved January 9, 2022.
- "Six Flags America's Superman: Ride of Steel to go Virtual Reality".
- "Six Flags America opens for the start of spring".
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.