Superman Krypton Coaster

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Superman Krypton Coaster
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Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Location San Antonio, Texas, USA
Status Operating since March 11, 2000
Cost $20,000,000
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Floorless - Virtual reality
Model / product Floorless Coaster
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1600
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height168 feet
Drop163 feet
Top speed70 mph
Length4025 feet
Inversions6
Duration2:35
G-force3.8
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Superman Krypton Coaster is a steel floorless roller coaster located at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The ride is one of four floorless coasters that opened in the year 2000. The other three were Medusa at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Dominator at Kings Dominion, and Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando.

For the 2015 season, the ride was repainted. The following year, the ride received virtual reality headsets that immerse riders in a Superman-themed film.

History[edit | edit source]

At the time of the ride's announcement, construction had already begun on unused land bordered by quarry walls and an irrigation pond. The initial plans for the ride specified it would have seven inversions including a 114 foot tall vertical loop and a 96 foot tall dive loop. Following the ride's announcement, the design was altered to remove the dive loop and increase the size of the vertical loop to 145 feet. This saw Superman: Krypton Coaster obtain the record for the world's tallest vertical loop when it officially opened to the public on March 11, 2000.

Design[edit | edit source]

Elements

Trains[edit | edit source]

3 trains with 8 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.

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Tallest vertical loop
March 11, 2000 – June 22, 2013
Preceded by
Riddler's Revenge
Tallest vertical loop
March 11, 2000 – June 22, 2013
Succeeded by
Full Throttle