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
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Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Floorless Coaster
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Floorless
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1600
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 168 feet
Drop 163 feet
Top speed 70 mph
Length 4025 feet
Inversions 6
Duration 2:35
G-Force 3.8
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Superman Krypton Coaster is a steel floorless roller coaster located at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas, USA. This is one of four Bolliger & Mabillard 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.

History

At the time of the ride's announcement in 1999, 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.[1] 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.[2]

For the 2015 season, the ride was repainted. The year after, it received virtual reality headsets that immerse riders in a Superman-themed film.[3] The VR offering did not return for the 2017 season however.

Design

Elements

Colour scheme

Red track and blue supports.

Trains

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.

Images

References

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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


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