Superman Ultimate Flight (Six Flags Great America)

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Superman Ultimate Flight
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Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Status Operating since May 3, 2003
Replaced ShockWave
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Flying
Product Flying Coaster (Superman)
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,100
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 106 feet
Drop 100 feet
Top speed 51 mph
Length 2798 feet
Inversions 2
Duration 3:00
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Superman Ultimate Flight is a steel flying roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, USA. This design has been used at two other Six Flags parks.

History

In 2002, Six Flags Great America began development on a new Superman-cloned flying roller coaster by Bolliger & Mabillard. When the park announced the removal of Whizzer, park fans were furious. So Six Flags changed their minds and Whizzer stayed open. In September 2002, the park announced that ShockWave would not reopen for the 2003 season.

The name Superman Ultimate Flight was announced in February 2003. The coaster would reuse ShockWave's entrance.[1] Superman Ultimate Flight opened on May 3, 2003.

Elements

Design

Trains

2 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.

Photo Gallery

Queue line

Exterior

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