Superman Ultimate Flight (Six Flags Great America)

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Superman Ultimate Flight
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roller coaster
Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Status Operating since May 3, 2003
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Flying
Model / product Flying Coaster (Superman)
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,100
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height106 feet
Drop100 feet
Top speed51 mph
Length2798 feet

Superman - Ultimate Flight is a steel flying roller coaster located at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. This design has been used at two other Six Flags parks.

History[edit | edit source]

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.


Design[edit | edit source]

Trains[edit | edit source]

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.

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