Superman Ultimate Flight (Six Flags Great America)

Roller coaster in the United States
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Superman Ultimate Flight
Six Flags Great America
Location Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Status Operating since May 3, 2003
Replaced ShockWave
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Flying Coaster (Superman)
Type Steel - Flying
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

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, which are Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags Great Adventure.


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 that summer, 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.[1]

The name Superman Ultimate Flight was announced in February 2003. The new coaster would reuse ShockWave's entrance.[2] Superman Ultimate Flight opened on May 3, 2003.[3]




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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  1. 6F Great America dismantling Shockwave - Amusement Today (Wayback archive)
  2. Chicago Six Flags announces Superman coaster - Amusement Today (Wayback archive)
  3. "Just for thrills".

External links

Articles on Six Flags Great America