|Watch the on-ride POV|
|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Product||Flying Coaster (Superman)|
|Type||Steel - Flying|
|Riders per train||32|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||51 mph|
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.
The switchback section
The safety sign
- 6F Great America dismantling Shockwave - Amusement Today (Wayback archive)
- Chicago Six Flags announces Superman coaster - Amusement Today (Wayback archive)
- "Just for thrills".
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.