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Ride of Steel

Darien Lake

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Soar on Ride of Steel a high-speed steel hypercoaster that exceeds 70 mph! Darien Lake's flagship roller coaster climbs a 208-foot lift hill, then comes screaming down a 205-foot drop at a 70-degree angle. Ride of Steel has plenty of "airtime" or negative G-forces found on multiple hills, drops and bunny hops throughout the roller coasters "out and back" layout. This name for this roller coaster originally was Superman Ride of Steel, but the superhero had to be dropped when the park sold.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1999 Steel Hypercoaster Intamin AG

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Angle Of Descent: 68°
  • Drop: 205 feet
  • Height: 208 feet
  • Length: 5,400 feet
  • Trains: 2 - 32 passenger
  • Ride Time: 3 minutes, 20 seconds
  • Top Speed: 73 mph

Ride of Steel Facts

April 2007 – Superman Ride of Steel renamed Ride of Steel after Six Flags sells Darien Lake.

Fact: Ride of Steel is a mirror image of the Superman Ride of Steel roller coaster at Six Flags America.

Features: Magnetic Brakes

Estimated cost: $12 million

Train has eight cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall

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