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November 12, 2002

Six Flags Over Texas Building S&S Vertical Drop Ride

Article written by:
Eric Gieszl, Editor

Arlington, TX -- Six Flags Over Texas announced plans to construct a 315-foot tall thrill ride that will be the tallest of its kind. The new thrill ride called Superman Tower of Power will be a "Space Shot" and "Turbo Drop" combination vertical drop ride designed by S&S Power of Logan, Utah.

According to Six Flags, Superman Tower of Power will launch passengers up one of three 315-foot tall towers using compressed air and then shoot them back down at speeds reaching 50 mph.

Superman Tower of Power will be the tallest of its kind in North America, exceeding the height of Supreme Scream, a similar ride that operates at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, Calif., according to S&S Power.

Site preparation and construction has already begun at Six Flags and will continue through the winter months. Six Flags officials plan to open the new ride next Spring.