September 2, 2011
Vallejo, CA – Six Flags Discovery Kingdom announced their plans to build a DC-Comics themed attraction called Superman Ultimate Flight. The new roller coaster, created in a partnership between the park, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, is slated to open in spring 2012.
This one-of-a-kind launched coaster will feature the tallest inversion west of the Mississippi and will rank among the tallest roller roller coasters inversions in the world.
Superman Ultimate Flight will stand 150-feet tall and riders will experience speeds of up to 62 miles-per-hour. The coaster's 863-feet of track will include two upside down twists and two vertical rolls.
"We're excited to bring this caliber of ride to Discovery Kingdom," said Dale Kaetzel, Park President. "Since we opened our super coaster Medusa in 2000, the public has been waiting for a ride to match that intensity. We believe that Superman Ultimate Flight will satisfy even the most fearless thrill-seeker, and then some."
As Discovery Kingdom's first DC Comics-themed ride, the new addition is the perfect complement to the park's unique collection of marine life, wildlife and wild rides.
Six Flags plans to show off the new attraction with brightly painted Superman colors — vibrant blue, red and yellow. The new roller coaster will be visible from Highway 37 and beyond from its location on the eastern side of the park.
Construction is expected to begin in early 2012. Superman Ultimate Flight is being designed and manufactured by Premier Rides.
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