Six Flags Magic Mountain

Superman: Escape From Krypton

Samurai Summit
Roller coaster - 48 inches to ride
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You'll launch backward from the Krypton-inspired launch station, blasting from zero to 104 miles per hour in less than seven seconds. Superman: The Escape debuted in March 2011 as an all-new rebuild of the cars and ride system for this Intamin-designed launch coaster.

Once you're sucked out of the station and down the track, momentum will carry you straight up a 415-foot tower for a moment of weightlessness before you drop, face-down at 90 degrees, back the way you came. It's pure speed back to the station, with the wind blowing 100 mph in your face.

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I do wish SFMM would run the forward side of this attraction just to be able to feel the wind in your face as you accelerate up to 100 MPH and up the 400-foot tower. However, the backwards acceleration is definitely a cool experience that differentiates this from standard launching coasters, particularly since this coaster doesn't have any other elements to speak of.

It's still worthy of a ride if the lines are reasonable, but Superman is no longer the iconic draw it was in the late 90's.

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