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    Unfortunately I never got to ride The Ultimate flight, we went in the summer season and it was jam packed with park visitors and there is no way I was going to wait nearly 2 hours to ride it! Nether the less I can give you an idea of what it is like.  :)

    Bolliger & Mabillard have made another awesome steel flying roller coaster themed to the popular comic book character “Superman”. Personally, they should build a Spiderman ride! You will be able to ride the Ultimate Flight in three different parks so don’t panic! You will be able to find the roller coaster at three Six Flag Parks. Six Flags Over Georgia, Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Great America.

    Also in Beijing, China, they have an exact replica of the ride but they call Crystal Wings, most probably because Kryptonite was crystal and Superman could fly like he had wings. I’m not too sure, but if I’m honest  I think that is where they were going with it.

    In the station, riders board the train sitting down. After the train is locked and checked, the trains are raised into a flying position.  After the ride, the seats are lowered into the sitting position for the next round of riders. I love that feeling when you get lifted up, and all ready to go.

    So when you’re all ready to go, the train turns to the right and begins to climb the 115-foot tall lift hill. After cresting the top of the lift hill, the train drops down to the right and prepares to enter the pretzel loop. For the pretzel loop, the train swoops up, then dives down to the ground head-first. At the bottom of the loop, the riders are facing up towards the sky, where the on-ride camera photographs them. The train climbs back to the top of the element, then enters a 270-degree turn to the left, dropping back through the pretzel loop.

    The train then passes through two consecutive horseshoe turns, first to the right and then to the left. As the train exits the second horseshoe, it swoops down and begins a 270-degree helix to the right, which leads into the ride’s second inversion, an inline twist. After completing the twist, the train reaches the brake run and a final right-hand turn to return to the station.

    I will be going back soon to experience it for myself next time. Only this time I’ll be sure not to go during the hectic summer season where you have to wait in a queue just to go to the restroom! (No I didn’t soil myself)  :)

    Quick Info:

    Current Coaster Name: Superman: The Ultimate Flight
    Current Park Name:  Six Flags Over Georgia, Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Great America.
    Previous Ride Name(s): N/A
    Location:  Six Flag Parks. Six Flags Over Georgia, Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Great America.
    Status: Operating
    Cost: N/A

    Technical Info:

    Type: Steel Flying
    Opened: All three rides (2002 – 2003)
    Designer: Bolliger & Mabillard
    Height: 115 feet (35.1 m)
    Max Drop: 100 feet (30.5 m)
    Max Speed: 51 mph
    Length: N/A
    Acceleration: N/A
    Inversions: 2
    Duration: N/A
    Trains: 3
    Capacity: 1500 per hour



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