Superman: Escape from Krypton facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSuperman: Escape from Krypton
The 415 ft (126 m) tall tower of Superman: Escape from Krypton.
|Previously known as Superman: The Escape (1997-2010)|
|Six Flags Magic Mountain|
|Park section||Samurai Summit|
|Opening date||March 15, 1997|
|Type||Steel – Launched – Shuttle|
|Model||Reverse Freefall Coaster|
|Lift/launch system||Linear synchronous motor|
|Height||415 ft (126.5 m)||415 ft (126.5 m)|
|Drop||328.1 ft (100.0 m)||328.1 ft (100.0 m)|
|Length||1,235 ft (376.4 m)||1,235 ft (376.4 m)|
|Speed||100 mph (160.9 km/h)||100 mph (160.9 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||90°||90°|
|Acceleration||0 to 100 mph in 7 seconds||0 to 100 mph in 7 seconds|
|Capacity||1,050 riders per hour|
|Height restriction||54 in (137 cm)|
Flash Pass Available
Must transfer from wheelchair
|Superman: Escape from Krypton at RCDB
Pictures of Superman: Escape from Krypton at RCDB
Superman: Escape from Krypton (used to be known as Superman: The Escape) is a steel roller coaster built by Intamin at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, United States. When it opened in 1997, it was the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world. It is similar to a roller coaster called Tower of Terror II at Dreamworld in Australia. The ride closed in 2010 so that it could be changed from "Superman: The Escape" to "Superman: Escape from Krypton". The new ride opened in 2011, with new trains that face backwards and with new colors.
The ride is 28 seconds long. For about 7 seconds during the ride, the rider is weightless (also called zero gravity).
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