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 Review of Superman: Ultimate Flight @ Six Flags Great Adventure
0 Rating Posted by: weaver23 on 8/12/2009 10:37:00 AM
After reading reviews for Superman and hearing how lack luster and mediocre it was. I wasn't expecting much from it. And was pleasantly surprised by what I experienced. The coasters lineups are long, and its breakdowns all too frequent, but those are the only bad things about the coaster IMO. As soon as your on the ride the excitement sets in. Your lifted from your sitting position into your free flying form and you head to the skys soon after. At the top of the drop I put my hands out like a bird and soared as we plummeted towards the ground and then flew up back into the sky. The theme for this coaster couldn't be better. You feel like superman! The next element after the first drop is INTENSE. Theres something about pretzel loops that just doesn't feel right. It's almost as if you feel while plummeting 180 degrees that you will smash into the ground at any second. And in a way you feel like you do. While falling to the ground you can feel yourself slipping forward, and then you hit the bottom of the loop. And the G forces are INTENSE. The bottom of the loop must pack 3-5 G's. You can feel your while body squished into the back of the seat, and your blood is sucked down into your feet. This is the most intense inversion I've experience on a coaster. Not only is it excitingly odd, but packs a punch too. After this you fly skyward and into a helix down ward which pulls you down into the restraints. After this the ride consists of a bunch of quite fun overbanked turns. This is all the coaster needs, it doesn't need to wow you anymore, not after that pretzel loop and first drop, it only needs to send you flying over the land. Swooping this way and that like the Man of steel himself. Each overbanked turn provides some force, as it pulls you into your restraints. After the multitude of banked turns you turn once more and into an inline twists which flips you around as a finale, and after this you hit the brakes. I believe Superman is everything B&M wanted a flyer to be. I'm sure their newer fliers are more intense and innovative, but this one works just as well. After riding Zamplerla flying coasters, B&M ones are really a treat. They actually give you a sensation of flying, which is what I wanted from a flying coaster.
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