Website: Six Flags New England Homepage
Ride Type: Steel Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.8110
TPC Overall Rank: #6 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 146
Last Review: 12/14/2015 12:17:00 AM
In User Top 10: 212 times.
User Tracker Count: 176 times.

Superman From Afar

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That amazing first drop...

Superman rests today.
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5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Broduer477 on 4/15/2004 5:38:00 PM - User's Top Ride #7
to keep it plain and simple- a classic awesome hyper coaster with great air time and plent of drops. the first hill is obviouslt the best par about the ride and its probanly one of the best drops in the world. right next to the water and its pretty close to going straight down

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up skierman on 4/9/2004 5:01:00 PM
You pull into the parking lot, and see a beast looming in the background. You look at the top, and see spinning gears. One thing goes through your mind, "I NEED to ride that...".

As you walk down main street you see Scream!, Thunderbolt, but none of those rides matter, youre focused past them, youre focused on that 208 foot hypercoaster calling your name.

You get to the ride entrance. Oops, you stepped in gum...

Once your in line, you cant help but to stare at the long 50-second long lift hill, and all of the twisted track in the spaghetti bowl. You get to the station finally, and go right to the back car. Once your train comes in, you step through the opening gates and sit down in those comfortable intamin hyper seats.

If your a guy, be sure to be careful when you close the restraints . One wrong move and you could be having a very uncomfortable ride...

The attendant checks your restraint, and you hear it. "All clear, enjoy your ride". Then you feel a thrust forward, and youre up. You start your way up the 50 heart pounding second lift hill. You dont think you can get higher, but you do. You look to the left and you see the Connecticut River, and to the right you see the whole park. Then you see it. You look to the left and see the last support, and then nothing. You know youre at the top and the only way back to the station is down.

The first drop is weird. Its like a slow motion experience. You crest the hill and take a deep breath of air in, its the best feeling in the world. Before you know it you are shooting into the tunnel and back up a massive hill getting insaine airtime.

The rest of the ride is really a blur the first time you ride it. Once you ride it a few times you get familiar with the layout, and its a blast.

P.S. The camera is after the overbank on the bottom of the first hill you hit.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Cairn on 3/30/2004 9:06:00 PM - User's Top Ride #18
Living a few miles from SFNE(Riverside Park to us locals), I have gotten to know this ride well. gets a big wow. Everything about this monster is big.....big drops, big turns, big thrills, big G-forces, and big crowds. If you dont know what air-time is, you will on the second hill. The fact that Agawam has a height ristriction on tall structures due to the park being in close proximity to both Bradley International Airport and Westover Air Force Base, only improves "Superman Ride of Steel". In order to reach the 200 foot mark, the first drop actually falls into a mist-filled underground tunnel which when you hurtle into it at 75+MPH you are made to feel as if you passed on through to the "other side". An awsome ride whos only fault is that it is located in a park which suffers from horrible crowds. For that reason I give it a 9. For those of you planning to come to Six Flags New England, I suggest you do so during the first two weeks of June during the midweek evenings. The park is open daily at that point yet most of the kids are still in school. You can pretty much enjoy the place without having to wait for hours to even use the bathrooms. Avoid the weekends at SFNE, go to Lake Compounce on those days.

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up benleibo on 12/4/2003 8:01:00 PM - User's Top Ride #1
WOW!!! What can one say after riding this coaster of truly epic proportions? This was my most higly anticipated coaster in awhile, after recieving the Golden Ticket Award for best steel coaster. When I got to the park I just stared up in awe. Yes, up. 208 up to be exact. You can see this beast from anywhere in the park, as well as hear the screams. As you enter the ride the tremendous lift hill looms over you with an ominous look. For those who gather up enough courage to ride, they first walk through a room with some Superman drawings and other cool stuff. The waiting area is then next to the twisted conclusion to the coaster, where you watch the trains roar past. The loading station is surprisingly well-themed for a Six Flags Park. Not to mention the music from the station is cool and intimidating. Now to the ride. The first drop is INSANE! Theres no feeling like plummeting 221 at a 75 degree angle at 77 mph heading into a misty tunnel. All with a view of the lake to the left. Out of the tunnel there is a large hill with some nice airtime. The upcoming helix is just a sign of things to come. The two airtime hills under the lift hill are the best airtime in the world! I literally was out of my seat until I reached the bottom. Phenomenally designed. The rest of the ride doesnt let up, with another tunnel and lots more airtime. So thats why this is the worlds best steel coaster. Ive been on rides with better single elements but the way Intamin put this one together is truly perfect!

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up dgl528 on 11/4/2003 9:15:00 PM - User's Top Ride #1
This is the best ride ever!! Airtime is amazing, tunnels rock, and the layout is amazing and unique.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up larrygator on 10/28/2003 9:10:00 PM - User's Top Ride #8
I rode this two weeks after Millenium Force and TTD. How to compare SROS with MF. SROS has the airtime that cant be beat. I woke up one rainy Sunday morning and decided to drive the 3 hours hoping the rain would keep others away. It did , I got in four rides never waiting more than 15 minutes. A great ride throughout, even though my eyeballs hurt for two days after. A driving rain and that speed became a painful combo.

EDIT: rode again on 7/25/04 with the new restraints which when set properly reduce your airtime and could cause a painful ride as the lap bar can drive the seat belt into a vulnerable part of your body. Its still gets a 10 rating but Ive lowered it slightly in my Top 10.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up bumprnugit on 10/7/2003 10:08:00 PM - User's Top Ride #3
This ride has got to be Intamins crowning achievement to date; Millenium Force is a real blast, but Im talking AIRTIME here. Great fast pacing with killer airtime, especially on the 4th hill and NO trim brakes (I really dont count that little one near the end). I cannot help but give the ride a 10, but SFNE (and its former incarnation, Riverside)just cant seem to get a handle on the concept of "bottom line". The waits in line are insufferable, and I have yet to experience that "New England Hospitality" Ive heard so much about. That aside, back seat and front seat rides are equally great; the biggest problem is trying to decide where to sit.

5 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up bb_dg on 8/23/2003 11:56:00 AM - User's Top Ride #1
Ever since I have become and enthusiast, Ive heard nothing but praise about this ride. Some considered it the best ride on earth, better than Millennium Force which I had been on previous to this. I had very high expectations coming into this and was looking forward to riding this ride the most out of all the coasters I rode this season. Let me just say I was not disappointed- not by a long shot. This coaster EXCEEDED every expectation I had of it. First, it has a nice station, little detail but I liked it. The drop is fantasic. I loved the airtime- you need a lap bar on this ride. The tunnels were a very plesant surprise and the mist is really refereshing. This ride is super smooth and, in a word, perfect. It is everything I would want a ride to be. This is my new number one ride and it will take a hell of alot to beat it. I love the mix of everything on this ride- tunnels, incredible airtime, positive g-forces, speed, mist, overbanked turns, smoothness... i could go on and on with that list. This is the MUST RIDE of all time. If you havent been to SFNE yet to ride this, get out there and experience the best coaster in the world. A 10 isnt enough for this ride

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Paradox on 8/15/2003 10:26:00 PM
Despite the abundance of Hypercoasters these days, very few offer the complete package as well as this masterpiece does. SROS has it all. A massive 221 foot drop after a spectacular left side view of the Connecticut River, outstanding airtime on just about every hill throughout the course( especially in the back), two mist filled tunnels, two helices, and a smaller but still exciting version of Millennium Forces overbanked turn.

Is it the best coaster in the world?

If it isnt, it is pretty damned close. It could be themed a bit better, and it could use some REAL landscaping, but now that two trains are up and running, the one thing that would lower the enjoyment factor( a horrendously long line on fastpass, or ride it on weekdays) has been thankfully removed. This coaster would probably get a lot more reviews if it wasnt located in a park that frankly needs a few more coasters to complement this ride. ( Batman is a good addition, but it sorely needs another woodie and the Mind Eraser is just plain arrgravation). On weekends this park is a capacity nightmare, so anyone taking the trip to NE to hit the parks would be wise to visit on a weekday so get as many rides in as possible. After riding MF and this a few days apart, I would say that MF beats SROS on the drop( but not by much...surprisingly), but after that the two rides are equally great at that they do. MF offers sheer speed and turns with great floater air in a great setting...with a MUCH better queue experience. SROS is the airtime champ....with excitement from start to finish, and maybe the greatest layout ever designed. SROS gets the #1 rank for now..........until I get to ride Expedition GeForce....which looks like a combination of these two rides.

If I ever hit the lottery for 100 million, I am buying one of these things. Who needs a pool and lawn chairs when you can invite friends over for a toy like this instead?

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up natecohen on 6/29/2003 5:01:00 PM - User's Top Ride #4
Awesome ride! I love the airtime on the this ride, I have no felt so much airtime before in any other ride, this ride is 3rd in my top 10 list only behind Top Thrill Dragster, and the greatest ride, Millennium Force.

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