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Manufacturer
Design Team Head
Debut
Coaster Type
Track Type
Height (lift hill)
Drop (first hill)
Angle of Descent
Average Top Speed
Track Length
Average Ride Duration
Inversions
Capacity
 
Number of Trains
Number of Cars
Train Measurements
 
 
 
On-Ride Photo
 
Tunnels
 
 
Helices
Average Maximum Intensity
Average Amount of Total
Weightlessness
Layout
Looks
 
Lift System
 
 
Braking System
 
 
Restraints
 
 
 
 
Block Sections

Intamin AG, Switzerland
Werner Stengel
May 5, 2000
Megacoaster
Triangularly-arranged steel tubes
208 feet
221 feet
Approximately 71 degrees
77 miles per hour
5,400 feet
2 minutes, 35 seconds
None
36 riders per train/
1150 riders per hour
Two - red and blue
Nine cars per train
Car length: 6' 2" each
Car weight: 3,000 pounds each
Total length: 55' 6"
Total weight: 27,000 pounds
Available - taken at the bottom of the
fourth hill
Two underground - one at the base of
the first hill and one right before ending
bunny hills
Two
3.6 Gs (Click to view Force Analysis)
10 seconds
 
Click to view
Royal blue supports and cherry red
track. Click to view photos.
Standard chain lift with notched anti-rollback device. It takes approximately
fifty seconds to bring the train to the top.
Fourteen collapsable magnetic fin
brakes - engaged using high-pressure
air
Individual lapbars that lock in position
left, personal adjustable seatbelts, shin
cuffs, and side safety straps.
Lap bars cannot be released unless
the train is in the station.
Waiting position, station, lift

Rider Restrictions

All riders must be between 54" and 76" and possess all four full extremeties. Each rider must also be able to remain upright throughout the entire ride - under his/her own strength - with sufficient strength in both his/her upper and lower body. Any casts on a rider's body cannot restrict appendage movement or prevent the rider from grasping the grab-bar with both hands.

Miscellaneous

Superman is handicap accessible via the exit bridge.

Fastlane is available for no-line access to the ride.

Strict loose article policy prohibits anything from being brought on board with any rider, including, but not limited to, hats, keys, glasses, bags, wallets, cell phones, and cameras.

Superman's Current Standings

 
Category
Height
Speed
Drop
Length

* all standings are based on 2005 census (including those under construction) and do not include ties (i.e. if two coasters have the same height, the height is counted once).

Overall
World
19
13
10
18

Overall
U.S.
12
9
8
9

Steel World
19
12
10
15

Steel U.S.
12
8
8
6

...and at the time it was built

 
Category
Height
Speed
Drop
Length

* all standings are based on 2000 census and do not include ties (i.e. if two coasters have the same height, the height is counted once).

Overall
World
9
7
7
16

Overall
U.S.
8
6
5
8

Steel World
10
7
6
12

Steel U.S.
7
5
5
5

 

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