Superman: Ride of Steel at Six Flags America
Superman: Ride of Steel is a hypercoaster that opened in 2000. Two other hypercoasters with the same names opened up at Six Flags New England (now known as Bizarro) and Six Flags Darien Lake. This Superman is a mirror image of the ride at Darien Lake.
The ride starts with a 180 degree turn to the right. Next is the 197 foot tall lift hill. At the top there is a nice view of the park and surrounding area. The first drop has loads of airtime especially in the back. At the bottom the track turns to the right in a small trench. If you sit on the right side of the train and lean over here you can actually touch a couple grass blades.
The rides largest airtime hill comes next. There is plenty of floater airtime here. After dropping back down you travel through what I think may be the world largest helix. In fact, they are so large that there aren’t any forces or anything, you are just traveling around in a big circle. After the helix there is a long section of straight track before the next airtime hill. This is where the best airtime on the ride is. Next is a smaller helix that is actually more fun than the first. Another straight section of track follows this before a series of three bunny hops each providing good airtime.
Superman was fun but the pacing was terrible, there were too many straight sections of track. The first helix was too large and rather unnecessary. I am giving it an 8 out of 10.
Have you ridden Superman? What do you think? Please comment. Thanks for reading! 🙂