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Went to media day for Superman: Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. It is a great ride and a good addition to the park. Too bad they couldn’t have pulled out Boomerang instead of Pandemonium.
The opening ceremony started a little late but was short and sweet. Who after all wants to listen to a long speech when there is the ride just waiting for us. They had only two speakers, Dale Kaetzel, president of SFDK and Jim Harbaugh. head coach of the 49ers. He made a little bit of a gaffe when he mentioned Cedar Point in his little speech, wrong park chain there Jim. I thought it was interesting that Superman didn’t make an appearance. I guess when you are in the bay area, Jim Harbaugh is the hero.
Talked to a few operators about capacity and they don’t expect it to be much different then Pandemonium. They were launching Superman fairly quickly and it is not a long ride. I can see where Pandemonium loading and unloading 4 at a time and having a limited number of cars on the course at any one time could make this a fair comparison.
The ride is awesome. It was pretty much a walk on for the whole day. I was jumping seats in the morning until my 6th ride. We didn’t pick up enough speed coming forward through the station the second time and didn’t make it far enough into the in-line roll and we rolled backwards into the station. Awesome to get a roll back! We were stuck in the launch tube for a few minutes until they got everything reset. When we got back to the load area we had to exit while they cycled it a few times. I took the opportunity to get something to eat and drink.
I had a chance to ride in every row. In my opinion any seat in the front car is good with the very front being obviously the best. You get a lot of negative Gs in the front when you hit the top. All seats provide a pretty good view. The very last row for me was a little uncomfortable on my shins. Shorter people with smaller feet would have no problem. The restraints press down on your thighs and against your shins. The problem in the last row is the wheel well cuts down the space for your feet not allowing them to move backwards and the restraints across the shins really pressed in hard.
There was plenty to eat and drink throughout the day including free beer! The staff was very friendly and helpful, the weather was beautiful and was just a fun day all around.
A big thanks to Discovery Kingdom for a great ride and a great day.
Awesome photos! Superman is such a photogenic ride, what a great addition to SFDK. I know everyone is complaining about capacity, and if that's an issue, don't wait in line! I have no problem waiting in lines (as long as I have something to drink) and this ride looks worth a wait, which I'm sure it will get. If there is a Bay Area Bash next year, count me in! Haven't been to SFDK since 2002 *when it was still Marine World* and would love to go back.
Front row definitely looks best for the pop of air after the big launch!
^ If you are let down "big time" by some roller coaster train that is honestly nothing to complain about, your priorities are WAY off. Consider yourself lucky that they decided to stick with just lap bars on this one.
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