- Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California
- Type of coaster: Magnetic induction shuttle coaster
- Height: 415 feet
Similar to Australia's Tower of Terror, Superman has a taller (415 feet) tower. It holds the distinction of being the first coaster to drop more than 300 feet and feature a tower over 400 feet. When it debuted in 1997 (as Superman: The Escape), it was also the world's fastest coaster. Problem was, it often fell shy of its theoretical top speed of 100 mph and far shy of the top of its 415-foot tower. Even worse, the groundbreaking ride often ground to a halt and experienced a lot of downtime.
In 2011, Six Flags gave Superman a makeover with new cars and a new lease on life that has it running with greater height (and, likely, speed). It also reversed the shuttle trains so that they blast out of the station backwards, and send passengers free-falling down the 415-foot tower facing forwards.
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