Superman The Escape (now Escape From Krypton) at Six Flags Magic Mountain in SoCal has recently received a major renovation. Just like its twin in Australia (Dreamworld’s Tower Of Terror 2), the cars themselves have been turned backwards. Riders are now accelerated backwards at 101 M.P.H in just 7 seconds. Making it the Worlds fastest backwards roller coaster. Watch this video of Superman’s first test run: In other news Six Flags Magic Mountain is now the coaster capital of the World boasting 18 rides. The new rides for the 2011 year are Superman: The Escape (renovated), America’s first Zac Spin ride, and a kid coaster. I hope you enjoyed this (you)Report! Submitted by Ducky Via: Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Superman: Escape from Krypton page & Six Flags on Facebook What’s Your Take? What do you think about Superman Escape From Krypton? Do you think it will be better? Leave a comment below. 16 Responses Quil February 4, 2011 This looks realy fun, although I still think one of the trains should remain facing forward. PS-Blog's first (You) Report! Congratulations CC and Ducky! Reply Gearhart February 4, 2011 I've heard several reports that they are planning to run both sides backwards for the first few months then switch one track around to run forward. Reply Quil February 4, 2011 Hopefully the rumours are true. Prof.BAM February 4, 2011 I wonder which will be more popular? I also wonder if they plan to accelerate the launch a bit to make it faster than ToT:2 Quil February 5, 2011 I think they did, now it's launch is 101 mph Ducky February 4, 2011 😀 I love it! Reply Prof.BAM February 4, 2011 Do you believe that Apocolypse officially counts as a new coaster this year? Reply MDC February 4, 2011 No. While the experience might be SLIGHTLY different, it uses the same trains, structure, and layout. It still only counts as ONE credit. Reply Ducky February 5, 2011 They didnt count Apocalypse as one of their 18 new rides. Reply Jill February 6, 2011 I am very happy to find out that Superman at SFMM is being renovated. I absolutely loved the old ride, and I think the new one going backwards will be even better. I do have a question about the renovated ride. Did they simply fix the old steel tower or did they put in a new one? The old one was cracked when I last visited in 2007. A worker there made it sound like it would be closed down for good because of structural damage, so hopefully the track/tower is new even though the layout is still the same. Reply kjdrgdksnc,.dngv February 7, 2011 What morons! They should have had one car go forwards and one backwards… not the two backwards! I can't even imagine how many people have been let down by this modification. Reply Quil February 8, 2011 Just read Gearhearts' post above. Reply Piedude81 February 14, 2011 I wonder if they'll launch both train at once. I thought they used to do that, but then shut down the other side. Reply Devon February 16, 2011 hopefully they will leave 1 going forward like kjdrgdksnc,.dngv said. i think they will do that. Reply tayo March 13, 2011 well, i rode it last weekend during the technical rehearsal and it was pretty fun. the ride operator said that it can go 104 mph loaded. Reply Ryan December 31, 2011 Yeah, I also think that they should have one track facing forward, and the other going backwards. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.