Six Flags Discovery Kingdom’s new roller coaster, Superman Ultimate Flight is open for business. Unlike the other rides by the same name in the Six Flags chain, this Superman Ultimate Flight is not a flying coaster, it’s a compact launched roller coaster from Premier Rides.

From the early reviews I’m reading, it sounds like the park really has a winner on its hands. Some were concerned about the ride’s capacity and the possibility of long wait times, but so far riders are saying that the waits haven’t been too bad (except for during a ride malfunction). They have also noted Ultimate Flight’s forcefulness and very strong pops of airtime.

Here are some thoughts on the ride:

I could not be happier with this ride (unless they engineer the same brilliant transfer track mechanism of the Mr. Freeze coasters). It’s intense, smooth, frightening and amazing.
– Tom Zeliff on Thrill Network

Overall my favorite part of the ride is the extreme pop of air at the top and the really disorienting G’s at the bottom of the cliff hanger drop combined with the non inverting loop right after.
– Thrillgeek on ThemeParkReview

Coming out of the barrel roll into the vertical plunge there’s an INTENSE thrust of ejector followed by some very strong positive Gs in the loop. Basically you’re thrust upward just before being shoved downward… really insane feeling. —- Conclusion: SFDK has a GEM on their hands here. It really is a remarkable coaster and easily the best in Northern California!
– RAWKIN_coaster38 on Theme Park Review

Here’s an onride video of Superman Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom:Superman Ultimate Flightis a compact, but thrilling looking coaster designed by Premier Rides.

Have you ridden Superman Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Discovery? What’d you think? Leave a comment below and rate it using the poll.[poll id=”77″]

10 Responses

  1. delahoussaye

    This ride looks alot more intense here than in the animated previews .

  2. Gearhart

    I was gonna drive down for the opening but caught a bug on the way back from the east coast. It sounds like I need to redouble my efforts and try to get down there though as it may be the sleeper hit of 2012.

  3. Surya

    This ride didn't really look like much to me, but I'm glad I was wrong. Would love to see more of these in the future!

  4. Jonathan H

    This ride looked so forgettable when it was announced that I had actually forgotten that it even existed. Needless to say, I saw a video a couple days ago and wow, this actually looks like a pretty fantastic ride. I really enjoyed Sky Rocket, so I think those more open trains would set this ride apart from other coasters of this nature.

  5. Kristofer

    I'm just glad to see another coaster use skyrocket's trains.

  6. Aleah Marquez

    I can’t wait to go on Tuesday,I am so excited and nervous,it will be my first time on it!

  7. The Coaster Guy

    I finally got a chance to head up to Vallejo to ride this recently. Even though it was pouring down rain, we had an absolute blast! For being small, the coaster packs quite a punch. It’s far more intense than it looks. It may only have one inversion, but you’d never know it when you’re actually on it. If you get a chance, I highly recommend riding it!

  8. ethan

    Holiday Park in Germany is getting one of these. It will fit well in the park along with Expedition G-Force.


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