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 Review of Superman the Escape @ Six Flags Magic Mountain
2 Rating Posted by: WAR2174 on 5/10/2005 4:57:00 PM
I remember when I first saw this thing on the news, I was like "Holy Smokes, that thing is huge and it goes 100 MPH!" I never thought I would get a chance to ride it. I had never been to Cali and had no reason to go. Then I joined the Air Force and found myself in Utah. My two best friends were both from SoCal and coaster nuts! Lucky Me! We took a trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain and had a blast. The park overall is a bit disappointing and Superman:The Escape is a microcosm of the park. Overhyped. This ride poses a huge shadow and looks intimidating. Only one side was working at the time so the line was very slow, but it loads fast. You go through an icy looking station house and into the unique car. It is just one car and it pretty cool looking. The ride operator counts down:3...2...1...GO! You shoot out of the station excelerating to 100 MPH and then up the 400 ft tall tower. You dont go all the way up, but pretty close. You can see The Man of Steel staring at you from the top as you hang in limbo for a few seconds. The feeling of weightlessness is pretty cool. Then you start heading back down, backwards. You increase to 100 MPH again and into the station you go. Ride over. You kind of sit there for a second and say "Is that it?" It just doesnt deliver the bang that it seems to promise. It dosent come off as a true roller coaster, but just a huge flat ride. A 400 ft drop tower could deliver the same feeling. The ride sums up the day spent at Magic Mountain, "Is that it?"

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mrceagle on 5/12/2005 12:53:06 PM said:
Actuallu your car never reaches 400ft.
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