Website: Six Flags New England Homepage
Ride Type: Steel Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.8110
TPC Overall Rank: #6 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 146
Last Review: 12/14/2015 12:17:00 AM
In User Top 10: 212 times.
User Tracker Count: 176 times.

Superman From Afar

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That amazing first drop...

Superman rests today.
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+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SLFAKE on 8/3/2006 9:56:00 AM
Wow! What more can I say. All the "hype" surrounding this coaster is deserved. FAST with insane air on the first drop and at the top of all hills (the type where you pray your T bar and seat belt hold you in!) Easily one of my favorite coasters!

5 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up llamaguy1 on 6/20/2006 10:32:00 AM
Superman: Ride of Steel, or S:ROS, as it is abbreviated, is definitely the best coaster out there, steel or wooden, and I am proud to have it at my home park, Six Flags New England. I have ridden this gem, at the time of writing, 45 times, and I never get tired of it. From the exhilerating first 217 foot drop to the final tunnel and bunny hills, this coaster still delivers the ultimate ride. The blend of Out and back and twisted layout is balanced perfectly, and the ride is filled with plenty of airtime and awesome helices. The line is usually never long, either, though on a hot summer day, it can reach an hour or more. Most days, especially weekdays, however, the line is rarely more than 10 minutes. The ride ops efficiency is decent, as they tighten the restraints as fast as possible and switch the loose article bins as quickly as possible. I believe Intamin has made the perfect coaster, even with the newer restraints.

5 Rating
+5 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Mt. Flyer on 1/1/2006 10:48:00 AM
Superman: The Ride Of Steel was the symbol of the upgading of the old Riverside Park to Six Flags New England. But this upgrade of the park with a giant new steel coaster encountered a problem due to the topography of the new Six Flags New England. They couldnt put in a clone coaster of the Superman ride at Darien lake, so Intamin had to design a unique ride, just for this park. The result is an icon of the golden age of the steel mega-coaster. Just as the Coney Island Cyclone symbolizes the glories of past wood coasters, SROS stands for all that we love about the giant steel rides built during the turn of the century coaster wars that have resulted in rides like Nitro, Millenium Force, etc. Its ingenious design amplifies the glories of classic coasters, but done with the speed and smoothness of steel. Tall and fast, without being the tallest or fastest, prepare for air time like no other coaster, on a layout that never lets up. Some may balk at the new restraints, but the ride given by this amazing coaster can not be diminished by a little extra caution. Like the previously mentioned C. I. Cyclone, S:ROS at SFNE is destined to become a classic.

5 Rating
-2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up joshuaNC85 on 12/4/2005 9:40:00 PM
INCREDIBLE!!! Ive never had so much fun EVER!

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up rcnk on 8/30/2005 9:52:00 AM - User's Top Ride #1
THIS IS THE BEST ROLLER COASTER I HAVE EVER BEEN ON! Theres so much floater airtime and its a long ride that never lets up! This is so much better than Nitro at Great Adventure because this has theme to it and the drop is bigger. If you are ever at Six Flags New England, YOU HAVE TO RIDE THIS.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up gotenks06 on 8/30/2005 12:20:00 AM - User's Top Ride #2
On my first ride, they kept on letting past pass people in first, until 10 minutes later I got to the station. I sat somewhere near the back, and "uh oh, my restraint wont click!" I was sent to an area near the operating panel, while everyone else was at the gates. I sat there for an hour, sitting through testings and stuff. The room with the equipment didnt look very organized .

It was finally working again, so I sat down and waited. After watching it so many times, it started to look a bit small. "Clear," and I was off. The drop was fun, and everything had airtime. The twisty half was pretty boring to me, but I loved the final airtime hills at the end. Overall, I was a bit pissed at the wait time, and I didnt like the twisty part.

The second time I rode it, I was in a better mood, got second car to back (my friends stole back D:
The third time, I got the very front seat next to my dad. The line was only like a half hour long, with another fifteen minutes for front. Awesome! So, it went up the lift, and right between the drop and the lift, it slowed down a bit. It scared the crap out of my dad. Not everything had quite as much airtime as back, but damn, the wind...its awesome. Every hill makes you feel like youre tubing on the track. The overbanked turn felt like you were falling out a bit at the end. The helices actually felt tighter and were sort of fun. The final bunny hills were still awesome.

Its a great ride, but some parts just kind of take away from it. It could also be a bit longer. Even though the back has more airtime, I highly recommend front. Its just pure awesome. Overall, its a great ride, and definitely a good choice for your airtime, but Ive enjoyed some other rides more.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up CoastrGlxy on 8/19/2005 3:54:00 PM - User's Top Ride #1
I dont give out a lot of 10s, but this ladies and gentlemen deserves a 10. This Superman Ride of Steel truly soars! I already knew it would be different from the other two S:ROS, I just didnt know it was going to be THAT good. First, the overall theming is better than the other S:ROS. You get the theme songs from the movie and several large pictures of the man himself. Im not sure why the other versions are slacking on that. The lift hill has a breathtaking view of the Connecticut River and if you sit on the left there isnt much between you and the river and the ground, far, far below. Im a hypercoaster fan and love big drops. I love the challenge of trying to keep my hands up, but Supe punked me on my first ride. I was in the last car, front row and the drop was amazing. (On another ride in the second car to the front, I was easily able to keep my hands up.) Just like I had heard the hills are stuffed with airtime. Some with sudden drops that were short but powerful, jerking you down and even throwing your hands up for you. The helixes offer great gs and the second tunnel is cool and throws you a little. I also enjoyed the layout and like the varied nature of the track. You cant easily trace the path. I can see why New Englanders are so rabid for this ride. It had the longest line at the park the entire day and if it wasnt for the security there would have been a mad dash for it when the park opened. I didnt think anything could unseat my coveted Apollos Chariot, but now Im not so sure. I give Apollos Chariot the slight nod, but I havent ridden it in years. A fresh ride on it next month will either solidify its spot or put S:ROS at #2. UPDATE - S:ROS has beaten out AC for my #2 spot after a recent ride. Final Rating - 10 (Transcendental)

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up desroda23 on 8/18/2005 7:51:00 PM - User's Top Ride #18
Wow. Do I really have to say more? This is without a doubt the best coaster Ive ever been on. Id say its the best ride ever, but it would be a lie. The only ride better than this is the Astrosphere at Funtown/Splashtown USA in Maine. But amoung coasters, its bloody amazing. During a two day trip, I managed to go on this ride almost en times and I must say, it was worth it. I cant imagine a coaster better than this. The only flaw I found about this ride isnt even about the ride. The photo booth is the problem. Its in the middle of the ride. In my personal opinion, the picture should be taken right on that first drop, when people are their scaredest. If thats the only problem I can find, then it must be a good ride......of steel

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up ibluv on 8/3/2005 10:31:00 PM - User's Top Ride #2
After all the complaining about the new restraint system I was expecting this ride to be a huge disappointment. Instead it turned out to be the best airtime machine I have experienced thus far. I was out of my seat the entire time, particularly on the 2nd drop which for me was even more intense than the 1st. The restraint system didnt bother me at all. I cant imagine what this ride was like before with the old system. Its a wonder more people didnt go flying out (they dont call it Superman for nothin). The view of the CT River and the park are spectacular from the lift hill and the misting tunnel provides the perfect finale. This ride alone is worth a trip to SFNE, even though it is the only truly outstanding ride at the park.

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BobFunland on 7/27/2005 10:43:00 PM
Superman: Ride of Steel. Ride of Steel, boy, that sure sounds powerful, doesnt it? Well, to me, the name really fits the ride well. Located on the banks of the Connecticut River, Superman is an amazing ride for various reasons. I only got a chance to ride once, but that ride was in the back row of the second car from the rear.

The ride itself is phenomenal. Ascending the lift, you will get a fantastic view of the area, with the river to the left and the park to the right. Up you go more than 200 feet in the air and then the drop comes. Oh, the drop. While it (for some reason) didnt seem as steep as the Darien Lake version (perhaps its because I was in the back) it was still spectacular. Bye bye river, hello tunnel. Out you go into the first major air hill, and from the back there is some killer air. The overbank was nice, but its that second major bunny hill that makes these rides, and the airtime from that hill is hard to beat. Then you enter the twists and turns of the second half, and the airtime is generous. Lets use an analogy: most hypercoasters have airtime comparable to a McDonalds happy meal, but this sucker gives us a Thanksgiving Dinner, full of turkey, yams, legumes, potatoes and even desert. This thing has some insane airtime, and it will be hard to match.

The setting is pretty good, with the use of tunnels (the mist on the last one is neat) and a decent location near trees throughout the ride. The track could use some paint, however.

Now for a short editorial. The ride features three types of hills that produce some great airtime. First are the mega-tall hills that give a little ejector and some nice floater, and they are located in the first half. Then there are the bunny hils that launch riders into the ozone layer, with the best examples being near the end, and then you have that funky s-curved hill which combines air with some neat lateral forces. I loved them all, and they were each unique, but I cant help but adore thas s-shaped hill. Its just one of the best elements out there, and this Supermans s-hill was better than Darien Lakes.

Now for the big fuss about the restraints: sure, they arent the best, but they dont kill the ride like most of the typically disgruntled New Englanders complained about. Scroll down and read Hercules review, I think he touched my sentiments well.

In the end, everything imaginable comes together: a big drop with nice floating, airtime, decent scenery, tunnels, mist, airtime, laterals, helices, airtime, open trains and finally, the airtime. Go to Six Flags New England and if not for anything else ride Superman, if you like great hypercoasters you wil like Superman.

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