Ride of Steel
Six Flags New England - Agawam, Massachusetts
Superman - Ride of Steel is ranked the #1 coaster on the
planet by Park World Magazine and is a recent recipient
of the prestigious Amusement Today Golden Ticket Award
ranking the ride the best steel coaster in the world!
Cedar Point - Sandusky, Ohio
Standing a staggering 310 feet tall and reaching speeds
of a remarkable 93 mph, the $25 million Millennium Force
"giga-coaster" was the tallest and fastest roller
coaster in North America when it debuted in May 2000.
Six Flags Great Adventure – Jackson, New Jersey
The Nitro blasts off to an unbelievable 230 feet
with a 215 foot dive back to Earth at hyper-speeds
approaching 80 mph. Seven steep and dramatic drops,
double highly-banked horizontal loops, an S-curve and
high-speed "hammer head" featuring intense, tight twists
and turns are jam-packed into this ride.
Busch Gardens - Tampa, Florida
Feel the ultimate rush on Montu - one of the tallest and
longest inverted roller coasters in the world.
Experience the thrill of an inverse diving loop and a
60-foot vertical loop while you endure speeds of over 60
miles per hour and a G-force of 3.85.
Superman - Ride of Steel
Six Flags America – Baltimore, Maryland and Washington D.C. Area
Guests can live the legend of DC Comics' Superman, The
World's Greatest Super Hero, as their experience on
SUPERMAN-Ride of Steel. Based on the popular DC Comics
super hero, Superman-Ride of Steel gives riders a bird’s
eye view of the park before plunging nearly 200 feet at
speeds of greater than 70 mph.
Busch Gardens – Tampa, Florida
The name SheiKra evokes the power and speed of an
African hawk as it twists and plunges - giving riders a
70 mph, adrenaline-pumping experience like no other. At
200 feet, SheiKra now takes the crown as Florida's
tallest roller coaster. This thrill machine is also the
tallest dive coaster in the world and the first of its
kind to incorporate an Immelmann loop (a rolling
maneuver), a second, 138-foot dive into an underground
tunnel and a water-feature finale. SheiKra offers three
minutes of over-the-edge excitement on more than half a
mile of steel track.
Darien Lake Theme Park - Buffalo, New York
Soar like the Man of Steel on Superman, a high-speed
steel LIM supercoaster. Exceeding speeds of 70 mph, it
climbs a 208-foot lift hill, and then comes screaming
down - at a 70 degree angle!
- Hershey, Pennsylvania
Storm Runner is a one-of-a-kind coaster that will launch
you from 0-72 mph in 2 seconds flat. 18 stories straight
up, straight down. And that's just the beginning. You'll
fly through a 135 foot cobra loop, barrel rolls, and a
dramatic flying snake dive so fast, you won't know which
way is west.
Busch Gardens - Williamsburg, Virginia
Apollo's Chariot is Busch Gardens Williamsburg's
thrilling hypercoaster designed to reach great height
and super speeds. The pulse-quickening journey plummets
passengers a total of 825 feet. Continually voted "a top
ten steel roller coaster," Apollo's Chariot boasts nine
drops, the first of which plunges passengers down 210
feet of steel track. You will experience periods of
weightlessness, or "air time," as you race up and down
the camelback humps at 73 mph.
Knott's Berry Farm - Buena Park, California
XCELERATOR hydraulically launches you off the line at an
electrifying top speed of 82 mph in 2.3 seconds through
an exhilarating 205-foot ascent and immediate descent at
a 90-degree angle. And you thought playing back seat
bingo at the local passion pit made your heart race!
It's no sweat for the two trains, with a capacity of 20
people per train. This hopped up screamer is a 62-second
blast from the past for everyone from ankle biters to
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