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Superman: Ultimate Flight roller coaster reopens at Six Flags Discovery KingdomSubmitted by Nick Sim on Monday, August 6, 2012 19:04
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has reopened the new Superman: Ultimate Flight roller coaster, a week after riders were stranded on it for 2 hours.
The coaster returned to action over the weekend, having been closed since it stalled mid-way around its circuit on July 29. The Times-Herald reports that the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will continue to investigate the incident, but the park has been given the go-ahead to reopen its major new ride for 2012.
Breakdowns are not unusual on new roller coasters during their first few months in operation, although most do not involve the kind of mid-air evacuations that drew media interest to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. The park has assured visitors that no mechanical faults have been found with Superman: Ultimate Flight.
The roller coaster made its debut on June 30, a week later than originally planned. The Premier Rides creation features a custom design that sees guests launched to a top speed of 62 miles per hour before racing through a 150-feet-tall inversion.
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