Superman: Escape from Krypton

Superman: Escape from Krypton, originally known as Superman: The Escape, is a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. When it opened in 1997, it was the tallest roller coaster in the world, and its maximum speed of 100 mph (160 km/h) was tied for the fastest with Tower of Terror II, a similar roller coaster which opened two months earlier at Dreamworld in Australia. Both were the first to utilize Linear Synchronous Motor (LSM) launch technology to propel vehicles, although the intended opening date in 1996 at Magic Mountain was postponed due to issues with the launch system. Superman: The Escape closed in late 2010 for refurbishment, and it re-emerged in 2011 as Superman: Escape from Krypton. The refurbished ride introduced new trains that face backward and a new color scheme. As of 2023, Superman: Escape from Krypton has the second-tallest height, the fourth-fastest speed, and the third-longest drop of any operating roller coaster in the world.