Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is completing the finishing touches on "Superman: Ultimate Flight" which is scheduled to make its debut at the park on June 23rd.
Crews recently used a crane to hoist a huge Superman "S" shield (pictured right) onto the ride this past Thursday which weighed in at 3,000 pounds.
According to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom spokeswoman, Nancy Chan the ride includes 863 feet of track which cars will travel at 62 miles per hour and individuals must be at least 54 inches tall to ride.
The new ride will feature a classic lap-bar-only restraint system which is a throw-back to coasters from years gone by before the industry implemented the addition of shoulder harnesses to lap-bars for safety reasons in the 1980s.
"Retro is in now. Manufacturers are going back," said Ride Operations Supervisor Charles Laureano. "There's more of a feeling of freedom, but no loss of safety. It doesn't increase the danger quotient, it just feels like it does. It will be an amazing experience, it really will."
"Superman: Ultimate Flight" will also feature a combination of what park officials refer to as "thrill elements."
"Usually you get one, but here you get a non-inverting loop, a barrel roll at 150 feet, a cliff-hanger over the 150-foot drop," Laureano said. "You get a launch, an inversion, a vertical drop and high speed backward and forward, all combined into a single ride. This will knock your socks off, most definitely."