Six Flags: This is the 'Superman', a 65-meter-high game in which people were trapped

Six Flags: This is the 'Superman', a 65-meter-high game in which people were trapped

This Sunday, April 30, during the Children’s Day celebration, visitors to the Six Flags amusement park, located south of Mexico City, experienced moments of terror when they got “stuck” in the mechanical game ‘Superman’ for more than 30 minutes.

This roller coaster, the most iconic of Six Flags, broke down in full operation, so the train was stopped in one of the upper parts of the route, causing moments of panic among people.

Given this, the Tlalpan Mayor’s Office detailed on its social networks that fortunately there were no people injured, so the situation had been controlled:

“After reports of failures in a Six Flags mechanical game, staff from the mayor’s office established communication with the amusement park, who reported that there are no injuries and the situation is already under control,” he said.

Until this Monday, Six Flags has not reported anything about the mishap or stated any position in any of its official channels, about the events that were reported at 3:30 p.m. this Sunday.

What does the ‘Superman’ at Six Flags look like?

According to the amusement park’s website, this roller coaster features “precision and high-tech machines.” This structure is calculated to withstand “tremendous forces.”

The Superman “The Last Escape” has a fall of 65 meters, with an inclination of 60 degrees, equivalent to the height of a 20-story building. In addition, it reaches a speed of 120 kilometers per hour.

To ensure the safety of users, The ‘Superman’ has an electronic control system, with sensors and computers, in addition to including a regulator that is responsible for the operation of motors and brakes.

“It’s about designing an extreme experience and at the same time completely safe,” he says.

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It even has stairs and a platform at its highest peak, which serve to evacuate visitors before failures like the one on Sunday.

What other failure has occurred at Six Flags?

On November 17, 2020, Six Flags reported an accident at a children’s amusement park ride. Due to this, an 18-year-old person was injured.

The park announced that the visitor was stable after the accident at the game ‘Spinning Drums’. On that occasion, the game had to be suspended:

“Out of an abundance of caution, the game has been shut down for a thorough inspection and found to work safely.

“This ride is an attraction that has been in the park for a long time and has given millions of safe, problem-free cycles; however, the recent incident is under investigation, therefore the game will be temporarily closed,” Six Flags said.

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