Inspections Begin on 'Superman' Ride in Vallejo

A dozen riders were stuck on top of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's Superman Ultimate Flight roller coaster this afternoon in Vallejo for about an hour after it stalled near the top, a fire captain said.

By Christie Smith
|  Monday, Jul 30, 2012  |  Updated 8:40 AM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
A dozen riders were stuck on top of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's Superman Ultimate Flight roller coaster this afternoon in Vallejo for about an hour after it stalled near the top, a fire captain said.

Craig Cannon

A dozen riders were stuck on top of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's Superman Ultimate Flight roller coaster this afternoon in Vallejo for about an hour after it stalled near the top, a fire captain said.

Inspections began Monday morning at a Vallejo amusement park, after a dozen riders were stuck on top of a new Superman ride for two hours on Sunday.

No one was injured when Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's Superman Ultimate Flight roller coaster stalled near the top for two hours, according to spokeswoman Nancy Chan. She said it was unclear why the ride stopped, and the ride will reopen after the inspection is complete. She did not give a specific time on when that would be.

Those affected may be compensated with free season passes.

The Vallejo Fire Department responded to help rescue the riders from the coaster that is 15-stories tall and travels 62 mph after the incident was reported at about 2:55 p.m., Capt. Dan Sarna said.

The ride opened  June 30. It seats 12 riders. More information about the ride can be found on the park's website.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out