Superman Ride of Steel Goes Bizarro at Six Flags New England

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I’ve been nervous to even write about the new Bizarro at Six Flags New England. Obviously, the revamped Intamin hyper coaster isn’t really new. It’s another in a line of renovated roller coasters in Six Flags’ new era of roller coaster makeovers. Why would I be nervous?

Superman Ride of Steel is my #1 ranked roller coaster and I consider it the best roller coaster I’ve ever ridden. Its airtime has been unmatched by all of the coasters that I’ve ridden since I rode it in 2005, although El Toro came close. And it’s interesting layout with great highs and lows, two tunnels, and helices is a masterpiece. So, when I heard that Six Flags was going to enhance and improve it, I was very skeptical that a coaster rated as the Best Steel Roller Coaster (by Mitch’s Internet Poll & the Golden Ticket Awards), would come out better than ever. Read my full Superman: Ride of Steel review to see why I gave it a 10 out of 10.

The Bizarro TransformationBizarro Flies Past a Flame!
Let’s take a look at the upgrades that the ride underwent during its transformation from world’s greatest super hero to little known villain. Like, the Medusa to Bizarro transformation at sister park Six Flags Great Adventure, this Bizarro ride received a fire, misters as riders pass through the shields, and on-board speakers. I’ll try to add some more information about the ride from some reviews I can find, but for now I’d like to hear from you!

What’s the Verdict?
While I haven’t been to Massachusetts to ride it yet, I’d love for readers to leave their take and mini-reviews. Is Bizarro better than Superman: Ride of Steel, pretty much the same, or dare I ask,…. worse? Leave a comment below and keep my feelings in mind. Just kidding.

51 Comments

  1. Unfortunately, I never got to ride Bizarro before its makeover, but I have to say the ride is spectacular. I've been to most of the large parks on the East Coast along with Cedar Point, and Bizarro is my number 1 coaster. El Toro is its only rival in terms of airtime, but Bizarro just nudged out the bull for the spot. Alpengeist, Apollo's Chariot, and Nitro round out my top five, but Bizarro jumped past them. I wish I got to ride the original S:ROS, but I actually liked the special effects as I thought they added to the ride. Millennium Force is overrated, and it doesn't hold a candle to this ride.

  2. i went on the coaster today and the difference was very noticeable. there were more effects and the speakers gave the ride more action and thrill. The best part of the transformation is the 4 or five places where you think your gonna hit your head. the best rollercoaster ever

  3. In this economy, especially with Six Flags' struggling finances, WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!! If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Simple rule.

    S:ROS was sheer perfection, as is, so why tamper with it? Consistently on almost every Top 10 list, it and MF at Cedar Point were masterpieces of their time. This was like gving the Mona Lisa a facelift. And who needs sound effects on a great coaster? Design and construction speak for themselves. Six Flags should have just made another payment to the bank with that cash. Or bought a new flat ride to keep the coaster lines a little shorter. LOL!

  4. I'm a senior in High School, and have ridden both as part of my school music program's yearly trips. Personally, my review would be mixed. All of the improvements except for the sound are good, and pay a good homage to Bizarro, however miniscule a character he may be. However, the Superman theming was still better, and made it instantly recognized. I would still reccomend it however.

  5. I haven't actually ridden the ride (thanks to my eternal fear of roller coasters) but my friend has and she kept on begging and begging me to try it out. Months after she's ridden it she's still jabbering about how awesome it was. her exact words were: "Next time we go i'm going to make sure you come along! Don't worry there's so much adrenaline you can barely feel the first drop, well actually you can, but it's the best ride ever! Especially when you go through the tunnels and the mist and the fire….." This was said all in one breath.

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