For our final edition of Flashback Friday, we'll look at how the implementation of a high-speed launch enabled roller coasters to reach unprecedented speeds. One of the first rides to break 100 miles per hour, Superman: Escape from Krypton, opened at Six Flags Magic Mountain as the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster.
Introducing a new weekly post series, Flashback Friday, where we’ll take a look at six legendary coasters that made their mark in the amusement industry. Although many of the rides we’ll cover are no longer in operation, they’re still held in high regard as the innovative designs that brought us to where we are today. In today’s edition of Flashback Friday, we’ll be taking a look at the roller coaster that started it all: Switchback Railway.