Built by Intamin AG, this coaster uses a LIM (linear induction motor) launch. Intamin calls this design an "Impulse" coaster. This ride (previously known as Superman Ultimate Escape) wasn't the first of its kind. About a year before this one, a coaster called Linear Gale opened in Japan's LaQua Amusement Park. The only difference between the two rides is that Linear Gale doesn't have an in-line twist like on the spike shown below.
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