Jim Seay, president of Premier Rides, commented, "The theme park market in China is an exciting one and all of us at Premier are motivated to not only be part of that market, but to also set the industry standard by bringing in a world-class USA-made attraction for the Chimelong Group. The minds behind the Chimelong Group certainly wanted to make a statement with this ride and we are honored to be part of their formula for success."
Almost six hundred and ninety million people travel for the celebration of China's Golden Week holiday, so it was very important and satisfying for Chimelong to have the ride open on time and be available for its large number of holiday visitors. Coaster enthusiasts described the ride as a "ground breaking, free falling" experience. The triple-launch coaster is based on the Premier Rides' award-winning coasters,
SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight located at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in California and
Sky Scream located at Holiday Park in Germany.
Sky Rocket has the most current launch system technology available in the industry. With the exception of the coaster train itself, there are virtually no moving parts on the ride which makes the attraction very reliable and maintenance-friendly.
Premier Rides is known for focusing on large, technically complex projects that incorporate the newest technologies and has provided the ride equipment for award-winning attractions like
The Revenge of the Mummy™ at Universal Studios and the world record-breaking
Full Throttle at Six Flags Magic Mountain. The project with Chimelong Paradise raises the bar on expectations throughout the Asian region.