Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure

Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure

Friday, May 27, 2016

Six Flags Great Adventure Unveils "The Joker"

It's been almost nine months now since Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, announced their newest, and most noteworthy roller coaster since the debuts of Kingda Ka and El Toro in 2005 and 2006, respectively.  For we roller coaster enthusiasts, that's a very long time to wait for something as exciting as this, especially when it's at your nearest theme park.  Sure, the park has added The Dark Knight (2008), Green Lantern (2011), and Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom (2014), but none of those rides carry the weight of a coaster like this one.

Back in September, when the new ride was first announced, it was to be called Total Mayhem.  On Thursday, Six Flags unveiled this new 4D Free Fly Coaster, renamed The Joker, and it looks like a doozy!  According to Six Flags on their website:

The ride will be the most unique and intense attraction in park history, featuring one-of-a-kind magnetic technology and unique swiveling vehicles to deliver a sensation you've never experienced before.

On this new unbelievable adventure, you'll soar outside the confines of the track in wing cars facing other riders. You'll take an elevator-style lift straight up 120 feet in the air. When you reach the top, you'll begin to tumble head-over-heels, free-falling down two beyond 90-degree raven drops and experiencing at least six weightless flips.

The ride is set to open to season pass holders today and will be open to the public on Saturday, but if you just can't wait, then take a virtual ride on this screamer here...

Note: Already one of the cars on Joker malfunctioned yesterday and they had to shut the ride down to fix it.  Read the full story here.  Well, they have to work out the kinks, right?

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