The Clown Prince of Crime is about to become the Clown Coaster of Six Flags. Following the opening of the Joker Chaos Coaster in Six Flags’ Atlanta theme park, another Joker-themed ride is set to open in Jackson, New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure. Simply titled “The Joker,” the 120-foot-tall coaster is described as a 4-D, free-fly coaster that flips riders upwards of six times and features two “beyond 90-degree” drops.
To get comics readers and coaster riders alike pumped for the new attraction, Six Flags has posted a new construction update video that includes “The Joker’s” inaugural test ride. And yeah, it’s as much of a doozy as the above description implies.
Six Flags Great Adventure announced this morning it will debut a 15-story Green Lantern roller-coaster in spring 2011, just ahead of the Warner Bros. movie.
The Jackson, New Jersey, theme park describes the stand-up coaster as 154-feet tall with “over three quarters of a mile of twisting green steel,” and capable of reaching speeds of 63 miles per hour.
“Unlike traditional seated coasters,” the press release states,” Green Lantern is designed to allow passengers to stand erect throughout the entire course of the ride that delivers an experience unlike any other. The two minute and thirty second thrill begins with a pulse-quickening 45-degree vertical drop before rocketing riders through five inversions — including a 121-foot-tall loop, a 103-foot dive loop and a 72-foot inclined loop, climaxing in twisted double corkscrews.”