New Looping Coaster Coming to Four Six Flags Theme Parks in 2015

In 2015, the Six Flags family of theme parks is going head over heels with their new roller coaster additions, and announced a looping coaster will be added to four of their parks around the country.  Made up of a single 360° ring, riders swing back and forth until completing the entire revolution.  You can find this new looping coaster at Six Flags America, Discovery Kingdom, Great Adventure, and Over Georgia.  Continue reading for more details, images, and video of the latest looping coaster.

Compiled from Six Flags’ press releases

Looping Dragon – Six Flags Great Adventure

In 2015, Six Flags Great Adventure introduces its thirteenth roller coaster, Looping Dragon. Twenty-four riders sitting in “face-off” seats rocket forward and backward pendulum style until the train gains enough momentum to complete a full revolution seven stories in the air. The coaster then kicks into high gear, completing full revolutions until it stops momentarily with riders suspended upside down, and then reverses direction for even more thrills.

Six Flags Great Adventure Looping Dragon

Looping Dragon joins the park’s Golden Kingdom section, which is home to the world’s tallest and fastest drop ride, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom, and the world’s tallest and fastest roller coaster, Kingda Ka.

Six Flags Great Adventure Looping Dragon

“Looping Dragon is a great addition to our diverse roller coaster collection because it delivers speed and thrills that appeal to both our younger and more experienced thrill-seekers alike,” said Park President John Fitzgerald. The park’s roller coaster collection includes three of the world’s top roller coasters — Kingda Ka, El Toro and Nitro — plus unique coaster experiences that allow Guests to fly head first, stand and ride floorless. Looping Dragon will have a 48-inch height requirement. The ride is expected to debut in the late spring of 2015.

Bourbon Street Fireball – Six Flags America

Six Flags America today announced the addition of its 10th roller coaster, Bourbon Street Fireball, which will stand a stunning seven stories tall and reside in the new Mardi Gras section of the park.

“The addition of our tenth roller coaster, Bourbon St. Fireball, takes the nail-biting anxiety of coaster riding to a totally new level,” said Rick Howarth, park president. “This new coaster is the perfect complement to the new Mardi Gras section that opened earlier this year to rave reviews and promises to offer thrilling experiences for our guests each season.”

Bourbon Street Fireball - Six Flags America

The Joker Chaos Coaster – Six Flags Over Georgia

A full season of chaos, mischief and mayhem are on tap, as Six Flags Over Georgia announces a devious ride that will wreak havoc in the park for the 2015 season. The park’s 12th roller coaster, THE JOKER Chaos Coaster, will debut as Gotham City’s newest challenge.

“Gotham City is one of the park’s most iconic and popular areas and this multi-million dollar expansion will help create a day full of fun and exciting memories for all of our thrill seekers and their families” said Six Flags Atlanta Properties park president Dale Kaetzel.

The Joker Chaos Coaster - Six Flags Over Georgia

With its unique seating pattern, THE JOKER Chaos Coaster joins the ever-popular BATMAN: The Ride and Mind Bender roller coasters in Gotham City and will feature:

  • A “face-off” against each other as the train’s twenty-four riders begin their journey
  • The train rocketing up seven stories high
  • A glide, both forward and backward, through a bedlam of loops
  • A suspended upside down roll, 72 feet in the air, for a ravaging thrill

Dare Devil: Chaos Coaster – Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

What goes around, comes around, and in the case of the new Dare Devil Chaos Coaster opening at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, guests will find an exciting new thrill ride guaranteed to get their adrenaline pumping.  Dare Devil Chaos Coaster is a single looping coaster that builds anticipation as riders seated back to back travel backwards and forwards until momentum takes them at top speed revolutions, only to stop upside down at 70 feet high and reverse direction.

Dare Devil Chaos Coaster Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

“This is a great new addition to our line-up of world class rides and attractions, and is sure to be fun for all,” said Don McCoy, park president. “What appears to be a simple track is really complex and riders will have a great time anticipating the inversion they know is coming.”

The new ride brings the number of coasters at the park to nine along with Medusa, Roar, V2, Kong, Boomerang, Cobra, Road Runner Express and SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight. Dare Devil is expected to open in spring 2015.

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Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.