Twisted Mayhem of THE JOKER Unleashed at Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure’s 14th roller coaster, THE JOKER, is set to open for the 2016 season.  The 4D Spin Coaster lifts riders 120 feet straight up before releasing the car to wind and flip its way through the twisted track.  Six Flags Great Adventure’s THE JOKER roller coaster is identical to BATMAN: The Ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas that opened in 2015.  Continue reading for more details, images, and video from Six Flags Great Adventure’s press release.

THE JOKER

THE JOKER, image courtesy Six Flags Great Adventure

From Six Flags Great Adventure’s Press Release

Today, Thursday, May 26, 2016, ultimate thrill seekers visiting Six Flags Great Adventure, the world’s largest theme park, will take on the newest roller coaster, The Joker, when it previews to coaster fanatics and Season Pass holders.  The new 4D, free-fly coaster is the park’s 14th scream machine, and arguably the most insane among its world-renowned collection.

“Six Flags Great Adventure has a legendary reputation for the biggest lineup of coasters in the Northeast, and now The Joker takes this collection to the edge and beyond,” said roller coaster expert Tim Baldwin. “This genre of ride is so unique. There is no track below you and nothing above you, so riders are truly doing these acrobatic maneuvers mid-air.  The combination of flips, drops and ultra-cool straight-up 120-foot lift makes this coaster totally different than all the other world-class coasters at Great Adventure.”

THE JOKER

THE JOKER, image courtesy Six Flags Great Adventure

 

The unique design of The Joker features:

  • Massive, imposing, floating and twisting I-box track frame in a unique purple and green two-tone design
  • One-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips providing guests the feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a traditional track
  • 4D wing vehicles that seat up to 8 per vehicle with a total of 5 vehicles
  • Seats that allow riders to face each other as they tumble head over heels
  • A 120-foot-tall, 90-degree hill that is ascended by an elevator-style, chain link lift
  • Two beyond 90-degree “raven” drops creating the sensation of free-falling
THE JOKER

THE JOKER, image courtesy Six Flags Great Adventure

 

“The Joker is undeniably one of the greatest DC Comics Super-Villains ever created.  Only someone with his warped sense of humor could provide this level of insanity or spinsanity with a new, vertical coaster that delivers gravity-defying somersaults with utter unpredictability,” said Six Flags Great Adventure President John Fitzgerald.  “It is the perfect addition to our dynamic line-up of award-winning roller coasters because this ride delivers total mayhem with its next-generation, cutting-edge thrills.”

The Joker previews to Season Pass holders through Friday evening, May 27, and opens to the general public on Saturday, May 28.  The Joker joins the ranks of legendary roller coasters like El Toro, Kingda Ka, Nitro and 2015’s El Diablo.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

About Dave Parfitt

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.