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The Joker 4D Free-Fly coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure has opened! Following a brief preview to Season Pass holders on Friday, May 27th, the ride is ready for the public.
Rising 120 feet in the air, riders sit off the side of the track, while spinning! Every seat and every ride is different, thanks to the freely spinning seats. These differing experience are a result of varying rider weight, weight distribution, and fins on the track that magnetically induce spins.
We've had the chance to ride The Joker multiple times across each seat, so here's our guide for where to sit for the craziest ride. The green side has more fins than the purple, which means more spins on green. When boarding the train in the station, you'll either sit facing the direction of Nitro, or facing Kingda Ka. Facing Nitro gets you a suprising backflip off the first drop, while facing Kingda Ka gives you a front flip. Here are our favorite seats, ranked from craziest to "not as crazy, but still pretty crazy":
- Green side, facing Nitro
- Green side, facing Kingda Ka
- Purple side, facing Kingda Ka
- Purple side, facing Nitro
We also got permission to record this awesome 360 degree POV!
Of course, photos of The Joker and media day. View our entire album here.
- Posted by KaiserMay 31st, 2016 at 8:39pm
After a preview for Season Passholders on May 14 & 15, El Diablo has officially opened to the public on May 16th! El Diablo thrills riders begining with a gentle rock back and forth before building enough momentum to pause hanging upside-down, then make several full loops around.
The ride is a Larson 22m Giant Loop, which stands 72ft tall. It's controlled by joystick, so every ride could be slightly different!
Here's our On-Ride Reverse POV & Off-ride video!
Below are pictures of the Media Day stage, El Diablo statue, and other aspects of the ride.
- Posted by KaiserMay 30th, 2015 at 12:29pm
- Revised by KaiserMay 30th, 2015 at 12:32pm
Following multiple delays, many of which were caused by the state, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom has officially opened to the public. With no prior warning, the park unexpectedly opened the ride after being very unsure about when the ride would actually open. Six Flags Great Adventure announced the opening via Facebook, also stating that information for season pass holder ride time would be anounced July 5th.
Six Flags Great Adventure issued the following press-release:
Six Flags Great Adventure Launches Record-Breaking Drop Ride―Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom
World’s Largest Theme Park Debuts World’s Tallest and Fastest
Drop Ride on 40th Anniversary
JACKSON, NJ―July 4, 2014―Six Flags Great Adventure today unveils this year’s most anticipated extreme ride, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom―the world’s tallest and fastest drop ride. The launch commemorates the park’s opening weekend 40 years ago during the July 4th holiday.
Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom stands a staggering 41 stories tall. Connected to the iconic Kingda Ka roller coaster—the 45-story monster that ranks as the world’s tallest and fastest coaster—Zumanjaro hoists riders 415 feet into the sky and plummets them back to Earth at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.
"Zumanjaro solidifies Six Flags’ dominance as the Northeast’s only destination for thrills. It is on every adrenaline junkies’ must-do list,” said John Fitzgerald, park president. “Zumanjaro is precisely the type of world-class, record-breaking attraction that our guests have come to expect from Great Adventure.”
Three soaring Zumanjaro towers stand on the face of the massive Kingda Ka coaster. Each drop tower features a gondola with eight riders. While anxious riders buckle into their floorless seats, Kingda Ka trains launch right toward them at speeds of up to 128 miles per hour.
The trio of gondolas rises to the top of the tower in approximately 30 seconds. Riders pause for a few terrifying moments 41 stories in the air—even higher than London’s Big Ben and twice as tall as Lady Liberty—allowing them to catch a glimpse of the skyscrapers in Philadelphia 52 miles to the southwest before gravity plunges them back to ground level in less than 10 seconds.
“Today strengthens the reputation of Six Flags as a trailblazer in providing innovative, cutting-edge entertainment for visitors of all ages, all while enhancing its legacy as one of the greatest theme park experiences anywhere in the world. We are thrilled that such an incredible venue is in New Jersey to provide unforgettable memories for so many visitors each and every year,” said New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno.
The name “Zumanjaro” was inspired by the African influences of Safari Off Road Adventure, the attraction that combined Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari into the world’s largest theme park in 2013. Safari Off Road Adventure takes guests on an exhilarating, interactive and up-close journey that features 1,200 animals from six continents including elephants, rhinos, tigers, giraffes, lions, bison, kangaroos and more.
Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom was recently named the No. 3 most thrilling ride in the U.S. according to USA Today.
For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure or call 732/928-2000.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 53 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions, including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com
- Posted by KaiserJuly 4th, 2014 at 3:18pm
After years of park fans hoping for it, the Great Adventure History Museum opened in July of 2014. It ran throughout the month, with new items constantly added to the already large and diverse collection of artifacts and memorabilia. It was open 12-4 everyday until July 28th(after an extension of two weeks due to it's popularity) and was run by park historian Harry Applegate. The museum was located in the red tent, one of the parks original "larger than life" structures, whiich is only appropriate for the exhibit.
- PostedAugust 8th, 2014 at 2:38pm
- RevisedAugust 8th, 2014 at 2:45pm
Safari Off-Road Adventure opened up to members of the media on May 25, 2013. The addition was the largest in park history, adding 350 acres of land to the park(and thus making it the world's largest park at 510 acres). A fleet of retired military trucks brings passengers around the former drive-through attraction to see the animals close-up in a way never previously allowed in the old days.
- Posted by DiveMachineMay 29th, 2014 at 5:44pm