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Major Coaster Announcements From Six Flags for 2016

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California, will open the most-anticipated new roller coaster in Northern California in over 10 years, The Joker. The villainous character's personality is evident in this extreme hybrid coaster's chaotic twists and turns throughout its 3,200 feet of dual-colored track. With a first ever "step-up under-flip inverted roll" that takes riders horizontal, The Joker will also feature the ultimate "fake-out" with a unique breaking wave turn, the only one of its kind on the west coast. Riders will experience a wild zero-g barrel roll plus 15 extreme airtime moments at maximum speeds of 53 mph.

Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Thrill Capital of the World, Valencia, California, will commemorate its 45th operating season and the 40th anniversary of the world's first 360-degree looping coaster, Revolution, which has delighted over 45 million guests during its 40-year reign at the park. The New Revolution will feature newly-created special ride effects, a new look, and newly designed trains that will deliver a smoother, sleeker ride experience for guests.

Six Flags New England, Agawam, Massachusetts, is thrilled to relaunch its iconic steel coaster Bizarro as Superman the Ride featuring superhero music and theming throughout this epic coaster. Riders will feel like Superman as they climb over 20 stories into the air and race down like a speeding bullet at 77 miles per hour. Guests will also experience twists, turns and weightlessness along the coaster's one mile of track. Thrill-seekers will not want to miss this heroic coaster as Superman the Ride regains its title at the Coaster Capital of New England.

Six Flags Great Adventure will dominate as the "king of chaos" in 2016 when the world's largest theme park debuts its 14th coaster and the most unique scream machine in its history — Total Mayhem. After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, this 4-D, free-fly coaster will wreak havoc as riders flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless journey. Thrill seekers will experience exhilarating leaps and dives along a horizontal plane, along with unexpected drops as they tumble from one level to the next. The wing seats amp up the pandemonium since riders will experience all of this chaos with no track above or below — just the sky, ground and adjacent lake churning around them.

Additional 2016 changes throughout the Six Flags chain of parks can be found here.

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