Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey announced on January 27, 2016 that when its new 4-D, free-fly coaster opens in the spring, it would be named after DC Comics supervillain The Joker.
In September, the theme park announced that in 2016 it would unveil its 14th coaster, a 4-D, free-fly coaster that will lift riders straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill before flipping them head-over-heels at least six times along a weightless journey. The ride was expected to be called Total Mayhem until park officials announced that it would be renamed after the DC Comics supervillain The Joker.
Riders on the new coaster will be strapped into churning "wing seats" with no track above or below them as they experience leaps and dives along a horizontal plane and unexpected drops as they tumble from one level to the next.
The Joker's design features include the following:
Massive, imposing, floating and twisting I-box track frame in a unique two-tone, green and purple 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
4-D wing vehicles that seat up to eight per vehicle with a total of five vehicles
Face-off 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 giving the sensation of free-falling
The Joker is expected to open in the Spring of 2016.
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