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- Name Change for New 2015 Ride: El Diablo
Our annual meet-up event, Online Day, achieved great success in 2014 with the help of Coaster Crew and Six Flags Great Adventure. By teaming up with Coaster Crew, we were able to offer new oppurtunities including morning Exclusive Ride Time on Nitro, along with discounted park admission and meal vouchers for our attendees.
Highlights of our day included enjoying Nitro ERT, private Safari Off-Road Adventure trucks, backstage tours, and Ghoulmaster's Ghosts VIP seating.
Our amazing tours included Nitro, Batman: The Ride, the old station for Batman & Robin: The Chiller, and a special view inside Houdini's basement while operating. As far as we know, we were the first (and so far, only) group to be taken inside Houdini while operating and The Chiller's "gone-for-7-years" station.
We hope everyone had as great of a time as we did, and we look forward to next year's event.
- Posted by KaiserJanuary 30th, 2015 at 2:24am
- Revised by KaiserJanuary 30th, 2015 at 2:27am
Six Flags Great Adventure has announced their new additions for the 2015 season. The news comes as part of the announcement of additions to all Six Flags parks for 2015. Full video available here.
The ride is a Larson 22m Giant Loop, the taller and permanent version of the popular "Ring-of-Fire" fair-ride. Larson's decision to label the ride as a "compact roller coaster" has caused Six Flags to also label Looping Dragon and the other new Giant Loops as roller coasters, despite feedback from enthusiasts.
Looping Dragon is asian-themed to fit into the Golden Kingdom section of the park. It was planned to go near Splashwater Oasis, not near El Toro like the released image suggests.
It should be noted that Six Flags Great Adventure later announced a change to the location, theme, and name of the ride on January 14th, 2015. It will now be placed on the location of Rolling Thunder's station in Plaza Del Carnaval with the name El Diablo.
Both photos have been released by Six Flags Great Adventure.
- Posted by KaiserJanuary 29th, 2015 at 5:09pm
- Revised by KaiserJanuary 29th, 2015 at 5:50pm
After it's initial four week run, The Great Adventure History Museum unfortunately closed it's doors. Featuring a huge collection of park memorabilia, The Great Aventure History Museum was a blast from the past. Only time will tell if we'll see another excellent history exhibit like this in the park in the future.
- PostedAugust 8th, 2014 at 2:43pm
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