GURNEE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Six Flags Great America, the Thrill Capital of the Midwest, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, opens its 15th and most maniacal coaster to date – THE JOKER Free Fly Coaster – featuring the iconic DC Super-Villain. This insanely twisted chaos coaster acts as a massive new centerpiece in the Yankee Harbor section of the park, next to THE JOKER’S arch nemesis BATMAN The Ride roller coaster.
“THE JOKER Free Fly Coaster is one of the most unique coasters ever built in Six Flags Great America’s 41 year history,” said Six Flags Great America Park President, Hank Salemi. “The sensation of weightlessness as you flip 360 degrees from this innovative magnetic technology is truly incredible.”
After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, the freestyle-coaster will wreak havoc as riders flip head-over-heels up to 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 unique winged seat design will have riders suspended on the sides of the track. This only amps up the pandemonium and chaos since there is no track above or below–just the sky, ground and plenty of sinister thrills.
The unique design of THE JOKER Free Fly Coaster features:
- Massive, imposing, floating and twisting I-box track frame in a unique 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;
- 4-D wing vehicles that seat up to 8 per vehicle with a total of 5 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; and
- Two beyond 90-degree “raven” drops giving the sensation of free-falling.
Guests have the opportunity to be one of the first to ride THE JOKER Free Fly Coaster. Our Season Pass Holders will get an exclusive preview of the ride on Friday, May 26. The ride opens to the public on Saturday, May 27.
Guests can also purchase DC items from our brand new VILLAINS gift shop located in Orleans Place. For guests looking for DC Super Hero items, HEROES in Orleans Place will have everything guests could want. For more information about the 2017 season at Six Flags Great America, visit SixFlags.com/GreatAmerica
About Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor
Two great parks, one destination! Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Six Flags Great America offers endless adventures for the entire family with 15 heart-pounding roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, spectacular shows, three children’s themed areas with over 30 rides and a nighttime parade.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 56 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
BATMAN, THE JOKER and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s17)