ARLINGTON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, announced the opening of its 13th and arguably the most unique amongst its famed roller coaster collection—THE JOKER. The park, in its 56th season, will now be home to the most roller coasters in the Southwest with the addition of this sinister thriller to the GOTHAM CITY lineup.
“The Joker is undeniably one of the greatest DC Super-Villains ever created and this free-fly roller coaster lives up to the name – it is wicked fun and like nothing our guests have ever experienced,” said Six Flags Over Texas Park President, Steve Martindale. “As the car travels along the track, riders are in constant motion, turning somersaults in mid-air. The ride’s design is innovation at its best, and we are excited and proud to unveil our most maniacal coaster to date, The Joker.”
After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, the freestyle-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 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 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.
The ride opens to the general public on Saturday, May 20. For more information about the 2017 season at Six Flags Over Texas, visit sixflags.com/overtexas.
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.
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