Six Flags Great Adventure Announces Extreme Thrill Coaster Slated for 2011
Thrillseekers will “stand-up” to their fear with GREEN LANTERN
DC Comics’ Super Hero GREEN LANTERN will focus the might of his Power Ring at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2011 with the launch of an exciting new thrill ride. Towering 15 stories high with over
three quarters of a mile of twisting green steel, this new stand-up coaster will take riders on a journey of epic proportions.
Standing 154 feet tall and reaching speeds of 63 mph, GREEN LANTERN will rank among the tallest and fastest roller coasters of its kind anywhere in the world. Unlike traditional seated coasters,
GREEN LANTERN is designed to allow passengers to stand throughout the entire course of the ride that delivers an experience unlike any other. The two minute and thirty second thrill begins with a pulse-quickening 45-degree vertical drop before rocketing riders through five inversions – including a 121-foot-tall loop, a 103-foot dive loop, a 72-foot inclined loop and twisted double corkscrews.
Guardians of peace and justice, the GREEN LANTERN CORPS is a group of intergalactic police officers charged with the protection of the universe. A GREEN LANTERN must be someone who has the ability and willpower to overcome great fear. Recognized as the greatest member of the GREEN LANTERN CORPS, HAL JORDAN was the first Earthman ever inducted into the Corps. and also became a founding member of the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. Green Lanterns are outfitted with a weapon unlike any other in existence, a ring that channels pure willpower in the form of solid green energy that can manifest any construct the bearer imagines. First published by DC Comics in 1941, GREEN LANTERN currently appears in over 100 comic books distributed worldwide annually. GREEN LANTERN has also appeared in Warner Bros. animation, home videos, interactive games and will star in his first feature film, “Green Lantern,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, slated for release on June 17, 2011.
“Six Flags is home to many of the biggest roller coasters in the world and GREEN LANTERN brings an all new dimension of thrills. Built by B&M (Bolliger & Mabillard) the design wizards behind Nitro, BIZARRO, SUPERMAN-Ultimate Flight and BATMAN the Ride, GREEN LANTERN is guaranteed to deliver a smooth, white-knuckled adventure – but this time standing up while upside down,” said John Fitzgerald, park president.
GREEN LANTERN is the perfect addition to the park’s unique coaster collection and will join 12 other adrenaline-pumping coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure, including the tallest, fastest coaster in the world, Kingda Ka; the monstrous wooden coaster El Toro; and mega coaster Nitro. The new coaster is slated to debut Spring 2011 in the Boardwalk section of the park.
Guests can experience GREEN LANTERN by purchasing a 2011 Season Pass, available now. Plus, by purchasing now, Season Pass holders will get unlimited visits to this year’s Fright Fest celebrations – weekends Oct. 8 through 31. A Season Pass offers unlimited visits to the theme park and Wild Safari and any Six Flags theme park in the United States; free tickets for friends; more than $300 in savings on in-park food and fun and free access to exclusive Season Pass events. Also if visitors purchase four or more passes and process them at the park by Oct. 31, 2010, they will receive one free Season Parking Pass for 2011. For pricing visit sixflags.com.
About Six Flags: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, is a publicly-traded corporation headquartered
in Dallas, Texas and is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 19 parks across the
United States, Mexico and Canada.
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About DC Entertainment: DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine and Fables, is a creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.