April 27, 2011
Six Flags Great Adventure to Launch
’Green Lantern’ Extreme Thrill Coaster
Media and Season Pass Preview Slated for May 19,
General Public Unveiling May 25
DC Comics’ Super Hero GREEN LANTERN will focus the might of his Power Ring at Six Flags Great Adventure May 19 with the highly-anticipated preview of an exciting, new thrill ride. Standing 15 stories 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 will allow passengers to stand throughout the entire course of the ride. The two-minute and thirty-second thrill will begin with a nerve-wracking climb 153 feet toward the sky followed by 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.
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 coaster in the world, Kingda Ka; the monstrous wooden coaster El Toro; and mega coaster Nitro. Guests will find GREEN LANTERN in the Boardwalk section of the park.
“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 (Swiss engineers Bolliger and 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.
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 June 17.
Six Flags Season Pass holders will experience GREEN LANTERN before the general public during an exclusive event May 19 to 22. 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 three, three-park passes by May 30, they will receive one free three-park pass for 2011. For pricing, visit sixflags.com.
General park-goers can experience GREEN LANTERN May 25, when the park begins daily operation.
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.
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 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.