May 9, 2012
Flying Elvises Will Take to the Skies on SkyScreamer, Six Flags Great Adventure’s Newest Thriller
30 Elvis impersonators clad in white and red jumpsuits will be the first riders to take to the skies May 17 on Six Flags Great Adventure's new, extreme swing ride, the 24-story SkyScreamer.
SkyScreamer is the cornerstone of the park’s newly-themed Adventure Alley, which offers guests a retro vibe and classic thrill attractions including Déjà Vu, a music-themed scrambler, and Air Jumbo featuring whimsical flying elephants. New bumper cars, Fender Benders, will open in Adventure Alley in June.
“SkyScreamer takes thrills to new heights,” said park president John Fitzgerald. “Standing an imposing 24 stories tall, SkyScreamer has redefined our skyline and will offer guests a 360-degree, bird’s eye view of the property.”
The newest sensation in tower rides, SkyScreamer takes traditional swing rides to the next level. Thirty-two guests board the ride and sit two across in open-air swings as they climb to the top of the SkyScreamer tower while spinning round and round. At full swing, guests soar in a 98-ft. circle at speeds of 40 mph high above the park below.
"Imagine a scene from Honeymoon in Vegas," said American Coaster Enthusiast's New Jersey region president Bret Ulozas. "Except instead of skydiving, Elvises and thrillseekers alike will take flight on SkyScreamer to achieve the same adrenaline rush."
Six Flags season pass holders will preview SkyScreamer exclusively from May 17 to 20, and the ride will open to the general public May 23. Adventure Alley joins the park’s already stellar lineup of innovative rides and attractions including three children’s areas and record-breaking roller coasters including the world’s No. 1 wooden coaster, El Toro, the world’s tallest coaster, Kingda Ka, and one of the world’s top steel coasters, Nitro. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.
Editor’s Notes: On May 17, a multimedia news release containing photos and video of the flying Elvises on SkyScreamer will be available at: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/55636-six-flags-great-adventure-skyscreamer-new-swing-ride-in-adventure-alley.
For more general information, photos and video on SkyScreamer and Six Flags Great Adventure’s 2012 attractions, visit www.sixflags.com/mediaportal
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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park company with $1.0 billion in revenue and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For more than 50 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