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 DC UNIVERSE™ section of the park, next to THE JOKER’S arch nemesis BATMAN™: The Ride roller coaster.
After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, and 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.
- THE JOKER Free-Fly Coaster was manufactured by S & S Worldwide.
- Every time you ride, the experience is different! You never know how many times you’ll flip!
- THE JOKER Free-Fly Coaster opened in 2017 as the park’s 15th roller coaster.
- Riders can board from either the purple side or green side.
- THE JOKER Free-Fly Coaster is Six Flags Great America’s second coaster to feature wing-style seating. The first is X Flight.
- This ride is located in the DC UNIVERSE section of the park.
- When you’re not flipping, riders sometimes face the riders sitting across from them, making this a great ride to experience with friends!
- THE JOKER Free-Fly Coaster is classified as a 4D coaster, meaning the seats rotate as you ride.
- Each train seats 8 riders.
- This is the only roller coaster at Six Flags Great America to have purple track.