SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE ANNOUNCES
NEW ATTRACTIONS FOR 2012
Theme Park Takes Classic Thrills to New Heights
with SkyScreamer and More
Jackson, NJ – September 1, 2011 - Six Flags Great Adventure, America's largest regional theme park, today unveiled plans to add both extreme and family thrills to its current lineup for 2012. SkyScreamer, an extreme swing ride, will transform the Fantasy Forest skyline while three additional family rides are introduced to the whimsically-themed section below – bumper cars, scrambler and flying elephants.
Theme park guests will have more to scream about with the introduction of SkyScreamer. The newest sensation in tower rides, SkyScreamer will take swing rides to the next level and join the park's already breathtaking lineup of thrills as it whisks guests up, up and away high over the park, feet dangling and hair blowing. Towering 15 stories above the ground, SkyScreamer will reside next to the classic Big Wheel. Thirty-two guests will 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 will soar in a 98-ft. circle at speeds of 40 mph high above the park below.
For those wishing to keep their feet closer to the ground, the park is introducing two new, yet classic, family attractions – bumper cars and a music-themed scrambler. Guests will also be greeted with the return of the popular flying elephants ride, which formerly made its home in The Golden Kingdom section of the theme park.
"Although we are best known for our record-breaking thrills, families have told us they would like more attractions they can enjoy together. So this season we are introducing four rides sure to deliver fun for all ages," said park president John Fitzgerald.
At Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, it's go big, go extreme – with the addition of exciting, new drop boxes guaranteed to ramp up the thrill factor at the slide tower known as "The Falls." Guests will climb into a clear, fully-enclosed launch capsule and begin the nerve-wracking countdown to the moment when the floor literally disappears beneath them and sends them into a freefall at speeds of up to 32 mph.
"Drop boxes are an innovative, exciting addition to our already thrilling speed slides," Fitzgerald added. "They are not for the faint of heart. The sheer anticipation of waiting for the floor to drop will have our guests' adrenaline pumping."
The best way to enjoy the thrills of the 2012 season is with a season pass. 2012 season passes are currently on sale and a great family value at $59.99 per person, which includes the theme park and free admission to the Wild Safari; and for just $10 more provides admission to Hurricane Harbor water park. All season passes include free tickets for friends and unlimited access to this season's Fright Fest Halloween celebration in October. Guests who process their passes by October 30, 2011 receive one free parking pass with every four season passes purchased-a $50 value. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure
About Six Flags
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest regional theme park company with 2010 revenue of nearly $1.0 billion and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Six Flags Over Texas, the company's flagship location, is celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2011.
ADVENTURE ALLEY - New for 2012!
Posted 01 September 2011 - 06:54 AM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 07:01 AM
I'm not sure but I think the bumper cars, "music themed Scrambler" and the elephants will be in Fantasy Forest with Old Country remaining closed. There are empty ride pads that need to be filled in the park first.
The addition of the drop boxes to the Falls slides should be interesting.
Posted 01 September 2011 - 07:13 AM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 07:56 AM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 07:58 AM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:02 AM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:05 AM
Just re-watched it. He said they will be part of a "Newly Expanded Area". Maybe what was the "Old Country" will be part of "Fantasy Forest" now.
Edited by Railer, 01 September 2011 - 09:13 AM.
Posted 01 September 2011 - 11:13 AM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 12:03 PM
I'm hoping that SF follows Eli Bridge's guidelines and if the ride has seatbelts, allows single riders.
Edited by Yoshi, 01 September 2011 - 12:04 PM.
Posted 01 September 2011 - 12:38 PM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 02:02 PM
* The SkyScreamer will be located on the Flying Wave pad.
* The Scrambler will be located on the old Chaos pad.
* The Elephants will be located on the old Pirate's Flight pad.
* The Bumper Cars will be located on the site of Evolution.
Only the Skyscreamer name has been locked down at this time. New names for the other rides have not been announced yet.
The Bumper Cars is an entirely new ride. I don't know the origin of the Scrambler (possibly from SFOG).
And, as of now, the Old Country and Musik Express will remain as-is and not be a part of the 2012 attractions.
I am SO happy about all these great additions to Fantasy Forest!!!
Posted 01 September 2011 - 02:10 PM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 02:46 PM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:21 PM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:39 PM
The only thing that really had me confused was the fact that the press release said "music-themed scrambler"
It refers to the theming, not actual music... It may be "Shake, Rattle & Roll" from SFOG.
Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:43 PM
Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:49 PM
Can't pleas em' all
I think the Flying Wave pad is a really bad location for a tall tower like that. I would much rather see another Flying Wave placed there. Flying Wave is also more fun. There is nothing "thrilling" about SkyScreamer. Since it doesn't tilt like Flying Wave, it is just a boring swing that goes around in a circle, and that big metal tower sticking up out of that spot is going to be ugly as sin.
Edited by Mike13, 01 September 2011 - 03:53 PM.
Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:50 PM
It refers to the theming, not actual music...
Well that's an even more pleasing thought! They are actually going to continue theming the park I really hope we get lots of makeovers in theming like in other parks for the Batman/DC area. Six flags NE has a nicely themed DC area. My kids especially loved the hall of justice to take pics with the super heroes. I have high hopes lets cross our fingers
Speaking of Six Flags NE. Their hurricane harbor is awesome. I wish we would add pools like they have to our park. It gives you a place to go and actually swim around besides the wave pool and the river. We definately have the space. Lets hope they make good money next year and can expand with things like that. They have at least two pools with 3-4 foot deep water you can just swim around in. Would also be nice to see them implement the small/kid tubes like they have in the other parks too. Then kids could actually sit in the tube on the river instead of hanging on to the adult tube like a life ring LOL
Posted 01 September 2011 - 03:52 PM
STAND UP TO YOUR FEAR>>>GREEN LANTERN 2011
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