Posted February 13, 2012, 9:46A | Contributed by Jeff

[Ed. note: The following is an excerpt of a press release. -J]

Six Flags Great Adventure, America’s largest regional theme park, today announced the addition of King Cobra, an intense and visually-stunning, racing tube slide, opening at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Summer 2012.

King Cobra promises one of the most extreme riding experiences in the industry while also delivering great spectator appeal. Complete with bold orange, black and yellow scales to resemble a massive cobra on both the interior and exterior, this slide tower will be the first of its kind anywhere in the United States. King Cobra’s unique configuration enables two tubes to race through a circular path with twists, turns and surprises through enclosed and open sections of the slide at speeds up to 32 miles per hour. The ride’s finale features a sudden, 25-foot plunge at a 50-degree angle with riders racing until the heart-pounding finish as they appear to be swallowed by the massive mouth of the cobra.

King Cobra is manufactured by Polin, a world leader in the aquatic industry with its innovative design, manufacturing and installation of water parks in 80 countries around the globe. King Cobra marks Polin’s first major U.S. installation in the company’s 35-year history.

“We are thrilled to work with Polin on this landmark project, and are confident that King Cobra’s intense ride experience and unparalleled design will make it our most popular and entertaining attraction,” said Park President John Fitzgerald.

King Cobra is scheduled to open this summer in lieu of the Dive Bomber drop capsule. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.

Read the entire press release via PR Newswire.

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February 13, 2012, 11:33A

Mike Gallagher

Sounds somewhat appealing, although I liked the trap door/drop capsule plan better. But I've actually never visited Hurricane Harbor in all my visits to GAdv since HH was constructed.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

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February 13, 2012, 11:47A

Concrete Enchilada

Great to see that the King Cobra slide coming to the U.S. I saw this at the WWA tradeshow about two years ago. It's going to a sweet ride, well themed and hopefully deliver some good thrills. A good pick by Six Flags.


Astroworld.....Gone But Not Forgotten

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February 13, 2012, 1:44P

Chris R

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=/watch?v=O9gnROm0dfw&v=O9g...0dfw&gl=US


MF Crew 2006
Magnum's 3rd hill is the best airtime hill out of all the coasters in the world!

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February 13, 2012, 4:02P

CoasterDemon

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Very cool! I wonder if different themes will become available - a Dragon would be cool. Or a bitey Mantis...


Billy
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February 13, 2012, 7:29P

Collin Aynes

That is an awesome looking ride. Looks like a lot of fun.


Collin Aynes

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February 14, 2012, 11:01P

Philip E. Peavy III

Who cares.

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February 14, 2012, 11:12P

Raven-Phile

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Obviously, you do, Mr. Peavy.
If you didn't, you wouldn't have taken the time to construct such a well thought out post.


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February 14, 2012, 11:18P

CoasterDemon

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:)


Billy
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February 14, 2012, 11:31P

LostKause

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Honey badger don't care...


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You don't know me.

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February 15, 2012, 1:26A

Raven-Phile

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Also, your post was formed as a question, yet it ended in a period, rather than a question mark. Does not compute.


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February 15, 2012, 2:07A

LostKause

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That reminds me of the sign on the Meyer's Department Store building in Sandusky. It reads, "Why Pay More!"

Oh, and the King Cobra slide is very pretty! That drop is really steep. Looks like a lot of fun.

Last edited by LostKause, February 15, 2012, 9:44A


Travis - www.youtube.com/travsaun
You don't know me.

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February 15, 2012, 3:33A

CoasterDemon

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And just look at them fangs!


Billy
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February 15, 2012, 10:23A

Tekwardo

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Philip E. Peavy III said:
Who cares.

Your Mom.


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Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

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February 15, 2012, 11:04A

Raven-Phile

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Oh. Snap.


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February 15, 2012, 12:20P

ApolloAndy

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O.h. Sn?aP!


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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February 15, 2012, 1:38P

Raven-Phile

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Does not compute.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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February 15, 2012, 10:13P

Philip E. Peavy III

Raven-Phile said:
Obviously, you do, Mr. Peavy.
If you didn't, you wouldn't have taken the time to construct such a well thought out post.

After crunching numbers and working 200 hours in 3 weeks, I don't feel like thinking. I just like to relax, surf the net, and check out all the fun and meaningless sites. Not to mention I have been sober for a month in a half since my New Years resolution. Cabin fever and boredom are really starting to set in which isn't good. I'm starting to feel like a caged badger at this point!

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February 15, 2012, 10:14P

Tekwardo

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Heres a thought: nobody cares.


***I Woke Up Like Dis...

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

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February 15, 2012, 10:33P

birdhombre

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Caged honey badger don't care.

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