It's official: Nitro coming to Six Flags Great Adventure

Posted Thursday, February 1, 2001 5:42 AM | Contributed by RagingBull

The worst kept secret of the 2001 season has finally been officially announced. Nitro, a 230-foot tall B&M hypercoaster, will debut this year at Six Flags Great Adventure.

Read the whole press release, with images and video, at Internet Wire.

Thursday, February 1, 2001 5:42 AM
SFGAdv is building a hyper? What a shocker! Who knew!

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 5:52 AM
Everybody! :)

Seriously though, this thing looks wicked! The layout is great, and it is going to deliver some serious airtime.
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 5:55 AM
No, that thing that looks like a coaster is just some new telephone poles, honest.

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 5:55 AM
Great Adventure is already a good park--now it will be even better. However, only time will tell if Nitro can compete with Millenium Force.
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 5:59 AM
WOW! I was expecting a Raging Bull clone (and hoping for an Apollo's Chariot clone!), and instead we get this? Look at those camelbacks and speed hills- this looks like its going to be an airtime machine! I can only begin to imagine what those horizontal loops will be like? I thought that Six Flags would pull a fast one on us and announce a Flying Dutchman as well, but now I really don't care- Nitro is going to be more than enough!
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 5:59 AM
I can't wait 'till opening day. 230Ft sounds good to me! It's higher than A.C./R.B. and even all three S:R.O.S!! The layout looks very interesting.
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 6:01 AM
Looks like a real winner to me. What do you get ehn you combine Raging Bull and Apollo's Chariot - NITRO!!

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BMCOASTER

bmcoaster@wi.rr.com
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 6:08 AM
Only four posts before someone compared the thing to Cedar Point as "competition."

99% of Ohioans don't go to Jersey to ride and vice versa. We've been over this.

And Millennium is still spelled with two N's.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com


This thread has been brought to you by the letter N, and by the number 2.
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 6:12 AM
Yet another CP tie-in, the Nitro secret was as well kept as Power Tower. I love denials of rides half-constructed. :)

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Scott W. Short
scott@midwestcoastercentral.com
http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 6:16 AM
Oh you mean that's not a new 'Skyride' that they're putting in? Oh that sucks!
jeremy
--cynical by nature :)
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 6:19 AM
If there is no bridge into the descent, then why is the drop height only 215' from a 230' lift hill?
Apollo's Chariot has a drop of 215'.
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*** This post was edited by daisybean on 2/2/2001. ***
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 6:20 AM
Easy, 15' off the ground at the bottom.

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Scott W. Short
scott@midwestcoastercentral.com
http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 6:27 AM
OH! DUH !!!!!! :)
I mistakenly believed x amount of feet ment there is x ' of track from the apex of the lift to the bottom of the decent.
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45 minute drive to NITRO!
*** This post was edited by daisybean on 2/1/2001. ***
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 6:31 AM
I wonder if this will top SROS at SFNE as the best hyper.
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 7:08 AM
Oh frick.. I think It,s time to pay a visit to my aunt in Brooklyn... :)
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 7:20 AM
Man, and all this time I was hoping it was going to be called Superman, Ride of Neon.:). And is it me or does that logo look just plain boring. At least the ride itself looks promising in layout.
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 7:46 AM
Man, thats an awesome layout. Can't wait to ride it this year!!

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Dayuum, Your HOT!
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 7:52 AM
I can't wait till i get out there for the first time this summer. That looks sweeet!

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Don't mess with the X in 01
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Thursday, February 1, 2001 8:23 AM
Nitro: The Coaster With the Longest Pullouts Ever

LOL, seriously though, this coaster looks extremely good. And I finally see what that weird S Curve thing before the helix is going to do! That element looks rather nifty, I must say. The bunny hills at the end are pretty interesting also, they vary in height, much like the ones on Apollo (although not nearly as much of a difference). This thing should pack quite a bit of airtime into its layout, and it has enough twists and turns to keep my interest going throughout the whole ride. Seems like we have a winner here!

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If you are looking for trouble, you found it. -- Steven Hawking
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