Six Flags Great Adventure announces Green Lantern roller coaster

Posted Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:59 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Six Flags Great Adventure plans to add a new, 15-story roller coaster to its stable of thrill rides. The new ride will be named Green Lantern, after the DC Comics superhero, and will be the 12th roller coaster featured at the park, park officials said Wednesday.

Read more from Asbury Park Press.

Thursday, September 16, 2010 7:31 AM

Before I realized the coaster was Chang, I was so excited the B&M was building a new stand up.

Oh well, it should be a nice addition to their outstanding collection.

+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 8:04 AM

I didnt even catch that this was Chang. The article said nothing about it being a stand-up caoster. I was just thinking, why are they building a smallish seated looper....

D'oh!

+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:06 AM

Too bad Six Flags doesn't have Marvel rights. Green Goblin would've been the *perfect* villain for the coaster , seeing as how he flies around standing on a platform.

+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:11 AM

I already proclaim this attraction as better than Joker (AKA Mouse in a box)

+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:22 AM

Sure it'll be popular. At least it's got an original name, anyway.

+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:46 AM

5 B&M's in one park. Does anyone else have 4?

Also, how is Kingda Ka *considered* one of the fastest and tallest roller coasters in the world. It doesn't seem like that's open to much consideration.

+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:51 AM

Great America has 4 B&Ms, SFMM has 4 B&Ms, and I think that's all.

As far as Ka goes, I wonder if they worded it that way due to Ring Racer, which is actually faster, but isn't quite open yet.

Last edited by Tekwardo, Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:52 AM
+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:52 AM

ApolloAndy,

Six Flags Magic Mountain has Tatsu, Batman, SCREAM, and Riddler's Revenge

Six Flags Over GA has Batman, Goliath, Georgia Scorcher, and Superman Ultimate Flight

Six Flags Great America has Batman, Raging Bull, Superman Ultimate Flight and Iron Wolf.

So yes there are other parks that have four B&M coasters...and the difference is those parks all have 4 ORIGINAL designed B&Ms....Not some 13 year old re-tread from another park that people in NJ seem to be all excited about *GRIN*

+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:53 AM

Oh yeah, forgot about SFoG.

+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:06 AM

Awwww, for a second there I thought Great Adventure was getting a P.F. Chang's. They got my hopes up for special sauces at the park.

Last edited by staticman00, Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:07 AM
+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:09 AM

Coasterhound36 said:


So yes there are other parks that have four B&M coasters...and the difference is those parks all have 4 ORIGINAL designed B&Ms....Not some 13 year old re-tread from another park that people in NJ seem to be all excited about *GRIN*

Nitro and Medusa were both original designs made for Great Adventure.

+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:19 AM

Camden, you are actually quite correct. I should have phrased my statement better. All the aforementioned roller coasters were ORIGINALLY INSTALLED with their names in place. None of them were moved from ANOTHER park and re-named something else to pander to the general populace. Its just like when Six Flags Fiesta Texas got what is now called Goliath. The locals got all excited over the new concept of a B&M inverted...not realizing that the coaster itself was 15 years old and was actually removed from Six Flags New Orleans - nor that it was actually in Japan for a number of years before going to New Orleans <G>

+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:23 AM

Six Flags has posted a lovely NoLimits recreation:

http://www.sixflags.com/greatAdventure/rides/greenlantern.aspx

+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:25 AM

^ but what does it matter, if they didn't realise? That has got to be a plus? SF can spend less money on an attraction for a park and get the same returns as if it was new?

The public don't care where it came from or how old it is - as long as its fun. Until people do start caring, SF and other operators will continue with this strategy.

Are you suggesting they undo all the hard work that has been done to reduce the debt and go and spend three times as much on a new coaster? Or you would rather they didn't install anything at all? I don't understand your argument.

+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:26 AM

But who really cares if it's an older coaster? I figure 100% of non-enthusiasts, or pretty darn close, of the riders on Green Lanter won't have a clue that the new coaster came from Kentucky.

Any coaster installed is an attempt to pander to the general public (You know the people that spend money in the park).

It's obvious from your comparison to Goliath that whatever they did seems to work, and that people in general don't care.

I still don't understand why the park is getting a new coaster and people are upset. Geesh, Big Dipper is getting torn down, people are upset, Chang is going to GAdv, people don't want it to go. Enthusiasts are the hardest people to please.

I just like to ride roller coasters.

+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:28 AM

Tekwardo said:
Oh yeah, forgot about SFoG.

As long as you don't forget about Dre! ;)

edit: Enthusiasts at this point should recognize that "everyone else" doesn't give a hoot about whether a ride is relocated or not...."New to me" is the phrase that pays. As far as SFFT's Goliath - it ran like any other B&M. Locals did seem to notice that it was the same ride as Great WHite just up the road - but that won't be an issue for GAdv...

Last edited by rollergator, Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:30 AM
+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:30 AM

"Everybody wanna talk like they got somethin to say, but nothin comes out when they move their lips..."

+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:31 AM

Nice! :)

+0
Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:50 AM

Coasterhound36 said:
The locals got all excited over the new concept of a B&M inverted...not realizing that the coaster itself was 15 years old...

There's a difference between not realizing and not giving a crap.

+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...