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 10:54 AM
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Besides, 15 is like, 6 in coaster years.


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:59 AM
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Chang was easily one of my favorites at SFKK... I am glad it is getting a new life and not being sent to the scrapyard.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 11:03 AM
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^ I don't think it getting scrapped was ever on the cards. It's only not at SFKK now because Six Flags planned to relocate it.


Nothing to see here. Move along.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 11:18 AM
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Rick, I am just trying to put a little bit of perspective on things... It could have been a possibility to demolish it and use the scrap money to build a new ride, and coasterhound coming across as if it would have been a better option.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 11:24 AM

In other news, Universal Islands of Adventure has just announced that they are installing their own 150 foot, 5 inversion stand-up. It will be themed after Deadpool.


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 11:55 AM

First, Kingda Ka, which is very similar to Top Thrill Dragster.

Now, Green Lantern, which is a mirror image (design-wise) of Mantis.

Hmmm...

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 12:20 PM
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Does Chang have that nasty trim on the first drop like Mantis does?


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 12:42 PM
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^IIRC, it didn't as of my last ride (HWN trip...'09?)

Not that I care either way, I one of Chang's "detractors"... ;)

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 12:46 PM
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Actutally, Chang is not a mirror image of Mantis. Mantis has four invervsions (including the inclined loop), where as Chang/GL has five giving it 255 feet more track length. But hey, I am glad to have this "new" coaster at SFGadv, and have another Justice League member watching over the park


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:15 PM
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Coasterhound36 said:
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*

So much haterration in this dancery!!! More B/Ms than any other park in the world....so nyah!!! LOL

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:29 PM
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Preach it Mary!


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:40 PM
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Wait, what just happened?


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:41 PM

Should be interesting to see next season if this is the ride everyone goes to right at opening. Now the majority go to KK some go to ET, Superman and Nitro. For a while that will probably be the only way to not wait in a huge line as I see the ride being very popular plus loading won't be fast. I also wonder if it will run 3 trains since Riddlers 3rd train was at the park as of a couple of weeks ago.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:42 PM
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Coasterhound36 is complaining, delan quoted MJB, and I suggested delan preach on.

Oh, and Great Adventure is getting Chang, themed to Green Lantern.


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:01 PM

Tekwardo said:
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.

Probably because the new ride at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi - which is quite a lot faster - opens in four weeks.


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:05 PM
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Cool retheme on Chang, but it still will always be "Chang and Bang" in my book. Not a big fan of standup coasters in the first place (nor are the jewels). Still, this will be a good addition to SFGAdv to round out their lineup. Sucks that GASM had to go to put it there, though. I actually liked that coaster.


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:24 PM
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Mary J Blige *and* Eminem....been a musically-themed day so far here at 97.7FM on your radio dial, "The Buzz"...Dingo and The Baby got nothin' on us! :)


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:29 PM
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This has been Beaver and the Gonch (with gator as our own Jimmy Norton), signing off on your lunchtime afternoon break.


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:13 PM

Good to see then finally coming out with the news. I was hoping for a name and thime that would have suported the american boardwalk insted of a superhearo theme. at this point they might as well retheme the Board walk to a DC superhero land.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 3:35 PM

Mathyou said:
First, Kingda Ka, which is very similar to Top Thrill Dragster.

Now, Green Lantern, which is a mirror image (design-wise) of Mantis.

Hmmm...


Shame Cedar Point doesn't have the best woody in America, or a great standard looping coaster (in this case, Bizarro)...


Don't make comparisons to trash GAdv that actually make CP look bad.

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