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 3:40 PM

I never rode on Chang but the animation for this ride made it look like a lot of fun. I hope it is but I'm not sure if it is something I will wait two hours for. Just like I won't ever wait four hours for kingda ka. Plus the ads for kingda ka saying it is the tallest fastest is stupid because now two coasters are faster than it.(ring racer and the ferrari world coaster). I think they should keep tallest coaster but it isn't fair to say fastest any more......... (they should be sued).......... :)

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 4:02 PM

Vincent, I thought Voyage was at Holiday World. ;)

I'm not complaining. I've never been to Six Flags Great Adventure, and I can't wait to make it there...someday. I just found it a little interesting.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 4:02 PM

Will G said:
I never rode on Chang but the animation for this ride made it look like a lot of fun. I hope it is but I'm not sure if it is something I will wait two hours for. Just like I won't ever wait four hours for kingda ka. Plus the ads for kingda ka saying it is the tallest fastest is stupid because now two coasters are faster than it.(ring racer and the ferrari world coaster). I think they should keep tallest coaster but it isn't fair to say fastest any more......... (they should be sued).......... :)


They will just add the words "When it was opened"

or "on this continent" or "In the US"

Plus they haven't lied (yet)since both of those are not open

Last edited by kevin38, Thursday, September 16, 2010 4:08 PM
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Thursday, September 16, 2010 7:20 PM
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I have to admit I find the choice of SFGAdv to be interesting. I was recently at the park on what I would think would be one of the busiest Saturdays of the year and I didn't see anything with a completely unreasonable line (KK was 45 mins in the middle of the day with 3 trains running). The ride will certainly add a huge boost to capacity but I'm not really sure it's needed, especially on that end of property. And not that it really matters to non-enthusiasts but this will be like the 7th best coaster in the park (by my completely subjective metrics).

I guess my best speculation is that in a busy, saturated market like SFGAdv's a new major coaster is a new major coaster and getting something cheaply in the park to market is a better fix at this point then placing the ride somewhere it would be more of a signature ride. I definitely do think the ride will be lost in the shuffle of the park's lineup in just a handful of years.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 8:33 PM
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I don't know, matt. Last time I was there, in '06, it was the Thursday after school had started in PA, and the place was absolutely packed. Superman had a 3 hour wait.

Maybe less people are going nowadays, or maybe that was a fluke of a busy day. ???

I love that the ride is going to be themed after Green Lantern. I love that they are recycling an older coaster instead of scrapping it. I love that SFGAdv is getting yet another coaster to suck up some of the capacity of this nightmare of a park. :)


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:01 PM
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Or maybe no matter how many times people tell you how much the park has changed for the better in the nearly half-decade since you've last been there, you just refuse to believe it?


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:01 PM

matt. said:
And not that it really matters to non-enthusiasts but this will be like the 7th best coaster in the park (by my completely subjective metrics).

I definitely do think the ride will be lost in the shuffle of the park's lineup in just a handful of years.

Totally agree. This exact same thing happened with Magic Mountain when Scream! was built. In any other park in the country, a ride of that size and caliber would have immediately become the signature-headlining attraction, while at Magic Mountain, it was basically overshadowed by other much larger rides in the park.

I think Magic Mountain and Great Adventure have an interesting thing going on in regards to this Green Lantern affair:

1. They are the only two amusement parks in the world home to both a stand-up coaster and a Floorless coaster.

2. At one point, both parks operated the same exact stand-up coaster (ShockWave).

3. They are the only two amusement parks in the world to have ever operated two different stand-up coasters. (Not counting twins operating at the same time).

4. Collectively, they will soon be the homes of the two tallest stand-ups in the world. They are both Comic-themed (though one is themed to a hero, and the other to a villain - characters from different comics) --- and both are GREEN in color.

5. Magic Mountain built their stand-up first, then their Floorless. Great Adventure built their Floorless first, then their stand-up.

6. Magic Mountain's Floorless was built on former parking lot. Great Adventure's stand-up will be built on former parking lot.

7. The Floorless coasters at both parks are mirror images of each other, and this particular layout can only be experienced at Magic Mountain or Great Adventure.

Last edited by kRaXLeRidAh, Thursday, September 16, 2010 9:12 PM
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Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:14 PM

I'm sure that Chang Oh i'm sorry the Green Lantern, will be a nice addition, but I personally feel like a flat ride would have been a better choice. SFGADV is really lacking there!


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:44 PM

I am hoping there will be flats in 2012, or at least reopen Old Country with the bumper cars and reopen Tango for 2011 (Music Express is for sale).

I was thinking about the lack of flats the other day and this year it is going to be worse than ever for Frightfest. Here is the list of operating non kiddie rides and non coasters for the park for Frightfest: Jolly Roger, Buccaneer, Fantasy Fling, Carousel, Tea Cups, Houdini, Twister, Parachutes, Skyway. Only 9 rides total and the last 2 can only run in good weather.

Lord Gonchar said:
Or maybe no matter how manytimes people tell you how much the park has changed for the better inthe nearly half-decade since you've last been there, you just refuse tobelieve it?

I have been impressed with the park for the most part over the past few seasons. Sure there are some things I don't like (locker policy, all the removed rides and SBNO rides and cutbacks in the schedule) but the operations have been much better and the park is cleaner. After a horrible visit in 2002 and bad visits in the late 90's, I stayed away from the park in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. After going back in 2007 the park seemed so much better that I got a SF pass in 2008 for the first time.

Last edited by YoshiFan, Thursday, September 16, 2010 10:47 PM
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Thursday, September 16, 2010 11:05 PM
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At least Houdini is open. The attraction is awesome, and it's not always open due to staffing issues or whatever.


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Thursday, September 16, 2010 11:53 PM

It almost didn't open this year until the park saw there were all these people on Facebook asking them to open it, then it was only scheduled to be open from Memorial Day to Labor Day but I hear they decided to keep it open the rest of the season. Better than last year where it only opened for Frightfest and 2008 when it didn't open at all.

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Friday, September 17, 2010 2:30 AM

Thats nearly as creepy as the coincidences and similarities between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy!!


Are you MAN ENOUGH to ride this ride ?
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Friday, September 17, 2010 10:55 AM

Tekwardo said:
I just like to ride roller coasters.

Perfectly stated.

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Friday, September 17, 2010 3:39 PM
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Friday, September 17, 2010 4:13 PM

I always liked Chang far better then Mantis, it will be a good fit at GADV and I am sure it will be a hit and no one will care or even know that it is 15 years old.


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Friday, September 17, 2010 8:05 PM

It's been done. Literally:

Haven't read thru all posts here, but at the sake of making a redundant one I wonder if any of the current marketing staff at this park realize that this is the second issue of hand-me-down-stand-up coaster they are being forced to take as their new capital expansion. I rode the Shockwave at SFMM a few years before it was ride-rotated to Jackson under the same name; unfortunately it (Batman) was closed during my Astroworld visit during their last season, otherwise I could have gotten three credits for the same ride : (

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 9:46 AM
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I don't think it matters whether or not the current marketing staff realizes that. I don't think it even matters that this will be the park's second stand-up. Besides, Shockwave/Batman the Escape was there when it was part of Six Flags short-lived ride rotation program.

In other words, who cares?

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 7:05 PM
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Sunday, September 19, 2010 7:17 PM

I'm amazed this thread is on its third page and there has been no discussion yet over whether Green Lantern and Chang will count as two separate credits. What kind of enthusiasts are you people?

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 8:31 PM

I think the main criterion on whether a moved coaster ought to count as two credits should be whether I personally rode it the first time. ;)


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