Six Flags Great Adventure announces huge King Cobra water slide

Posted Monday, February 13, 2012 9:46 AM | 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

Read the entire press release via PR Newswire.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:25 PM

Can't complain about the money though:). Roasting for Kids and BloatsterCon are going to have to wait. This badger might just take another trip down to Florida this year. Maybe I still will hit Dollywood, Carowinds, and SF Georgia on the way down when the Heads are not there. I've never been to those places believe it or not. Love those swimming pools and jacuzzis!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 11:34 PM

.............and roller coasters too! ;)

Thursday, February 16, 2012 12:06 AM

birdhombre said:
Caged honey badger don't care.

Honey badger don't get trapped in a cage.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:18 AM

Cool story, bro.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:28 AM

Philip E. Peavy III said:
Maybe I still will hit Dollywood, Carowinds, and SF Georgia on the way down when the Heads are not there. I've never been to those places believe it or not. Love those swimming pools and jacuzzis!

If you are worn out on parks like I think you've said you are, I'd recommend Dollywood. It doesn't have the feel of a park but still offers the stuff we look for. It may be the best choice of those three for you. Have fun whatever you do this year.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:45 AM

Philip E. Peavy III said:


Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:38 AM

I'm not going to comment that this topic sucks. I don't even care about this topic. I will say, however, that I have a sinus infection, and I am pretty peeved about it because I was going to record some vocals today, and it's going to have to wait, yet again.

I stayed up all night last night playing Angry Birds on my iPod. I'm pretty sleepy today. That sucks.

Dollywood is fun. I don't know what it has to do with SFGAdv's waterparks new waterslide, but it is fun.

I'm going to cook beans and "taters" today. YUM!


Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:43 AM

Why is taters in quotations? Is that some kind of euphemism? ;)

Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:54 AM

Yea, it is. I could have said penises, but I didn't think it would be appropriate for this family website. :D

Seriously, I never say taters unless I am talking about beans and taters. I don't talk that way, but most of the West Virginians that I bounce into on a daily basis do. I have also picked up the word "Holler", which has two meanings here; "To yell not in anger", and "An informal name for a place called a hollow".

I hijacked a hijacked topic! Go me!

Thursday, February 16, 2012 1:46 PM

Its called a 'hollar' because you can hollar from one side to the other.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 2:35 PM

Beans and taters? Did you mean beans and wienees?

Thursday, February 16, 2012 4:53 PM

Nope. Beans, like the little pebbles in a bag that you wash and then cook the hell out of for two or three hours to make them soft, usually adding ham or bacon and butter to for flavor. Taters, like fried potatoes that are sliced into coin shapes. What goes well with beans and taters? Corn bread. Kids like to add butter and pancake syrup over the corn bread.

Many West Virginians are fat, by the way.

It's an Appalachian thing. Fifty years ago, it was an affordable meal to serve the entire family. Income was very low in this area back then, so it was a meal that kept many families alive. Now it is considered comfort food, reminding people of when they were kids.

My mom tells me the story about always having beans and taters when she was a kid, and how she was sick and tired of eating it. She say, "Aw mom, beans and taters again?" Her mom would reply, "No honey. Today we will be eating taters and beans."

I wonder if Dolly Pardon ate beans and cornbread when she was a little girl? :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:28 PM

LostKause said:

I wonder if Dolly Pardon ate beans and cornbread when she was a little girl? :)

Not sure who that is, but if she did I bet she said her last name a lot.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1:15 PM


Tuesday, February 21, 2012 2:22 PM

HAHA! Very clever.

...And now I can't allow myself to correct the post. :D


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