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Six Flags Great America

This spring, Six Flags Great America debuted
its 15th roller coaster, The Joker Free Fly Coaster. Billed as the “most maniacal roller coaster to date,” the insanely twisted Joker coaster will be the massive new centerpiece in the Yankee Harbor section of the park, next to Batman: The Ride roller coaster.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with the DC brand as it continues to resonate well with our guests. The Joker is undeniably one of the greatest Super-Villains of all time,” said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America park president. “This free-fly coaster will perfectly capture the essence of the warped and unpredictable nature of The Joker. It will take our park to the next level of thrills.”

After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, riders of the free-fly coaster will flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless journey. Thrill-seekers will experience exhilarating leaps and dives along a horizontal plane with unexpected drops as they tumble from one level to the next. The wing seats amp up the pandemonium because riders will experience this wild adventure with no track above or below – just the sky, ground and plenty of sinister thrills.

The unique design of The Joker features:

• Massive, imposing, floating and twisting I-box track frame
in a unique two-tone design

• One-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring
smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips providing guests the
feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines
of a traditional track

• 4-D wing vehicles that seat up to eight per vehicle with a
total of five vehicles

• Face-off seats that allow riders to face each other as they
tumble head over heels

• A 120-foot-tall, 90-degree hill that is ascended by an
elevator-style, chain-link lift

• Two beyond 90-degree “raven” drops giving the sensation
of free-falling

This summer will be filled with amazing events as the park hosts a Superhero Summer. Join in the fun throughout the season for the July 4th Fest, charity events, exclusive ride times and of course Fright Fest.

For more information about the Six Flags Great America 2017 season, visit

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