Green Lantern Roller Coaster: Former Kentucky Kingdom Stand Up Coaster Goes ‘Green’ in 2011
Six Flags Great Adventure has announced that their new stand up roller coaster will be themed after the DC Comics super hero Green Lantern. Just as the park’s 2008 roller coaster Dark Knight coincided with the opening of the movie, a Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds (my wife can’t wait!) will be opening in 2011.
If you’ve been reading the blog for a while then you know that this new roller coaster was Chang at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in a former life. Last off season Six Flags removed the ride from the Louisville, KY park.
While Green Lantern is a used, let’s say previously owned, roller coaster it’s one of the best of its kind. Stand up coasters have a pretty poor track record overall, but this Bolliger & Mabillard designed beauty is an exception. I really enjoyed my smooth and thrilling rides on the coaster and hopefully it’ll run just as well in New Jersey.
Green Lantern will include a 15-story tall lift hill and five loops: 121′ 7″ tall vertical loop, 103′ 10″ tall dive loop, 72′ tall inclined loop, and two corkscrews. It’d be nice if the tunnels have some space theming or some green special effects. Here’s a computer simulation of Six Flags Great Adventure’s Green Lantern roller coaster:
Like I’ve said, Chang is probably my favorite stand up roller coaster and a great roller coaster overall. Great Adventure fans should be excited for 2011. See pictures of Chang at: Coaster Image. Read the park’s announcement here: Green Lantern Coming to Six Flags Great Adventure.
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