SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE
& Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Jackson, New Jersey
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (7/6/19) Six Flags Great Adventure did complete their massive Solar Energy project this season which is now online and set to provide the park with up to 98% of its power needs. The original 90-acre solar farm project was altered along the way to a 40-acre solar farm site in addition to several solar canopies installed over various parking lots on-site. You can see some pictures of it here.
(5/31/19) A doctor has filed a lawsuit against Six Flags Great Adventure over injuries sustained while riding the park’s Kingda Ka coaster that forced him to undergo spinal surgery. According to the lawsuit, the Doctor claims he wasn’t properly warned that tall riders, such as himself at 6’2”, are subjected to whiplash style forces during the ride if their heads extend above the rear of the seat.
While I hate to comment too much about this myself, I do have to point out that the seats used on Kingda Ka are very different (and shorter) than the seat style used on Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point, which includes an extended top to cradle the rider’s heads.
2019 - Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth - (7/29/19) According to a reader who visited Six Flags Great Adventure late last week, the new Wonder Woman ride is now open once again.
(7/17/19) Just a quick update on the status of Wonder Woman at SFGAdv. According to sources the ride is simply closed after suffering from as motor malfunction. This isn’t the first one of these to have that happen shortly after opening at a Six Flags parks, so I’m guessing this may be some kind of manufacturer issue as I believe a similar issue happened at SFMM on Crazanity.
(4/24/19) The news reports that the new Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth ride at Six Flags Great Adventure will be ready to open to guests on May 23rd.
(8/30/18) Six Flags announced that it will open the world's tallest pendulum ride in New Jersey as Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth for the 2019 season. It will stand 17 stories tall and swing 40-riders at a time at speeds up to 75mph and up to 172 feet in the air.
2019 - Calypso Springs @ Hurricane Harbor - (7/12/19) Six Flags Great Adventure will be holding a preview day for their new Calypso Springs play area at Hurricane Harbor on July 17th. Look for it to open to the public soon afterwards.
(1/25/19) Six Flags Great Adventure has announced a huge expansion is on the way to their Six Flags Hurricane Harbor waterpark. Look for Calypso Springs to open in 2019, the largest expansion of the waterpark since it opened in 2000. The highlight of the Calypso Springs area will be a 100,000 gallon zero-depth entry pool with a geyser that will erupt from the middle. The pool will be surrounded by a new lounge deck area along with a new dining location.
Look for Calypso Springs to take shape between the Taak It Eez Ee Creek and Tornado waterslide.
2020 - Jersey Devil - (9/6/19) A new full POV video of the Jersey Devil was released by Six Flags Great Adventure. Check it out below.
(8/29/19) The rumors were all true and the Jersey Devil will be brought to life in the form of a brand new single-rail roller coaster from RMC. This new coaster will be the world’s tallest, fastest and longest single rail coaster standing 13-stories tall. Riders will hit speeds up to 58mph and travel over 3000 feet of track and through two inversions.
This is no clone of the chain’s first RMC single rail coaster which opened in 2018 in Texas, this is a completely different layout that is much larger and longer and spread-out compared to the prototype’s compact layout. The layout will feature an 87º first drop, a raven dive, a 180º Stall element, a zero-g-roll, and a ton of airtime hills along the way.
The trains are also much longer, allowing for greatly increased rider capacity. If the concept art is true these new trains will hold 12 riders at a time instead of just 8.
(8/23/19) Clue #4 was dropped by Six Flags Great Adventure and in a great troll of the online coaster community, they even add in a mention of the Dippin’ Dots guy.
They have the best rumors, don’t you know? LOL! I don't know why someone hasn't made a DippinDotsRumors website yet to take advantage of this invaluable network resource.
(8/21/19) Six Flags Great Adventure has posted Clue #3… and it does not spell RMC.
(8/20/19) Six Flags Great Adventure released Clue #2 with all the letter ‘R”s in it highlighted, much like how the first clue did to the letter “C”. This one talks about a creature in the trees, hunting at night, which has led many to assume that the ride could be themed to the legend of the Jersey Devil.
Of course the use of the letters R and C have also led many to wait and see if the next clue highlights the letter M somehow, as a confirmation that this will be an RMC coaster. Speaking of which, an older rumor claiming that the park may have been looking at buying dueling RMC single-rail coasters is also making the rounds again.
(8/15/19) Six Flags Great Adventure has finally posted a teaser about what they are working on for 2020, listed as Clue #1. You can see it below, but be sure to notice that the two words that start with the letter C have the letter written in orange instead of black.
(8/12/19) The latest word on the new coaster coming to Six Flags Great Adventure is that very likely be a new single-rail coaster project from RMC. I don’t know if this will be a new “Raptor” style coaster similar to the Wonder Woman: Golden Lasso coaster that opened at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in 2018 or if this will be the bigger version of the concept RMC has had in development under the codename, “T-Rex” that would feature coaster trains that seat two-riders across instead of the single rider per row Raptor system.
(7/31/19) Six Flags Great Adventure has confirmed on their social media that they will announce their new for 2020 attraction on August 29th at 5am in the morning. I’d count on this being the day that all of the Six Flags parks come forward to make all their 2020 announcements chain wide, so the countdown begins!
(7/24/19) Screamscape is hearing that after four year gap, Six Flags Great Adventure may be adding a new coaster in 2020. The last coaster installed was The Joker in 2016, and while we don’t know exactly what they are working on just yet, I’ve been told to keep our expectations more modest, as this isn't going to be another Nitro, El Toro or Kingda Ka sized project. Stay tuned!