Specific Type: Free Spin
Six Flags New England is getting a new roller coaster of the 2017 season. They are installing one of the trio of Jokers that will be installed along with Over Texas & Great America. These bright purple and green 4D freefly's are made by S&S and are compact and are being squeezed into Six Flags Parks across the county. These Jokers shouldn’t be confused with The Joker an RMC Iron Horse at Discovery Kingdom or The Joker at Mexico a wild mouse. The Joker will live in the former space of Splash Water Falls on the South End, and should feel right at home amongst; Batman: The Dark Knight, a B&M floorless, Crime Wave, a super villain themed wave swinger, and Mind Eraser, a super villain in its own right.
The riders will board one of five cars, each car has a pair of seats on each side facing one another. So, half the riders face forward for only half the ride, then they switch. The cars go up a vertical lift hill with the seats jiggling back and forth on the way up. The cars have “fins” on them that induce movement from Linear Induction Motors(LIMs) on the track. Once the cars make it to the top at 120 feet the craziness begins. The cars negotiates a series on hills where the seats will rock back and forth, but spin all the way around when induced by the LIMs. This makes the flips smooth and unpredictable. The trains do a raven turn, a greater than 90 degree drop down to the middle layer of track, that features a very similar series of hills with LIMs. If you were facing forward you are now facing backwards or vica versa. Another raven turn brings the car down to the brake run and then it is lowered to the bottom level to swap riders. The ride experience is very different that other free spinning or 4D coasters. Joker is sure to create maniacal laughter to all who ride.
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