While it has been all but confirmed now for several weeks that the stand-up B&M coaster would be relocated to Six Flags Great Adventure, no true confirmation or details would be given. The park has finally announced those rides, and will be adding a “new” B&M to their lineup, to be called the Green Lantern, after the DC Comics super hero.
The ride itself is none other than the Chang roller coaster, which was removed from Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom this past year. Though the initial plans of Six Flags seemed to be to move it to their park in Great America, where track began arriving and a height waiver was requested, those plans were scrapped and the track was moved to Six Flags Great Adventure. It will now be the parks 12th coaster, and will be the 4th B&M installation at the park.
Green Lantern will stand 154 feet tall, reach speeds of 63 mph, and negotiate five inversions on its 4,155 foot long journey, including a 121' 7" tall Vertical Loop, 103' 10" tall Dive Loop, 72' tall Inclined Loop, and interlocking Corkscrews. Park President John Fitzgerald said “Six Flags is home to many of the biggest roller coasters in the world, and Green Lantern brings an all new dimension of thrills.”
Six Flags Great Adventure, already home to such massive coasters as the B&M Nitro Hypercoaster and Kingda Ka Intamin Accelerator coaster, currently the tallest and one of the fastest coasters in the world, plans to open up the new Green Lantern coaster in Spring 2011, just before the release of the “Green Hornet” movie based on the superhero character the ride is named after.