This summer, Six Flags Great Adventure is giving thrill ride fans plenty of reasons to flip out.
Earlier this season, the Jackson amusement park unveiled El Diablo, its 13th roller coaster. The attraction features riders sitting in face-to-face, rocketing forward and backward pendulum-style until the train completes a full revolution seven stories in the air. The coaster then makes a number of full loops, stops momentarily with riders suspended upside down, and then reverses direction.
Inspired by Jersey Devil folklore with a Mexican-influenced twist, the coaster is aimed toward tween-aged Great Adventure attendees. Akin in intensity to the park's Skull Mountain and Dark Knight rides, it's a pleasantly surprising change of pace in an area of the park that's also home to the world-renowned shockers El Toro and Kingda Ka.