Six Flags Great Adventure’s The Joker is Now Completed!
Iron workers from Shamrock Construction, the ride’s erection company which is based in Matawan, New Jersey, signed the final piece of green steel just one day after St. Patrick’s Day before it ascended to its final resting place atop the extreme, 90-degree, vertical lift.
“We really appreciate the hard work by Shamrock Construction, S&S and the rest of the construction team, and we are one step closer to unleashing the spinsanity that is The Joker,” said John Fitzgerald, park president at Six Flags Great Adventure. “It is the perfect addition to our line-up of award-winning roller coasters because The Joker delivers total mayhem with its next-generation, cutting-edge thrills.”
Following the topping off, the construction, maintenance and engineering teams will focus on:
- Installing the elevator style, chain link lift mechanism that will hoist riders to the top
- Adding the five 4D, wing vehicles that feature one-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology to deliver smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips and the feeling of weightlessness
- Installing the ride controls
- Extensive ride testing
- Inspections and NJ state certification
All phases will be completed before the first passengers board the ride later this spring.
After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, The Joker will wreak havoc as riders flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless journey. Thrill seekers will experience exhilarating leaps and dives along a horizontal plane, along with unexpected drops as they tumble from one level to the next. The wing seats amp up the pandemonium since riders will experience all of this chaos with no track above or below ─ just the sky, ground and adjacent Great Lake churning around them.