Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, New Jersey
The 235-acre Great Adventure park and
the adjacent 350-acre Wild Safari were built by Warner Leroy and opened on July
4, 1971. The parks are roughly halfway between Philadelphia, PA and New York,
NY. Great Adventure was purchased by Six Flags in 1977 and became the sixth
park in the chain. Great Adventure was home to many coasters which have since
been removed, the most notable of which are:
Lightning Loops (1978-1992) was two Arrow
shuttles with their loops interlocked. One was moved to Six Flags America
as Python, one went to Frontier City in Oklahoma as Diamond Back.
The Sarajevo Bobsled (1984-1988), an Intamin bobsled, was
relocated to Six Flags Great America and renamed Rolling
Thunder. It is now at Great Escape running as Alpine
Shockwave (1990-1992) came from Six Flags Magic Mountain and
left to go to Six Flags AstroWorld as Batman: The
Escape. It was scrapped when AstroWorld was demolished.
Ultra Twister (1986-1988)
was here before it too moved to AstroWorld and was demolished when AstroWorld closed.
(1975-1978) was a Schwarzkopf Wildcat.
Kiddie Coaster (1975-1978) was renamed Lil' Thunder (1979-1983) before it was torn
down. It was a Herschell Little Dipper model.
Wild Rider (1978-1981) was another Schwarzkopf Wildcat
Viper (1995-2004) was removed in May and June 2005.
(See pictures shown below.)
Batman & Robin: The Chiller (1998-2007) was modified
then quickly removed in 2007. (See pictures shown below.)
- Rolling Thunder (1979-2013) was a racing wood coaster. (See pictures below.)
- Great American Scream Machine (1989-2010) was a 7-loop steel coaster. (See pictures below.)
Batman & Robin: The Chiller
Batman The Ride
Bizarro (formerly Medusa)
The Dark Knight Coaster
Great American Scream Machine
Harley Quinn Crazy Train (formerly Blackbeard's Lost Treasure Train)
Road Runner Railway
Runaway Mine Train
Superman - Ultimate Flight
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