World’s Tallest Pendulum Ride Opens at Six Flags Great Adventure
WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth Joins Record-Breaking Thrill Lineup
JACKSON, N.J. ─ June 13, 2019 ─ Six Flags Great Adventure, the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC, today launches the world’s tallest pendulum ride, WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth, to thrill-seeking reporters, bloggers and VIPs. Towering at a staggering 17 stories tall, this jaw-dropping, spinning disk reaches speeds up to 75 miles per hour as it spins and swings to breathtaking heights.
“Innovation is part of the Six Flags DNA and we deliver new, groundbreaking, awe-inspiring attractions every season,” said Park President John Winkler. “Wonder Woman is one of the world’s most iconic DC Super Heroes and we are thrilled to launch this action-packed ride bearing her name in our Metropolis-themed area. It’s the perfect complement to state-of-the-art, fan-favorite rides such as CYBORG Cyber Spin and JUSTICE LEAGUE Battle for Metropolis.”
WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth is an oversized pendulum-shaped ride that sends guests on a dizzying journey to extreme heights. Highlights include:
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About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Entertainment
DC, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. DC works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
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As we enter the home stretch of the Halloween Season we continue to trek along with amazing updates from amazing events.
This time from Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure where Chris, Renee and Christine had an amazing night. Be sure to visit this event for it's last weekend!!
Photos by Renée Girard
Words by Chris Con
Screams by Christine Grant
2017 might be an amazingly scary year for some to begin with, but if the ghoulish type of fright is more your taste than whatever you might be reading or seeing in the news these days, then Fright Fest 2017 at Six Flags Great Adventure is not to be missed.
Every year they seem to up their ante with new scare zones, shows, and more theming. We left shiverlingly impressed.
Walking up to the front gate you are greeted by a fantastic addition this year; the grim reaper himself leering over you as you proceed through the turnstiles.
For those brave enough to make it past, you are greeted by our perennial favorite, The Pumpkin King and his fountain of blood and bones.
We decided to make a quick left and head into the Demon District. One of the most heavily themed areas of the park and home to “The Awakening” (a ghostly parade), and “Dead Mans Party” a high energy, high entertainment dance show featuring amazing effects and choreography.
These photos don't do it justice but “Dead Man's Party” is world class Halloween Fun.
The Wicked Woods is a great outdoor maze with scare actors popping out of every corner.
If you might need a bit of liquid courage to make it through some of these more intense scare zones, Wicked Brew and many other Halloween libations are available at a number of outlets for the 21 and over crowd.
Next we headed over to bloodshed, which has been one of our favorite mazes. Check out our facebook page for some live feeds that we posted of this and other mazes. Unfortunately the scare actors couldn't see our press passes and their was some profanity so for the easily offended you might wait till next year where we will be filming on the day set for media coverage.
We then made our way to two of three indoor mazes. Total Darkness ,which just like the name claims, is basically total darkness. Then we enjoyed a great scare at the Manor which is always one of my favorite mazes. The Manor and Big Top Terror always seem to have the best scare actors.
Speaking of Big Top Terror, here is a taste of who you might find lurking around it. This attraction uses heavy black light, strobe effects, and 3D glasses which really adds to the tripiness and eeriness. Check out our facebook live for a peak inside the attraction.
Finally we traversed over to our top two mazes of the year.. Cell Block 6, an asylum and jail for the most insane scare actors to preside over and Aftermath filled with a post apocalyptic world of mutants ready to engage you in fun conversation.
While we didn't get to experience the new shows this year as we were a bit pressed for time we did hear other guests raving about them. We hope to make it back before Halloween to experience them for ourselves.
Over the years we've covered the fun by day parts with our little ones. So if you'd like to see more information of what is truly a family friendly event then please check out our previous years' trip reports. We've also rated the mazes previously, so again I encourage to look back if you'd like to see some more comprehensive ratings.
Happy Halloween everyone and we also can't wait to bring you our coverage of the “Most Magical Time of The Year” during Holiday in The Park at Six Flags Great Adventure in just a few short weeks.
Six Flags Corporation announced their 2018 expansion plans for all of their parks today. For the first time in a few years we really have no leaks, just lots of rumors. We are very excited for a few of the announcements, kind of perplexed by a few based on what they were teasing, but overall happy that some parks are choosing to not just focus on new rides but overall park improvements.
Hopefully with the new rides will also come general park improvements around those rides. As always we'll start on the West Coast and work our way east.
Be sure to take our poll at the bottom of the article.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Harley Quinn's Crazy Coaster
Time to get twisted! Opening in Spring 2018, an epic new thrill ride attraction is coming your way:
HARLEY QUINN Crazy Coaster, the world's first dueling looping coaster!
This exciting new figure eight coaster joins our Super Hero line-up of thrill coasters and family fun: SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight, The JOKER, WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth and The PENGUIN.
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Magic Mountain, the undisputed “Thrill Capital of the World,” today unveiled plans for a crazy fun 2018 when CraZanity, the world’s tallest pendulum ride, makes its debut in late spring. At a record-breaking 17-stories in the air, this impressive giant disk will reach speeds up to 75-miles-per-hour, as it whips back and forth—higher and higher to give riders a staggering view of the world below them.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster
Debuting in Spring 2018: WONDER WOMAN Golden Lasso Coaster, the world's first single rail coaster, joins our Super Hero line up of BATMAN: The Ride and SUPERMAN: Krypton Coaster to complete the trilogy.
Six Flags Over Texas
Harley Quinn's Spinsanity
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HARLEY QUINN Spinsanity features a unique futuristic triple box design that allows the gondola to spin around three separate axes while rotating forward, backwards and sideways simultaneously at up to 70 feet in the air. Seated 24 across with over-the-shoulder harnesses, riders will experience a thrilling combination of negative and positive gravitational forces. By night, the attraction promises to light up the North Texas skies beckoning thrill seekers from near and far.
Six Flags St Louis
Debuting in Spring 2018: Typhoon Twister, a new water thrill, is heading to Hurricane Harbor in 2018. Typhoon Twister is the latest addition to the 12-acre water park which is offered free with theme park admission.The hybrid coaster joins our other water park thrills of Bonzai Pipeline, and Tornado.
Six Flags Great America
World's Largest Looping Coaster
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This ride will have riders traveling in unique “face-off” seating. Thrill seekers will go through a whirlwind series of 360° revolutions suspended upside down for the most insane, inverted hang-time of any coaster in the park before reeling down in the opposite direction.
Six Flags Over Georgia
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Six Flags Over Georgia—the Thrill Capital of the South—today announced the all-new Twisted Cyclone hybrid roller coaster will arrive in 2018. Twisted Cyclone will offer guests the best of both worlds—a classic wooden structure combined with a modern, steel track for multiple inversions and a smoother, more thrilling riding experience.
Six Flags America
In 2018, Six Flags America debuts the all-new Wahoo River! Wahoo River will be the new centerpiece of Hurricane Harbor Water Park, with a faster current and an endless array of watery surprises.
Six Flags Great Adventure
Cyborg Cyber Spin
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CYBORG Cyber Spin features a unique futuristic triple box design that allows the gondola to spin around three separate axes while rotating forward, backwards and sideways simultaneously at up to 70 feet in the air for intense and continuous movement. Seated 24 across with over-the-shoulder harnesses, riders will experience a thrilling combination of negative and positive gravitational forces. By night—this bold, new attraction promises to light up the New Jersey skies beckoning thrill seekers from near and far.
The Great Escape
Debuting Summer 2018: Pandemonium, this sensational spin on a classic thrill ride will have guests catching maximum air delivering fun for families of all ages. This electrifying new attraction will be located in the popular Alpine Fest area in the center of our beautiful park.
Six Flags New England
Harley Quinn's Spinsanity
HARLEY QUINN™ Spinsanity, a colossal swing ride that will send guests screaming to new heights towering over 147 feet, is the newest attraction at Six Flags New England!
Recently we had the opportunity to check out the Christmas spectacular at Six Flags Great Adventure, “Holiday In the Park” . After premiering just a few short years ago, this event has quickly become a not to miss holiday event and easily our favorite Christmas event in the North East.
We'll also have a quick look at Justice League: Battle for Metropolis
Written by Chris Con
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Since this special time of year is all about spending time with your loved ones and families, we traveled with our preschooler and kindergartener. While we love Six Flags collections of world class roller coasters and rides, this event is so family friendly that we had a wonderful time just enjoying the different holiday attractions.
Walking into the park your are greeted by an incredible Christmas tree that magically comes alive every 30 minutes with dancing lights and festive music.. This is not to be missed.
Your little ones can meet Santa (they do a great photo op here too which is much better than most mall Santa set ups), send a letter to the North Pole, listen to the spectacular live singers, and even roast s’mores at one of the many numerous fire pits. If all Great Adventure offered was this and the spectacular light displays, it would be a top notch event, but as a special Christmas gift for all of us, you also have a collection of top notch coasters to ride between all the merriment.
It should be noted as well that the Joker does run during this event..
We also got a look at Justice League construction. Looks to be about as far along as Magic Mountain's. But since this park is going to be closed for a few months this is likely the last look we'll get until it opens in Spring.
Thanks for reading, we hope you all enjoyed our look at Holiday In The Park at Six Flags Great Adventure. Thanks again to the park for having us out to check out the event. We can't wait for next season!!
We’ve been incredibly impressed this year with all the changes and additions Great Adventure has made to their annual Fright Fest event. This up charge attraction seems to just keep getting better with age.
For guests that have previously experienced fright fest numerous improvements await them this year.
We've also got some EXCLUSIVE pics of Justice League Battle for Metropolis as well as a look at Rage of the Gargoyles.
Written by Chris Connolly
Perennially, The Dead Man’s Party: Graveyard Rock has been the official start to the Fright Fest festivities. This year numerous improvements have been made to the event including a noticeable addition of production value with more dancers, ghouls, lasers and pyrotechnics on stage. The largest improvement though, has been the complete relocation of the event into the former Batman Stunt Show Theater. This gives the event formal seating and improved sight lines for all guests. It also allows the party to go on throughout the entire length of Fright Fest. We saw dancers still rocking on stage at 10:00pm as we rode up the lift of hill of Nitro.
Another new entertainment addition this year is Slash, an illusionist that mixes gore and dark humor. Think “traditional magic show” meets “horror movie”. The show is located in the Adventure Theater and is performed multiple times each evening. Its another great new use of Six Flags using their existing venues to add new entertainment.
Guests entering the Dark Carnival area of Fright Fest will also be entertained by two new shows. The Donniker Bros. Worlds of Mirth which is an entertaining dark clowns meets carnival barker humor and Bilkum, Burnham & Laughs Side Show Spectacular which needs to be seen to be believed.
The other noticeable change to the non uncharge events is The Awakening (a parade of ghosts and ghouls that starts the events as become more of an informal walking of the scare actors to each of their mazes. You can refer to our coverage last year of the event to see how the awakening was much more of a formal parade. The diminishing of this event might seem like a negative on paper, but it allows the scare actors to surprise guests in more organic nature; and they are all doing an amazing job of that this year. Scare actors seem to be hidden in nearly every public area.
Mazes and scare zones
Big Top Forgotten Carnival - This remains one of my favorite mazes where it appears that they may have added additional set pieces. The make up of the actors, the use of 3D glasses and the heavy use of black lighting and back light paint really make this a must see attraction
The Manor- The manor is one of Great Adventures oldest attractions and like its sister maze Total Darkness is probably in need of retirement soon. These mazes do serve one singular purpose and that is allowing the mazes to open 3:00pm since this and the dark carnival are the only indoor mazes. While we enjoy both of these mazes we have noticed no changes or “plussing” to them in recent years.
Voodoo Island- Voodoo Island Seemed really amped up this year with changes to make the maze seem more claustrophobic and added spots for the scare actors to really surprise you. This was easily the most improved maze this year.
Waste Land- Waste Land remains another maze that has change little over the years. This year we were fortunate enough to have some of the most amazing scare actors which made a maze we typically aren’t impressed by, a must do.
Blood Shed - Best outdoor theming. Great scare actors. interesting layout. Since this is a relatively new maze we won’t give away too many spoilers. But this is not to be missed.
Cell Block 6- If we had to give you just one reason to visit Fright Fest this year, it is the new maze Cell Block 6. Six Flags has truly outdone themselves with this prison themed maze. This maze is easily on the level of anything Universal has ever done. The scare actors are top notch, the theming is amazing, the layout is unprecedented. Do not miss this.
Of course if all of these things seem a little too scary for you or the younger members of your party, there are numerous events during the day with no frights including a great Trick or Treat Trail, Dance Parties and Character Meet and Greets. There are also safe areas throughout the park if being scared isn’t your cup of tea.
All in all, we felt Great Adventure took an already amazing event and kicked it up many notches in nearly all aspects of the event. If you can only visit one haunt in the north east this year, this is that event.
We've also got a few surprises ... first, we got an exclusive look at Justice League. It's not much more than dirt right now but thank you to the park for allowing us to get these awesome pics.
Next up, we've got some great pictures of Rage of the Gargoyle's VR
Lastly we thought we'd share some park photos since we don't have as many updates from this great park as we'd like.