Amusement park thrill-seekers will love hearing the news that Six Flags Great Adventure, the world's largest theme park, is amping up its roller coaster thrills and Halloween scares for 2015. The 510-acre theme park will debut its thirteenth roller coaster —Looping Dragon, and expand the notoriously scary Fright Fest Halloween festival.
Looping Drago-- 24 riders sitting in "face-off" seats rocket forward and backward pendulum style until the train gains enough momentum to complete a full revolution seven stories in the air. The coaster then kicks into high gear, completing full revolutions until it stops momentarily with riders suspended upside down, and then reverses direction for even more thrills. The ride joins the park's Golden Kingdom section, which is home to the world's tallest and fastest drop ride, Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom, and the world's tallest and fastest roller coaster, Kingda Ka.
"Looping Dragon is a great addition to our diverse roller coaster collection because it delivers speed and thrills that appeal to both our younger and more experienced thrill-seekers alike," said Park president John Fitzgerald. The park's roller coaster collection includes three of the world's top roller coasters — Kingda Ka, El Toro and Nitro — plus unique coaster experiences that allow Guests to fly head first, stand and ride floorless. Looping Dragon will have a 48-inch height requirement. The ride is expected to debut in the late spring of 2015.
- Terrorizing fright fest with new Indoor Mazes--The Northeast's largest Halloween party will burgeon bigger next year with the addition of two new indoor haunt mazes and two additional operating days.
- Circus Psycho, the park's creepy clown section, introduces Big Top Terror, a 3-D, black light experience. Guests don 3-D glasses and wind their way through dark, disorienting halls, not knowing what is real or simply an illusion. "Big Top Terror will be a coulrophobiac's (fearer of clowns, see video) worst nightmare," said Tony Mandile, Fright Fest's special effects expert.
- Movietown visitors can watch in horror on death row in Condemned. Once they enter the dismal halls of this maximum security prison, they must fight to make it out alive.
Fright Fest runs weekends plus Columbus Day September 18 through November 1, 2015.
For more information about upcoming 2015 Six Flags rides and attractions, including a video highlighting the new rides and attractions, visit www.sixflags.com/2015news.
Low admission fees announced
Six Flags also announced a season opener pass with a limited time offer thru Labor Day weekend featuring the lowest prices of the year on 2015 Passes. August 28 through November 2, guests will receive a free upgrade to a Gold Season Pass with each two-pack Pass purchased. Gold Season Passesinclude admission to both Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor, and any other Six Flags theme park, as well as free parking and special admission offers for friends.