The Joker: Free Fly Coaster

The Joker to Unleash Complete Chaos in 2017

Six Flags Great America's 15th and First Ever Free-Fly Roller Coaster

GURNEE, Ill. - September 1, 2016 - Six Flags Great America, the Thrill Capital of the Midwest, and Warner Bros Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, announce plans for its 15th and most maniacal roller coaster to date, the all-new free-fly coaster, The Joker. This insanely twisted chaos coaster will be a massive new centerpiece in the Yankee Harbor section of the park, next to Batman The Ride roller coaster.  "We are excited to continue our partnership with the DC brand as it continues to resonate well with our guests. The Joker is undeniably one of the greatest Super-Villains of all time," said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America park president. "This free-fly coaster will perfectly capture the essence of the warped and unpredictable nature of The Joker. It will take our park to the next level of thrills."


After being lifted straight up a 12-story, 90-degree hill, the free-fly coaster 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 with unexpected drops as they tumble from one level to the next. The wing seats amp up the pandemonium since riders will experience this wild adventure with no track above or below ─ just the sky, ground and plenty of sinister thrills. 


The unique design of The Joker features: 

- Massive, imposing, floating and twisting I-box track frame in a unique two-tone design; 

- One-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips providing guests the feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a traditional track; 

- 4-D wing vehicles that seat up to 8 per vehicle with a total of 5 vehicles;

- Face-off seats that allow riders to face each other as they tumble head over heels; A 120-foot-tall, 90-degree hill that is ascended by an elevator-style, chain link lift; and 

- Two beyond 90-degree "raven" drops giving the sensation of free-falling.

DROP OF DOOM Virtual Reality
Six Flags Great America Opens

All- New Drop Tower Virtual Reality Ride in Partnership with Samsung

New Drop of Doom VR Experience Crawling with Spiders

GURNEE, IL. - April 28, 2017 -Six Flags Great America in partnership with Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the "Official Technology Partner of Six Flags," launches an all-new virtual reality experience, Drop of Doom VR. This VR attraction is a thrilling, immersive encounter with giant, mutant spiders and is an incredible headliner to the parks' opening weekend April 29 and 30.

"Innovation is in our DNA at Six Flags and adding this type of cutting edge technology to a Drop Tower attraction is a taste of the future for thrill seekers everywhere." said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America park president.

Riders, using Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus, will become the pilots of a futuristic gunship under attack by mutant spiders. This intense, interactive adventure features:

  • A high speed virtual vertical ascent up 100 stories, while teetering off the edge of a helicopter;

  • A 360-degree rotating view high above massive city skyscrapers that are under siege by enormous spiders;

  • A high-intensity gun battle against a giant arachnid, spewing baby spiders that virtually crawl all over the rider's body;

  • A thrilling 100-story fiery plunge straight down between towering skyscrapers; and

  • The final showdown with a spider the size of a van, teeth-gnashing and in full attack mode.

The Drop of Doom VR attraction is free with park admission and available April 29 through Memorial Day. Season Passes and All Season Dining Passes are available online now at sixflags.com.

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