Six Flags Great Adventure has opened its new stand-up rollercoaster, Green Lantern, in time for the Memorial Day weekend.
The coaster has been relocated from the closed Kentucky Kingdom theme park, where it was known as Chang. It stands at 154-feet-tall, reaches a top speed of 63 miles per hour and features a 121-foot-tall loop, a 103-foot dive loop, a 72-foot inclined loop and a double corkscrew finish. A full point-of-view (POV) video of the coaster in action is embedded below, courtesy of Theme Park Review.
In its New Jersey Home, the Bolliger & Mabillard coaster has received a new theme based around the Green Lantern. The comic, which tells the tale of a group of intergalactic police officers, is the subject of a major motion picture set for release on June 17, 2011 and starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. An identically-named coaster is due to open at Six Flags Magic Mountain this spring, though it will feature a completely different design.
Chang set several world records when it opened in 1997, becoming the tallest, fastest and longest stand-up coaster in the world. Over 4000 feet in length, it replaces the Great American Scream Machine rollercoaster, which closed on July 18, 2010. Green Lantern becomes the thirteenth rollercoaster at Six Flags Great Adventure, joining the tallest, fastest coaster in the world - Kingda Ka - in the park's line-up.
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