Six Flags Great Adventure has revealed that its new SkyScreamer ride will stand at 240 feet tall, and not 150 feet as originally planned.
The move, announced via Six Flags Great Adventure's Facebook page, follows criticism that the park's version of SkyScreamer would be smaller than those at other Six Flags parks. A post on the page announced that "we just found out that SkyScreamer grew from 15 to 24 stories" ahead of its opening in 2012.
SkyScreamer will be a vertigo-inducing variation on the classic "Chair-O-Plane" attraction, that will see riders swinging in a 98-foot circle around a central tower and hitting a top speed of over 43 miles per hour. It will be near-identical to versions that opened at Six Flags St Louis and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in 2011.
The new ride will be part of a major transformation of the Fantasy Forest area of Six Flags Great Adventure for the 2012 season. In addition to SkyScreamer, three other flat rides will also be added to the area, including bumper cars, a music-themed scrambler, and the returning flying elephants ride.
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