Friday, May 30, 2014

Rumor Mill - Six Flags Great Adventure to get a New Coaster for 2015?

Rumors are circulating that Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ could be preparing to build a new coaster for the 2015 season. This would fit in line with the park needing something new in the coaster end of things, especially with so many other parks opening new rides and attractions this year.

That said, it's hard to pin down just what they might do at this point. There's a lot of options a park like Great Adventure can go with.

Screamscape seems to be on the line of thinking that they could go with a Rocky Mountain Coaster of some kind, maybe similar to Six Flags Great America's Goliath. Would be interesting and with Rolling Thunder being gone, the park only has one wooden coaster. There's a ton of other options out there too which would work for the park. Since the departure of Batman & Robin: The Chiller, there hasn't been a launch coaster in the park for quite a long while either. Maybe something similar to Cheetah Hunt or something along those lines? It's definitely possible. Another likely choice would be a wing coaster like Gatekeeper at Cedar Point. Not sure I'd be 100% happy with that, but anything could happen.

The only other question would be, where to put it? Well, I'm kind of with Screamscape here on this one as well. The back of the park doesn't have a lot going on for it these days and it's been a really long time since new blood was infused into that area at all. Definitely could see something happening either towards Nitro or even near the old ski show area too. If the rumor of the RMC coaster that "goes under the lake" is true, it would have to be back somewhere in either area.

All we know right is that this is a rumor and until further details come out from Six Flags about this, all we can do is speculate. Hopefully we'll find out more concrete information on this in the near future!