Six Flags Discovery Kingdom announced today that they will be breathing new life into ROAR for 2016 with the addition of The Joker.
The Joker ride is the second DC Comics-themed attraction at the park after SUPERMAN Ultimate Flight opened in 2012 and the villainous character’s personality is evident in the coaster’s chaotic twists and turns including a first ever “step-up-under-flip inverted roll” that takes riders horizontal. The Joker ride also features the ultimate “fake-out” with a unique breaking wave turn.
“The Joker will be the most talked about new coaster in 2016,” said Don McCoy, park president. We are excited to introduce this innovative technology that marries the best of both classic and modern coaster designs to offer our guests an unparalleled and unique experience.”
The Joker ride is being transformed by Rocky Mountain Construction from what was the park’s iconic and traditional wooden coaster Roar which closed on August 16, 2015. The Joker ride is scheduled to open in Spring 2016.