Final Track Piece of The Joker Set at Six Flags Great Adventure


The final track piece of The Joker was placed today. This “topping off” 120 feet in the sky marks the completion of track construction on Six Flags Great Adventure’s 14th coaster.

Iron workers from Shamrock Construction, the ride’s erection company which is based in Matawan, New Jersey, signed the final piece of green steel just one day after St. Patrick’s Day and hoisted it into place.

“We really appreciate the hard work by Shamrock Construction, S&S and the rest of the construction team, and we are one step closer to unleashing the spinsanity that is The Joker,” said John Fitzgerald, park president at Six Flags Great Adventure. “It is the perfect addition to our line-up of award-winning roller coasters because The Joker delivers total mayhem with its next-generation, cutting-edge thrills.”

Some of the remaining features left to perform and install include:

  • Installing the elevator style, chain link lift mechanism that will hoist riders to the top
  • Adding the five 4D, wing vehicles that feature one-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology to deliver smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips and the feeling of weightlessness
  • Installing the ride controls
  • Extensive ride testing
  • Inspections and NJ state certification

The Joker is scheduled to open later this spring at Six Flags Great Adventure.

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