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GREEN LANTERN standup coaster at SIX FLAGS Great Adventure premieres – new "extreme thrill"

New GREEN LANTERN stand-up coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ

JACKSON, NJ, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — It was “standing room only” at Six Flags Great Adventure’s premiere of the highly-anticipated, new, stand-up thrill coaster, GREEN LANTERN, based on the DC Comics Super Hero. Standing 15 stories tall and reaching speeds of 63 mph, GREEN LANTERN ranks among the tallest and fastest roller coasters of its kind anywhere in the world.

Members of the media, roller coaster enthusiasts and families from Children’s Miracle Network were on-hand for the launch of this epic thrill ride, which features more than three-quarters of a mile of twisting, green steel. GREEN LANTERN is open exclusively to season pass holders now through May 22 and opens to the general public May 25.

“GREEN LANTERN is a must-ride for any thrill seeker this summer,” said John Fitzgerald, park president. Built by Swiss engineers Bolliger & Mabillard, the design wizards behind Nitro, BIZARRO, SUPERMAN-Ultimate Flight and BATMAN the Ride, “GREEN LANTERN delivers the incomparable adrenaline rush of standing up while upside down,” Fitzgerald added. The massive thrill machine ranks as the park’s thirteenth coaster.

Unlike traditional seated coasters, GREEN LANTERN allows passengers to stand throughout the entire course of the ride. The two-minute and thirty-second thrill begins with a nerve-wracking climb 153 feet toward the sky, followed by a pulse-quickening, 45-degree vertical drop before rocketing riders through five inversions, including a 121-foot-tall loop, a 103-foot dive loop, a 72-foot inclined loop and twisted double corkscrews.

Guardians of peace and justice, the GREEN LANTERN CORPS is a group of intergalactic police officers charged with the protection of the universe. A GREEN LANTERN must be someone who has the ability and willpower to overcome great fear. Recognized as the greatest member of the GREEN LANTERN CORPS, HAL JORDAN was the first Earthman ever inducted into the corps. and also became a founding member of the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA. Green Lanterns are outfitted with a weapon unlike any other in existence: a ring that channels pure willpower in the form of solid green energy and that can manifest any construct the bearer imagines.

First published by DC Comics in 1941, GREEN LANTERN currently appears in over 100 comic books distributed worldwide annually. GREEN LANTERN has also appeared in Warner Bros. animation, home videos, interactive games and will star in his first feature film, “Green Lantern,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively slated for release June 17. # # #
About Six Flags

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 2010 revenue of nearly $1.0 billion and 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. Six Flags Over Texas, the company’s flagship location, is celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2011. 

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine and Fables, is a creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
 
SIX FLAGS and all related indicia are trademarks of Six Flags Theme Parks Inc. (r), TM and (c) 2011. DC SUPER HEROES and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. (s11) GREEN LANTERN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.(s11)

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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