Thursday, August 28, 2014

Larson Giant Loops to Debut at 4 Six Flags Parks in 2015

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Scott and Carol previously detailed the additions to Six Flags Great Adventure below, and their main new ride is the same that is going into three other parks in 2015.  The team at Larson must have been pretty happy when this contract was signed!

The Giant Loop, as the manufacturer calls it, is a 72 foot tall circular ride that completes several full rotations both forward and backward during the experience.  Riders sit facing back to back, which means that most of the 24 passengers look directly at other riders during the inverting.

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The new attractions all have different names at the different parks - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has named their Dare Devil Chaos Coaster, Six Flags America went with Bourbon Street Fireball, Six Flags Great Adventure the Looping Dragon, and Six Flags Over Georgia The Joker Chaos Coaster.

Six Flags Over Georgia is expanding their Gotham City themed section to add the Joker Chaos Coaster.  They are also building a second ride, a classic Tilt-A-Whirl named Harley Quinn Spinsanity.  Overall the 2015 expansion will cost the park in the multi-million range.

At Six Flags America, the new attraction will be added to the brand new Mardi Gars themed area.  The Bourbon Street Fireball will fit perfectly with the section's other new or refreshed attractions.

The Larson Giant Loop comes with an optional lightning package that will look great at night, hopefully the parks add that on.  Elitch Gardens added a Giant Loop this season, named the Brain Drain - check out coverage of that ride here.