May 31, 2017

The Joker (SFGAM)

Today we are going to take a closer look at Six Flags Great America's newest addition - The Joker Free Fly Coaster.

The queue line enters under a big top where the Joker greets you on his Joker Cam screens.  Upon entering the tent you have the option to enter the general public line, the Flash Pass line or the Single Rider line.  The Single Rider line will really shave time off your wait.

This is the 3rd (or 4th) installation of the S&S Free Fly Coaster.  It starts with a vertical lift out of the station to the top level of the track.

Each cart can seat 8 passengers at a time - 8 on each side of the track.

As the cart navigates the track, the seats have the capability of flipping upside down and going 360 degrees either way.

There are magnetic fins and several small hills that help convince the seats to rotate.

Much like the other Free Fly Coasters already in service, this one is proving to be quite popular with the park patrons.  The line at one point was close to a 2 hour wait and I can only imagine how long it will be during peak season.  This is definitely a "winner" for the park.