4D free-fly 'The Joker' coaster debuts at Six Flags

Baruch Shemtov rode the new Joker roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure.

- A new coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, that coaster drops, flips and climbs 120 feet had to be shut down during the first day after one of the train cars rocked too much and came back into the station in a reclined position.

A spokesperson says a "minor" adjustment is being made on the ride and they hoped to reopen it for previews for season pass holders on Friday.

'The Joker' is no joke. Riders feel a sense of weightlessness several times on the ride.

Riders soar outside the confines of the track in wing cars facing other riders. When the cars reach the top of the track, they begin to tumble head-over-heels, free-falling down two beyond 90-degree raven drops and experiencing at least six weightless flips.

Roller coaster expert Tim Baldwin says, “This genre of ride is so unique. There is no track below you and nothing above you, so riders are truly doing these acrobatic maneuvers mid-air."

The park claims the coaster uses one-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology to produce the head-over-heels free-fly flips.

Coaster enthusiasts and season pass holders were the first at the park to experience the coaster on Thursday morning.  The Joker is named for the DC Comics character from Batman.

With the Associated Press

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