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Six Flags Ready to Unleash El Diablo on the Roller Coaster World

Destination & Tourism | Donald Wood | May 14, 2015

Six Flags Ready to Unleash El Diablo on the Roller Coaster World

Riding roller coasters can be one of the most exciting parts of any trip, and there is a brand new attraction at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, that will satisfy even the most hardened thrill-seekers.

According to Six Flags Great Adventure, the park is opening its 13th roller coaster to the public on Saturday, May 16, called El Diablo. Season pass holders and members will get a sneak peak at the roller coaster on Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15.

The unique ride is a looping coaster that swings like a pendulum until passengers are doing complete loops. The bright red attraction is located in the Mexican-themed Plaza del Carnaval section of the park, and is a great warm-up before hitting the bigger roller coasters.

Six Flags Great Adventure president, John Fitzgerald, released a statement about the new ride:

“The Jersey devil inspired the theme for our newest attraction, and El Diablo delivers a scorching thrill for a variety of age groups. Our guests told us they wanted a ride that would excite tweens and prepare them for the extreme thrills of coasters like El Toro and Kingda Ka, and El Diablo is the perfect fit.”

Six Flags official YouTube page shared a teaser video of El Diablo in action:

El Diablo seats passengers two wide and face-to-face with the row of seats in front of them, making for a unique experience right away. The ride is essentially one giant loop that stands seven stories high, and riders are rocketed forward and backward as the cars begin to pick up speed like a giant pendulum.

Eventually, the momentum of the train carries it over the peak of the loop and passengers are treated to several full 360-degree rotations before the ride slows down. Riders also become suspended upside down when the cars come to a momentary complete stop as it switches directions at the ride’s highest point.

For those brave enough to attempt El Diablo, they will face six full inversions before the ride is over, making it one of the first attractions visitors should hit once they enter Six Flags Great Adventure.

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