Have Plate Will Travel : Joker the Ride comes to Six Flag Great America in 2017


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Joker the Ride comes to Six Flag Great America in 2017

Always looking for bigger, more exhilarating thrills, Six Flags Great America announced its new addition for 2017, The Joker. Incorporating another DC Comic character to its line-up of thrill rides, The Joker is unlike any other ride at the theme park. 

To be located in Yankee Harbor, The Joker will be a massive free-fly coaster. The super villian inspired ride will be placed next to Batman the Ride coaster. 

We are excited to continue our partnership with the DC brand as it continues to resonate well with our guests. The Joker is undeniably one of the greatest Super-Villains of all time, said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America park president. This free-fly coaster will perfectly capture the essence of the warped and unpredictable nature of The Joker. It will take our park to the next level of thrills.”

The ride begins with a 12-story, 90 degree hill. The ride’s uniqueness comes from the free-fly coaster aspect. Riders flip head over hills at least six times throughout the ride. With no track above or below, riders can experience even more thrills.
The unique design of The Joker features:
· Massive, imposing, floating and twisting I-box track frame in a unique two-tone design;
· One-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips providing guests the feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a
traditional track;
· 4-D wing vehicles that seat up to 8 per vehicle with a total of 5 vehicles;
· Face-off seats that allow riders to face each other as they tumble head over heels;
· A 120-foot-tall, 90-degree hill that is ascended by an elevator-style, chain link lift; and
· Two beyond 90-degree “raven” drops giving the sensation of free-falling.

The Joker is set to open at Six Flags Great America in 2017. 


  1. I am such a chicken when it comes to rides, but I'm sure a lot of people will be excited to try The Joker.

  2. I am so not a ride person but I love to hear the screams and seeing others conquer their fears.

  3. Sounds like a great ride for thrill seekers! I went on my first and only huge roller coaster a teen. The themeing is going to be a hit with so many people!

  4. I so want to visit a Six flags one day. I love a good ride and this one looks fun.

  5. My kids love thrill rides and would really enjoy this ride. I didn't see it opening in SoCal, but I'll have to keep checking to see if it opens here.

  6. I haven't been on a roller coaster in years! I would love to try this one

  7. I haven't been on a roller coaster in years! I would love to try this one