Six Flags Great Adventure will mark its 50th year in 2024 by adding its 15th roller coaster and a resort with “glamping” tents.
The coaster, Flash: Vertical Velocity, may share its name with rides at Six Flags Great America and Discovery Kingdom, but it’s actually a model new to the U.S. It will be a Super Boomerang model built by Vekoma, the same firm behind many of Disney’s recent coasters, featuring a top speed of 59 mph, a Zero-G roll, a 180-degree twisted drop.
Concept art for the ride makes it appear that the layout is identical to the first Vekoma Super Boomerang, Cloud Shuttle, which opened at Fantawild Wonderland in China in July.
Along with the new coaster, Great Adventure announced it will be adding the Savannah Sunset Resort & Spa within the Wild Safari park. Calling it “an authentic African lodging experience,” the park said the resort will feature “ultra-luxurious ‘glamping’ tents, scenic vistas, spa services and VIP dining.”
The addition will make Great Adventure one of the few Six Flags parks to have an on-site hotel.
Six Flags has announced multiple new rides for the chain for the 2024 season, including a new 172-foot-tall pendulum ride at its St. Louis park and a new “Ultra Surf” coaster for Six Flags Over Georgia.