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Great Adventure's New Roller Coaster's Devilish Theme



    Six Flags Gets Jersey-Themed Coaster

    Six Flags theme park in Jackson Township, New Jersey is getting a new rollercoaster called "El Diablo" going with a Jersey devil theme. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015)

    New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park has settled on a devilish theme for its new roller coaster.

    El Diablo will be located in the Jackson park's Plaza del Carnaval.

    The coaster was originally called Looping Dragon with an Asian-inspired theme when park officials announced its plans in the fall. But park president John Fitzgerald says officials decided to focus on a Jersey devil theme instead.

    The park says riders will sit in face-off seats in the red looping coaster, which will rock pendulum style until it gains enough momentum to complete a full revolution seven stories in the air. The coaster will then suspend riders upside down before reversing direction.

    El Diablo is set to open in the spring.