THE JOKER Free Fly Coaster in the News

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Take a ride on Six Flags Great America's The Joker

Six Flags Great America is back at it with something new for thrill seekers: The Joker!

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The Joker 4D free-fly roller coaster opens at Six Flags Great America

Marcus Leshock and Tess Claussen take a ride on the all new THE JOKER Free Fly Coaster!

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Riders get first go at Six Flags Great America's new free fly coaster The Joker

Six Flags Great America debuts THE JOKER Free Fly Coaster!

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Erik Zachary Vs. THE JOKER Free Fly Coaster at Six Flags (he loses)

Watch Kiss FMs Erik Zachary take on THE JOKER Free Fly Coaster with iHeart’s Trace Hamilton!

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Dare to ride The Joker? Six Flags installs FINAL piece to new “free-fly” roller coaster

Time to get pumped! Six Flags Great America announced on Tuesday, February 21st they’ve installed the last piece of the track their all-new free-fly coaster, The Joker.

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Six Flags Great America announces new "free-fly" roller coaster: The Joker

Officials at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee announced on Thursday, Sept. 1, that a new free-fly roller coaster called The Joker is scheduled to open in spring 2017 in the park’s Yankee Harbor section…

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Six Flags to debut new roller coaster — The Joker — in 2017

Batman’s biggest nemesis — The Joker — is joining him at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee with a new ride set to debut next year. The Joker, a new free-fly coaster, will bring “insanely twisted chaos” to the…

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New roller coaster ‘The Joker’ coming to Six Flags in Gurnee in 2017

WGN’s unofficial roller coaster reporter Marcus Leshock successfully predicted this would be the new ride to come to Great America…

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Six Flags Great America Announces New The Joker Ride

Six Flags Great America and Warner Bros Consumer Products announced plans for its 15th and most maniacal roller coaster to date, the all-new free-fly coaster, The Joker. The new ride described as an “insanely twisted chaos coaster’ will be a massive new centerpiece…

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Six Flags Announces New Roller Coaster The Joker

The new roller coaster will lift riders up 12 stories along a 90 degree lift, a spokesperson said. Then the thrill begins. Riders will flip head-over-heels at least six times along…

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Six Flags Great America Announces New ‘The Joker’ Ride For 2017

Six Flags Great America, in Gurnee, announced Thursday a new thrill ride to be built by spring 2017.

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Ride Features

THE JOKER Free Fly Coaster will be one of the most unique attractions in park history, featuring innovative magnetic technology and unique swiveling vehicles.


Our Most Maniacal Coaster

On this wicked new adventure, you’ll soar outside the confines of the track in wing cars facing other riders. The unique coaster design first takes a 90-degree elevator-style lift straight up 120 feet in the air.


Flip Head Over Heels

When you flip over the edge, you’ll begin to somersault along the horizontal plane, dropping down two free-fall raven drops and experiencing at least six weightless head-over-heels flips.

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Height Requirements

Minimum height for THE JOKER is 48″ tall and maximum height for riding is 76″ tall.


Season Pass Holder Perks

Season Pass Holders will be the very first to ride before it opens to the public.

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About the Park

We are located right between Chicago and Milwaukee for the perfect day at the Thrill Capital of the Midwest! Let your wild side scream on one of our 15 roller coasters or splash around in our 20 acre water park. A new twist this season, THE JOKER Free Fly Coaster is a maniacal addition to the park acting as a beacon of chaos across the midway; you can’t just walk by without giving it a try! Join us all season long beginning in the spring with iconic festivals like 4th of July Fest and take the thrills all the way through fall with Fright Fest!