Green Lantern Roller Coaster: Former Kentucky Kingdom Stand Up Coaster Goes ‘Green’ in 2011 Six Flags Great Adventure has announced that their new stand up roller coaster will be themed after the DC Comics super hero Green Lantern. Just as the park’s 2008 roller coaster Dark Knight coincided with the opening of the movie, a Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds (my wife can’t wait!) will be opening in 2011.
While Green Lantern is a used, let’s say previously owned, roller coaster it’s one of the best of its kind. Stand up coasters have a pretty poor track record overall, but this Bolliger & Mabillard designed beauty is an exception. I really enjoyed my smooth and thrilling rides on the coaster and hopefully it’ll run just as well in New Jersey.
Green Lantern will include a 15-story tall lift hill and five loops: 121′ 7″ tall vertical loop, 103′ 10″ tall dive loop, 72′ tall inclined loop, and two corkscrews. It’d be nice if the tunnels have some space theming or some green special effects. Here’s a computer simulation of Six Flags Great Adventure’s Green Lantern roller coaster: