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|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Launched|
|Riders per train||24|
|Top speed||60 mph|
Joker's Jinx is a steel launched roller coaster located at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA. Opened in 1999, the ride uses linear induction motor (LIM) technology to launch riders from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds, without touching the bottom of the train.
On May 8, 1999, Joker's Jinx opened with the defunct Two-Face: The Flip Side.
When the ride first opened, it had over-the-shoulder restraints, which caused a rough ride. As a result, riders who returned back into the station had either bleeding earlobes or were dizzy from the side-to-side pounding of their heads against the restraints. In order to allow a smoother ride, the over-the-shoulder restraints were replaced with lap bars in 2002.
- On August 11, 2014, a train full of riders stalled near the top of the ride. It took five hours for the fire brigade to evacuate all riders. The ride remained closed while an investigation was completed.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.