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Nitro (Six Flags Great Adventure)

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roller coaster
Six Flags Great Adventure
Location Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Status Operating since April 7, 2001
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Hyper
Riders per train 36
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height230 feet
Drop215 feet
Top speed80 mph
Length5,394 feet
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Nitro is a Bolliger & Mabillard hyper roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. It was opened in late 2001. It was the third Bolliger & Mabillard hyper roller coaster built.

History and General Information[edit]

Nitro was constructed by Bolliger & Mabillard and opened in 2001 at Six Flags Great Adventure. At the time of its opening, it was the fastest roller coaster in New Jersey and the tallest roller coaster on the East Coast. Currently, it is one of the park's thirteen roller coasters. It has the second steepest drop from a lift hill in the park, behind El Toro (Kingda Ka is not counted as it is a launched roller coaster). Nitro's lift hill once featured signs on the stairways comparing its height to landmarks such as Niagra Falls, however these have since been removed.

Nitro still remains a popular roller coaster with long lines, but luckily its short loading times allow for short waiting times as well. The coaster features 3 trains, each with 36 seats in 9 rows of 4. Many factors including ease of dispatch and large capacity mentioned above allow for these lines to move quickly.


Golden Ticket Awards: Top Steel Roller Coasters

Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Ranking 16 4 6 6 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3


On a clear night, the Philadelphia skyline (which is 55 miles away) is visible from the top of the ride.