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|Manufacturer||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Type||Steel - Hyper|
|Riders per train||36|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
Top speed80 mph
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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
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
On a clear night, the Philadelphia skyline (which is 55 miles away) is visible from the top of the ride.
|Roller coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure|
|Present||Batman The Ride • Bizarro • Dark Knight • El Toro • Green Lantern • Harley Quinn's Crazy Train • Joker • Kingda Ka • Nitro • Road Runner Railway • Runaway Mine Train • Skull Mountain • Superman Ultimate Flight|
|Former||Alpen Blitz • Batman And Robin: The Chiller • Big Fury • Great American Scream Machine • Jumbo Jet • Lightnin' Loops(Top track-Bottom track) • Lil' Thunder • Rolling Thunder • Sarajevo Bobsled • Shockwave • Ultra Twister • Viper • Wild Rider|