Nitro (Six Flags Great Adventure)

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Nitro
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Six Flags Great Adventure
Location Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Status Operating since April 7, 2001
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Type Steel - Hyper
Track layout L-Shaped Out and Back
Product Hyper Coaster
Riders per train 36
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 230 feet
Drop 215 feet
Top speed 80 mph
Length 5394 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:20
HELP
The entrance in 2016
The station building

Nitro is a steel hyper roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, USA. Opened on April 7, 2001, it was the third Bolliger & Mabillard Hyper Coaster installation. Nitro is 230 feet tall, has a 215 foot tall drop and a top speed of "nearly 80 mph".[1]

History

Construction of a new roller coaster began in August 2000.[2] Rumored names for the attraction included "Superman Krypton Coaster," even though the colors of the ride weren't blue and red like other Superman rides. The ride's name Nitro was officially announced on February 1, 2001.[3]

Nitro opened on April 7, 2001.[2] An opening ceremony was held on the 11th, with former WWE wrestler Mankind (Mick Foley).[1]

At the time of its opening, it was the fastest roller coaster in New Jersey and the tallest roller coaster on the East Coast. 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.

Elements

Design

Trains

3 trains with 9 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 4 across in a single row, for a total of 36 riders per train.

Facts

  • On a clear night, the Philadelphia skyline (which is 55 miles away) is visible from the top of the ride.[4]
  • The Mortal Kombat Annihilation remix of "Techno Syndrome" by The Immortals plays in the station. As of 2021, it has been changed to a playlist of songs, including "Techno Syndrome," likely because of the Mortal Kombat movie released that year.

References

External links

  • Nitro on the Roller Coaster DataBase.