Super Sidewinder

Super Sidewinder
Six Flags Great Adventure
Location Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1976 to 1983
Manufacturer Chance Rides
Product SideWheeler
Capacity 144 guests per cycle
Hourly capacity 2,800[1]

Super Sidewinder was a spinning ride located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, USA. It was the prototype and ultimately only SideWheeler installation from Chance Rides.[2]


This was one of three new rides added in 1976, the other two being Alpen Blitz and Musik Express.[3] For 1979, the ride was moved to the back of the Kiddie Kingdom area in order to make room for a pathway to the new Rolling Thunder roller coaster. Super Sidewinder was removed after the 1983 season and replaced with a children's playground as part of the redevelopment of Kiddie Kingdom into Shirt Tales Land. The ride was ultimately scrapped.[2]


This unique ride consisted of nine circular gondolas each seating sixteen people in eight rows of two. Three arms each carried three gondolas. In total the ride had a very large maximum capacity of 144 guests per cycle.[2]


  1. "Chance Rides brochure".
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Super Sidewinder". GreatAdventureHistory.
  3. "Jungle-Adventure in N.J." Daily News.
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