Super Sidewinder

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

History[edit | edit source]

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]

Design[edit | edit source]

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]

References[edit | edit source]

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