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Nitro Front Row on-ride POV Six Flags Great Adventure02:46

Nitro Front Row on-ride POV Six Flags Great Adventure


Statistics

Location

Six Flags Great Adventure

Manufacturer

Bolliger & Mabillard

Height

233 feet

Drop

215 feet

Top speed

80 mph

Inversions

0

Steepest Drop

68°

Maximum G-Force

4G

Nitro is a Bolliger & Mabillard hyper roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey.[1] It was opened in late 2001. It was the third Bolliger & Mabillard hyper roller coaster built.

History and General InformationEdit

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.

RankingsEdit

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

TriviaEdit

  • In clear weather, the Philadelphia skyline (which is 40 miles away) is visible on the left from the top of the ride.

GalleryEdit

Six Flags Great Adventure Roller Coasters
Operating Batman The RideBizarroBlackbeard's Lost Treasure TrainDark KnightEl ToroGreen LanternThe JokerKingda KaNitroRoad Runner RailwayRolling ThunderRunaway Mine TrainSkull MountainSuperman - Ultimate FlightTotal Mayhem
Former Alpen BlitzBatman And Robin: The ChillerBig FuryGreat American Scream MachineJumbo JetLightnin' Loops(Top track-Bottom track) • Lil' ThunderSarajevo BobsledShockwaveUltra TwisterViperWild Rider

ReferencesEdit

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