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July 24, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Reporting from Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey-- Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., has a long and winding roller coaster history that's filled with as many twists and turns as the amusement park's many record-breaking rides. Photos : Top 10 Six Flags Great Adventure roller coasters Great Adventure was a must-see on my road trip across America's coaster belt, in large part because of the park's three world-class rides: El Toro, Kingda Ka and Nitro.
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July 24, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Reporting from Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey-- Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., has a long and winding roller coaster history that's filled with as many twists and turns as the amusement park's many record-breaking rides. Photos : Top 10 Six Flags Great Adventure roller coasters Great Adventure was a must-see on my road trip across America's coaster belt, in large part because of the park's three world-class rides: El Toro, Kingda Ka and Nitro.
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July 24, 1987 | Associated Press
A 33-year-old man suffered a fractured leg when an operator started a bobsled ride prematurely at Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park, an official said. The unidentified Binghamton, N. Y., man was injured Wednesday on the Sarajevo Bobsled Ride, a park spokesman said.
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May 22, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Imagine inner tubing down a water slide only to realize you've been riding along the back of a hissing 250-foot-long snake and are about to plunge into the gaping mouth of the fang-bearing and venom-spewing King Cobra. The new racing slide debuting in early July at Six Flags Great Adventure's Hurricane Harbor in New Jersey sounds more like a terrifying psychotic nightmare than a fun-filled day at the water park. PHOTOS: King Cobra water slide at Six Flags Great Adventure With King Cobra installations already in place in Turkey and Russia, the new Hurricane Harbor water park attraction marks the United States debut of the snake-themed water slide.
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May 31, 1996 | HENRY CHU and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A roller coaster attendant at Six Flags Magic Mountain fell while trying to cross the tracks Thursday and was killed by a train of cars loaded with merrymakers, park executives said. Cherie La Motte, 25, of Valencia, a part-time employee for about two years, died shortly after being struck by the cars of the Revolution roller coaster about 3 p.m., park spokesman Palmer Moody said. No one else was injured in the tragedy that struck just as the summer amusement park season got underway.
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June 19, 1987 | United Press International
A woman killed in a 75-foot fall from a looping roller coaster at Six Flags-Great Adventure amusement park was not properly harnessed in her seat when the ride began moving, investigators said Thursday. The victim, Karen Anne Brown, 19, of Chester, Pa., apparently was trying to secure herself underneath an overhead metal safety bar Wednesday when the "Lightnin' Loops" roller coaster left the loading platform and headed downhill, throwing her to her death, investigators said.
TRAVEL
January 2, 2000
More than 170 million people visited the 50 largest North American theme parks last year, by one estimate. The top 10: Rank/Park: 1. Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Fla. 1999 attendance* (in millions): 15.2 million Change from 1998: -3% Rank/Park: 2. Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif. 1999 attendance* (in millions): 13.4 million Change from 1998: -5% Rank/Park: 3. Epcot Center at Walt Disney World 1999 attendance* (in millions): 10.1 million Change from 1998: -5% Rank/Park: 4.
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September 1, 2011 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Six Flags unveiled its 2012 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and live shows at the amusement park chain's 12 North American locations. > Photos: New attractions coming to Six Flags parks in 2012 New Six Flags President and Chief Executive Jim Reid-Anderson said a full slate of new additions would become an annual event, promising to add a new attraction at "every Six Flags park every year. " Six Flags ' 2012 attractions include two new roller coasters, two relocated coasters, three tower rides, three water slide complexes and at least one show.
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August 4, 2002 | From Associated Press
Fierce storms that rattled the Northeast killed three men who were hit by lightning, and left thousands of residents without power. Nathan Maddox, 25, was killed Friday night as he watched the storm from a downtown rooftop with friends, police said. In Pennsylvania, Matthew Tresca, 16, of Clifton, N.J., was killed by lightning at a Boy Scout camp. And in Maryland, Michael Paul Palmer, 55, was struck by lightning Saturday at his home and was killed.
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June 7, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
A first-of-its-kind vertical roller coaster debuting June 30 at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will take riders through a pair of twists, a towering heart-line roll and a non-inverting loop. Dubbed Superman Ultimate Flight, the custom Premier Rides launched coaster at the Northern California park combines a unique blend of elements from other coasters, including Cedar Point's Wicked Twister, Universal Orlando's Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit and Green Lantern: First Flight at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 1989 | ZAN DUBIN, Times Staff Writer
Knott's Berry Farm's 14-year-old Corkscrew, billed as the world's first upside-down roller coaster, will make its final gyrations Sept. 17 before it is dismantled "to make room for a bigger, more thrilling attraction," a park spokesman said Monday. The Corkscrew, which twists riders through two 360-degree revolutions, is being replaced "to enhance the offerings at the park," said Robert Deuel of Knott's public relations office.
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