Six Flags Great Adventure Will Debut Monstrous Wooden Roller Coaster in Newly-Themed Area and New Looney Tunes(TM) Kids' Section In 2006

El Toro Will Challenge the Most Daring Thrill Seekers, While Third Children's

Area Will Provide Maximum Family Fun

Sep 28, 2005, 01:00 ET from Six Flags, Inc.

    JACKSON, N.J., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In 2006, thrill seekers
 at the World's largest regional theme park will challenge El Toro, an
 enormous, new wooden roller coaster under construction at Six Flags Great
 Adventure. The thrill ride, which incorporates the most daring features of the
 world's best wooden roller coasters combined with the smooth speed of a steel
 coaster, will be the star of a vibrant, newly-themed area of the park, Plaza
 del Carnaval. Just around the corner, families with young children will
 explore exciting, pint-sized adventures in the all-new Bugs Bunny(TM) National
 Park kids' area, featuring new rides and attractions designed just for them.
 Both new areas, including monstrous El Toro, are set to open next season.
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     "Classic design meets state-of-the-art thrills with our spectacular, new
 wooden roller coaster," said Rick McCurley, the park's vice president and
 general manager. "As part of our multi-year expansion to a family destination,
 this massive coaster adventure will anchor a colorful, newly-themed area
 evoking the lively energy of Spanish-speaking regions of the world."
     El Toro's unique design, inspired by the agility and strength of the brave
 Matadors, features a hybrid design including a classic "out and back" track
 with four fast-charging drops, multiple highly-banked turns and a beastly
 "twister" finale. El Toro will also deliver nine "airtime" opportunities,
 giving riders the highly-sought thrill ride sensation of weightlessness.
     At 181 feet tall, reaching 70 mph, El Toro will rank among the tallest and
 fastest wooden roller coasters in the world. Its 4,400 feet of mountainous
 track includes records for second tallest, fastest and longest drop of all
 wooden coasters in America and features the world's steepest drop on a wooden
 roller coaster, 76 white-knuckled degrees.
     El Toro will anchor the colorful and lively Plaza del Carnaval section
 along a scenic waterway. This newly-themed area will feature La Cocina
 restaurant offering authentic Mexican fare, plus an open-air, marketplace-
 style retail shop and a new, themed family ride. Plaza del Carnaval will also
 include one of the world's rare, classic dual-track wooden roller coasters,
 Rolling Thunder, introduced in 1979.
     Just around the corner, parents and their young children will explore Bugs
 Bunny National Park, an all-new, wilderness-themed children's area with tons
 of fun for little ones. Located on Six Flags Great Adventure's picturesque
 Great Lake, this new kids' area, featuring Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes
 pals, will join Looney Tunes Seaport and Balin's Jungleland as the park's
 third section devoted to the youngest thrill seekers. Families will enjoy the
 great outdoors with new rides, an interactive water play feature, plus a
 lakeside theater with a high-spirited show for kids and a snack bar with lots
 of sweet treats.
     "Moms and dads told us their kids love the new Balin's Jungleland area
 this season, and they want more," McCurley said. "We listened, and with nearly
 25 rides specially-designed for kids 54 inches and under, dozens of rides for
 tweens and teens, and the world's ultimate coaster collection, Six Flags Great
 Adventure will be the perfect way to enjoy playtime together in 2006."
     The new Bugs Bunny National Park, and Plaza del Carnaval featuring El
 Toro, are slated for a spring 2006 opening. Guests can take a virtual ride on
 El Toro and receive up-to-the-minute news throughout the park's winter
 construction project on
     For more information, call (732) 928-1821 or visit Six Flags Great
 Adventure, Wild Safari and Hurricane Harbor on the Web at
     Six Flags Great Adventure theme park, Six Flags Wild Safari animal park,
 and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park are located in Jackson, N.J. The
 parks comprise America's largest regional family entertainment complex. The
 combined 2,200-acre facility, located midway between Philadelphia and New York
 City, is part of Six Flags, Inc.
     Six Flags, Inc. (NYSE:   PKS) is the world's largest regional theme park
 company. Through its subsidiaries, it owns and operates a total of 30 parks in
 North America. Six Flags parks serve 34 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas
 in the United States. Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly held corporation with
 corporate offices in New York City and Oklahoma City. The Company's stock
 trades on the NYSE under the symbol: PKS.
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 Inc. (TM) & 2005 LOONEY TUNES and all related characters and elements are
 trademarks of and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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