February 13, 2012
Jackson, NJ — Six Flags announced the addition of King Cobra, a first-of-its-kind racing tube slide for its Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park in New Jersey. This visually stunning, unique water attraction will open for this coming summer.
Six Flags says the new attraction will deliver an exceptional riding experience while offering incredible appeal to spectators as well. The ride will feature bright orange, black and yellow scales on the inside and out to resemble a massive cobra. It will also be the first ride of its kind anywhere in the United States.
King Cobra will feature side-by-side slides that enable double-rider tubes to race, one in each slide, through a circular path of twists, turns and surprises in both enclosed and open-air sections. Riders will reach speeds of up to 32 miles-per-hour before experiencing the biting finale of a 25-foot plunge at a 50-degree angle. After the sudden drop riders will race down and then up the anterior portion of the snake until they appear to be swallowed by the massive mouth.
King Cobra will bare its fangs at riders braving this new, racing tube slide at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park in New Jersey.
King Cobra is a product of Polin, a world leader in the aquatic industry with innovative design and manufacturing. Polin's products can be found in water parks in 80 countries around the world. King Cobra is Polin's first major U.S. installation in the company's 35-year history.
"We are thrilled to work with Polin on this landmark project, and are confident that King Cobra's intense ride experience and unparalleled design will make it our most popular and entertaining attraction," said Park President John Fitzgerald.
The addition of King Cobra is in lieu of the previously announced Dive Bomber drop capsule ride.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor New Jersey opens for the 2012 season on Saturday, May 26, the start of Memorial Day weekend.
King Cobra images courtesy of Six Flags Great Adventure. All rights reserved.
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