Six Flags Great Adventure calls itself the “World’s Ultimate Thrill Park”, and it just added to its list of thrills with the opening of WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth, the world’s tallest pendulum ride.
I was one of several members of the media who accepted an invitation to be one of the first to experience the 17-story tall ride, and have the experience recorded on video!
WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth
WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth stands at an impressive height of 17 stories. That’s about 172 feet tall. 40 riders sit in a circle, facing outwards, with their legs dangling. The pendulum swings back and forth, getting higher with each swing, reaching speeds of 75 mph. On top of that, the disc holding the riders is rotating.
I arrived at the park about an hour before my scheduled ride time. That gave me some time to watch the ride in action from the ground.
At first glance, the ride doesn’t seem that intimidating, especially if it’s not moving.
But as it starts to swing back and forth, it gets faster and faster, and higher and higher. And the rotating wheel means that sometimes you are facing up and other times facing straight down.
It takes a bit of swinging, but eventually the ride gets to its highest point, at about 172 feet above the ground. That’s when the screams get the loudest.
And if you’re on the top of the wheel, you are tilted backwards. Although the ride doesn’t go completely upside-down, you get that feeling of weightlessness and have to look back over your shoulder to see the ground below.
WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth Ride Video
Six Flags has a very strict policy prohibiting riders from having cameras or phones on their rides. So this was a very unique opportunity to have a special camera mounted to the seat next to me as I rode for the first time.
Lineup of Thrills
WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth is the latest addition to the Six Flags Great Adventure lineup of thrill rides.
“Wonder Woman is one of the world’s most iconic DC Super Heroes and we are thrilled to launch this action-packed ride bearing her name in our Metropolis-themed area. It’s the perfect complement to state-of-the-art, fan-favorite rides such as CYBORG Cyber Spin and JUSTICE LEAGUE Battle for Metropolis.”John Winkler – Park President
- BATMAN The Ride
- CYBORG Cyber Spin
- Dare Devil Dive
- El Toro
- GREEN LANTERN
- JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis
- Kingda Ka
- Runaway Mine Train
- Skull Mountain
- SUPERMAN: Ultimate Flight
- THE DARK KNIGHT Coaster
- THE JOKER
- WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth
- Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom
Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Great Adventure is located in Jackson Township, New Jersey. It is open Spring, Summer and Fall. In addition to its many thrill rides, the park also has areas for kids, family attractions, shows, dining and shopping options, and special events like Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park.
For more information about WONDER WOMAN Lasso of Truth, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure/attractions/newfor2019.
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